This month you can expect to see lots of ghosts and goblins running around at various events being held in High Point.
Ghosts and goblins because those are about the only two Halloween costumes that are still politically correct, though on second thought, ghosts are almost exclusively white and goblins are likely only the way they are because of a tragic upbringing rather than being evil by nature.
Regardless, on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. the High Point Farmers Market will feature a costume parade led by an unnamed local celebrity grand marshal. The market is inviting everyone – especially kids and pets – to dress up and come out in costume.
Other activities for the day include a selfie station and an African drumming presentation at 11 a.m. Then there’s live music that will be provided by Evan Blackerby and a cooking demonstration presented by the NC Cooperative Extension.
The High Point Farmers Market is held at 901 N. Main St. and operates every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. mid-April through October. It features seasonal fresh produce, meat, poultry, eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies and sauces, plants, coffee, pottery and other crafts.
For those who like movies – but can’t stomach the new Exorcist reboot or the incredibly gruesome When Evil Lurks – the High Point Public Library will be hosting Spooky Movie Night. That will be on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Morgan Community Room. The movie, which really isn’t all that spooky, will be the 2021 comedy Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The screening is open to all ages. Popcorn and goodie bags will be provided. Anyone dressed in a Halloween costume will have a chance to be entered in a drawing for a prize basket. For more information about the event, check out https://www.highpointnc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4392.
The High Point Public Library is also hosting its fourth annual Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the High Point Farmers Market area of the library parking lot. (Additional parking for the event will be available on Elm Street across from the library at HPB Insurance and Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law.)
The event is being billed as “a fun, safe and exciting way for our community to come together this fall.”
For entertainment, Tracy Thornton will be playing the steel drum throughout Trunk-or-Treat.
The city sent out public thanks to its partners in the event including the High Point Fire Department, High Point Police Department, City of High Point Recycling Division, City of High Point Stormwater Division, High Point Museum, City of High Point Human Relations Division, City of High Point Parks and Recreation Department, Keep High Point Beautiful, the ARC of High Point, Family Services of the Piedmont, Growing High Point, The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards, UNCG Recipe for Success, LIVE Better, Get Ready Guilford and BASICS of High Point.