SOUTH OGDEN — Local businesses are sponsoring some old-fashioned fun in South Ogden.
The Ghouls and Goblins Festival, starting Monday, is spread along Washington Boulevard between 39th and 40th streets.
Burch Creek Mercantile, at 3920 Washington Blvd., is selling pumpkin and licorice-flavored ice cream cones from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the shop hosts a Halloween-themed dinner; $7 tickets must be purchased in advance.
Free fun starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and continues until 8 p.m., when Burch Creek Mercantile holds a dance for seniors and Preschool Express (3940 Washington Blvd.) hosts a make-it-and-take-it craft time for kids. A free family game night will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the mercantile, while The Look Salon, 443 39th St., offers free face painting.
Burch Creek Mercantile is also headquarters for a costume contest from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Fresh Market serves up fresh chili, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that same night, in the Bank of Utah parking lot at 40th and Washington Boulevard; the cost is $1.
A Spook Alley, behind Tony’s Pizza, at 403 39th St., will be scaring visitors from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 28. Admission is a donation of one can of food for charity. Donations will be accepted starting Oct. 24, at the Bank of Utah.
A dance contest, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at Burch Creek Mercantile, features the songs “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and “Ghost Busters.”
For more information, call 801-605-3384 or visit the South Ogden City website, www.southogdencity.com.