The following is a list of Halloween Events and Trick or Treat Times 2021: If your group or organization is hosting an event please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the list will be updated as more information becomes available.
Oct 1st-31st The House of the Setting Sun Wendell Manor Hotel and Haunted Barn sponsored by Community Involvement for Kids is open now just follow the orange pumpkins to Greenspring For The House Of The Setting Sun, every weekend in October and Halloween night, plus Special Black Out Nights. Doors Will Creek Open At 7:30pm They’ll Scare The Yell Out Of Ya! https://www.facebook.com/Sadie.Wendell
Oct 7th-28th Not So Spooky Ghost Tours Bishop Walsh Spartan Theatre presents Not So Spooky Ghost Tours. Join us for a candlelit walking tour that you will remember fondly for years to come! Tours are based on donations to the Bishop Walsh Theatre Department. Spots are filling up quickly! The tour start location will be sent prior to the performance. Sign up today. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bishop-walsh-spartan-theatre-presents-not-so-spooky-ghost-tours-tickets-168983782041
Oct 16th On Saturday, October 16, the South Cumberland Library will host paranormal investigator Steve Hall. Hall will discuss the investigation he conducted at the historic Washington Street Library as well as other haunted halls around the county. Hall conducted an investigation at the Washington Street Library in 2016 after several staff at the Washington Street branch claimed paranormal occurrences. The library, being over 170 years old, is rife with history. The building was once an Academy turned into a Civil War hospital, among other rumors of being connected to the Underground Railroad and once having gallows. A ghost expert and instructor for Introduction to Paranormal Investigations at Allegany College of Maryland, Hall tries to find reasonable explanations to why some things go bump in the night. Using ghost hunting equipment and logic, he can present sensible findings to what may be happening in some of our most seemingly haunted places. The presentation, entitled “An Afternoon with the Paranormal” will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the South Cumberland Library. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.alleganycountylibrary.info.
Oct 23rd The Annual Bu at the Zoo will be held at the Tri-State Zoological Park come join the fun for some treats & scares, along with the animals before they close for the winter season Saturday October 23rd, from 7pm-9pm the cost is $5 per person and includes “Trick-or treating” among the animals. Haunted House. (Feel free to dress up!) *Volunteers needed! Set up/work Haunted House primarily, but other assistance too!
Oct 23rd, 2021- Ghouley Hooley Plunge Now in its seventeenth year, the Hooley Plunge is the largest single-day fundraising event in Allegany County. While the Hooley Plunge is normally a March event, due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Plunge is scheduled this year for Saturday, October 23. Annually, hundreds of brave souls run into the frigid waters of Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap State Park to raise money for the Special Olympics of Allegany County and other local programs benefitting the developmentally disabled. Since the Hooley Plunge inception, over 1.4 million dollars has been raised. The Hooley Plunge is coordinated by the Alhambra Wamba Caravan #89. More information and registration is available at hooleyplunge.com.
Oct 24th Rocky Gap State Park Trunk or Treat will be held from 1-3pm
Oct 27th South Cumberland Halloween Parade 7pm
Oct 28th The Frostburg Halloween Parade is back and scheduled for Thursday, Oct 28th! Kids in costume are welcome to join right after the parade for a quick stop in City Place for candy and few other surprises. If your organization wants to be part of the parade, just click on the link to the registration form. https://bit.ly/FrostburgHPRF.
Oct 28th The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Development Commission (DDC) will be jointly hosting some Halloween fun to try and preserve the Halloween spirit. A drive-up Trick or Treat event will be held at Constitution Park on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Leading up to the Trick or Treat event, the City and DDC will be inviting entries for several virtual contests:
- Virtual Costume Contest – enter a photo of your child(ren) up to age 12. Judges will award prizes for the most creative, best superhero, best animal, best Halloween theme, best character, best overall costumes, and a new category this year will be “Best Family Costume”!
• Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest – carve your most creative pumpkin and send in a photo to be entered into the contest. Our panel of judges will award prizes for the most creative pumpkin, the best Halloween theme pumpkin and the best overall pumpkin.
• Virtual House Decorating Contest – show us what you and your family can do, whether you deck your house out with Fall decorations or have the scariest group of animated ghosts and goblins. Send in a photo or video of your decorated home exterior to be eligible to win prizes for having the scariest decorations, the most creative decorations or the best Fall decorations.
All contests will accept entries sent to: email@example.com. They must be received by midnight on Monday, October 25th to be eligible for judging. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 29th and prizes can be picked up at City Hall the following week.
Keep up to date with the Halloween happenings on the City’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cityofcumberlandmd.
Oct 30th Johnson Heights Neighborhood in Cumberland Trick or Treating will be Saturday October 30th from 6-8pm. Participate by turning on your porch light. You are encouraged to stay outside to minimize contact and prevent trick or treaters from gathering at your door. Streets included are Louisiana, Kent, Memorial, Brookfield, Cecil, Caroline, Arundel, Ridgewood, Warwick, Glenmore, Edgevale. Brentwood, Penhurst, Avondale, Haddon and Greenway. For safety purposes please travel on sidewalks in the same direction as traffic, face masks are encouraged for everyone participating including residents, youth trick or treaters and parents and chaperones. Please maintain social distances and stay within your family group. For more information join the Johnson Heights/Mapleside Neighborhood group on facebook
Oct 30th The Town of Moorefield will hold Trick or Treat on Saturday October 30th from 5-7pm
Oct 30th The Town of Oakland will be holding Trick or Treat October 30th 5:30pm-7pm for children 17 and under. Community participation is voluntary and should be indicated by turning on your porch light.
Oct 31st Frostburg Dance Academy will be part of a trunk or treat to be held at Lashbaugh’s West parking lot Sunday Oct 31st from 3-5pm
Oct 31st The town of Grantsville Trick or Treat will be held on October 31st from 6-7PM.
Houses with porch lights on are participating