Scheduled Halloween events in Kent County
— From trick-or-treating to parades, Kent County is full of ghostly events to celebrate Halloween.
Towns in Kent County have designated times for trick-or-treating Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Betterton’s will run from 5 to 8 p.m. The Betterton Volunteer Fire Company also will be open for trick-or-treaters to stop by and get their fill of sweets.
The heaviest times for trick-or-treating in Chestertown should run from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its annual Truck or Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse, 211 Maple Ave. Bring a bag and visit each fire truck for treats. The fire company asks that trick-or-treaters enter through the front door by the blue light.
Chestertown Baptist Church and the Chestertown Christian Academy are teaming up for the annual Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chestertown Baptist Church, 401 Morgnec Road, Chestertown. The family event will include free hot dogs and hot chocolate in addition to treats.
Trick-or-Treaters also are invited to stop by Washington College Halloween night. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Hynson-Ringgold House, 106 S. Water St. in Chestertown., will be decorated and stocked with candy. Members of the Campus Events staff and the Student Government Association will be in costume and happy to provide treats and warm beverages.
Trick-or-treating is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Galena.
Millington is holding trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m.
Trick-or-treaters can search for candy from 6 to 8 p.m. throughout Rock Hall. Mayor Brian Jones said there also will be a special trickor-treat spot at the Rock Hall Village.
Begin Halloween a few days early at Galena Elementary School with Fall Fest Family Fun Day Friday, Oct. 27.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., there will be games, hayrides and a haunted house. Then at 7:15 p.m. dress up and go trick-ortreating through the haunted halls of the school.
There will be a silent auction, face painting and more. This event is hosted by the GALES Parent Teacher Association.
Also Friday, Kent Family Center will be hosting “Hall-O-Teen” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in Wilmer Park, Chestertown.
From 6 to 7:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy activities set up in the park including an obstacle course, a giant slide and music by DJ Preston Jacobs. At 7:30 p.m., fireworks from Downrigging Weekend will be set off over the river. Then at about 8 p.m., bring a lawn chair or a blanket for a showing of the film “Coraline.” There will be free hot chocolate and popcorn provided.
The event is sponsored by the Kent County Health Department, Kent County Behavioral Health, Kent County MOTA and CATS team, Kent County Parks and Recreation, Recovery in Motion, Boy Scouts Troop 130, Girl Scouts Troop 1184, Kent County Department of Social Services, Kent Family Center, Chestertown Recreation Commission and WKHS.
A staple of the spooky season in Kent County, the Chestertown Lions Club will be hosting its annual Halloween parade Saturday, Oct. 28. Sign-ups begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 9:45 a.m. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Dixon Drive and will make its way down High Street. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Sign-up will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. For more information, visit www. chestertownlions.com.
The Town of Rock Hall will be hosting its annual Halloween Monster Dash and costume parade Saturday, Oct. 28 on Main Street. Register onsite or pickup packets between 2 and 2:30 p.m.
The 5K will begin at 4 p.m. and the costume parade begins at 5 p.m. The parade will begin on Main Street and end at the Civic Center where actives will be from 6 to 8 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a costume contest and awards will be distributed.
The event will be held rain or shine and is hosted by the Town of Rock Hall and Rock Hall Parks and Recreation.
The Bayside Hoyas will be hosting a Reconnect for Life Halloween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the BayWood Village Apartments, 23165 Baywood Court in Chestertown. Reconnect for Life provides resources to any county residents between the ages of 16 to 24 who are not currently employed and not enrolled at school.
The Halloween party is free and open to the public, but preference will be given to anyone between who fits Reconnect for Life’s criteria. For information, email John Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer and James Martin dress up with their children during last year’s Rock Hall Halloween festivities, which return this weekend.