Halloween Events headline October’s Plentiful Calendar

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Pictured above – scenes from past Munchkin Masquerade events in downtown Newnan.

From Staff Reports

As the leaves begin to change here in Coweta, October is a month of plenty – as in plenty of things to do.

Five festivals are included in this month’s events calendar – WWII Heritage Days, Hispanic Heritage Days and the Magnolia Arts Festival all in Peachtree City, the Buffalo Creek Fall Festival in Carrollton and one of the area’s favorites the Hummingbird Festival in Hogansville.

Four concerts are scheduled for the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Blithe Spirit opens at Newnan Theatre Company. The Newnan Centre hosts no less than 10 programs and events.

There’s a Magic Show at Wadsworth Auditorium, hiking and paddling at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, plus a saving the environment event with Keep Newnan Beautiful’s Paint Recycling.

But the real star of October is Halloween. It’s the ghosts and goblins, the witches and all the scary things associated with the Oct. 31st evening celebration.

Below are eight Spooktacular events leading up to the scariest time of the year.

Oct. 21 – Halloween Movie – Hocus Pocus
Newnan Carnegie Library
It’s a Halloween Classic from Disney – Hocus Pocus – starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. It’s a movie night at the Carnegie with popcorn and candy treats.

Oct. 23 – Spirits & Spice Festival
Downtown Newnan
It’s time to eat, drink and get spooky! Hosted by Main Street Newnan. Event attendees will be able to get their “boos” on by walking the Downtown Spirits Trail and purchasing specialty cocktails at different participating locations, spice things up by tasting numerous types of chilis at the Chili Cook-Off, and have some skele-fun on the Twisted Trolley Tour ride. The event will feature live music, a craft market, and activities for the kids.

Oct. 23, Oct. 30 – 6th Annual Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
Downtown Newnan
Meet those from Newnan’s past up close and personal during the 6th Annual Tour and “See the Cemetery in a Whole New Light.” Folks can choose from one of two live, in-person tour dates. All tours include dinner, live music, McRitchie Haunted Mansion tour and an unforgettable guided walk through the cemetery’s historic Presbyterian section.

Oct. 24 – Howloween
C. Jay Smith Park, Newnan
For pets and their people. Music, prizes, and vendor expo with a Pet Parade, Trick-or-Treating and a Costume Contest. Hosted by Friends of LINC.

Oct. 26 – Crafting Spooktacular Designs
Newnan Carnegie Library
This crafting class will teach people how to create DIY decor like floating candles and pumpkins made out of yarn. Hosted by the Carnegie.

Oct. 29 – Munchkin Masquerade
Downtown Newnan
One of the favorite events in the area. Main Street Newnan offers this downtown Trick-or-Treat for the little ones! The Munchkin Masquerade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. and end by noon.

Oct. 29-30 – A Nightmare before Halloween
Downtown Newnan
Two nights of Improv at the Newnan Theatre Company. The spookiest night of the year is almost here, but the funniest night of the year is even sooner! The Nightmare Before Halloween is Two Nights of Improv Tricks-N-Treat with your favorite N.I.T.W.I.T.S. and almost a dozen brand new faces from their Improv Workshop!

Oct. 30 – Fall Festival and Movie Night
Drake Field, Peachtree City
Hosted by the PTC Recreations Department.  Attendees can enjoy an afternoon of fall fun followed by a movie under the stars. Food, games, fall photos, and a costume contest! When the sun sets, grab a seat and some popcorn to enjoy the Halloween Classic-Hotel Transylvania.

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