Town of Merrimack hosts 24th annual Halloween party

The town of Merrimack invites you to bring the whole family out to Wasserman Park on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. to take part in the 24th annual Halloween Party.

This free "spooktacular" event features a night of carnival games, face painting, crafts, music, the Pumpkin Carving Challenge and the highlight of the evening: our Costume Contest. Plus, if you dare, take a walk through our new "Haunted House" sponsored by MHS FIRST Robotics team.

Please note that there is an entrance fee of $2 to enter the Haunted House, which benefits the robotics team.

The annual Halloween Party is co-
sponsored by the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Merrimack Police Department. The following businesses and organizations will be providing the free activities during the event: Elite Rehab & Sports Therapy; Girl Scout Troop 10151; Independent Karate School; James Flis, master pumpkin carver; Launch Trampoline Park; Lindt Chocolate; Macaroni Kid; Merrimack Crimeline; Merrimack Friends & Families; Merrimack High School Interact Club; Merrimack Karate; Music by DJ Sam Walker; and Usborne Books & More.

Pumpkin carving contest

Wanted: Ghouly, ghosty, goblinesk or just plain goofy pumpkins. Do you have what it takes to out-carve the other pumpkin carvers in Merrimack? Show off your carving skills by entering a pumpkin into this year’s Pumpkin Carving Challenge, which will take place during the 24th annual Halloween Party. This contest is open to anyone and everyone – kids of all ages. Winners in several age categories (to be determined by number of entries) will be chosen by a public vote during the Halloween Party.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 882-1046 or visit