Merrimack Parks & Recreation


Bring the whole family out to Wasserman Park for this year's Spooktacular  event featuring a night of food, carnival games, face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, crafts, not so scary stories, music and the highlight of the evening our Costume Contest. New this year, we will also be adding an Adult Costume Contest category and from 5:30-6:30 PM we will have a magician performance! 

The Annual Halloween Party is Co-Sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Merrimack Police Department. 


Showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" 5:00 - 8:00 PM 

During the event we will have a movie screen set up that will be showing the classic Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown movie on repeat. Families can drop in at any time and watch part of the movie or the entire thing. The movie will play on loop for the entire event so you will have plenty of chances to catch the movie!  

Pumpkin Carving Demo 5:00-8:00 PM

You won't want to miss James Flis create one of a kind pumpkin masterpieces. His carving demonstration will be going out throughout the entire event. 

Scary Stories with the Merrimack Public Library 5:00-8:00 PM 
The Merrimack Public Library will be reading a variety of different stories during the event! 

NEW THIS YEAR: Magician Performance: 5:30-6:30 PM 

You won't want to miss this magical performance from magician Chris Herrick. Chris has a trick that is bound to excite everyone; that includes you too parents!! The show will begin at about 5:30 and last for about 50-60 minutes.

Costume Contest: 6:30-7:30 PM 

Ages 0-4         6:30 PM 

Awards for: Most Creative Costume, Cutest Costume, & Judges Choice 

Ages 5-7         6:50 PM 

Awards for: Most Creative Costume, Funniest Costume, & Judges Choice 

Ages 8+          7:10 PM 

Awards for: Most Creative Costume, Scariest Costume, & Judges Choice 

Adults             7:30 PM 

​Awards for: Most Creative Costume & Judges Choice

Food & Concessions: 5:00-8:00 PM 

Merrimack Friends and Families group will be selling hot dogs, chips, water, and scary delicious Halloween cupcakes! Friendly'swill be providing a limited amount of Free Ice Cream.

Merrimack Police Department and Merrimack Crimeline will be giving out Popcorn and goodie bags.  

Face Painting: 5:00-8:00 PM 

Our volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 10151 will be painting face during the event!

Haunted Tent Walk: 5:00-8:00 PM 
Our volunteers from 
Girl Scout Troop20113 will be creating a haunted tent that can be visited throughout the event!

Various Games, Activities and Crafts: 5:00-8:00 PM

Merrimack Friends & Families- Photo Booth 

Usborne Books & More - Halloween Craft 

Merrimack Public Library- Halloween Activity TBA

Merrimack Karate - Halloween Game TBA

Elite Rehab - Halloween Activity TBA

Simply Fun - Raffle & Game Table 

BWell Dance Studio- Pumpkin Toss Game 

Mickey Guru Travel Company - Halloween Activity TBA

Girl Scouts Troop 10623- Bag Decorating

Girl Scouts Troop 10011- Donating Carved Pumpkins for Decorating 

Town Center Committee - Information table with Maps

Live Free Chiropractic - Complementary Computerized Spine Screenings

Gate City Charter School- Craft and Ring Toss Game

Launch Trampoline- Activity 

DJ Sam Walker - Music inside the Function Hall 

We will continue to add more activities and games to this page as the event gets closer!

Thank you to our Volunteers and Community Groups that will be attending this event!  

We are still looking for community groups and volunteers to run activities or games at this event. Call 603-882-1046 to learn more!


Friday, October 27th, Wasserman Park, 5:00 - 8:00 pm