Plenty of options in LaGrange for Halloween fun

Published 7:13 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween is on a weeknight again this year, leaving many parents wondering what they can do to ensure that their children are able to have fun without interfering with school times.

Troup County and LaGrange do not have official trick-or-treat dates or times, and residents will likely see children in costumes both over the weekend as well as on Tuesday.

“We have received calls over the last couple of days with people wondering when will trick-or-treating or Halloween be celebrated in Troup County,” the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook. “Troup County doesn’t specify any other date than the 31st as Halloween. Since it does fall on a work and school night, please be respectful of others as you make your evening plans next week.”

Parents are encouraged to discuss trick-or-treating times with neighbors beforehand in order to avoid confusion.

“We have gotten several messages asking what day the city it designating for Halloween trick or treating,” the LaGrange Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The City of LaGrange does not set a date or time for that event. It will be on Oct. 31 unless your individual neighborhood designates a different day for that activity. There will be other events going on the weekend before such as the trick-or-treat event at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Oct. 28 if you prefer not to have your kids out on a school night.”

The Chili Cook-off and Trick-or-Treat event will take place at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. There will be a costume contest at Boyd Pavilion from 1 to 2 p.m. with registration from 10 a.m. to noon. The trick-or-treat event will take place in the Sweetland Amphitheatre parking lot from 2 to 3 p.m.

Families may also enjoy the Mystery in our History: Ghostly Walking Tour with the Troup County Historical Society and Archives and Legacy Museum on Main, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Choral Society of West Georgia will also host a Halloween themed event this weekend with The Phantom of the Organ: LaGrange’s Great Spooktacular beginning on Saturday at 7 p.m.

If you want a little fall fun on All Hallow’s Eve but don’t want to walk around your neighborhood after dark, the Hills & Dales Estate will host Halloween at the Callaway Family Home from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The LaGrange Women’s Club will also hand out treats for children up to 12 years of age on the back porch of Bellevue from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Halloween.

Many local churches will also host trunk-or-treat and fall festival events in the near future, so check with the church near you for the time and location of those events.