My niece and I took one last drive out the farm stands yesterday before they closed for the season. The pumpkins and squash were pretty picked over, but we found some lovely specimens that will do nicely for tomorrow night's light-up.
Because I live in a suite with an entrance that faces the backyard, I'm not able to entertain trick-or-treaters, so I make my annual Halloween pilgrimage one town over to my parents home, where little ghouls run rampant through the streets. There, I mass jack-o-lanterns on the porch and sit on the stairs with a good book waiting on the kids...and possibly snacking on a few treats myself.
After hitting the farm stands, I went with friends last night to a haunted corn maze. It was fairly child-friendly, so no big scares for me. Except tripping over corn in the dark. Still, it was fun and will be on our list of things to do next year. My friend wants to visit larger mazes next year, so I've been tracking down a few must-see mazes.
Check out this list of mazes in North America.
Whatever you do for Halloween/Samhain, I hope your holiday is sweet and scary (if that's your thing!)
PS - don't forget to get your name in the hat for the book "Spirit of the Witch" by Raven Grimassi. I'll be drawing the winner's name tomorrow night.