Get Out: Weekend of Oct. 28 to 30
Patch picks for this weekend include a Halloween 5K and a fall home show.
Get some extra mileage out of your Halloween costume this weekend by donning your disguise and heading out to one of these events happening around the area. There are opportunities for runners, kids, adults and even pets to get into the spirit.
Where/When: 8 a.m., Sunday, Big Vanilla, Arnold
Why Go: The race begins at Big Vanilla in Arnold with the course running through Anne Arundel Community College. Participants must be 13 and will be entered into a raffle for prizes from the event sponsors. The proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kid-friendly activities at the race start/finish line.
Where/When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Allen Pond Park, Bowie
Why Go: Donate canned food to the Bowie Food Pantry as well as door prizes, a costume contest, treat bags and music.
Cost: $3 skate rentals
Where/When: noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, Severna Park
Why Go: Costume contest, haunted lab, prizes, crafts
Cost: Three cards for $8
Where/When: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Why Go: Enjoy games and prizes for costume contests such as Most Annapolitan, Funniest, Scariest and Dog-Owner Combo, while helping to raise money for the dog park.
Cost: $6 per dog, $5 online pre-registration
Where/When: 4-6 p.m., Friday at Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis
Why Go: The event features apple-bobbing, face painting and other festive events. There will also be a costume parade.
Where/When: all day, Friday, Prince George's Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro
Why Go: Homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes can visit hundreds of exhibits at this free home show. Exhibitors include merchandise booths, product demonstrations and sample interior/exterior vignettes. Times vary each day.