TIFTON - A full slate of Halloween activities is planned tonight, with free trick-or-treating in downtown Tifton and a carnival at the Georgia Agrirama.
All costumed children ages 13 and under are invited to visit downtown merchants between 5 and 6 p.m. Maps and bags will be available at the Cato Knight Parking Lot.
The Agrirama carnival will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and run through 10 p.m., featuring traditional games such as panning for gold, pick a duck, basketball throw and pumpkin walk.
Attendees may bring carved pumpkins for a free pumpkin contest or enter a baked dessert or bread in a cooking contest - as long as the main ingredient is pumpkin, Sherry Miley of the Agrirama said. Visitors may also wear their Halloween costumes for a costume contest.
New to the activities lineup this year are Bingo games to raise money for the Agrirama foundation. Cards are $1 each.
"We've had a lot of participation from sponsors in town, and all of the prizes are worth between $110 and $200 for every game," Miley said.
Carnival games cost 25 cents each to play, except the pumpkin walk, which is $1. A ride on the train encircling the Agrirama is $2, and an old-fashioned hayride is $1. Admission to the Agrirama will be free during the carnival.
"They need to come out and have a safe time at the Agrirama," Miley said. For more information, call the Agrirama at 386-3344. For information about downtown trick-or-treating, call the Main Street office at 391-3966.
To contact city editor Florence Rankin, call the Gazette at 382-4321, ext. 209.
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