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Guide to Family Halloween Activities in Northeast Tennessee

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Halloween just seems to bring out the kid in all of us. Kids also look forward to dressing up as something scary or as their favorite superhero. (Many adults enjoy doing the same thing.) Of course, Halloween would not be Halloween if there were no trick-or-treating, and there is lots of that to be found in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas of northeast Tennessee. Several towns are already preparing for this year’s celebration. They are also making sure that families with their children will not only have a fun environment in which to enjoy all that is Halloween but a safe one as well.

Trunk or Treat in Downtown Rogersville
Ghouls and goblins, witches and warlocks, ghosts and things-that-go-bump-in-the night along with maybe a Superman and Spiderman and maybe even a Raggedy Ann all make their appearance on Main Street in Downtown Rogersville in Northeast Tennessee on Halloween. Sponsored by the Rogersville Main Street Program, Trunk or Treat is an event perfect for kids and kids-at-heart. Cars with their trunks open and decorated line Main Street with their owners in costume handing out treats for the kids. The business owners get in on the act, too, with decorated windows and shop owners and employees being dressed in costume as well.

Trunk or Treat will be on Saturday, October 30, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to have their vehicle as a part of the Trunk or Treat Halloween event must fill out an application prior to the event, because background checks are conducted in order to make sure that all is safe for the children. In addition, there will be a costume contest, hay rides, and a fortune teller. For more information, see: www.rogersvillemainstreet.com.

Halloween Haunts and Happenings in Jonesborough
Tennessee’s oldest town pulls out all of the stops to ensure the kids and the families can have the best-ever Halloween event as Main Street in Historic Downtown Jonesborough is transformed into a gathering for good witches, ghosts and goblins, superheroes and princesses. The event is free to all and boasts games, ghost stories, and a costume contest, as well as trick-or-treating in the area. Be sure to stop by the Haunted Wedding Chapel while you are out and about. For more information, go to: www.jonesboroughtn.org. (Date and times have not been set as of this writing.)

Trunk or Treat in Downtown Kingsport
Downtown Kingsport once again becomes the gathering place for parents with their children as the Trunk or Treat moves into town. Parents and downtown merchants will be decorating the trunks of their cars and parking along Broad Street while kiddies in their costumes eagerly search for goodies and fun on Saturday, October 30th starting at 5:30 p.m.

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