The creativity was in high gear again at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Saturday, Oct. 29 to celebrate Halloween weekend. The event included a trunk or treat area, pumpkin patch with decorating, and the annual horse costume contest.
The trunk or treating area on the north end of the apron included many of the team members at Harrah’s Hoosier Park dressed up for the occasion. They made a long line for kids to stop by each trunk to pick up some treats.
The pumpkin patch allowed kids to take home a pumpkin. Before they exited, they could decorate their pumpkins to take with them.
Finally, the popular horse costume contest showed some great costumes with several of the horsemen and horsewomen dressing up their areas and their horses in different themes. Themes this year ranged from The Grinch, a Fire Truck, a giant spider web, a bubble bath, Toy Story, a spooky carousel ride, and a step back to the 70s. Each costume was extremely creative and the horses each fit into the perfect backdrop. Many of the horses used are racehorses, showing their versatility and willingness to be involved in the event.
Fright Night at the Races has become a staple in the Madison County community and allows area children to expand their Halloween activities. The event is a great way to expose harness racing to the local community and to give back to those who reside in the area.