Celebrate Halloween in Cobb at these family friendly events

Volunteers from Shrine Circus entertain during the Fall Festival of Fun event Saturday.

Credit: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Credit: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Volunteers from Shrine Circus entertain during the Fall Festival of Fun event Saturday.

Boo!

Sorry, that was scary. But, ya know, tis the season.

If you and yours would like to tone down the scary, Cobb County’s government and Acworth police are hosting free family-friendly Halloween events that can serve as an alternative to the usual trick-or-treat festivities.

For the 19th year, the county is hosting the Fall Festival of Fun. It will be at the new 41,00-square-foot Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.

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From 4:30 to 7 p.m. there will be games, arts and crafts, coloring contests, a costume dance contest for children and adults and a photo booth, the county said on Facebook. Concessions and inflatable rides can be had for a fee.

And remember to bring a bag for your candy.

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To the northwest, Acworth’s event will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the police station, 4440 Acworth Industrial Drive.

The department said on Facebook it will have music, games, decorated offices, and "lots of candy for children 12 and under."

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