McKENZIE — Be sure to carve your best Halloween pumpkin to bring to the Farmers Market and enter the Carroll County 4-H pumpkin judging contest on Saturday, October 29. Pumpkin judging begins at 10 a.m. Afterward, there will be a fun science experiment to make the pumpkins explode. Even though Saturday is the last official day the Farmers Market is open in 2022, there will still be lots of baked goods, apples, pears, fall greens, natural candles, cleaners, tamales, and beautiful crocheted items. Vendors may set up outside in the pavilion on Saturday or during the week. The Farmers Market is open Tuesday, October 25, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will see you at the Farmers Market!
The McKenzie Elementary School Fall Festival is Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 165 Brooks Avenue in McKenzie. A king and queen from each class in grades Pre-K through fourth will be crowned. There will be a costume contest, games and other fun activities to enjoy.
The Boo Bash returns to downtown McKenzie after a two-year absence due to COVID-19 precautions. Sponsored by Bethel University and the City of McKenzie, this family event is Thursday, October 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring good food and fun activities such as Trunk or Treat, Haunted Train rides, Kinda Creepy Creature Features, Pumpkin Bowling, Bouncy House, Obstacle Course and a Cake Walk. There will be a costume contest and categories include Tiny Terrors (0-2 years), Small Spook (3-5 years), Middle Monsters (6-9 years), Older Ogres (10-14 years) and Fearsome Families.
The West Carroll Junior/Senior High School hosts Trunk or Treat in the front parking lot on Tuesday, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wear your costume and come out for a fun evening of hayrides, bouncy house and other activities.