Hello, little goblins! Halloween is fast approaching and we at So. Md. Online want to make sure you're ready for it.
The History of Halloween
Everything you always wanted to know about Halloween but were afraid to ask, courtesy of The History Channel
Halloween Safety Tips
Since Trick-or-Treating mostly involves small children, and they and their escorts will be walking on the streets and sidewalks when it is dark, it's a good idea for both parents, homeowners and motorists to exercise a higher awareness of safety and security.
Still wearing a store bought mask and polyester cape? Stop that right now! We've got some better ideas!
We've compiled some of the most popular videos with spooky Halloween music from around the web. Play them at your haunted house or on your front porch to welcome trick-or-treaters.
If you still want to carve a pumpkin the old-fashioned way, check out these patterns - they're sure to make the Trick-or-Treaters howl with fear.
Halloween Movies That Will Scare You Senseless
Reader's Digest has rounded up a list of movies for your Halloween pleasure. Too scary for the kids? Try Hollywood Reporter's list of scary movies more appropriate for children.
There are plenty of family-oriented things to do in So. Md. during the fall related to Halloween. Many local farms open their gates to the community so you can experience pumpkin patches, hay rides and corn mazes. There are also several large public events. We've listed a few of the most significant ones here. You can also find many more things to do in the Community Calendar. (Add your event if it is not already listed.)
Middleton's Cedar Hill Farm
13290 Cedar Hill Place, Waldorf, MD 20601
(301) 932-9033 or (301) 399-9812;
Fall season events, petting farm, pony and hayrides, pumpkin patch, and fall decorative items for sale.
6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict, MD 20612
(301) 274-3829, (301) 399-1629 or (301) 399-1634
Field days, Halloween events, petting farm, Kasper's Kastle, pumpkin patch, and school tours.
12850 Shlagel Rd, Waldorf MD 20601
Wagon rides, pumpkin picking, petting zoo, group tours, and more!
Spider Hall Farm
3915 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(410) 535-5819, (301) 904-8260
Halloween/fall season events, corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch and pony rides.
Bowles Farms - A Maze N Place
22880 Budds Creek Road, Clements, MD 20624
Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hayrides, picnic area, food for sale, events and festivities, personalized events in barn, fall season events, and corn maze.
Forrest Hall Farm
39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Fall season events, Halloween activities, corn maze, school tours, produce and crafts for sale.
Trick or Treat on the Square
Saturday, October 22 @ 3:00 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat at local businesses during this family-friendly, safe Halloween event. Enjoy activities like face painting by St. Mary's Wine & Design, a pet costume contest by the Southern Maryland Animal Welfare League, and more trick-or-treating fun. FREE.
Saturday, October 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
St. Mary's City
Come in costume and experience the Maryland Dove's not-so-scary Halloween make-over. Trick-or-Treating, face painting, games, and more. FREE.
Zombie Invasion 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, October 23 @ 10:00 a.m.
Laurel Springs Regional Park, 5940 Radio Station Rd, La Plata, MD 20646
Join Charles County Sherriff's Office for the 4th Annual Zombie Invasion 5k! A Zombie Invasion is a fun organized gathering of people dressed up in zombie costumes and play-act as zombies walking through a public urban center and city streets. Our charity partner is Special Olympics Maryland so come out and help us raise money for the thousands of athletes that train and compete every year. Register by Oct. 10 to be guaranteed an event shirt.
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