The Hudson Halloween experience starts with a Halloween Ghost Walk, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday night, conducted by the Hudson Paranormal Group. (Yes, we're talking actual ghosts.) The fee is $5. Participants, who must 18 or older, are asked to bring a flashlight and a camera and to meet in front of 210 Allen Street. For more information, call 828-1119.
At 9 p.m., Musty Chiffon and the Red Dot present the Witches Ball at the Cannonball Factory, 361 Columbia Street. Music, dancing, and tout le monde decked out in costumes ranging from the fabulous to the outrageous! There's a contest for the best costume--with cash prizes--and the winners will be announced at midnight. Admission is $20; only cash is accepted. Proceeds go to the Valley Alliance's Save the South Bay Project.
After the ball is over, go home and get a good night's sleep so you'll be ready for the Ghostly Gallop on Sunday morning. It's the annual 5K race and community walk to benefit the Hudson Area Library. The entry fee is $20. As usual, all participants get a long-sleeved T-shirt, which this year features a new design by Arlene Boehm. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the library at 400 State Street. There's still time to register for the race. Check the library website for details.
And there's more! On Friday, November 5, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Walking the dog Theater collaborate to present GhostWALK--ghost stories written by local teens performed by local teen actors in the historic buildings of Hudson. The event begins at the Cannonball Factory. Admisssion is $5. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. The first tour leaves at 6 p.m. Check the GhostWALK website for details.