Amy Lindsey | GC News-GazetteA witch greets visitors to last year's Treats on the Trail. This year's event will take place at the Ed Nichols Memorial Park on Oct. 13 from 4-6 p.m.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

A witch greets visitors to last year's Treats on the Trail. This year's event will take place at the Ed Nichols Memorial Park on Oct. 13 from 4-6 p.m.

Next Saturday is filled with free activities for the whole family.

The fun begins with the Grayson County Cooperative Extension Office's fourth annual Family Farm Fest. It will take place at 123 Commerce Dr. in Leitchfield from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can enjoy pumpkin painting, barn yard games, face painting, farm equipment displays, demonstrations, prize drawings, live farm animals and informational booths. They are even offering free hotdogs to the first 500 people.

According to the extension office, there were over 600 people in attendance at last year's event and they hope even more people will participate this year.

Parking will be available at Potter's Hope Church, located next to the office.

For questions or additional information on this event, call (270) 259-3492.

After Family Farm Fest has reached its conclusion, people can dress up in their Halloween costumes, or come as they are, to the second annual Treats on the Trail event at the Ed Nichols Memorial Park in Clarkson.

Treats on the Trail is a Halloween themed nature hike and candy hunt that will take place

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from 4 -6 p.m.

The hike is approximately 1 mile and the the trail loops around back to the beginning. The Public Trails Association of Grayson County encourages participants to wear comfortable costumes and footwear for the hike.

Local businesses and organizations will be setting up tables along the trail path at which participants may stop to "trick or treat." As of Oct. 3, 32 businesses and organizations have reserved booth spaces.

In addition to trick-or-treating, the Grayson County Youth Soccer team will have the concession stand open and the Grayson County High School cheerleaders and Martha Duvall will offer a costume contest and pumpkin carving/decorating contest.

The Grayson County Public Library will have pages from "Goodnight Goon" posted around the trail for parents and children to enjoy as they walk the path.

According to trails association, over 1,000 people were in attendance last year and it was on a Wednesday, so they expect many more to come this year since it is on a Saturday.

For more information about this event, about the Ed Nichols Memorial Nature Trail, or about the Public Trails Association of Grayson County, please contact The Public Trails Association of Grayson County on Facebook Messenger or call (270) 259-2735.