There will be strong spirits rising and treats galore if you survive the haunting time in the Town of Montross from Thursday, Oct. 29 through Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. Beginning Thursday, exciting activities for folks of all ages will be taking place throughout our spooky town. The O’Gara Group along with Washington & Lee High School and the Westmoreland County Museum will be again holding their “Haunted House and Trunk-or-Treat” at the O’Gara facilities across from the Food Lion. The Haunted House, with an admission fee of $5.00 (donated to the high school) will be open from 6-8 pm.
Also on thursday, Oct. 29, The Regional Library’s Montross Branch will have its 34th Annual Halloween Howl from 6:30 until 7:30 pm, including “Scary Storytelling”, special Costume Parade and Judging, and refreshments.
If you did not have enough time to participate in the first night full of scares and treats, come visit Montross again on Friday, Oct. 30 for Northern Neck Chevrolet’s “Friday Night under the Lights” from 6:30 till 9:30 pm with live music by “Sweet Justice,” dancing, costumes, and free hot dogs, cookies, and candy. The O’Gara Group will again offer the “Haunted House” tour on Oct. 30 from 6-9 pm to make sure that everyone has another opportunity to be properly frightened.
On Halloween night, Oct. 31, The O’Gara Group will again offer the “Haunted House” tour from 6-9 pm to make sure that everyone has had at least one last opportunity to be properly frightened. The O’Gara Trunk-or-Treat will be on Halloween only from 6-8 pm in the fenced parking lot. Meanwhile Trick-or-Treating in the town of Montross will be from 6-8 pm. Participating stores and residents will have their porch lights on.
From 8-10 pm, the Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross will offer a “Things That Go Bump in the Night” bonfire with scary, local tales in addition to showing a free Halloween movie that will begin at nightfall. The Museum will provide s’mores set-ups for the bonfire. The Inn will be offering a special “Bones and Brew” menu inside, and outside they will be providing free: candy corn, spooky punch, witch hat cookies, and candy on the porch. The Inn will sell “dog bones” (sweet or savory knotted dough), nachos, pretzels, hot chocolate, and apple cider. The Inn will also offer a variety of wonderful and special foods available for purchase. They are also offering a 10% discount to patrons in costume.
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