Spooky, scary and not-so-frightening events planned for Halloween in Harford
By Staff report
Oct 24, 2017 | 3:10 PM
From haunting to healthy, there are lots of things to do for Halloween this weekend in Harford County.
The events kick off tonight with a Happy Healthy Halloween celebration at the YMCA in Abingdon. The event, from 6 to 8 p.m., includes games, healthy snacks, crafts and more.
Wake up Saturday morning for the 3rd Annual Cats and Bats 5K before eating all that Halloween candy.
The race begins at 8 a.m. in Festival Park. Free food, water, face painting, fruit, swag and much more. A portion of the proceeds from this race will go to benefit the National PTSD Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to helping first responders suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
Affer the race, check out the Creepy Crawlies Saturday at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road in Abingdon, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
In honor of Halloween, discover all that is creepy and crawly! Spend time in the woods and by the water searching for strange creatures. Create your own to take home! This program is for all ages, under 13 with adult.
Check out Tales & Treats at Steppingstone Farm Museum Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. as the sun goes down. This is a night of haunted history — not too scary but quite real tales from ghosts of the past. The Farm House might be haunted for the night but you can also seek the warmth of the campfire with S’mores and hot cider! You are welcome to come dressed as your own ghostly figure. Admission is by donation, Pets are welcome but must be on a leash and cleaned up after.
Join the American Legion, 44 N. Parke St., for its adult-only Halloween Party Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds from this event will go to the Aberdeen Think Pink drive. Food and draft beer included in the price of admission. There will be a contest for the best classical costume and the scariest costume. Tickets are $35 per person.
Grace United Methodist Church, 110 W. Bel Air Ave., will host a Trunk or Treat Sunday at 4:30 p.m. A covered dish dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m.
Trick-or-treating in Aberdeen is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Those who don’t want to trick-or-treat can attend a Trunk-or-Treat at Aberdeen Fire Department Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at its main station at 21 N. Rogers St.
The Epic Fall Fest is also Tuesday at Ripken Stadium from 6 to 8 p.m. hosted by EPIC Community Church.
It is the place to be on Halloween! Trunk-or-treat, tons of candy, giant slides, wipe-out challenge and a trackless train — the event features a safe environment to get lots of candy, show off your costume and have a blast.
It’s bound to be a scary tonight in Havre de Grace for the Phantom Footsteps of Lafayette Tour from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The research and paranormal investigation material have been complied and stories about the Ghost, the city’s history and horrific tales from the past will be shared with visitors.
The tour takes guests through the main parts of historic downtown Havre de Grace, visiting outside locations that include Lafayette Square, La Cle D’or B&B, Rodger’s House, The State Theatre and the American Legion. Rain or shine tours are 1.5 hours long and start at Concord Point Coffee. Tickets are $13 in advance and $14 at the door, $10 for military and children (under 5 are free).
Start off the weekend with a Halloween classic, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” at The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 8 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Then stick around for the “Phantom of the Paradise” film at midnight until 2 a.m. After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan’s offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan’s empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate. (
Free treats will be available for younger visitors to the Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace during Tales and Treats, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the HdG Housing Authority hosts its annual trunk-or-treat at 100 Stansbury Court from 5 to 7 p.m. The free event is open to anyone.
American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St., will host a Halloween Costume Party Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Dress as your favorite villain, superhero, spy or whomever you want to be for a night. Prizes for best costume, light fare with live local music.
Trick or treat at Havre de Grace businesses on Sunday dressed as your favorite ghost, goblin or gremlin. Businesses that have black/orange/white balloons displayed outside will be offering treats for those little ones trick or treating during business hours.
Then head down to Concord Point Lighthouse for the Howl-O-Ween Tails and Treats Pet Fest and Parade from 1 to 5 p.m. This will feature vendors and activities for our furry friends, including a costumed pet parade with prizes
Carve & Candy at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles St., runs 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $5.