Everyone likes a good scare around Halloween and there’s nowhere better than “A Scare in the Park” at Sligo Folk Park on Wednesday 30th October. It’s packed to the gills with scary skeletons, ghosts, ghouls and (slightly) frightening fun for everyone, particularly 2-12 year olds. It’s a chance for the whole family to dress up in their most creative costume (there’s prizes) and enjoy scares, dares and fearsome fare in Riverstown. New this year is the Scarecrow Competition.
A tour of the Folk Park takes on a new dimension when Halloween is in the air. There’s something scary around every corner. Watch out for the Mad Doctor in The Forge. Let your hair down at the Monster Jams Disco in the Street. Harry Potter fans will love the chance to enrol at the Hogwarts themed schoolroom. Hear the hair raising tale of the White Lady, the real Folk Park ghost, said to haunt Millview House. Join in some weird and wonderful workshops – make your own skeleton or a Halloween lantern. Get your face painted in a ghoulish manner. Don’t forget to enjoy some toasted marshmallows (not haunted!) and chocolate apples as well as trick or treat sweets and lollies.
The “Unshin Witch” will tell (slightly) spinechilling tales in her cottage. The Pumpkin Carving Display is alarming art at its very best and the creepy concoctions of Witches Magic Potions could just cast a spooky spell. Or listen to storytelling in the spooky forest. It’s all for fun though, some tricks (but not many) and plenty of treats for everyone. The Café will also be open for beverages and treats.
Everyone is invited to join in the Scarecrow Competition, there’s no entry fee and all ages are welcome to take part. All you have to do is make your own scarecrow (they must be homemade) and bring it to Sligo Folk Park on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th or Tuesday 29th October from 9am-4pm. Make it as an individual, with your family or with a group you’re involved with – a sports team, dance or music group , business or school. All scarecrows will be on display at Scare in the Park and the judging and prize presentation will take place on the day.
Entry to Scare in the Park is just €7 per child (buy ticket) and adults are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Under two years old are free of charge.