OXFORD – Halloween activities in Oxford kicked off with the Community Arts Center’s (OCAC) Howl at the Moon “a spooky family arts night” on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
The event is described as “a family and community-friendly event full of Halloween and autumn-themed activities and fun.”
There was an “Autumn Market” in the ballroom, with vendors such as MOON Co-Op Market & Deli, ArtistryFarm, GinghamGirl Greetings, Brew The Way, Marcia Waller, and Regina Simas.
Jericho Old Time Band performed in the ballroom as attendees browsed the various vendors.
There was a haunted house put together by a student organization, as well as numerous activities hosted by the various organizations. There was an entire room dedicated to mini-pumpkin painting.
In the back room were arts-related activities including; spooky stories by Sigma Tau Delta, a witch’s hat toss, face painting, and a Hueston Woods State Park naturalist with a “creepy creature interactive station.”
In his creepy station, there was an owl, skunk, and turtles, to name a few animals featured.
OCAC teamed up with Students for the Promotion of Writing to host a Ghost Story Contest for author’s grades first through fifth. All stories had to be derived using the prompt “It’s Halloween night and the doorbell rings…” Students were able to perform their short stories during the festival. Prizes were awarded to the top three stories in each grade range.
Howl at the Moon is one of the many annual events in Oxford centered around celebrating Halloween.