Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing and people are getting ready for the fall, including its first major holiday, Halloween.
As people in Salina get ready to celebrate this time, what activities and events can they look forward to?
Here’s a list of some of the most popular Halloween and fall celebrations coming up in the next few weeks.
The Saline County Rural Fire District 3-Hedville for a few nights of frights in their annual Smoky Hill Hollow Haunted House this year. During the last weekend of October, visitors can make a $5 donation to visit the fire safety house, which will double as a haunted house with both indoor and outdoor components.
Downtown Salina is hosting a trick or treat event at several locations in the business district, lasting from 4 to 6 p.m. or until the candy runs out for the evening.
That same night, Conklin Cars is hosting its 3rd annual Trunk or Treat beginning at 5 p.m. at its 2700 S. Ninth St. location in Salina.
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The Kansas Tractor Club Tractor-Treat, is handing out candy and offering trailer rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Atwoods, 400 S. Broadway Blvd.
The annual Cops and Costumes is also on the schedule from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Salina Police Department and Saline County Sheriff’s Office parking lot, 255 N. 10th St.
The Salina Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1432 is hosting its trunk or treat event beginning at 3 p.m.
The Salina Parks and Recreation Halloween Party is happening between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Salina Fieldhouse.
From 5 to 8 p.m., the Salina YMCA is hosting its Fall Fest at its 570 YMCA Drive location. This Spook-tacular event is one of the few that costs, with registration being $5 a person for members or $25 per family and $10 for non-members. Registration closes on Oct. 22.
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From 2 to 4 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 E. Neal St. is hosting its trunk or treat.
First Southern Baptist Church’s truck or treat is happening from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 2401 S. Ohio St.
Beginning at 5 p.m., United Methodist Church of the Cross is hosting its truck or treat and chicken and noodles dinner at its 1600 Rush St. location.
After the success of last year, Salina Area Technical College is hosing its second annual trunk or treat from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on its campus, 2562 Centennial Rd.
From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., SM Hanson Music, will be having its trick or treat event at 335 S. Clark St. where candy will be given out and the first 400 costumed children receiving a kazoo.