Halloween events abound in Miles City this weekend

Halloween is Monday, and costume parties, haunted houses and lots of trick-or-treating are planned for around the community in the coming days.

In keeping with the season, a wide variety of activities have been planned to keep Miles City’s young ghosts and goblins safe and entertain the older monsters and minions. With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, many events will be starting on Friday and continuing through the first days of November.

Among the many events are a Halloween carnival at the Kinsey School on Friday evening; a haunted house sponsored by the Custer County District High School Key Club at Custer Lodge on the corner of North Haynes Avenue and Leighton Boulevard on Friday and Saturday nights; and a Haunted Trail, sponsored by the Miles City Jaycees, also on Friday and Saturday evenings at Spotted Eagle Recreation Area.

The WaterWorks Art Museum will celebrate the season with a free family event. There will be treats and art to create at various stations around the art museum, and Willy Wonka will be on hand to visit with guests.

“It would be helpful if families could call the art museum ahead of time and give us their names and how many will attend so we have a head count for our help and treats,” said De Nice Curry, administrative assistant of the art museum. “We also encourage parents to join in and participate with their children during the workshop activities.” 

And, of course, trick-or-treating will be part of the local festivities. Miles Citians usually make the rounds on Halloweeen Night.

Once again, trick-or-treaters can exchange their candy for cash. 

After Halloween, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Hogan Family Dental will pay $1 per pound for candy as part of its Cash for Candy buy-back event. The candy will be donated to military members who are serving overseas.

There are also a variety of events for adults, and even pets and their owners. For a full list of activities and events, see page 7 of today’s Miles City Star.