By Jeanna Baxter White
Gather your little ghouls and goblins! From pumpkin carving parties to spooky movies to a Halloween Hootenany at Cognition, Davie County has a week full of safe, fun activities to help your family celebrate Halloween this year.
Davie County Recreation and Parks has several opportunities for family-friendly fun beginning with pumpkin carving parties every day through Thursday.
The meadow at the Davie County Community Park at 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville has been transformed into a pumpkin patch for you and your family. Pick out a pumpkin to carve or paint for only $3 each with tools/patterns provided.
Your carved creation will be featured in the Jack-O-Lantern Trail on Halloween Night! Pumpkins can be picked up that night after 8:30 p.m.
“Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Although we are all navigating life’s many changes to keep everyone safe during this COVID-19 pandemic, we want to also remind people you can still find clever ways to celebrate,” said Whitney Fitzsimons, marketing and events coordinator for Davie County Recreation and Parks. “We have had a great number of families come and make their mark (and some memories) on our trail! There is still plenty of time and pumpkins to chose from.”
No pre-registration is required. Pumpkins provided by Cherry Hill Farm.
Dust off your costumes for a costume contest and drive-in showing of Hocus Pocus on Friday, October 30th at Davie County Community Park. Tickets are only $5 per car and are available here!
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. The movie is rated PG.
The parking lot opens at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.
Cognition is hosting ‘Halloween Hootenanny’, a spooky, fall-fun event on Halloween with treats, games, storytelling, a fall-themed photo booth, science demonstrations, a black-light glow party, and MORE!
The cost is $5/person for members and $10/person for non-members.
Space is limited!
Slots are still available from 9:30 a.m – 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sign up here. Cognition is located at 119 N. Salisbury Street in Mocksville.
Mocksville’s downtown merchants will be passing out candy and Total Real Estate will have a DJ to liven up the spooky fun.
PLEASE NOTE: North Main Street will not be closed this year by DOT.
The Mocksville Police Department will have officers out to ensure the safety of trick or treaters along Main Street.
Wrap up the evening with a stroll through the Jack-O-Lantern Trail at Davie County Community Park where you will find your pumpkin carving party creation, and of course, candy!
To learn more about the events at the Davie County Community Park visit Davie County Recreation and Parks or call (336)-753-8326.