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Posted on: October 11, 2019

October 25 Hallow-Palooza will be more customer-friendly than ever

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Hallow-Palooza is Taylor’s largest Halloween activity, the “go-to” event among many others in October. And we’re making this year’s event even more customer-friendly than ever before.

Scheduled for Friday, October 25, in Heritage Park, the ultimate Halloween trail of fun is being streamlined to make it even easier for families. For the first time, the Hallow-Palooza will offer “Fast Pass” entry to Taylor residents, beginning at 4 p.m. – an hour earlier than in the past. The “Fast Pass” program is aimed specifically for moms and dads with very small children, or in strollers. “Fast Pass” is open to residents only and will make it much easier for parents with young children who might need to get in and out of the Hallow-Palooza quicker than others.

All residents have to do is stop by the Heritage Park Petting Farm from 7 a.m. to noon on October 25, with their child (or children), and get a “Fast Pass” wristband, which is free. Residents with that wristband receive immediate access to the event, beginning at 4 p.m., which is at least an hour before everyone else.

At 5 p.m., gates will open to Taylor residents only (with or without a “Fast Pass”). Since there is no registration this year, all residents need to do is present their driver’s license at the gate for free entry.

Gates will open for non-residents at 6 p.m. Non-resident fee for the event is $5 per child.

In essence, we have created a three-tier approach to divide the crowds up and make it easier to enter the event and less crowded along the way.

Hallow-Palooza will again feature trick or treat or trunk and treat candy stations throughout the trail, which will run from the Pardee Street parking lot, behind the Taylor Community Library, into the Coan Lake Historical Area, through the Petting Farm, Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and back to the Sheridan Center Pavilion, where games and entertainment will be held throughout the event, with a Halloween-themed movie being shown at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Characters will entertain the crowd throughout, including in the parking lot, where those attending should look for a Witch, Frankenstein and the Mummy as greeters. Snacks and refreshments will be offered. The second annual Taylor High School Hallow-Palooza Costume Contest will also be held for students at the school, with awards being handed out to the winners.

Hallow-Palooza may be Taylor’s biggest Halloween draw, but it’s just one of many events:

  • The Taylor Fire Department is holding its annual Pumpkin Patch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 12, at Fire Station No. 1 (Goddard Road). Look for free pumpkins, cider and donuts, along with bounce houses, fire safety and touch a truck.
  • The Heritage Park Petting Farm is holding “Fall Harvest” events every weekend in October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a $5 admission fee. The Halloween-themed “Boo Barn” will be featured at the farm on October 19 and 20, again from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a $5 admission.
  • The Taylor Community Library will hold its “Fall Spooktacular” beginning at 6 p.m. October 14 and 17. Pre-registration is required.
  • Taylor Meadows Golf Course will be getting into the act with its popular “Chili Open” on October 27. Cost is $50 per team. Register in the pro shop.

Taylor Police remind all residents that Halloween is October 31. Trick or treating hours are from 5-8 p.m. They suggest as a courtesy that children only stop at homes with their exterior lights on.

Have fun and be safe!


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