Once again, it’s time to light up the pumpkins, put on costumes and go trick-or-treating.
The tradition of wearing costumes started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. During Samhain, our early ancestors lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. Eventually, the evening before Samhain was called All Hallows Eve, and later become what we call Halloween.
Fellowsville will hold a trunkers decoration contest at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 followed by Trunk-or-Treat from 3-5 p.m. at the Fellowsville Elementary School, and a costume contest at 3:30 p.m.
The following towns will hold trick-or-treat Oct. 30 at the times listed below.
- Newburg will hold Trunk-or-Treat from 5-7 p.m.
- Albright — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Bruceton Mills — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Rowlesburg — 5-6 p.m. Turn on your porch light, if you wish to hand out treats.
- Tunnelton — 5:30-7 p.m.
- Reedsville — 5:30-7 p.m.
- Masontown — 5:30-7 p.m.
- Arthurdale — 5:30-7 p.m.
- Terra Alta — 5:30-7 p.m.
- Aurora — 5-7:30 p.m.
- Brandonville — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Kingwood will hold trick-or-treat from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with a carnival party following at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center followed by a Carnival Party.
Kingwood Business Trick-or-Treat will be held from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 28.