The Whitewater Spooktacular took place last Saturday, Oct. 9 at Whitewater Memorial Park and Quakertown Park.

The DNR-sponsored event hosted a costume contest, campsite contest and trick-or-treating. The event was considered exclusive to park visitors.

Nevertheless, that didn't stop a lot of locals from reserving their spots inside the campground for some beautiful fall weather and early Halloween fun.

In attendance at Whitewater Park were the Rambo and Huffman families. Kati Huffman said this about her experience: "My husband and I have three kids and my cousin and his wife have two. They all dressed up and went trick-or-treating. We also had two other families that camped with us and they have several kids as well. We put a birthday party together at the campgrounds for my daughter (Ella) that just turned 13.”

The families reserved campsites next to each other. Fathers, DJ Rambo and Matt Huffman made it into the top 10 of the cornhole tournament sponsored by the park department. Together with their wives Tiffany Rambo and Kati Huffman, and the Huffmans’ oldest daughter Abby, they themed their costumes together as The Wizard of Oz. The Huffmans’ youngest child, Kooper, dressed up as a zombie this year. The Rambos’ two children Ava and Gavin dressed up as The Thing #2 and Pig Man, respectively.

Tiffany Rambo said this about her experience: "It’s such a great event every year. Lots of people dress up and hand out candy and our kids look forward to it. This is our second year and the Huffmans’ first year. Willie Carter and Mike Curry had sites on the other side of us. Four in a row... lots of locals and out of towners. You have to book sites six months in advance to get one.”

The Rambo family stayed from Thursday through Monday, the Spooktacular Event took place Saturday evening. Trick-or-treat took place from 4-6 p.m.

"We have trick-or-treated here for years, but just got a camper last year. We plan to camp every year now!" Tiffany added.

According to the DNR website, the next Spooktacular event is scheduled for the Mounds State Park on Friday, Oct. 15. Whitewater's next event is Friday, Oct. 22. Quakertown's next event is scheduled for the following day.