Hauntingly fun experience at West Jeff Fall Festival


(Posted Oct. 23, 2023)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

The village of West Jefferson held its annual Fall Festival at the Community Center on Oct. 21. Guests were treated to trunk-or-treat, free food, Ultimate Bungee and a mechanical bull ride, hayrides, a haunted house, and a costume contest.

James Ortlieb gets ready to jump high and complete a back flip on the Ultimate Bungee.
West Jefferson’s parks and recreation department recruited volunteers to help create creepy scenes like this one for the haunted house inside the Community Center.
Makenna Mean poses for a picture inside a Barbie-themed station in the trunk-or-treat area. The display, created by Emilee Edwards, was awarded first place as the best trunk-or-treat display.
West Jefferson’s Fall Festival enjoyed a big turnout.
Winners of the costume contest sponsored by the West Jefferson Community Association in the ages 0-4 category are: (from left) Theo Quinlin from The Incredibles, third place; Zelena Jones as an immature mandrake, second place; and Camryn Roby as a witch, first place.
Winners of the costume contest in the ages 5-8 category are: from left) Trevor Griffith as Donkey Kong, third place; Anslee DeHart as Wednesday, second place; and Kamdan Jackson as an alien, first place.
Winners of the costume contest ages 9-12 category are: (from left) Lily Biery as Barbie, third place; Delilah Jose as a jellyfish, first place; and Lily Jones as a frozen goblin, second place.
Riders are loaded up on the wagon for a haunted hayride down Sewer Lane.
West Jefferson Mayor Ray Martin (left) dressed as Svengoolie presents Sharon McCord with the second-place award for her Candy Land trunk-or-treat display. Emilee Edwards placed first for her Barbie-themed display, and Altered Sounds placed third for their alien-themed display.
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