Halloween Happenings in Altamont


Published on September 30 2013 11:19 am
Last Updated on September 30 2013 11:19 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Altamont Halloween Costume Contest

The Altamont Halloween Parade Committee and Altamont Lutheran Interparish School (ALIS) have combined forces for this years Halloween Costume Contest. Contestants should line up in front of the Altamont Lutheran School at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26th. Categories for costumes will be: 5 and under; 6 – 9 year olds; 10 – 14 year olds; 15 – 18 year olds; and adults. Costumes will be judged as the participants line up for the parade. They will join the Halloween Parade as it passes ALIS on Division street and return to ALIS from Lincoln Street as the parade returns. Winners will be announced after the parade at the ALIS Fall Festival. Registration will begin at 1:00 pm in front of the ALIS on the day of the parade. All costumes are welcome.

Altamont Halloween Parade

The parade will step off from the High School at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 26th. Line up for the parade is at 1:00 pm.  The parade route will proceed west on Division Street. Children and Adults in Costume will join the parade at the intersection of Edwards Street from in front of the Altamont Lutheran Interparish School (ALIS). The parade will turn right on Main Street. Then left on Washington, Then left onto Third Street. It will then turn left onto Lincoln. Children and people in costume will exit the parade at Edwards St. in front of the ALIS. All other parade entries will proceed west on Lincoln to the High School.

Parade entries will be judged. The judges stand will be located immediately after you turn right onto Main St. The categories to be judged will be Floats and Organizations;  Antique Cars and Equipment;  Marching Bands;  and Horses. Also a Judges Choice award will be awarded to Best Parade Entry. Winners will be announced  at the ALIS Fall Festival.

All entries welcome. Fall, Harvest, or Halloween themes are encouraged. Registration will be in the High School parking lot on parade day. For more information contact Tom Denton 618-214-9386; Jeff Simpson 217-821-0110, or Kent Stuckey 618-322-6987

Altamont Lutheran Interparish Schools Fall Carnival

The Altamont Lutheran Interparish Schools Fall Carnival will kick off with the Halloween Costume Contest. When the parade returns, the activities begin; games, cake walk, a haunted house; lots of things for the kids to do.  The Altamont High School Band will give a standing concert. Hotdogs and chili served from 4-6. Come celebrate the Fall and Halloween at the Altamont Lutheran Interparish School. Carnival ends at 7 pm. For more information call Gina Wolff at 618-483-3263 or Jennifer Kroening at 217-994-2106

Panic in the Park Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail is back. This time in Schmidt Park. Come prepared to be scared. The trail will be open Saturday - Sunday October 26th - 27th and Tuesday -Wednesday, October 30th - 31st, 6:00 to 9:30 pm with a special time for the little kiddies beginning at 4 pm Halloween evening (Oct 27th). Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12.

Special Event for the Younger Children

The Haunted Trail will be open from 4 to 6 pm on Halloween Night, October 31st, just for the smaller children. At that time, it will still be daylight and the “monsters” will have their masks off. The scare factor will be a whole lot less. This special time is specifically for the younger children who would be too scared to come through after dark. But once 6 o’clock comes, beware, the monsters put their masks back on.

Stop by ”in costume” Halloween evening for some Trick or Treat candy.