Smithville Boo Bash returns October 31


October 22, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

Parents and kids looking to trick or treat on Halloween will find plenty of opportunities in downtown Smithville, the County Complex on South Congress Boulevard, and other locations around the county.

It’s the annual “Smithville Boo Bash” on Monday, October 31 from noon to 5 p.m. Participating downtown businesses will provide candies and special treats to children.

The square will be blocked around 11:30 a.m. to make it safer for everyone attending this event.

“We have a lot of new businesses in town and will also have a lot of city and county businesses setting up around the square, we would like to encourage anything that can, to come downtown and do some laps or treats with us,” spokeswoman Beth Adcock said.

“The DeKalb County Community Complex will also be participating again this year so be sure to visit them as they would really love to see all the crooks and caterers,” Adcock added.

Maps will be available on the Smithville Police Department Facebook page, Smithville Review, WJLE and Justin Potter Library.

Also during the Smithville Halloween Boo Bash, the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber will be sponsoring Best Costume and Decoration contests for participating Smithville businesses and offices! To have a business register, take a photo with your cell phone and send it to 615-464-7760 by 1 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

Winners will be promoted in local media and social media, announced on November’s Chamber Chat WJLE Radio and DTC TV show, and most importantly for “bragging rights!”

Meanwhile, the DeKalb County Fair is hosting Fright Night at the fairgrounds on Saturday, October 29 with a ride or treat from 5-8 p.m. For a candy stand, send a message to the facebook page of the fair.

Indian Creek Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 30 from 5-7 p.m. Wear your costumes and enjoy the candy and camaraderie!

You are invited to Trunk or Treat. A Halloween event for the children of Smithville on October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Smithville Christ Church. Students of all ages will be able to do Trick or Treat, enjoy a free meal, play games. Participate in a costume contest and attend the Bible study at 7 p.m.

DCHS presents an open house on October 27 from 5:45-7:45 p.m. with several great events, including an orchestral concert from 6-6:30 p.m. and a choir concert from 7-7:40 p.m. Project Graduation will present a film Haunted House from 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Donate to participate. The haunted house will remain open two hours later than the open house. Other activities include a LIVE wax museum, trick or treat, yearbook FLASH SALE, interactive student projects and exhibited work, chili cooking, CTE/STEM demonstrations, face painting, hair braiding , carnival games and food trucks!

The DeKalb Animal Shelter and Loyal Dawg Rescue are teaming up for a “Night of Haunted Tails”, an original Halloween play that will be performed LIVE on stage in the auditorium of the Mike Foster Multi-Purpose Center. It’s Saturday, October 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children with all proceeds going to DeKalb Animal Shelter and Loyal Dawg Rescue. Tickets will only be available at the door. Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and join them for a night of Halloween fun and spookiness. Enjoy Halloween candies, pastries, treats, hot apple cider and more. “This is a brand new, original show we’re bringing to DeKalb County,” said John Hillard of Loyal Dawg Rescue. “It’s a LIVE production or play. It will be a night full of fun and thrills with lots of little ghosts and scares for the kids. It will be a fantastic show of about an hour. It’s an interactive show with music and the public can be part of it. All money raised will go to the small dogs and cats at the shelter and Loyal Dawg Rescue,” Hillard said. Like DeKalb Animal Shelter, Loyal Dawg Rescue seeks to place animals in need of loving homes.


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