Hallelujah Fest
Seen at Hallelujah Fest 2013 at The Park Church Independence. (Photo: Qcitymetro.com)

Looking for a safe alternative to Halloween? Here are some options you might consider:

Boogedy Boogedy Books and Fun: Starting with a fun-filled percussion jam session for children and children-at-heart, we’ll continue to enchant your senses with live poetry, storytelling, and readings from published children and adult authors while you sip on hot cocoa. If you plan on trick-or-treating, our professional face painting artist can give you the authentic look to make you stand out from the crowd. Buy a book directly from a children’s author as a birthday or holiday gift and have it autographed. Or, make a donation and take home a wonderful book from our diverse new/used selections. Whether you hang with us for 1 hr or 4 hrs, our goal is to make sure it is Time Well Spent.
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Address: 401 N. Myers Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Cost: Free (Parking is free and plentiful.)

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat will be held at First Baptist-West. All ages are invited to enjoy a safe Halloween alternative with Jumpin Jacks Bounce Houses, games, music, hot dogs, popcorn and treats. For more info, call 704-372-3742.
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Address: 1801 Oaklawn Ave.
Cost: Free

Hallelujah Fest will be held at Park Church Independence. All families are invited to this safe environment filled with food, fun and games.  For more than 10 years, The Park Church has opened its doors to families with more than 900 young people attending each year. For more info, call 704-392-1681.
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 2500 E. Independence Blvd.
Cost: $2.

Carmel Presbyterian Church will host its annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 30th. This event will include a short program, carnival games, cookie decorating and a costume parade.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8p.m.
Address: 2048 Carmel Rd.
Cost: FREE

Editor’s Note: If your church or organization is sponsoring a Halloween alternative, send details to editor@qcitymetro.com.