Downbeach ghosts and goblins are getting ready for their big day on Oct. 31. But before then, local towns and organizations will be holding fun and safe special events just for them.
The Margate Education Foundation will hold its annual Boo Fest 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the Sigmund Rimm Recreation Complex baseball field. The event include fun games, prizes, hayrides, pumpkin patch, food, and live music and dancing.
The event includes the annual Monster Mile, with prizes for first, second and third place winners. Step off for children in grades K-2 is 4:15 p.m., grades 3-5 at 4:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 at 4:45 p.m.
Entrance fee, which includes the costumed foot race, is $10, children under age 4 are free. There is a $50 maximum per family. Tickets for the dunk tank are $1, or $5 for six dunks.
Sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit school clubs and programs.
To purchase tickets or provide a sponsorship, see http://tinyurl.com/msu5sfsf
The Margate City Police Department, Education Foundation and Mothers Association will present their second annual family fun Trunk or Treat & Tighe School Haunted Hallway 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at the parking lot at the rear of the Eugene A. Tighe Middle School.
The event includes fun and safe activities, treats, and a DJ spinning the Halloween hits. Leslie’s Dance Studio dancers will put on their annual Halloween pageant.
Entry fee for Trunk or Treat is the donation of a gently-used winter coat for distribution to those in need. The entry fee for the Haunted Hallway is $5 at the door for PreK-4th graders and their guardians.
All proceeds benefit the eighth grade graduating class.
Ventnor City Special Events is hosting its second annual Halloween Fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the beachfront park on Newport Avenue.
The event includes a costume parade, live music, crafters, pumpkin patch and food trucks.