Halloween happenings in Walker and Catoosa
Halloween is upon us and these are some places you can find monsters, goblins and candy in Walker and Catoosa counties.
Blowing Springs Farm
For those who can’t wait for the 31st, Blowing Springs Farm, in Flintstone at the foot of Lookout Mountain, promises a family-friendly October experience which also includes Rock City’s enchanted MAiZE.
The Enchanted MAiZE celebrates Rock City’s 85th anniversary.
Blowing Springs Farm will continue with family fun each weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 29.
To learn more, visit www. seerockcity.com.
Ringgold’s Haunted Depot
Ringgold’s Haunted Depot gets an extra touch of creepy for its 11th annual haunted house.
The event, which plays to big crowds during the final three weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) of October each year (Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 this year), will see a variety of updated rooms, props, and scares this Halloween season.
In addition to the haunted house inside the Depot, the event also offers side attractions like the Historic Ghost Tours, a hayride, and a bonfire.
Admission to the event costs $10 per person for the Haunted Depot, $7 for the Ghost Tour, and $3 for the Hayride and Bonfire.
For information, call 706-9353061, or visit the city’s website at www.cityofringgoldga.gov.
PWL: Monster Bash Battle Royal
The Halloween events are not just on Halloween night, as Jim Powell’s Pro Wrestling LaFayette hosts the first-ever Monster Bash Battle Royal on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the LaFayette Recreation Center.
A kids costume contest for children 12 and under will also make for an exciting night in the Halloween spirit.
PWL will bring out the monsters of wrestling with the debut of Leather Face and Zombie Dragon, and the deranged monster known as Sunny Daze will return for the Monster Bash Battle Royal.
Local wrestling stars like LaFayette’s Own Adam Jacobs, and Lamar Phillips and “Butcher” Bobby Hayes — of the tag team Walker County Line — will defend the town from outsiders like Ringgold’s own “Nature Boy” Paul Lee and Phil Heffner’s Bounty Hunters.
It will be a night of holiday horror and professional wrestling action in LaFayette.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Real Deal Home Store in LaFayette 706-639-3310, or at the door.
“I look forward to bringing the first ever Monster Bash Battle Royal to my hometown,” Powell said. “It’s going to be an exciting night.”
Scare on the Square
The city of LaFayette hosts one of the longest-running local Halloween events with its Scare on the Square on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. when local businesses hand out candy to all little trick-or-treaters.
According to the city of LaFayette Facebook page, Scare on the Square was a tradition started by local businessman, Joe Stock over 30 years ago.
“Scare on the Square is sponsored by The Bank of LaFayette, and the City of LaFayette Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority board. Local business owners come out on Halloween and give out candy to all the children of community. This is a safe alternative to going door to door, as all the candy you need & all your friends will be at Scare on the Square.”
Anyone with questions about Scare on the Square can contact the LaFayette Main Street/DDA at 706-639-1519.
The Real Deal Home Store will also have the Trunk or Treat in its parking lot to coincide with Scare on the Square.
Traditional trick-or-treating will also take place on Halloween night and many area churches will have special Halloween events to keep youngsters happy. Check our Community Calendar for more information.