It’s Fright Night Friday

Published 5:12 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Columbus Halloween Carnival

The Halloween Carnival in Columbus will be held 4 to 6 p.m. at Stearns Park. Halloween candy and chocolate chip cookies will be some of the treats available, and the town will also give out safety treat bags. Games and hay rides are also offered. For those 12 and under, a costume contest will be held at 4:30 in front of the gazebo.

The Polk County Sheriff&39;s Office will hold a Haunted Jail at 40 Ward St. in Columbus. From 5 to 7 p.m., everyone is invited to enjoy the tour (enter at the front door and exit through the basement).

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Landrum Halloween Stroll

The Landrum Area Business Association is sponsoring a Landrum Halloween Stroll from 5 to 9 p.m. The event features trick-or-treating with area merchants along Rutherford Street and Trade Avenue in downtown Landrum, carnival games on Trade Avenue, a fortune teller and hay rides from First Citizens Bank. A storyteller will also be at the spooky fire at the Depot.

A costume contest will be held at the fire station at 6 p.m. for children in the following age categories: 0-3, 4-7, 8-10 and 11-13.

Bring your carved pumpkins to the Mail Room on Trade Ave. for a jack-o-lantern contest.

Saluda Halloween Stroll

The second Halloween Stroll in Saluda will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Main Street. Trick-or-treating will be offered at merchants in the downtown area and at city hall and the police department.

Tryon Halloween Stroll

The Tryon Halloween Stroll in downtown Tryon has a new time this year ‐ trick-or-treating will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.. From 5 to 5:45 p.m., a carved pumpkin contest will be held. Prizes for the scariest, funniest and most original pumpkins will be awarded in the following categories: 12 and under (parental help okay), 13 and over (adults included). Entries must be delivered to the Shops of Tryon parking lot by 5:15 p.m.

A children&39;s costume contest will be held at Rogers Park at 6:15 p.m. Prizes will be given for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes.

The event is sponsored by the Tryon Downtown Development Association.