Halloween, Fall events coming to Graham
With Halloween around the corner, Graham is hosting a number of holiday events to match the season.
Returning to the square this year on Halloween is the annual Trunk-or-Treat event hosted in conjunction with the Graham Chamber of Commerce and local first responders from the Graham Fire Department, Graham Police Department and the Young County Sheriff’s Office.
Chamber Manager, Lisa Kinkead, said the chamber has worked with first responders this year to bring in local churches, retailers, restaurants and others to set up on the north end of the Graham downtown square starting at 4:30 p.m.
“We have several of our local retailers and businesses that are going to be there and then we have even had a couple of community members ask if they can just bring their car and decorate their car,” Kinkead said. “A couple of churches are going to come and have games and there is no charge to set up, so if anyone would like to, just let us know.”
Kinkead said the chamber is trying to draw more people to the square for the event this year and reached out to GFD regarding adding more options for the event. She said some of the local retailers had express interest in the event and the organization was looking to add them to the square for the event.
“I spoke with Chief (Jerry) David and said, ‘Would it be okay if we helped possibly bring in more people down to the square,’ and he said, ‘Absolutely, the more the merrier,’” Kinkead said.
The event is currently looking at around 10 entities participating in the event, but Kinkead said she hopes more show up at the event. She said if a business or organization wishes to be a part of the event, contact the chamber 940-549-3355 or email email@example.com.
Alongside the Trunk-or-Treat event, the chamber will be hosting a costume contest at the Young County Courthouse Gazebo with winners announced by the chamber’s Shop Local retailers.
Halloween and Seasonal Events
Through Sunday, Nov. 3
Noon - 5 p.m. - The Wildcatter Ranch and Resort is hosting a Pumpkin Patch event each Sunday benefiting Virginia’s House and Dr. Goodall’s House. The event has pony and wagon rides, face painting by the Graham High School Art club and more.
Saturday, Oct. 26
10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - Graham Regional Theatre will host the third annual Talkin’ Tombstones at Oak Grove Cemetery. Actors will portray historic personalities of Graham’s past. Three tours are available for the event.
6-8 p.m. - Country Road Fellowship is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Fall Festival event at the church on Hwy. 16 S. at Hwy. 1191. The event will have hay rides, crafts, games, cookie decorating, food and more.
Sunday, Oct. 27
5-6 p.m. - First United Methodist Church is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event at the church at 700 Third St.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
4 p.m. - Graham Oaks Care Center is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event at the center at 1325 First St. The event will have food, candy and more.
Thursday, Oct. 31
5-9 p.m. - First Baptist Church is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event at the church at 620 Fourth St.
5:30 p.m. - The Graham Chamber of Commerce and local first responders are hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event on the Graham downtown square. A costume contest will be held at the Young County Courthouse gazebo with winners announced by the chamber’s Shop Local retailers.
Saturday, Nov. 2
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - The Graham Fall Craft Fair will be held at the Young County Arena Barclay Room. The event will have 40 vendors, door prizes, handmade decor, gift items and baked items.