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Hometown Halloween returns Oct. 31


The city of Arlington will host their Hometown Halloween again this year on Oct. 31, featuring a day of events including pumpkin rolling, a pumpkin carving contest and trick-or-treat events.

Arlington United Church will provide a bouncy house, fun house, games and more at their Harvest Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church is located at 338 N McLeod Ave., Arlington.

Trick-or-treaters can walk up and down Olympic Avenue to stop at participating businesses for candy from noon to 1 p.m. Falcon Ridge Fellowship will host their Trick or Trunk event in the City Hall parking lot as well.

The Arlington City Hall is located at 238 N Olympic Ave.

The Arlington School of Dance will give a special Halloween dance presentation at the plaza of city hall a half hour after noon.

The annual Pumpkin Carving Contest will be held at the Arlington Hardware Store at 215 N Olympic Ave.

Contestants can drop off their decorated pumpkins and register on Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Oct. 31 from 7 a.m. to noon. Judging begins on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. with awards giving out at 2 p.m.

A bicycle will be given away as the grand prize and there are additional prizes for all other participants as well.

A costume contest will be held at Legion Park that begins at 1 p.m. Prizes provided by the Arlington Arts Council.

Kids can roll pumpkins down the First Street hill starting at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Great Pumpkin Roll. The event is sponsored by Youth Dynamics and all ages are welcome.

For more information about the Halloween events contact the recreation office at 360-403-3448 or go to


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