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Halloweekends at Ocean Lakes

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

For RVers looking for a frightening good time, Ocean Lakes Family Campground has planned three full weekends of Halloween festivities. Family-friendly Halloween activities at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will take place on October 14 – 15, October 21 – 22 and October 28 – 29. The first weekend is almost sold out and spaces for the other weekends are limited, so reservations need to be made as soon as possible. The three Halloweekends in October will feature a variety of family-friendly games, pumpkin carving and costume contests, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, and much more.
The fun begins each Friday of the Halloweekends at 7 p.m. with karaoke and Halloween-themed face painting.
Saturday is an all-day Halloween fun fest beginning with a Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Scariest, Most Unique, Most Shocking, Funniest and Best Overall Pumpkin. At 10 a.m., the Great Pumpkin Hunt begins. Guests search the property, solving riddles, looking for clues and finding pumpkins. The first team or person to find 10 pumpkins wins a prize. At 11 a.m., there will be a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. The top three groups to find the most correct answers in the quickest amount of time will be awarded prizes.

81a1e41f-a420-4dd7-a562-36c36d7df19fNext come the costume contests for the entire family, and even their pets! Guests are encouraged to enter their pets in the Pet Costume Contest. Pets must be signed up by noon the day of the event. The cost is $5 and all proceeds go to Canine Angels Service Dogs, a non-profit that trains rescued dogs for disabled veterans and first responders in the Coastal Carolinas. The human costume contests start at 2 p.m. There is a Family/Group category, as well as six age group categories including: 3 and under, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, and 15 and up. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There is no fee to enter.
And what Halloween even would be complete without trick-or-treating? Beginning at 4:30 p.m., put on your frightful best and collect treats from fellow RVers.
Once guests have had their fill of sugary treats, the celebration closes out with a bang with the Creepy Site Crawl (decorating contest) at 6:30 p.m. and the Monster Mash Ball from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring a DJ dance party and the winners of the Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Creepy Site Crawl will be named.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground | 877-510-1413 | www.oceanlakes.com


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