After a one year hiatus, one of El Paso’s long-time Halloween family traditions is back.

Spooktacular -- and the tiny ghosts, witches, and zombies it attracts -- will be taking over the County Coliseum once again on Oct. 14.

The daylong family-oriented "children’s carnival” will feature all kinds of seasonal fun including a costume contest, a low-scare haunted house, pumpkin decorating and other hands-on activities for kids, as well as live entertainment and vendor booths.

This will be the 27th year the boo crew at the Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso offers El Paso-area kids a large indoor venue to dress in costume for the day, although not consecutively.

The organization cancelled the All Hallows' Eve bash in 2016, writing on their website the event was "under construction" and would be "undergoing some changes." With the re-tooling in place, the freaky fun and ghoulish games have returned.

The 2017 Spooktacular celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.

Admission is $5 for adults, and $4 for children (free for ages 2 and younger). For more details, and a $1-off youth ticket, please visit the Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso website.

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