Haunted Woods at Prouty Beach Campground
Something strange is happening at Prouty Beach Campground. People and things have gone missing, come and help us figure out the mystery of the Haunted Woods! Coming in October Friday & Saturday till Halloween, $5 per person/ $15 a car load more details to follow, suggested age 13+ (not appropriate for small children).
Pumpkin Palooza / Trick or Treating / Scavenger Hunt
Get ready for Pumpkin Palooza in Pomerleau Park!! Come and get a free pumpkin and enter the jack-o-lantern contest. Pumpkin pick up will be Oct. 21st, 10am-12pm at Gardner Park. You will have one week to bring your jack-o-lantern creation to life, judging will be in 5 categories: ages 5 and under, ages 6-12, ages 13-17, adults, and businesses, prizes for each category will be given after judging. Drop off for display at the Parklet next to the municipal building on main street at 1pm-2pm and then go trick or treating down main street, judging will happen directly after drop off no later than 2:00pm.
Trick or treating down main street will be from 1pm-2:45, at 2:45, directly after trick or treating head back to the Parklet for the costume contest where we have a prize for the best costume. 3:00pm at Pomerleau Park, prizes on the best costume will be announce as well as the pumpkin winners. After we announce the awards, stick around for a Spooky Scavenger Hunt hosted by the Newport City Downtown Development organization. There will be a youth scavenger hunt and a little more challenging hunt for adults, the scavenger hunt will take place from 3pm-5pm. At 5pm all scavenger hunters are asked to gather at the Warehouse Restaurant on main street to see who the winner is.
Don't forget to bring your trick or treating bags and wear your costumes to do trick or treating up main street at participating downtown businesses from 1-3pm!
Schedule of events:
1-2:00pm: pumpkin drop off trick or treating starts up main street
2:00: judging of pumpkins
1:00-2:45: trick or treating down main street
2:45: gather in parklet next to the municipal building for costume procession to judge costumes and announcements
3:00: announce winners for the Pumpkins and costumes
3:15: Scavenger Hunt for adults and youth
5:00pm: Scavenger Hunters gather at the Warehouse Restaurant
For Halloween night, the Newport City Police Department has issued
best practices for Trick or Treating:
NEWPORT — Chief Travis Bingham and the Newport Police Department would like to share guidance and safety tips as Halloween approaches, to help residents and trick-or-treaters celebrate safely this season.
The Department does not schedule hours for trick-or-treating, but asks parents to use their best judgment as to the safest time to take their children out.
Costume Safety Picking a great costume is an exciting part of Halloween preparation, and the Newport Police Department encourages parents/guardians to consider these tips while choosing a costume:
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- Any props should be soft, and no part of the costume should impair vision
- Wear sturdy shoes and temperature appropriate clothing under costume.
- If children will be allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them a flashlight or glow sticks to ensure they are visible to drivers.
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it on a small area of skin first.
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- If older children or teenagers are going out alone, plan and review a route that you feel is safe and acceptable for them to follow.
- Agree on a specific time older children and teenagers should return home.
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street. Always look both ways before crossing the street.
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
- Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
For Those Staying In Those who do not want to participate in trick-or-treating activities this year, consider alternatives:
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them, or at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.
- Decorating your house, apartment, or living space.
- Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.
- Having a virtual Halloween costume contest.
- Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with.
- Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house.
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