Welcome to our annual listing of local haunted houses and other Halloween-themed events.    To have yours listed in this space, please e-mail calendar@thepinebelt.com and, in the body of the message, let us know when and where it's taking place and a phone number, website and/or e-mail address we can pass along to listeners.  You may also fax your announcements to 601-545-8199 or 601-649-8199.

Oct. 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st   North Forrest VFD Haunted Forest   Open "from dark until".  Admission is $7 for kids, $12 for adults and $25 for express passes.  For more details, like  www.facebook.com/NFVFDHauntedForest or call 601-544-6163.

Oct. 21st   Monster Dash: 5K for United Way Run/Walk   Starts at 7:30am with registration (race at 8:00am) at the city parking lot across from Ellis and Chapman on Station Street in Waynesboro.  Early registration, by October 16, is $25; late race day registration $30.  Proceeds benefit the United Way of the Pine Belt.    The event will feature a costume contest -- so participants may run or walk in their costumes.  Please click here for a PDF.

Oct. 21st   Haunted Adventure    Takes place from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Forrest County Agricultural High School's Tech Building.  Admission is $5.  Link www.facebook.com/fcahsaggiefest for more details and visit thepinebelt.com's community calendar for details of AggieFEST -- taking place earlier in the day on October 21.   

Oct. 26th   Back the Blue Monster Dash   Starts from the Jackson Road Rails to Trails Station. There will be a costume fun run, a fall festival, fun jumps, a photo booth and much more.  Cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Check in is at 6:00pm. All proceeds benefit the benevolent fund for Lamar County.    For more details, please click here for a PDF or call 601-794-1007.

Oct. 28th   Fundraiser for Jack   Takes place from 10:00am-3:00pm at Chain Park at Twin Forks (5619 Hwy 42, Hattiesburg). The event includes fun and games, raffles and a Halloween costume contest. Proceeds benefit Jack, who's in need of a service dog. For more details, call 601-520-7225.

Oct. 28th   Halloween Social Dance   Hosted by the Mississippi Ballroom Dance Association, the dance takes place from  7:00pm-9:00pm at X-Finity Dance Academy, located in Oak Grove at 5296 Old Hwy. 11.  Admission $5 per person.  For more details, visit www.facebook.com/groups/MsBallroomDance or call 601-408-8219.

Oct. 31st   Dearly Departed Walking Tours   Each tour starts at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.  The first tour starts at 6:00pm with a new tour following each half hour; the last tour starts at 9:00pm.   Hosted by the ghost of Captain William Hardy, those who dare to take the tour will step back in time to see some of Hattiesburg's legendary characters dressed in authentic era attire. Tickets are available for purchase on the Downtown Hattiesburg Facebook event page.   Refunds will be issued in case weather cancels the tours. 

Oct. 31st   JCJC Treats in the Streets   Takes place from 4:30pm-7:00pm at the Jones County Junior College campus in Ellisville.   Admission is free, unless otherwise noted, and the public is welcome to attend to all events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Call 601-477-4170 or 601-477-4229 for more details on the following events...

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