The King and Queen of Halloween (Submitted photo)
The King and Queen of Halloween (Submitted photo)
An annual Halloween event for children returns to the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site this weekend.

The eighth year of "Spooky Mansion" for young ghosts and goblins will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The event for children ages 3 to 10 will host not-so-scary Halloween activities at the mansion and the visitor center at 601 W. First St.

Children are encouraged to dress in a costume and take part in trick-or-treating and other activities in the mansion's basement, Lanier Historic Site Manager Gerry Reilly said in a release. Additional "Spooky Mansion" activities include ghost stories, making Halloween crafts and meeting the King and Queen of Halloween during the event.

"Every year there is a variety of old and new creative ideas presented," Reilly said. "Some of the old costume favorites include witches, superheroes and vampires. The best part for them is the families get to see the usually stately mansion filled with rats, bats and creepy guests."

Admission s $3 per child with one free adult admission per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

"Children really enjoy our event because it is only a little scary," Reilly said. "We have spooky and creepy decorations, but nothing too scary."

For more information, contact the Lanier Mansion at (812) 265-3526.