Halloween is vastly approaching and cities in McPherson County are gearing up for Trick or Treaters and more. Many venues in McPherson County are hosting activities for everyone to participate in and to enjoy the Halloween festivities.


From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, Trick or Treat Main Street will begin on downtown sidewalks only. Participating businesses will be located from the 300 block of North Main through the 300 block of South Main and participants can start anywhere.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the McPherson American Legion, the Beta Sigma Phi's annual Halloween Carnival will support the McPherson Food Bank and admission is free. Beta Sigma Phi asks to bring one canned food item for the food bank, participants can receive two carnival tickets but are limited to two cans per person. There will also be a costume judging contest from ages zero through six and no entry fee is needed. Games are provided but there is some costs to play. Prizes are available as well as concessions.


The Inman Fire Department hosts an annual costume contest at the grade school at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Children zero through sixth grade are allowed to enter the contest. The contest will be broken down into age and grade categories and three winners will be chosen from each category — a final overall winner will be announced later. After the friendly competition, everyone is treated to hot dogs and drinks. Kids will receive a lighted safety item to help them stay safe during trick or treating.


From 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, Cloud Nine Venue LLC will host their first annual unBOOlievable Halloween Happenings. Cloud Nine encourages everyone to dress up in their costumes and to bring candy bags. The event includes games, trick or treating, cookies, cider, cotton candy, face painting and a professional photo shoot.

From 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in Moundridge, Trick or Treat Street will begin at Partners In Family Care, where participants can collect their candy bags. Along with trick or treating, a coloring contest will be held again this year and kids can turn in their creations at Partners In Family Care. Pre-K and under through fourth grade are allowed to attend. Trick-or-treaters should visit businesses displaying a pumpkin on their door.


From 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, the Canton-Galva Junior Senior High School Future Business Leaders of America group will be hosting their Halloween Carnival. Activities include darts, bean bag toss, fish pond, ring toss, a haunted house, cake walk, duck pond and a fortune teller.

Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and participants are encouraged to dress up in their costumes. FBLA appreciates donations for their group. There is no cost to attend.


The Lindsborg Dog Park Team will be hosting a K9 Spooktacular Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Lindsborg Bethany Home Activity Room. A $5 entry fee per entry is required but is going toward the dog park.

The Lindsborg American Legion will be hosting Witches Wail from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. A hot dog and treat will be provided for kids.

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