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Old 08-08-2007, 09:22 PM
 
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How does your town or neighborhood celebrate Halloween? Besides the usual trick or treating, of course. Any special regional festivities in your neck of the woods? Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm always eager to find out what other towns do in the way of festivities/celebrations.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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How does your town or neighborhood celebrate Halloween? Besides the usual trick or treating, of course. Any special regional festivities in your neck of the woods? Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm always eager to find out what other towns do in the way of festivities/celebrations.
Ive lived in several towns that had festivities, which was nice for my son. There was a pumpkin farm up the road from us called Sonny Acres, wonderful place. They had a bajillion pumpkins for sale, face-painting/games/not-so-scary rides for kids, etc. For the adults they had haunted barns, an awesome costume shop, a boutique store full of their products (ie apple cider, gourds, jams), rock climbing wall. Then at night they had the haunted hayride, which was surprisingly cool. Theyd drag out their old 1950's-era John Deere tractors, then hitch up some old trailers and line em with hay bales to sit on. Then theyd disembark on the ride through the woods, which was really cool.

Here is the link if youre interested... you can view pictures on their picture gallery to get some visuals.
Sonny Acres (http://www.sonnyacres.com/gallery5.htm - broken link)
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Sleepy Hollow, NY has a festival I think. There's a lot of Halloween parties there, I do know that.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:33 AM
 
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Sleepy Hollow, NY has a festival I think. There's a lot of Halloween parties there, I do know that.
Thats too cool, exactly the sort of place Id love to go to witness some festivities.

That movie gets played all the time when Halloween rolls around. LOVE that movie.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Thats too cool, exactly the sort of place Id love to go to witness some festivities.

That movie gets played all the time when Halloween rolls around. LOVE that movie.
Yeah, I love going there. On Halloween, there's a guy who rides around on a horse in a headless horseman costume.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:57 AM
 
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Yeah, I love going there. On Halloween, there's a guy who rides around on a horse in a headless horseman costume.
Frickin sweet. They have a guy that does that at Sonny Acres (link above), but its more of a ghoul costume than the headless horseman. It is headless though...
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Lake Metigoshe, ND
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Anoka, MN acclaimed Halloween capitol of the world:

Anoka Halloween Home
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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There's alot in PA,which is heavily occultic anyway. They even have pagan rituals here!
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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awesome, guys. Thanks for the information.
When I was growing up in MI, a neighborhood family used to rent a hearse, dress up as vampires, and tool around the neighborhood passing out candy. As a young girl, I thought that was too cool.
In Kalamazoo, we had "Gene the Pumpkin Man" where we bought our pumpkins from the farm. But they had no haunted house, headless 'ghouls', or fun, scary stuff like that.
In VA, I've asked a local farm if they allow people to go into the farm to pick out their own pumpkin (instead of picking it from a pile up front). They said because of liability issues, they don't allow this because black widow spiders hang out on the stems of pumpkings while they grow. I had never heard of that before. We have other neat happenings in VA...haunted corn mazes, haunted houses, neighbors who set up elaborate sets in their driveways for trick or treaters.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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If you are a college aged person....Madison WI. Many travel from other states just to go. It's wild if you cannot handle wild. Don't send the kids.
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