Bethany Bruner, Community Editor

Oct. 28, Oxford will be having Halloween festivities uptown. Included will be the annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Lions Club, a pumpkin decorating contest and trick-or-treating at local businesses.

The events begin at 5 p.m. with the pumpkin decorating contest.  Prizes will be awarded for most original design, funniest pumpkin and scariest pumpkin. Following the contest, the parade will line up at 6:45 p.m. outside the Princess Theatre and proceed to Uptown Park.

Trick-or-treating at businesses will be ongoing from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department will have entertainment and games.

Beggar’s Night trick-or-treating in Oxford will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

On-campus residence halls are hosting safe trick or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

Holiday Auto Theatre, a drive-in outside Hamilton, will also be hosting Terror at the Drive-In. The event runs on weekends through Nov. 4 and features scary movies including Paranormal Activity 2 and My Soul to Take.