Halloween tricks and Halloween treats

Ghostly Trails walking tours October 31
Monticello has a reputation for spooks, ghosts and spirits...and on several Saturday nights leading up to Halloween, residents and visitors will be able to learn more about the haunted sites that are scattered throughout “The Most Haunted Town” of the southern United States.
The Haunted Trails Walking Tour will be taking place on the Saturday, Oct. 26 with an additional, especially eerie, walking tour to be conducted on Halloween night.
The 90-minute tour will begin and end at the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and will cover almost a mile of ground.
Due to the content of the tours, it is not recommended for children under the age of five.
The night will include three tours, one starting at 7 p.m., another starting at 7:30 p.m. and the last tour starting at 8 p.m.
To select your tour date and time and purchase tickets, call the chamber of commerce at (850) 997-5552.

Trunkin' and treatin' on the farm October 31
Deck your family in your favorite costumes and head out to Aunt Louise's Farm on Halloween Night, Oct. 31, for a trunk-or-treat event.
This family-friendly event will include food and drinks, a corn maze and trunks filled with candy!
Entry into the farm is $2 per person, and all proceeds are planned to go to the Jefferson County Backpack Buddies program – which is a local ministry that provides weekend meals to food insecure children in the county.
Come out with your friends and family for a fun evening of spooks and spirits while also supporting a wonderful local cause!
Aunt Louise's Farm is located at 8101 Waukeenah Hwy., and can be reached by calling (850) 251-7708.

Fall festival with a spooky twist October 31
The First Baptist Church of Monticello will be holding their annual fall festival on Thursday, Oct. 31, which will include their trunk-or-treat festivities.
Held on South Olive and West Walnut Streets, the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and wrap up around 8:30 p.m.
Costumed participants are encouraged! There will be bounce houses, live entertainment, games, prizes and, of course, candy.
Bring your family to this kid-friendly festival and treat excursion and invite your friends!

Did you have an extra spook-tacular Halloween costume?
We'd love to spotlight the crazy, fun, spooky and uncanny costumes worn by locals who attended various community trunk-or-treats and fall festivals.
Share your costume with us by messaging ECB Publishing's Facebook page or by sending an email to reporter1@ecbpublishing.com.