Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Activities in Clarksville

(from Clarksville Parks & Rec blog)

Whether your idea of Halloween is taking your children trick-or-treating, visiting a spooky haunted house or carving a pumpkin, Clarksville Parks and Recreation has something for you.

If you enjoy being frightened and chased by ghouls, you will not want to miss this year’s Kleeman Haunted Mansion on Saturday, October 24. The free event takes you through the Kleeman Community Center which has been transformed into a dark and haunted mansion inside. Be prepared to scream!

Tours through the Kleeman Haunted Mansion begin at 6p.m. Kids under the age of 8 must have a parent or guardian present to participate. Admission is free.

For those who prefer less scary Halloween festivities filled with free candy, costumes and carved pumpkins, the first ever Fright on Franklin is the event for you.

Local businesses will line Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville on Saturday, October 31 to pass out candy to trick-or-treating kids. Fright on Franklin is also the perfect place to sport the Halloween costume you have been working on. The Costume Contest will award winners in several age groups from infants to senior adults. There is even a costume contest for dogs. Dress up your pooch for a chance to win the award for Best Dog Costume.

Is your jack-o-lantern the best looking on your block every year? Try your hand at pumpkin carving for a Best Carved Pumpkin award at Fright on Franklin. Stop by the Downtown Market on Saturday, October 24 to purchase and carve your pumpkin. All pumpkins will be displayed throughout Franklin Street businesses where they will be judged.

While carving pumpkins is for everyone ages 7 to senior adults, there will also be pumpkin painting available for the little ones. The Best Painted Pumpkin contest will be open to kids ages 1-6 and divided into age groups. The Best Carved Pumpkin contest is also divided into age groups.

Fright on Franklin activities begin at 4p.m. with the Costume Contest kicking off at 5p.m. Admission is free.

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