St. Francois State Park Halloween Event Oct. 30

October 28, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY – Staff members at St. Francois State Park invite the public to an evening of Halloween fun at the St. Francois State Park campground at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. The schedule for the evening includes:

• 5-6 p.m. – Costume contest at the campground playground.

• 6:30-8 p.m. – Trick-or-treating.

• 8 p.m. – Best-decorated campsite awarded.

The costume contest photo booth will run from 5-6 p.m. near the campground playground. Park visitors are invited to stop by to have their picture taken to be entered into the contest. There will be five categories: 0-3 years old, 4-7 years old, 8-12 years old, 13+ years old and best group costume. Costumes should be kept family-friendly. Winners will be notified via phone to pick up their prizes in the campground. Contestants must be present to win.

Trick-or-treating is open to the general public and will take place in the park campground from 6:30-8 p.m. Participating campsites will be given a Halloween placard at time of registration to post at their sites. Campers are responsible for providing the candy for trick-or-treaters.

Registered campers may participate in a Halloween-themed campsite decorating contest. Campsites will be judged during the trick-or-treating. Awards for best-decorated sites will be given at 8 p.m.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

St. Francois State Park is located 5 miles north of Bonne Terre at 8920 U.S. Highway 67. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 573-358-2173.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.