Halloween BooNanza this weekend

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — A number of events are planned for the weekend and on Halloween as part of the annual Dover-Foxcroft Halloween BooNanza. A full schedule and more information is available at

On Friday, Oct. 27 the home and business decorating contest entries will be judged from 7-9 p.m., registration forms are available at the town office.

On the evening of Oct. 27 the Bear’s Den hosts an adult Halloween party starting at 8 p.m. with live music from The Dogs and cash prizes for costume contest winners.

On Saturday, Oct. 28 the Mayo Regional Hospital and Piscataquis Regional YMCA Halloween 3K starts at 9 a.m. by the fire station on East Main Street, with registration beforehand .The race and walk is free for participants.

The Dover Cove Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Street cove location next to the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce.

Dunkin Donuts hosts donut decorating and free hot cocoa for children from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tractor Supply invites to the public to stop by at 10 a.m. to take part and view a pet costume contest. The categories include feathered friends, backyard friends, little friends and furry friends.

Subway hosts a cookie decorating and coloring contest from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

At noon a children’s and pet costume parade starts at the courthouse parking lot and travels to the Center Theatre parking lot. Treat bags will be given at the end of the parade to all young participants dressed in their costumes.

From 2-9 p.m. the Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds will be the site of Frightful Family Events. The events include child-friendly kids games and a ghoul gallery at 2 p.m. as well as a food and bake sale. The scary haunted guided walking tours start at 6 p.m.

The Foxcroft Academy Key Club and Student Council host a Trunk or Treat event from 3-5 p.m. in the staff parking lot. Proceeds will go toward UNICEF to help mothers and children in developing countries.

Pat’s Pizza will feature live music by Kevin Hamel from 8-11 p.m. along with a costume contest with cash prizes.

The Bear’s Den hosts an adult Halloween party starting at 8 p.m. with live music from The Breakers and cash prizes for costume contest winners.

At 10 p.m. the Center Theatre screens “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

On Halloween (Tuesday, Oct. 31) from 4-6 p.m. the Thompson Free Library hosts “Trick or Treat at the Library.” Children stopping by in costume will be given a free Halloween book.

Just up East Main Street the Living Word Assembly hosts a Trunk or Treat event from 4:30-6 p.m., look for the trunks outside then follow the path inside.

Observer file photo/Stuart Hedstrom
GHOULISH PROCESSION — A large contingent of costumed marchers proceeded from the courthouse parking lot down East Main Street to the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational church parking lot during a previous year’s Dover-Foxcroft Halloween BooNanza parade. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, Oct. 28 at noon, part of a day full of Halloween BooNanza events.

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