MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

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October 24, 2010

Area Halloween schedules

• The city of Muskogee will allow trick or treating 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

• Braggs will observe Halloween on Saturday. Parental discretion is encouraged.

• Checotah will hold its annual Halloween festivities 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the downtown area and in Pocket Park. A four-block radius will be blocked off. The First United Methodist Church and merchants will give out treats.

• Eufaula will allow trick or treating 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

• Fort Gibson will allow trick or treating from dusk until dark Saturday.

• Okay will observe Halloween on Saturday. Children ages 12 and under will be allowed to trick or treat from dusk until 9 p.m. Additionally, Okay will host the Okay Birthday Bash and Car Show, beginning noon Saturday. Activities include a haunted house, car show, games, activities for the children downtown, food vendors, live music and trunk or treating.

• Porter will observe Halloween on Saturday 6 to 8 p.m.

• Tahlequah has not specified whether citizens observe Halloween on Saturday or Oct. 31.

• Wagoner will observe Halloween on Saturday.

• Warner will observe Halloween on Saturday. Parents are advised to have their children home by 11 p.m.

Halloween events

• Arrowhead Mall will host the 13th annual Mall-O-Ween 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Mall merchants will hand out candy to children 12 and under. At noon, Arrowhead Mall will host a costume contest and pumpkin design contest. Prior to the event, Arrowhead Mall will accept and start displaying pumpkins Wednesday. The pumpkins will be displayed for the public to vote on the best design. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to enter.

Information:  682-4106 or  www.facebook.com/arrowheadmall.

• Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee, 6 to 10 p.m. weekends in October, 3400 Fern Mountain Road. Information: www.okcastle.com or 687-3625.

• The American Red Cross will host a Halloween-themed blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Information: April Amos at amosa@usa.redcross.org.

• "Smokin' the Fort-BBQ and Bluegrass Festival," Friday and Saturday. Friday evening will feature a buffet presented by Armstrong Bank, a "Meet the Cooks" party and a street dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the music of Lainey Edwards, Nashville recording artist.

Saturday features professional BBQ competition, "Taster's Choice" competition, Bluegrass music from Spring Street, The Park Family and the Jed & Harry Clark bands.

Other competitions include a pie-eating contest, "The Fastest Toilet in the West" race, and a costume contest for the entire family and pets.

Additional food and merchandise vendors available, and 1,000 chances to win a Jamie Geer professional BBQ Smoker will be sold at $5 each. Information: 478-4780.

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