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Celebrate Halloween at a state park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Make your Halloween truly memorable this year and celebrate at a state park. Throughout October, Nebraska state parks and recreation areas will host more than a dozen family-friendly events filled with Halloween fun.

Events include:

– Howl in the Hills Night Hike, Oct. 14, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area: Experience the Wildcat Hills like never before, at night. Discover all the creatures that go “bump” in the night during a half-mile hike.

– 22nd Annual Haunted Hollow Hayrack Rides, October 14, 20-21, 27-28, Indian Cave State Park: Hop on a haunted hayrack ride and enjoy the beautiful park grounds.

– 30th Annual Pumpkin Carvers Event, Oct. 21, Calamus State Recreation Area: Come visit the park and enjoy a day of carving pumpkins. This year there will also be snow cones, cotton candy and kids’ games.

– Vintage Halloween, Oct 21-22, 28-29, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park: Celebrate with vintage Halloween customs, games, crafts and décor.

Complete details on these and other Halloween events are available at OutdoorNebraska.org/Halloween.

A park permit is required for each vehicle entering the park.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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