Annual Halloween Haunt
October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
THE DEVILISH DETAILS…
The creepiest community event of the year is coming spookily quick to Newmarket. Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, OCTOBER 27th for our ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HAUNT located at The Newmarket Community Center (The Rec Center) and Leo Landroche Field. There will be arts and crafts, scary snacks, tons of ghoulish activities & games, costume contest, and harvest fun for everyone!
1:45 PM: GATES OPEN IN FRONT OF THE REC CENTER – $5/child suggested donation.
If you think this event is scary, you should see our candy bill! We hope you’ll understand as much as we would love to keep this event FREE to all who enter, we, unfortunately, have not raised enough money in the past few years from our “Fun”d raising activities at the event to offset all the costs associated with the event (including trolleys), therefore we are going to be asking for a $5/child entrance free this year, or $10/per family. (Babies 12months and under free)
WHAT’S NEW – MORE TROLLEY SHUTTLES SERVICES
Due limited parking at the Rec Center and the Newmarket High School Construction project and the lack of the HS connected parking lot next to the Rec Center, we will be offering additional Trolley Services this year. Stay tuned for more information on times offered and which parking lots will be designated pick up locations.
2:00PM – 4:00 PM: TONS OF FRIGHTENLY FUN FESTIVE ACTIVITIES
Halloween Haunt Spooktacular Themed Activities will commence all around the Rec Center Complex! As always, there will be tons of fun, somewhat spooky activities, games, candy & prizes!
RETURNING FAVORITES FOR 2018
Madam Zelda the Fortune Teller, The Toddler Terror Area, The 3 Eyed Monster, “Witchcraft” Crafts, Face Painting/Tattoos, Boo-ling Ally, Hocus Pocus Walk of the Dead Graveyard, Fred & Ted’s Zombie Shed, Sand Swamp Creepy Crawl, The Mortuary, Dead Man’s Chest Graveyard Golf, Cartoon-Ville Adventure, The Little Devil Diaper Dash, Monster Marathons, Touch A Truck, and, of course, our Annual Costume Contest!
OUR NEW SPOOKY ATTRACTION FOR 2018
Pirates of the Caribbean Treasure Hunt and the “Toe Tag” 50/50 Raffle to support the Rec Center and the Lions Club.
Please consider bringing a little cash with you to again help offset all the creepy costs of this event! Also this year we plan to have a few commercial Food Trucks to help fill your bellies while your walk around – that is until you get downtown and can patronize one of the many Halloween Haunt participating Trick-or-Treating restaurants.
REC CENTER – ON THE STAGE ACTIVITIES
1:45PM – 3:15PM: THE REC’S ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST
Age Categories: Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten – 1st, 2nd – 3rd, 4th – 6th, Teen, Adult, and Best Family Theme. Prizes vary each year – based on donations we receive and will be awarded to winners who showed creativity or just oozed Halloween spirit. Be sure to register at the Costume Judging Booth which will be located on the Stage any time after 1:45pm – and/or before 3:15pm.
3:45 PM – 3:50 PM: HIP HOP HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE!
Back by popular demand, Anthony and Friends will be performing a special Hip Hop Halloween Spook-tacular performance that we have been told is creepy CRAZY this year!
3:50 PM – 4:10 PM: COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS SHOWCASE
Winners announced at 3:45PM (must be present to win – therefore having a text-able cell phone is helpful – you will be notified between 3:15 and 3:45pm).
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM: LET’S MAKE A DEAL
Just like you see on TV our own Devilish Host will once again be hosting a Let’s Make a DEVILISH Deal Game Show for all to participants after the event. Might be handy to have a few random items with you! Lots of prizes to be given out! You just never know what’s behind Box Number 2!
TROLLEY RIDES TO DOWNTOWN FOR TRICK OR TREATING
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: TRICK OR TREATING DOWNTOWN!
Similar to last year many downtown businesses will be open for Trick or Treating. Some Businesses will be hosting other Halloween Theme activities! Again, all of these activities will occur between 4pm – 6pm. We are in the process of recruiting businesses for our Trick or Treat Down Town part of the event. Stay tuned…. We hope to have a complete list of businesses participating in the next few weeks.
Unfortunately, the weather is always a gamble; due to the new location, we now have the ability to move many of the activities into the Rec Center. Some activities, however, may need to be canceled depending on how severe the weather may be. This is a Rain or Shine event-NO RAIN DATE. Log onto our website for further details regarding the Halloween Haunt for any last updates and/or check our Facebook Page.