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October 25, 2012

It’s a Weekend of Halloween Fun in Columbus, GA!

Who's ready for some Halloween fun?!  Looks like there are all sort of fun event for folks of all ages going on this weekend. The Community Calendar is a good place to start making your weekend plans, so take a look there, but in the meantime, here are a few things you might enjoy doing to kick off this holiday.

It’s got all the makings for a fun event…costumes, candy and kids!  Grab your trick-or-treat bag and head to the annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival in the 1000 & 1100 blocks of Broadway in Uptown Columbus this Saturday (Oct 27).  This is the perfect setting for your kids to do some serious trick-or-treating (trust me, I’ve seen the stash of candy!), not to mention it’s in a very safe environment.  CSU Student Government Association will be there with more than 50 activity booths and don’t forget the costume contest…there are 4 age categories and new this year, the group family category.  The costume contest is really popular each year, so if you want to enter, make sure you sign up as soon as you get there before the slots fill up!  Something else new this year is the Springer Opera House’s Tunnel of Terror where you’ll hear all sorts of ghoulish tales and scary stories!  If you’ve got kids, this is the place to trick-or-treat!

I can’t believe I’m about to use this word, but it’s time to start thinking about Christmas!  If you check the calendar, it’s just 2 monthsaway, so a lot of folks are already getting into the holiday mindset and I can’t think of a better way to kick off this season and maybe even start doing a little (or a lot!) of holiday shopping, then at Christmas Made in the South!  The Trade Center is going to be filled with amazing crafts, art, unique gourmet food, jewelry, Christmas decorations, entertainment, and tons more.  It’s a great place to find gifts for people who are hard to buy for or to find really unique, one-of-a-kind items.  There’s so much good stuff here every year that I know people who take their gift list and before the weekend is over, all their Christmas shopping is done!! It's going on Friday through Sunday and it's only $6 to get in.

One of the most talented guitarist, singer, performer, and songwriter on this planet is hands-down Bonnie Raitt.  You have a chance to see this 9-time Grammy Award-winner and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee in concert at the RiverCenter this Saturday night at 7:30.  I've heard she puts on an incredible show!

I feel a real candy-overload coming on this weekend because besides Spooktacular on Saturday night, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra is hosting a really cool event especially for kids called “Treats & Trebles” at RiverCenter on Friday beginning at 6:30pm!  This is more family fun that includes a special holiday concert—lots of fun and scary music, games, costume contest with a sweet prize for the winner and speaking of sweet, there will be plenty of candy!

So the kids get to have their Halloween fun at Spooktacular and other spots, but what about a place for us much older ‘kids?”  Some of us just never outgrow looking forward to putting on a costume and celebrating Halloween, so if you’re 21 or over, how about heading to the Columbus Museum for their Monsters Ball this Saturday night?!  They’ll have all sorts of music, food, drinks, and prizes for best couple, best group, and most original costume!  You can even get really creative and bring a carved pumpkin to enter the carving contest.  And in case you have a little too much “witches brew,” there will be cabs on hand for a safe ride home!

Several events are wrapping up this weekend so you may want to put these near the top on your “fun” to-do list:  “Stimulus” at the Historic Liberty Theatre, Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with Sherlocks Columbus, “Little Shop of Horrors” at Springer Opera House and Tales from the Haunted Trail at Roosevelt State Park.

That's a lot to do in one weekend!

Now, go have some "Halloween" fun...


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