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Mountain Heritage Marketplace and Expo Center

26 Oct 2012 - 27 Oct 2012

A spooktacular event is planned for the region, celebrating an abundant harvest, Halloween, and community with family fun. This event will be held at the Mountain Heritage Marketplace & Expo Center, or the “Mountain Expo” on October 26 and 27 near the intersection of Hwy 19E and Hwy 80S in Micaville between Spruce Pine and Burnsville. Safe, family fun and entertainment will be provided by dozens of regional businesses, organizations, and non-profits. Fun Time Amusements will be providing the carnival attractions.

Harvests in Western North Carolina have been plenty this season thanks to a lot of hard work. This is an event where food and the freedom from the necessity to work in the fields are two central features. There will be eating, merriment, contests, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, carnival rides, games, face-painting, raffles, silent auction, Bingo, and more! Free on-site limited parking & NO entrance fee!

A few activities you will enjoy: PUMPKIN WEIGH IN!, BEST IN SHOW! County Fair awarding, JACK-o-LANTERN CONTEST, SCARECROW CONTEST (schools and daycares only), PET COSTUME CONTEST & PARADE, SCHOOL SPOOKTACULAR! (schools and daycares only for sneak peak all-you-can ride and play on Oct 26 11 am – 2 pm), HAUNTED GINGERBREAD CONTEST, VEGETABLE HARVEST VILLAGE CONTEST, Halloween Spooktacular Dance (ages 12 - 18), PUMPKIN PIE EATING CONTEST, PUMPKIN CHUNKIN' CONTEST, PUMPKIN SEED SPITTING CONTEST, PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST, Jack-o'-lantern lighting event, and more!

Event hours are Friday, October 26, 5 pm – midnight, Saturday, October 27, 3 pm – midnight, and Halloween Trick-or-Treating from 5 pm – 9 pm Oct 31st. For event calendar, vendor and fundraising information, volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, and contest categories and rules, go to Some temporary employment opportunities may also be available.

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