With a majority of Halloween events in the Battlefords geared towards scaring the pants off people, the Western Development Museum (WDM) is offering a more family-friendly experience.
The annual Great Pumpkin Masquerade returns to the museum for its 21st year Friday night. Programs volunteer coordinator Cheryl Stewart-Rahm said unlike their Haunted Hotel, which is an age 13 and up event, the Masquerade has activities geared towards the little ones.
“We have costume contests, a family dance and something new this year that we are really excited about is Caspers Haunted House,” Stewart-Rahm said. “It’s not too scary. There are some ghosts and goblins in there and the kids have to walk the plank because Casper set up a plank. It should be a lot of fun.”
The coordinator added there will be costume parades every hour with prizes for the best costumes. Stewart-Rahm said in the past parents have been very creative with costumes and added they don’t have to be homemade to win.
On top of all the fun attendees will have, Stewart-Rahm said it is a great way for new families to the area to meet others from the community.
“We expect 600 to 700 people and there are always new families coming to the Battlefords. Anyone new to the area should come and make friends and see how nice the people from our community are," she added.
The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at the WDM in North Battleford. Stewart-Rahm reminds those who are going to bring a carved pumpkin because they can earn “WDM bucks” to be used for games and activities.
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