Welcome to our annual listing of local haunted houses and other Halloween-themed events.    To have yours listed in this space, please e-mail calendar@thepinebelt.com and, in the body of the message, let us know when and where it's taking place and a phone number, website and/or e-mail address we can pass along to listeners.  You may also fax your announcements to 601-545-8199 or 601-649-8199.

Oct. 30th  Ellisville  5 p.m. until 8 p.m. (coinciding with events downtown and at Jones College; please see below for more details)

Oct. 31st  Hattiesburg   4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Oct. 31st  Laurel   6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Oct. 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 31st   North Forrest VFD: Haunted Forest     Ticket booth opens at 7:00 each night; forest opens at 8:00.    Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for kids 10 and under. For the impatient, express passes are $25. Concessions will be available.  The Haunted Forest is located at 2315 Glendale Avenue off of I-59/Evelyn Gandy Parkway.  Like www.facebook.com/NFVFDHauntedForest for more details.

Oct. 20th  Petal Farmer's Market Trick or Treat     Takes place from 9 a.m. until noon at 126 East Central Avenue (across from Petal Middle School).  Visit www.PetalChamber.com for more details.

Oct. 25th  Trick or Treat at The Pete    Takes place from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park, the home venue for Southern Miss' baseball team.   It's a free, family-friendly event and is always a great evening. Kids and adults dress up in their favorite Halloween costume.

Oct. 26th-30th  Just Over the Rainbow presents "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play"    Performances take place at different venues in Hattiesburg.  Like www.facebook.com/just.over.9 or e-mail jortonstage@gmail.com for more details.

Oct. 26th   Booseum    Takes place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the African American Military History Museum in Hattiesburg.  The historic USO will host this Halloween-themed fun-filled family event with treats, activities, games, a costume contest, and more.  Visit the event's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/249365325721592/ for more details.

Oct. 27th   Trick or Treat in the Streets    Takes place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. throughout downtown Hattiesburg.  Contact the downtown association at www.DowntownHattiesburg.com for more details.

Oct. 27th   West Jones Center Stage: 5K Zombie Run    Starts at 7 p.m. at West Jones High School. Come dressed in costume. Awards will be given. Register online at www.SouthernRaceTiming.com or call 601-433-5702. 

Oct. 30th   Trunk or Treat in Downtown Ellisville    Takes place from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Come on out and enjoy the fun. For more details, call 601-335-2831.

Oct. 30th  Jones College: Treats in the Streets    Starts at 5 p.m. throughout the Jones College campus in Ellisville. 

The trick-or-treat trail event will be held on the front lawn area of Jones Hall. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and the public is welcome to attend all events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
From 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., JCJC clubs and organizations will have treats and games available in front of Jones Hall. This event is for children ages 0 to 12 years, and all children must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

The costume contests will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the center of the grassy area of Jones Hall for kids ages 0 to 12.  At 6 p.m. a costume contest for JCJC students will begin.

The all-you-can-eat cafeteria will stay open for dinner until 7:30 p.m. The cost for children ages 4 to 9 years of age is $4.50, and children ages 10 and adults is $7.25 (tax included). Taco Bell will be open until 9 p.m. and the Bobcat Grill will be open until 8 p.m.; both are located behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

The annual Treats in the Streets celebration is an outdoor event and may be canceled or modified, if it rains or if the weather is not conducive for children. For more information, contact Dr. Tessa Flowers at tessa.flowers@jcjc.edu or 601-477-4845. 

Oct. 30th  Hattiesburg Avenues' Halloween Parade    Takes place between 24th Avenue and Hattiesburg Zoo -- starting at 6 p.m.   Like www.facebook.com/HattiesburgAvenues for more details.

Oct. 30th  Boo in the Park    Takes place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  at Taylorsville Town Park.  Visit www.fbctaylorsville.org/event/boo-in-the-park for more details.

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