FAIRBANKS — Ghouls, dinosaurs, witches and super heroes descended upon Pioneer Park Civic Center on Saturday for the annual Halloween Trick or Treat Town. T. rex dinosaurs, walking pieces of pizza, princesses and mermaids all came with their trick or treat bowls in hand.
Hundreds of families wandered through the park, trick or treating at cabins in Gold Rush Town, dancing to spooky music in the civic center, even participating in the zombie brains-eating contest. Costumed adults were having just as much fun as their kids.
A special group of zombies performed a Thrill the World dance, at the exact same time other zombies across the country did the same dance. Donations for that local event went to the Interior AK RAE Rescue group. After the dance, members of the volunteer group gave trick or treaters a chance to pet giant snakes and a bearded dragon.
Free train rides took visitors around the park. Other Halloween characters warmed up around some crackling bonfires or enjoyed lunch from the visiting food trucks.
It was perfect Halloween weather — cloudy, cool and very gray. But the streets were filled with brightly colored revelers enjoying the special day.
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