Halloween happenings in Kent County
CHESTERTOWN — Kent County will host a plethora of events for Halloween. Ranging for ghost walks to 5Ks, there is sure to be an event for everyone to enjoy.
Halloween weekend begins Friday with “Hall-O-Teen” from 5 to 9 p.m. in Wilmer Park. The youth oriented event will provided the younger crowd with something to do while their parents enjoy the start of Downrigging.
There will be a film showing of “Hotel Transylvania,” music will be provided by DJ Preston and, of course, popcorn and hot chocolate. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the movie. The event is sponsored by the Chestertown HOYAS. For more information, call 410-778-2167.
Chestertown’s annual ghost walks will again fill the streets with spooky stories of past Kent County residents. Tours depart starting at 6:30 p.m. and run every half hour until 8:30 p.m. from Bordley History Center at 301 High St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. For information and tickets, www.kentcountyhistory.org or 410-778-3499.
Before the start of the Halloween parade, Character County Kent County is hosting High Street Hustle, a less than one mile run from Dixon Street down High Street to- wards Water Street. Cash registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The run starts at 9:30 a.m., and participants will receive a free daily pass to Kent Athletic and Wellness Center.
Chestertown’s Halloween parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday. Beginning on Dixon Drive, across the street from Dixon Valve, and continuing down High Street, the parade sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 9:45 p.m. Judged categories for the parade include pre-school, elementary school, middle school, high school and adults, groups and floats. $355 in cash prizes will be given to winners.
The rain date for the parade is 3 p.m. Sunday with sign-ups from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College SGA.
The Galena Lions Club will host a Halloween Parade with the line up starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sassy Market. The parade will walk to the town park for judging and refreshments. The rain date is Sunday.
Staring Saturday, Rock Hall is the place to be for a 5K, costume parade, costume contest and more. The Monster Dash 5K onsite registration and packet pickup will run start at 2 p.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. The 5K will begin at 4 p.m. on Main Street. Dennis Herrmann is the race coordinator, and for more information, email him at herrmann5836@ verizon.net or 410-490-6951.
At 5:00 p.m. Main Street will fill with all sorts of scary, spooky and ghoulish
costumes for the costume parade, which will start at 5:30 p.m. and go down Main Street towards the Rock Hall Civic Center. From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Civic Center there will be Halloween themed activities for all ages, and at 6:30 p.m., costume contest awards will be given out.
For a musical Halloween celebration, come out to the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble’s “Haunted All Hallows Eve” at 4 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The ensemble will perform various songs of the season including a select few from the broadway hit “Wicked.”
On the day of Halloween, Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company will open its doors for Truck-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the station. Grab a bag at the front door and stop by each fire truck to fill it up with goodies.
As for trick-or-treat in the traditional sense, Betterton has specified 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and RocK Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday.
Rounding out the spooky celebrations is a special Mainstay Monday. At 7 p.m. Joe Holt will welcome Matt Folker, Shannon Whitaker, Mark Wiening and Nina Sharp, from Church Hill Theatre, for a “Halloween Theatrical Special.” Admission is $10. For reservations, call 410-639-9133.
Isabella Postles, with help from her mother Sarah, prances in front of the judges of the 2015 Halloween parade in Chestertown.
In 2015, Sandy Hudson and her friends dance for the judges in Chestertown as part of the firstplace Barnyard Faeries and Fairy Roundup float.