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Halloween activities in the Springville area and beyond

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By Kellen M. Quigley

Halloween is just a few days away, and it’s time to pack in some spooky fun all weekend long.

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Root 39 Salon and Spa on South Cascade Drive will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., they will have their trunks decorated and ready to hand out candy. Others are invited to decorate their trunks and join the fun.

For more information, visit the Root 39 Facebook page.

Also Friday night, JD’s Brew Pub, also on South Cascade Drive, will be hosting a Halloween party from 9 p.m. to midnight. DJ Brad will be playing and there will be a costume contest.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, head to the Springville Chamber’s annual children’s costume parade. The line up is at noon at the Heritage Park Gazebo at 65 Franklin St.

Children of all ages are welcome to dress up and participate in the parade through downtown Springville. The route will take them from Heritage Park down Franklin Street to Main Street and then from Main Street to Mechanic Street and back to the park.

Prizes will be awarded for specific age groups.

Kids can also enjoy a Trunk or Treat event at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Waverly St. From 4 to 6 p.m., this free event is for all ages.

Kids can enjoy free candy, pictures, games, hot dogs and beverages. No registration required, the event will take place rain, snow or shine.

For more info, visit their Facebook page.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, head to the Concord Public Library for their Pumpkin Party. From 5 to 6 p.m., put on a costume, bring the kids and get into the Halloween spirit!

Attending in costume is encouraged, but not required. For more information, call 592-7742.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, enjoy an evening of trick or treating all around Springville. The curfew for the business district is set for 7 p.m., and the remainder of the village is 9 p.m.

This weekend is full of other fantastic events within a short drive of Springville to get in the spirit.

On Friday, Oct. 26, check out Nature A’ Brewin’ at Tifft Nature Preserve. Embark on a family-friendly Halloween adventure through the Tifft education center to create a magical brew. Discover what’s a fact or fiction about the wildlife around you. There will be hot cider, donuts, popcorn and kids crafts.

Costumes are encouraged. Entry is timed every 15 minutes. Recommended for ages 5 and up, cost is $7 per person.

Head to Gowanda on Friday, Oct. 26 for Baggers Night, Gowanda Harley-Davidson’s twist on “Trunk or Treat.”

From 5 to 8 p.m., dress up and decorate your bike and fill your saddlebags with candy for the kids. Enjoy free pumpkins and carving for the kids. Prizes will be awarded for best-costumed rider and best-decorated bike by popular vote.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, celebrate All Hallows Eve at the Buffalo History Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring the little ones to the museum for warm, day-time Halloween fun. Decorate pumpkins and participate in other spooky activities. Members free; museum admission.

For more info, visit www.buffalohistory.org.

Also on Saturday, the Buffalo Audubon Society will host a trick or treat adventure hike from 1 to 3 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center in North Java.

Children and adults of all ages will celebrate Halloween dressed up in full costume. Hikers will search out fun places at Beaver Meadow and collect treats and end up at the nature center for cider and donuts.

The cost is $5, and pre-registration is required. Call 585-457-3228 to sign up.

What better way to trick-or-treat than in the safe and comfortable atmosphere of Genesee Country Village? Enjoy two days of trick-or-treating for a full weekend of Halloween fun Oct. 26 and 27.

On Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., explore 12 candlelit village homes in search of sweet treats. Gather around the campfire for toasted marshmallows and terrifyingly supernatural tales. Spice up your look with a custom henna tattoo or faux wound. Give your friends the surprise of their life in our flashlight game of “Manhunt,” and be prepared to engage in battle with our special guests from a galaxy far, far away.

On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., avoid the scary spirits and monsters in the dark with an afternoon of trick-or-treating in the friendly historic village. There are 12 stops in all, including Teal Pumpkin Project houses.

Visit Glamour Girls on site and treat yourself to an unbelievable design free. Roast marshmallows over the campfire as a storyteller spins lighthearted, seasonal tales, or dive in with games like “Bat & Moth” or “Spider Web”. Keep your eyes peeled for some intergalactic guests!

Flashlights and candy containers are highly encouraged. Kids 17 and younger $8, youth members $5. Online tickets are valid for either day. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. All children under the age of 1 and all adults accompanying children are free. Any adults that are not with children will be charged $5 each. For more information, visit gcv.org.

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