Hal­lowe’en Fes­ti­val to bring some scares to Ark­low town

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

ARK­LOW is set to take a ter­ri­fy­ing turn as the town’s third an­nual Hal­lowe’en Fes­ti­val takes place this month.

Ghouls, vam­pires, zom­bies, ban­shees, ghosts and gob­lins are all ex­pected to make a bee­line for the south Wick­low town and the fear­some fes­tiv­i­ties it has planned.

The high­light of the fes­ti­val, or­gan­ised by Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict, has al­ways been Hal­lowe’en night it­self and, this year, they are hop­ing to make the street pa­rade, staged event and fire­works on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 31, big­ger, bet­ter and more spook-tac­u­lar than ever be­fore.

The theme of the staged event will be ‘If You’ve Got It...Haunt It’ and peo­ple of all ages are en­cour­aged to join in the night’s cel­e­bra­tions and wear some kind of fancy dress.

Mean­while, busi­ness own­ers are be­ing urged to dec­o­rate their premises to con­trib­ute to the spooky at­mos­phere.

Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict will be run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion for the most orig­i­nal and ex­cit­ing dis­plays as a way of recog­nis­ing in­di­vid­ual ef­forts, com­mu­nity spirit and cre­ativ­ity. Judges will be look­ing out for the over­all qual­ity of the dis­play; orig­i­nal use of ma­te­ri­als; best use of a dis­play to ad­ver­tise the busi­ness; best paint­ings; best de­tails (es­pe­cially the re­ally creepy bits) and of course, the spook­i­est.

Any com­mu­nity or sports groups in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in the pa­rade or busi­nesses wish­ing to reg­is­ter their win­dow dis­plays should email Ark­[email protected]­low­coco.ie or phone 0402 42700.

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