Hayrides run all evening around Veterans Park as a part of the event.
Who says you have to wait until Oct. 31 to wear a fun costume and collect delicious treats? On Oct. 25, parents and children are invited to grab their candy bags and scary masks and head to the annual Hoover Hay Ride and Family Night at Veterans Park.
The free event, organized by Hoover Parks and Recreation, will feature hayrides around the park, balloon artists, a magician and face painting. Children will also have the opportunity to collect candy and various giveaways throughout the night.
“It’s definitely a family-friendly event,” said Erin Colbaugh with Hoover Parks and Recreation. ”We encourage parents and their kids to come dressed up in their best costumes.”
The Hoover Chamber of Commerce will set up vendors in a large pavilion in the park to hand out a variety of treats to children. Colbaugh said last year’s event had a great turnout from community participants, and she hopes families will recognize the event as the good environment for their children to celebrate Halloween.
“Last year, we had over 60 Hoover businesses participate,” said Colbaugh. “It’s a great, safe way for families to send their kids out.”
Parking will be available at Spain Park High School with complimentary trolleys running directly to the park throughout the evening. For more information on the Hoover Hay Ride and Family Night, contact Erin Colbaugh at 444-7732.
Hoover Hay Ride and Family Night