I love dentists.  Why is it most dentists talk to you when they are poking around in your mouth with a sharp instrument?  That was the scene this morning at my regular 6 month dental cleaning.  Today I was asked about the Halloween Parade that's happening this Saturday at Noon-3pm in Downtown Binghamton.

This is a big weekend in the Southern Tier for celebrating the spooks and chills of the season.

The Hawk Halloween Parade is great for all ages.  Dress up in costume or not, expect a lot of fun and quite a bit of candy from Windy Hill Candle Factory's CandyLand.  This is great time for all ages and yes, even zombies are welcome.  I always enjoy the pets dressed up for the Creature Comforts portion of the parade.  Groups and individuals can sign up to walk with the Hawk by calling Holly at (607) 772-8400 or by clicking HERE.  I have my costume ready to go from Party City.

After the parade, you can hit the Haunted Halls of Horrors if you dare.  Located just a few blocks from Downtown Binghamton off Broad Avenue, at 135 East Frederick Street, this is the 4th year for this popular haunted house and is a big fundraiser for the Southern Tier Independence Center.  This year's Haunted Halls of Horrors has many new additions and again, it may not be appropriate for young children.  Click HERE for the official 'haunt calendar.'  I highly recommend the Haunted Halls of Horror at STIC.

Just a short drive away is one amazing 'maize' at the wonderful Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley. If you go at night, bring a flashlight.  You won't believe how much fun a maize can be.  Trust me, this is great fun for the entire family.  But you better hurry, as the last day is November 3rd.  There's a money saving coupon on the Stoughton Farm web site.  For operating hours and prices, click HERE.