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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 5, 2021 – Staff members at Pomme de Terre State Park invite the public to the Hermitage side of the park on Saturday, Oct. 16 for the Bicentennial Bash: “A Historic Halloween.” Activities will include a costume contest, a campsite decorating contest and campsite trick-or-treating. 

The costume contest is open to campground guests, with prizes awarded in two categories. The first category is for kids up to age 12 in any costume. The second category is for guests who are age 12 and up dressed as a famous Missouri figure or legend or in clothing representing a specific time in Missouri’s history over the past 200 years. Judging will begin at 4 p.m. at the Hermitage amphitheater. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded immediately following the judging.

Registered campers in the Hermitage area are eligible to participate in a best-decorated Halloween campsite contest. Campsite decorating should be completed by 4 p.m., with judging to follow. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive a prize at their campsite, along with a yard sign to display announcing the winners.

Park staff will close the Hermitage campground entrance to vehicle traffic at 4:30 p.m. to allow trick-or-treaters to make their way through the campground. Campers are encouraged to provide pre-packaged, easy-to-grab candy for trick-or-treaters.

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

Pomme de Terre State Park is located at 23451 Park Entrance Road, Pittsburg. For more information about the meeting, call 417-852-4291.

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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