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DeSoto State Park Spookapalooza provides family-friendly fun

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DeSoto State Park will hold the spooktacular Spookapalooza from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27.

Storytellin' Campfire Talk: Ghosts on the Mountain will delight and frighten listeners on Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. JSU Field School's Renee Morrison and friends will tell tales about Alabama's spooks, legends and folklore. These creepy stories will be told at DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring.

After these spooky tales, the Corpse Bride (2005) will be shown at 7 p.m. Please bring your own chairs and blankets, since seating is limited.

On Oct. 26, Morrison will present Growing Up WILD and Living Wild Family Programs: Mask Making and Storytelling at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Since space is limited, pre-registration is encouraged. Please call (256) 782-5697.

Spookapalooza Fun and Games, including pumpkin decorating, Halloween bingo, bobbing for apples, temporary tattoos and more, will be held at the DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground in the Campfire Ring/Pavilion area on Oct. 26. This event will start at 2 p.m. and end around 3:15 p.m.

Trick or treating will start around 3:30 p.m. at the improved campground following the fun and games. Candy stations will be set up throughout the campground, and adults, children and pets alike are welcome to wear costumes.

At Storytellin' Campfire Talk: Spooks in the Valley, Morrison and friends will provide fun, farm-raised folklore stories about growing up on a dairy farm in Choccolocco, AL (a.k.a. Calico, AL). This storytelling session will start at 5 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. and will be held at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) will then be shown at 7 p.m.

The Spookapalooza Critter Show will be held on Oct. 27. Naturalist Mandy Pearson will allow visitors to meet some native (and non-native) creatures in a fun, uncaged presentation. This will be held at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring at 9 a.m.

All of these events are free and open to everyone! For more details, please call (256) 997-5025 or email

Source: DeSoto State Park

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