Halloween Happenings

It’s scary how much Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester have going on this Halloween.

In Marion, festivities include the Art Center’s annual parade, starting at 4:00 pm at the Music Hall on Thursday, October 31. Sippican Elementary School’s Hannah Moore will lead the Styxx Drum Corp and costumed participants south on Front Street, then up Main Street to a right on Spring Street, and back down Cottage to the Music Hall, where the “good, kind” witches – watch out … it could be a trick – will hand out goody bags. For more information, call 508-748-1266.

Mattapoisett offers two events this week: On Friday, October 25, the YMCA (38 Reservation Rd.) will host a Halloween Hayride and Party starting at 6:00 pm. The cost is $5 per child. And on the big day itself, October 31, the Mattapoisett Police Halloween Parade – an event for more than 50 years – will start at 6:00 pm at the Center School. Prizes will be awarded to the most unique costumes, bags of candy will be handed out, and officers will share safety tips. The event is free, but the department does accept donations. Look at it this way: If any ghosts or goblins show up, the police will protect you. For more information, contact Captain Anthony Days at 508-758-4141 or at adays@mattpoisettpolice.com.

In Rochester, the Plumb Corner Halloween Town Celebration happens on Saturday, October 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be hayrides, a costume contest at 1:30 pm, and a raffle. DJ Howie will provide part of the entertainment: Costumed kids of all ages will provide the rest!

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