Halloween in Woolmarket; fishing and a dog show at Hiller Park

The City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department ushers in the Halloween spirit beginning tonight with the annual Halloween in Woolmarket.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. the Woolmarket school grounds, 12513 John Lee Road, will be filled with ghosts, goblins, princesses and more.

Children ages 11 and younger can partake in free activities including inflatables, a costume contest at 5:30 p.m. and games such as a broom stick race, egg hunt sack race and pumpkin race beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Hotdogs, chips and refreshments will be available.

The Biloxi Police and Fire Departments will also be on site passing out safety information along with some treats. 

Parks & Recreation will hold two more Halloween events, Halloween in Hiller Park on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields, and a Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center with costume contests for both youth and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

Then on Saturday, the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department, along with Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries & Parks, will host the annual Fishing for Catfish Kids Day at the Hiller Park Pond.

From 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, ages 15 and younger can fish for a chance to win awards for the largest, smallest, most usual and most fish caught.  Registration is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and participants must bring their own tackle box, cooler, fishing strings and bait.  The event is free and lunch will be provided.

Meantime, also at Hiller Park on Saturday, dogs of all sorts – from AKC-registered pure breeds to the Heinz 57 variety – can prance, run, dress up or just be silly for the second annual Mutts For Pink fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on the grass area near the splash pad at Hiller Park.

The fundraiser, supporting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, includes a 1-mile fun run for dogs and humans, a costume contest, an agility course, dog-training sessions and contests for the cutest and ugliest dog, and silly or serious dog tricks. 

“We will have the award ceremonies after each event,” organizer John Fitzhugh said.  “We will also have a costume photo booth for both people and dogs, which is new this year.”

Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be for sale during the event, and a raffle will be conducted for prizes, which Fitzhugh admiutted were mostly dog-themed or alcohol-related.

The Singer River and Mobile kennel clubs will also be on site with a show dog and mutt dog show and obstacle course.

Entry fee is $5 per event.
See the Halloween in Woolmarket flyer
See a complete line up of fall happenings in Biloxi 
See more about the Mutts for Pink
See the Community Calendar 
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