In the City of Corinth, Halloween will be celebrated on the day it was intended – Sunday, October 31.

Earlier this month city officials made the call not to get involved with moving the holiday as they have on a few rare occasions when All-Hallows Eve fell on the Lord’s Day.

This year city residents should look for local trick-or-treaters to come knocking on Sunday dressed in silly and scary costumes hoping for a sweet wrapped surprise of goodness.

If door-to-door candy seeking isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of ghoulish events happening in the Crossroads this weekend.

Murder mystery play

Corinth Theatre-Arts’ will present the fun, murder mystery play “Three Murders And It’s Only Monday” over Halloween weekend.

Local attorney Clay S. Nails will reprise the titular character, Harry Monday as he investigates three murders at the Peaceful Pines Sanitarium.

“This play is a lot of fun. Folks will laugh a lot, and it’s just spooky enough to see at Halloween,” said CT-A Executive Director Joshua Steen.

“Three Murders” will show on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Playhouse on Fulton Drive. The show returns next weekend as well with showings on Nov. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Note that tickets are $10 and can be purchased at wheretheatrecomesalive.com or at the playhouse Box Office.

Pumpkin patch

The Corinth Area Arts Council’s Downtown Pumpkin Patch at The Coliseum Theatre will continue to be open as supplies last.

The patch at 404 Taylor Street in downtown Corinth offers pumpkins, hay bales, gourds, and more fall decorations for sale. There are also photo opportunities and activities for kids. A trick-or-treating event will also take place.

The patch will open through Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m.

Art Crawl event

The newly formed Alcorn Regional Creative Collective (ARCC) will host its first Art Crawl on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Three areas will be set up within the downtown entertainment district focused on different types of art. The crawl will begin at the CARE Garden and Corinth Depot where artists will share paintings, photographs and more. Two other areas of art will be set up including the Franklin Courtyard with culinary art and the Alcorn County Courthouse with performing arts. There will also be a costume contest and a pet parade.

Alcohol will be served and will be allowed to be carried from one art area to the next throughout the downtown entertainment district.

Dog hike

Shiloh National Military Park will host B.A.R.K. Ranger Program hikes for visitors and their four-legged friends on Saturday.

Participants are encouraged to dress up their dogs in costumes with prizes awarded for best outfit.

The hikes are set for 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with a limit of 10 dogs per hike. Both hikes will meet at Tour Stop 4. From there, the hikes will walk to Tour Stop 3, and then to Tour Stop 10, with stops in-between. Interpretation will include the formation of Ruggles Line, the Union line on the Sunken Road, and the fighting in the Hornets’ Nest. Upon completion of the hike, participating visitors will receive a B.A.R.K. Ranger dog tag and certificate.

To pre-register and for more information, contact 731-689-5696.

Jacinto Fall Festival

A Fall Festival will be held on the grounds of the Historic Jacinto Courthouse from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Events include a trunk or treat, hayrides, costume contest, live music, live Mississippi ghost stories, cannon demonstrations, bonfire, chili cookoff, concessions with barbecue plates, hot dogs and drinks and an outdoor showing of the movie “Hocus Pocus” at 7:15 p.m.

Farmington Trunk or Treat

The City of Farmington will host its annual Trunk or Treat in Heritage Community Park on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The town is providing more candy this year in anticipation of a big crowd.

CHS presents murder mystery dinner

Another murder mystery play will take place Saturday night at Corinth High School.

Local drama students are set to present “Murder Mystery Dinner: A Thirst for Blood” at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The play includes a three-course dinner and attendees are encouraged to wear a costume.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by contacting the school office at 286-1000.

VFW Halloween

The VFW Post 3962 will have an event on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1 Purdy School Road.

Activities will include trick or treating, a toy walk patterned on the traditional cake walk game, games and more. Free hotdogs and drinks will be available as well.

Rienzi Trunk or Treat

The Rienzi Volunteer Fire Department will host a Trunk or Treat event on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Volunteers will hand out candy to dressed-up kids at the fire department located at 71 South Front Street in Rienzi.

Costume photo contest

Those dressing up in their best Halloween costume will want to be sure to snap a photo.

The Daily Corinthian and Roger’s and Gardner’s Supermarket have teamed up to present a Halloween Costume Contest. The two supermarkets are giving award $300 in free groceries to the best costume.

The contest is open to all ages and judging will be based on costume originality. To enter the contest, a photo along with name and contact information should be emailed to editor@ dailycorinthian.com by 8 p.m. Sunday night.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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