WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — This coming weekend, the town of Wilkes-Barre is turning into ‘Wilkes-Scarre’ for Halloween.
According to a press release, “Wilkes-Scarre Weekend” will run Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30 in downtown Wilkes-Barre, bringing business and entertainment back to the area.
The event is supported in part by the nonprofit Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Development Corporation, and organizers have also secured official sponsorship from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Hayride and Scarepark.
Organizers say they are determined to develop a long-term, city-wide event that becomes a regional tourist destination.
The Wilkes-Scarre weekend kicks off one evening early, Wednesday, October 26, in support of Trunk or Treat ‘Moving River Ministries’ from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 626 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.
This event is followed by an entire weekend of Halloween parties throughout downtown.
On Sunday, the first-ever “Zombie Trot till Your Rot Bar and Restaurant Crawl” begins. This event is strictly for ages 21 and up. Entrants will receive drink and food specials at all participating bars and restaurants and those who participate will be eligible for a number of cash prizes in various “zombie categories,” totaling $500.
Those who wish to be turned into the undead can have their makeup done at the Zombie Factory inside the Heat nightclub from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Participating trot spots include, Vesuvio’s Wilkes-Barre, Beer Boys, Senunas Bar and Grill, Boozy-B’s, Oyster Bar and Restaurant, King of Kings Gyros and Cheesesteaks, and The Mines underground.
Registration can be done online, at the Oyster restaurant between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., or inside the Zombie Factory at Heat Nightclub.
A full schedule of spooky events can be found on the Wilkes-Scarre Weekend website.