Hiawassee Halloween moving to Fairgrounds

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – Halloween 2021 in Hiawassee will be moving to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and businesses participating will set up in Pioneer Village.

The fairgrounds allow people to space out at least six feet to hopefully prevent the spread of COVID-19. Businesses will be one per booth and children can visit from place to place.

Scarecrow village is remaining on the square. The display officially opened on October 2 and offers several opportunities for passers-by to stop and take a photo.

Local Area Halloween Events

Union County’s also moved its annual Halloween event to Meeks Park on October 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“We know everyone will miss the Hometown Halloween on the Square this year but hope that the wide-open spaces of Meeks Park will be a safe alternative until we can get back on the Square next year,” read the Chamber’s online statement.

Halloween at Meeks Park will be socially distanced. The Chamber’s encouraging businesses and non-profits to set up tables and hand out candy. If a business can’t attend, then it can make a candy donation to ensure everyone gets their fill of the sweet stuff. Money donations are also being accepted.

Costume contests by age group will also be held at the event. Some of the categories will include cutest and scariest costumes.

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