HAMLET — Hundreds of goblins circled through Main Street near sundown to fill their candy bags during the inaugural Boo Bash.
City leaders, including Depot and Museums Director Mechelle Preslar, were pleasantly surprised by the turnout for the event, which at times seemed like deja vu from the Seaboard Festival just two days before.
Several families who were at Rockingham’s Downtown Spooktacular earlier in the evening made the trip to Hamlet for even more Halloween treats.
The Hamlet police and fire departments and several downtown businesses participated in the Boo Bash, with some booths running out of candy.
Meanwhile, just several blocks away, hundreds of other trick-or-treaters were going door to door for the annual Hylan Horror.
See photos below.