What to know
Crowley’s Ridge State Park will once again be the go-to destination for Halloween fun with Ghosts, Legends, and the Unexplained. The event features a free trail of treats on Lake Ponder Trail with candy, carnival-style games, kid’s crafts, Halloween coloring activities, and much more. Candy will be donated by local businesses. Lake Ponder Trail is stroller and handicapped accessible, so bring the whole family. The famous hayride through the haunted forest is sure to give you an ex-fear-ience you will never forget! All attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a bag for candy. Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase at the CCC Pavilion. The event is cash only; checks and credit cards will not be accepted. This year the park will also be hosting a “Ghouls” and Boys costume contest. We encourage everyone, no matter the age, to join in on the fun. All costumes must be family friendly and trophies and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. Contestants will be judged on creativity, originality, and presentation so come prepared to show us what you got! The ever famous “Tricks and Treats” pet costume contest is back this year to add to the festivities. Submit a photo of your “boo-tiful” pet in a Halloween costume for a chance to win some great prizes donated by local businesses. Pictures must be submitted by October 8th in order to be in the contest. You can submit the pictures by emailing them to [email protected] or bring them to the visitor center.