Written by Aaron-Michael Fox.

It’s that time of year when it is starting to get cooler in the evenings, dew is forming on the ground in the mornings, and pumpkin spice is entering its annual season of popularity. That means there is one thing on many Huntingtonians’ minds already: Halloween.

The City of Huntington has already announced that Trick-or-Treat in the city will be on Monday, October 31, 2022 from 6-8 p.m.

The Halloween Weekend will kick off on Thursday night, October 27, with the Marshall University Homecoming Parade at 6:30 p.m.

Next up, on Friday night October 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra presents “A Haunted Halloween” as part of their Candlelight Concert Series. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

The Huntington Police and Fire Departments will host a Safe Trick-or-Treat at Safety Town on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Sealed candy can be dropped off at HFD Centennial Station #1 or the Huntington Police Department headquarters.

At noon on Saturday, October 29, there will be a kids’ Candy Cane Drop at Ritter Park sponsored by the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District. This event is free of charge and open to children 12 and under.

Saturday evening will see the return of “Voodoo Fest” presented by Gumbo Stop Café in Heritage Station from 5-11 p.m.  This event will feature live music from the Heavy Hitters band, costume contests, local artisans, food, vendors, fire dancers, tarot cards, Reiki, gems and minerals, jewelry, clothing, and more. The event is free of charge and open to all ages.

Saturday will also feature Marshall’s Homecoming football game against Coastal Carolina. The kickoff time has not been announced yet.

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