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Beginning this weekend, West-moreland County will be the frightful scene of a busy week of spooky Halloween activities, from the Scarecrow Fest at the Colonial Beach Museum to the Third Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat in Montross.
On Friday, Oct. 25, Scarecrow Fest at the Colonial Beach Museum will begin at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Colonial Beach Historical Society to benefit the museum, the event will feature teams of of all ages and up to five persons building scarecrows. Cookies and punch will be served.
Scarecrow builders are asked to bring the materials needed to build their scarecrows including markers and paints needed to decorate the face. The scarecrows will remain on display at the museum on Hawthorne Street through Thanksgiving.
Scheduled for Saturday, the 26th is the Colonial Beach Halloween Golf Cart Parade. Entrants will be decorating golf carts and riding them in the parade which begins at 4 p.m. Stratford Hall will host a Spook-tacular Halloween beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Oak Grove Baptist Church will host a Harvest Party which begins at 2 p.m.
On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29, Westmoreland Berry Farm will continue its Haunted Hayrides. Food, drinks, crafts and the farm’s famous fruit and berries will be available. The Westmoreland Berry Farm is located at 1235 Berry Farm Lane in Oak Grove.
On Halloween night, Thurs., Oct. 31, the Inn at Montross will host Halloween Bistro Night beginning at 5 p.m. There will be Scary Storytelling at the Montross Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross will host a Things That Go Bump In The Night Bonfire beginning at 7:30 p.m. and show the movie “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” beginning at nightfall.
The O’Gara Group at 18047 Kings Highway in Montross will be hosting a Haunted House from 6 to 9 p.m. on Halloween night and the Town of Colonial Beach will have trick or treating from 5 to 8 p.m.
The O’Gara Group will also be hosting its Third Annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween night. The event on the O’Gara parking lot is designed to make trick or treating safer for children of all ages. Businesses, individuals and churches will park cars on the lot with open trunks filled with candy.
Candy and funds to purchase the candy have been donated by Montross area businesses. Signs will list the businesses and groups who helped make the event possible. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m on the parking lot.
Halloween is an almost 500 year custom that began in Scotland as All Hallows’ Eve. The celebration of Halloween came to America with Irish and Scottish immigrants in the 1800s. Over the years it has become a festival celebrated by people of all backgrounds and their children.