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Fall Family Fun for Remainder of October

Washington County has a lot of family friendly activities the last two weeks of October, and word has it, it's getting spookier!

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD - We're well into the brisk fall season and many look forward to the season festivities every year.

"I love going with my friends trick-or-treating," says Steven Tyndall.

"I like pumpkin carving because I can carve anything I want into the pumpkin," says Olivia Arnold.

"I like decorating them and making them have a face," says Vaughn Tyndall.

On Monday, several families took advantage of the fun offered at the Misty Meadow Farm Creamery in Smithsburg. The farm has a pumpkin patch for the kids and an 8-acre corn maze.

The Hagerstown and Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau says the farm is just one of the local spots offering fall activities for families.  They say in the next couple weeks, though, it may get a little spookier.

Williamsport will host a haunted walk on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hagerstown is offering a Ghost Tour this Friday and Saturday around City Park and Hager House.

The CEO of the visitors bureau, Tom Riford, says the tales in Sharpsburg are especially spooky because of the Battle of Antietam and all of the casualties.

He says, "There's even a Howloween event for dogs wearing costumes at the Dog Park at the Fairgrounds in Hagerstown."

The Howloween Dog Costume Parade is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park. From 12-2 p.m. enjoy dog-friendly vendors, giveaways, pet photography and more. Spectators are welcome.

This Saturday night, thousands will also flock to downtown Hagerstown for the annual Mummers Parade, the largest nighttime Halloween parade on the east coast.

"October is a month that our hotels are packed, our campgrounds are busy and it's great that our National Parks have reopened because it's all good for tourism here in Washington County," says Riford.

And if spooky isn't your cup of cider, then perhaps a glass of wine at Knob Ball for Wine Down Friday. The admission is $5.00 with light snacks.

Click Here for a detailed list of activities on a calendar in Washington County.

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