Keene State is officially embracing the spooky season. The Third annual Halloweekend will be in full swing Oct 28 – 31.
Brandon Carta, student center programs coordinator, said “This year, we have interactive events every day from Thursday to Sunday… On Thursday night, we have a ghost hunter… a person will come in and do a presentation on all their spooky findings.” Carta also said the ghost hunter will “Do a ghost tour around campus.” Carta said, “they came a couple of years ago… people really enjoyed them.”
For a sweet treat, Carta said, “Every night, Thursday through Sunday, the Night Owl Café will hand out candy.”
Carta said on Friday “There will be a trip… we will take a trip to Lake Canobie ScreamFest.” Tickets for that trip will be on sale during the lunch hour every day Monday through Thursday.
Carta also said, “Student Government will do Pumpkin Palooza from 1 to 5 p.m., and then our events for Friday are after [Pumpkin Palooza] so there will be all sorts of stuff going on.”
For Saturday’s events, Carta said, “We will have a haunted corn maze outside on the lawn, we’ll have DIY caramel apples, we’ll have cotton candy in the building [and] there will be a game show where people can win money.”
Rounding out the end of the celebration, Carta said, “On Sunday, WKNH is doing a concert during the day.” The WKNH concert will be a live in-person concert.
As for after dark, Carta says, “We are going to do DIY spell jars.”
Due to a necessary change in venue, the previously scheduled haunted house in Huntress Hall has been canceled but Carta said, “I think we are going to go in a different direction this year and maybe revisit it at a future time but there will be something else, we just haven’t decided what it’s going to be yet.”
One other festivity to embrace this spooky season is Rocktober Fest, held right here on campus. Casey Brown, the president of SAC (Social Activities Council) said, “Next weekend, October 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. we will be having Rocktoberfest.” This is an event that the school puts on every year. Brown said, “We have three bands performing this year.” Brown also said “We have free t-shirts and we have mac n’ cheese, sliced apples with caramel and hot apple cider on our menu.” The event will be located on Fiske Quad.
Keene State is ready to turn up the spooky on campus.