Pumpkins in the Park fun for all

Published 4:03 pm Monday, October 30, 2017

Through rain and shine, both kids and adults seemed excited to attend Wilderness Road State Park’s ninth annual Pumpkins in the Park event, featuring the well-known haunted trail hayride.

The event kicked off Thursday evening with a special kid’s night, complete with a costume contest, trunk-or-treat and pumpkin painting. The fun continued into the weekend, with Friday and Saturday focusing on a more adult theme with the haunted hayride.

“I definitely had a great time, and I even found myself scared multiple times, even though I’ve attended before,” said attendee Kaitlyn Smith.

Concessions and T-shirts were also available, with the park itself, the local Army ROTC group and Thomas Walker High School’s Science Club all featuring their own booths.

With several hundreds in attendance — despite the rainy weather — it certainly appeared to be yet another success for one of the park’s most popular events of the year.