The Haunted Harvest returns to the Springs Preserve on Friday, filling the botanical garden with an eerie glow.
Visitors can expect to encounter spooky things from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 23-25 and 29-31 at the preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
The family-friendly event is designed for all ages, and costumes are encouraged (although adults are asked not to wear masks for safety reasons). There will be a "Safe Street" for trick-or-treating, carnival games and face painting.
A character called the Ol’ Miner will narrate 20-minute Haunted Hay Rides along trails at the preserve, sharing scary legends.
Later in the month, pumpkins entered in a contest by elementary school classes will be on display.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5 to 12 and free for youngsters 4 and younger. Springs Preserve members pay half-price. The Haunted Hay Ride costs $5 for adults, $3 for children age 5-12 and free for kids 4 and younger.
Further details are available at www.springspreserve.org/ or by calling 822-7705.More Hallowen events