FRIGHT NIGHT: Sonya Richards setting up the haunted house.
FRIGHT NIGHT: Sonya Richards setting up the haunted house. Allan Reinikka Rokahallowe

Get set for a fright this Saturday night at many locations

IT'S time to get spooky, with Halloween right around the corner.

Those looking for a fright should check out the haunted house at 21 Quinn St, decorated each year by Sonya and Jacob Richards.

It's a kooky celebration for the couple, whose wedding anniversary falls on Halloween.

Each year, hundreds of people visit the house which is a passion of the couple and their five daughters.

The house is open from 6.15pm to 10pm tomorrow.

For the little ghouls and witches who plan to take to the streets to Trick or Treat, Queensland Police are lending a helping hand.

They've created posters which can be printed and displayed on houses taking part, as well as those who would rather be left alone.

To make sure the night doesn't become a nightmare, Trick or Treaters should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Queensland Police also recommend joining a group of friends and remind children never to enter a stranger's house.

Download the posters at mypolice.qld.gov.au.

For an event where the whole family can join in, check out Halloween at the Heritage Village at 6pm.

Get the whole family dressed in their best Halloween costume and head off into the dark on a tour around the village grounds, all in a safe, but very spooky environment.

No tickets are available at the door, book at the Pilbeam Theatre box office or on 4927 4111.

All children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Beware because there might be a zombie or two about.

For those primary school children who want even more Halloween fun, check out the Rocky Roller Derby Halloween Skate and Scoot at the YWCA Hall in North Rockhampton tomorrow.

The event runs from 4pm-7pm, bring skates or a scooter with gold coin entry.

Haunting Halloween

Halloween is closely linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain

The first jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips

Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween

The word Halloween was first seen in the 16th Century



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