GRAY — Maine Wildlife Park’s annual Halloween-Fest will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, at the park on Route 26.

Adults and kids alike can wear their costumes to get into the spooky spirit of Halloween while enjoying a crisp fall evening with the wildlife.

Back for another year by popular demand is the Haunted Woodchuck Tunnel for smaller children to wriggle through. Parents are able to watch their kids go through at all times. This event is geared toward children too young to be scared on haunted hay rides.

This year there will be all-new haunted hay rides that are bigger and scarier, with three wagons running simultaneously every five minutes from 6 to 9 p.m.

Visitors can take part in the new Masquerade Parade of Costumes and try to make it through the Quicksand Scuffle and attempt the Jack-o-Lope Ring Toss. They can wander throughout the park by the light of dozens of jack-o’-lanterns and try some Halloween-themed games and activities like the Marshmallow Shooting Gallery, the Giant Serpent Crawl or Aquatic Pumpkin Racing.

Cider and doughnuts will be served at the Friends of the Wildlife Park Snack Shack.

It is suggested guests bring flashlights with batteries fully charged. The park will provide red cellophane to cover flashlight beams, which will help improve night vision.

The regular admission fee will be charged for these special Halloween events. There is plenty of free parking. Visitors can call the automated voice mail at 207-657-4977 for up-to-date information each day.

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