Hickory, NC – Saturday, October 28th at Wayneo’s Silver Bullet. The biggest, baddest and scariest Halloween Costume Contest in Catawba County will be held at Wayneo’s Silver Bullet. CONTESTANTS MUST BE REGISTERED AT THE DOOR BY 11PM. Winners will be determined by crowd noise that will be measured by a decibel meter.
1st Place $500 —– 2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
Wayneo’s would like to WELCOME BACK
Ali Randolph and the Outta Luck Band.
Ali Randolph & Outta Luck Band hail from Western North Carolina and play high energy rock and country music. The band features Ali Randolph on lead vocals/guitar, Dan Wise on lead guitar/vocals, Daniel “Raizen” Kegley on bass, and Cameron Brown on drums/vocals.
Some History of Halloween –
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening),also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve,or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christianfeast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelicfestival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church. Some believe, however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.……
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.