Halloween comes early to Henry Horton

Friday, October 20, 2017

Henry Horton State Park is getting a jump, or maybe a jump scare, on Halloween.

The park is hosting its holiday activities this Saturday, Oct. 21.

The park offers a chance to burn off some of that candy with the Great Candy Dash 5K, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear costumes for the fun event with one mile, two mile, or five kilometer distances to choose from.

The one mile race is free, but there is an entry fee of $10 for the two mile or $20 for the 5K races.

Participants should meet at the pool parking lot.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Henry Horton and the Henry Horton State Park Running Club.

The park will hold their annual trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. in the pool parking lot.

Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated trunk, and the park suggests bringing plenty of candy.

Hundreds of children participate each year.

For something spookier after dark, the park is hosting their second annual Haunted Hayride from 8 to 10 p.m.

The park promises a “bigger, better, and scarier” hayride this year, noting that children under 10 should have a parent or guardian ride with them, due to some of the scary elements.

Admission for the hayride is $5.

Get those costumes ready and join Henry Horton for a fun-filled Saturday in the Halloween spirit.