Spooktacular October Events Planned Around Town


A chill in the air, browning leaves and pumpkin-spice delicacies on every menu are sure indications that it’s fall in Severna Park. The community is packed with fun activities for children, families, and adults, so get out and enjoy all that Severna Park and Arnold have to offer during this beautiful time of year. Here is just a sampling of what’s happening.

Fall Fun Day (all ages; family)
Saturday, October 8
Kinder Farm Park
Admission: Free; Some activities may require purchased tickets

Kick off fall with this Severna Park festival favorite. Though a bit scaled down this year, the event will feature hayrides, scarecrow making, demonstrations, and kids activities including a pumpkin patch, and games and crafts. Tickets for the activities will be sold at locations throughout the event. Food and beverage vendors will also be available. The park entrance fee will be waived for the event.

Pumpkins in the Park (all ages; family)
Friday, October 21
Severna Park Community Center
Admission: At least one canned item per person, to be collected and donated to SPAN

The Woods Child Development Center and the Woods Church Children’s Ministry invite families to join their neighbors for pumpkin decorating, Halloween games, spooky tunes, photo opportunities and good old-fashioned family fun. Several Halloween-themed activity stations will keep your costumed kiddos busy and engaged. This event is especially suited for pre-K through fifth-grade children, but everyone is welcome.

Season’s Creepings Haunted Holiday Gala (adults)
Friday, October 21

Severna Park Elks Lodge 2482
Admission: ticket plus an unopened new toy
It’s the Elks’ 10th annual Halloween party and fundraiser kickoff benefiting Toys for Tots. An individual $50 ticket includes dinner, drinks from the open bar, live music, dancing, and lip sync and costume contests. Group tickets are also available at executiveevents.ticketleap.com/seasonscreepings.

American Heritage Girls Troop 0152 Craft & Vendor Fair (all ages)
Saturday, October 22

Severna Park Baptist Church
Admission: Free

Get a jump on your holiday shopping by visiting the American Heritage Girls Scout troop craft and vendor fair. There will be many vendors selling handmade items, including goodies made by the troop girls. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact md0152ahg@gmail.com for more information.

Spooky Cookie Decorating Workshop (all ages; family)
Wednesday, October 26
Broadneck Library, Community Meeting Room
Admission: Free

Take your cookie decorating to the next level with this seasonal workshop favorite. All materials including pre-baked sugar cookies, frosting, piping bags and tips, and sprinkles will be provided by the library. Learn decorating tips and tricks taught by a former cake decorator and have fun with family and friends while decorating sugar cookies. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop cannot guarantee that food served at library programs has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy or other allergens.

Halloween Spooktacular (all ages; family)
Friday, October 28

Severna Park Community Center
Admission: Free

An event for the entire family, the Halloween Spooktacular at the Severna Park Community Center invites families to join in some pre-Halloween fun. Wear your costume and trunk-or-treat from 5:00pm—8:00pm. There will be games, crafts, a movie and treats in Boone Station Hall, dancing by the Dance Center of Severna Park members, vendors, a photo booth and more. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor or hosting a trunk, reach out to Amy Holbrook at aholbrook@spcommunitycenter.org.

Spook-Tacular Story Time & Costume Parade (all ages; family)
Saturday, October 29
Broadneck Public Library, Community Meeting Room
Admission: Free

Wear your Halloween costume and join the Broadneck Library for a Halloween themed story-time and party to celebrate the spooky season with some silly Halloween stories, a costume parade, and more treats and activities. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Animal Appreciation Day & Pet Parade (all ages; family; pets)
Sunday, October 30
Historic Hancock’s Resolution
Admission: Free

Bring your costumed pet and enjoy a fall walk around the grounds at Historic Hancock’s Resolution in Pasadena. There will be pet prizes and giveaways. Pets must be preregistered at www.historichancocksresolution.org/events/pet-parade.


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