Halloween will take on a new twist this year as there will be no door-to-door trick-or-treating in Antigo.
To make up for its absence, there will be a double feature park-n-watch movie night at the Langlade County Fairgrounds, announced Sarah Repp, director of the city’s Park, Recreation and Cemetery Department. The movie night will be held Saturday, Oct. 31.
The free, community event is made possible through partnerships among the Antigo Public Library, Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County, Antigo Park and Rec, Antigo Optimists and Langlade County. The movies are sponsored by Kitsemble Builders LLC and the Antigo Public Library.
Repp said the movie screen will hang off the west side of the grandstand.
Parking will open at 4:45 p.m. Individuals wanting to participate in the costume judging need to be parked by 5:30 p.m. and will receive a “vehicle number.” Judges will start walking through at 5:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m., and they can then retrieve their prize.
Even if the night is chilly, families can stay warm in their vehicles. The first movie, a children-friendly one, will start at 6:15 p.m. A second, scarier movie will begin about 8:15 p.m.
Pre-stuffed bags for children will be distributed upon entry into the fairgrounds.
Optimists will sell cheese curds, and bagged popcorn will also be provided.
Participants are advised to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations.