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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 12, 2021 – Staff members at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park invites the public to the annual Halloween Happenings event at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character, supernatural creature or in some other extravagant costume. 

This fun-filled night will include host games, interpretive tables, costume judging and more. There will be an evening program around a campfire at 7:30 p.m. about Missouri’s most disgusting and vile creatures. The event will be held in front of the Black River Center.

Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. Participants should bring a flashlight for this exciting night.

  • 3:30 p.m. – registration for hayrides and costume judging
  • 4-6 p.m. – interpretive tables, games, hayrides and more
  • 6 p.m. – costume judging
  • 7:30 p.m. – evening campfire program

Johnon’s Shut-Ins State Park is located at 148 Taum Sauk Trail, Lesterville. For more information, contact the Black River Center at 573-546-2450.

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

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