Boo! El Paso County Parks & Rec is going to put the 'scare' in Ascarate this Halloween.

"Halloweekend at Ascarate Park," set for Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1, is the county's alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, which local health authorities are discouraging El Pasoans from partaking in this year because of something lurking about that's even scarier than witches and goblins: COVID-19.

Instead, families are invited to experience Halloween from the relative safety of their own vehicles. Socially-distanced activities will include movies shown drive-in style, and a drive-boo, I mean, drive-thru scavenger hunt.

What to Know Before You Go

Halloweekend at Ascarate Park is Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1. The first 500 attendees under the age of 15 will receive a Halloween goodie bag when entering the park on Saturday, October 31, beginning at 5pm.

Parking will be $2 on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1. Health and safety protocols such as mandatory face coverings will be in place.

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Drive-In Movie: Nightly Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1. “Ghost Stories of El Paso Volume Two," and “Ghost Stories of El Paso Volume Four" will be shown on separate nights starting at 7:30 p.m. On Halloween night, Saturday Oct. 31, “Monster’s Inc.” will precede “Ghost Stories of El Paso” at 6:00 p.m.

Because social distancing guidelines in-between vehicles will be observed, only 100 cars per viewing will allowed. Attendees can bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, and must remain in their vehicles.

Drive-Thru Scavenger Hunt: Go on a spooky drive as you find Halloween-themed items placed inside the park. The drive-thru scavenger hunt will take place on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 between 5 and 9 p.m. A list will be handed to participants at the entrance.

For a full list of Halloweekend events please visit www.epcountyparks.com/ephalloweekend2020.

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