Haunting Weekend planned in Princeton, parade to feature Hocus Pocus Hags


Halloween parade on Saturday, Oct. 12

PRINCETON - This weekend, the goblins will be working overtime at Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road at Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton on Friday, Saturday and with an extra night added on Sunday.

New this year on Saturday, Oct. 12, the first ever Halloween Parade will be held in downtown Princeton. The parade will line up on Crown and Main Street and proceed to the courthouse and west on Park Avenue to the fairgrounds. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to see the Hocus Pocus Hags dancing witches who are joining the parade and will perform later at the fairgrounds. Watch the 35 witches do some amazing moves with their broomsticks.

There is still room for parade participants - walking or riding, bands, floats and more. Anyone who would like to participate, please call (815) 303-8247 for more information.

Along with the usual Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road haunted house on Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 11 and 12, there will be a special haunted event held on Sunday, Oct. 13 for kids who are afraid of the dark. Nightmare will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 with the lights on (and less scary characters).

Sunday will also be a special fundraising night for one of the longtime Nightmare volunteers - Dan “the Chainsaw Guy” Carlson who has had health problems. Come out and “Stand with Dan” and go through the haunt. Donations from Sunday evening will help his family with medical expenses.

Admission cost for the Sunday fundraiser event is reduced. The Fairgrounds also offers speed passes for an extra fee during regular hours.

For more information, visit www.nightmareonfairgroundsroad.com. The Fairgrounds is located at 811 W. Peru St., Princeton.

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