Celebrate Halloween at Valley Park’s first ever Spookyville celebration! Join us for a weekend of Spooky filled fun, including trick-or-treat, crafts, vendors, food trucks, bounce houses, spooky stories from the staff of the Putnam County Library, movies, live entertainment, and more!  Did you know that there is also a 5K on Saturday morning as part of the Spooky-Ville Festivities? Everyone who registers will receive FREE admission into Spooky-Ville Saturday night and a FREE t-shirt. The race will be Saturday morning at 10:00 with registration starting at 8:30. The course is stroller friendly and costumes are encouraged.  Half the proceeds are going to the Putnam Wellness Coalition and WV Human Resources Department Foundation, so bring the whole family out and support your community.  Purchase tickets at https://putnam-county-parks.ticketleap.com/spooky-ville-5k/ .  Tickets are $25 for an individual and $75 for a group/family of four to six.


The City of Hurricane’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is the following day, Sunday, at the City Park!  Never been? Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to City Park at 3:00 pm.
  2. Pick out a free pumpkin and some carving tools (or bring your favorite carving tools from home.)
  3. Find a picnic table or spot on the ground to spread out.
  4. Create your best jack ‘o lantern.
  5. Place your pumpkin in the appropriate age category location before the official judging begins.


Make it a great and spooky weekend, Putnam County!