On Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, the “Spooktacular Bazaar” will take place at St. Thomas Church, at 111 High St. in Taunton.

According to South Coast Today.com, the “Spooktacular Bazaar” will have a Halloween theme, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Haunted hayrides will be offered as part of the church's annual fall fair on Saturday, Oct. 22., and will depart at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. The cost for the hayride is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Ed Lodi, who is a ghost story author from Middleboro, has written two ghost stories that will be read during 45-minute tours of the downtown area.  “A third story about Elizabeth McKinstry, the ghost in St. Thomas' rectory, has been written by Middleboro writer Jane Lopes, co-chair of the fair committee,” according to South Coast Today.com.

The stories will be read by Tracey Medeiros of Taunton, and books by Ed Lodi and his wife Yolanda, will be available at the fair at their booth.

Sandwiches, soups, chowder, and desserts will be served for lunch, and the fair will also feature a country market and bakery with homemade pies and other treats.

Fun activities for children will be held outdoors (weather permitting), and will include games, face painting, bounce house, and a pumpkin patch.

The fair will conclude with dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Bella Roma Restaurant. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under the age of 5 are free. Reservations are required for the dinner and can be made by calling the church office at 508-824-9595.

For more information, visit the church website at www.stthomastaunton.com.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez

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