Celebrate Halloween with crafts, campsite decorating, costumes, trick-or-treating and more at Raccoon State Recreation Area, Oct. 28.
The property is hosting its 24th annual Halloween Camping Weekend.
Activities start at 10 a.m. with a fan favorite activity, the "Raccowl" Egg Hunt, behind the camp store. Crafts and face painting will start at noon and run until 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel Shelter.
A costume contest for campers only begins at 3 p.m. next to the camp host site. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories: 5 and under; 6 to 11; and 12 to adult. There will also be prizes for the best group costume (two or more people), and the best pet costume.
Trick-or-treating in the campground runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to both campers and the general public. Vehicle traffic in the campground will not be permitted during trick-or-treating. Parking is available at the campstore, main ramp, office, and along Berry Drive.
After trick-or-treating, meet at the Chapel Shelter for an awards ceremony at 7:15 p.m. The ceremony will recognize winners of costume and campsite contests with plaques and prizes.
Campground hayrides begin at 8 p.m. Before 7 p.m., tickets can be purchased from the campground gate. From 7 to 9 p.m., tickets will be sold from the Chapel Shelter. Buying a ticket early does not guarantee a better spot in line. Tickets cost $2 per person.
All activities are free except hayrides. Donations will be accepted. Standard entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle apply. For more information, call (765) 344-1412.
Raccoon State Recreation Area (stateparks.IN.gov/2959.htm
) is at 1588 S. Raccoon Parkway, Rockville, IN 47872.
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Media contact: Ross Plotkin, interpretive naturalist, Raccoon State Recreation Area, (765) 344-1412.