The best haunt for Halloween

Ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and witches all came out to haunt Tamarind Street in Maleny on Monday, October 31. The residents hosted their famous annual lolly drive for all kids, teens, and adults of the hinterland.

With cars parked for kilometres, people taking over the entire street, dressed in all sorts of costumes and make-up, and houses having all kind of scary decorations, the joy on the youngsters’ faces was undeniable. Everyone had kilos of lollies in their bags, with some houses even making tunnels and mazes for the kids to pass through.

Father of two Owen Davis says that it’s always nice to see how much effort this community puts into providing a fun, unique night for children.

“My daughters love to get a chance to dress up and look scary and ask for candy, just like they see in movies”, he says.

“I know, it’s an American tradition but nowadays they grow up seeing and hearing about trick-or-treating on tv, so it’s nice they can experience a little of that thanks to this community”.

Children weren’t the only ones getting in on the fun, with teenagers and adults also making it a hang out event, investing in the Halloween spirit with crazy make-up and elaborate costumes.

With children crawling into Maleny from Beerwah, Landsborough and even Caloundra, these residents welcome over 500 little monsters every year. The candy they give away is donated by parents who bring their kids, as to not overwhelm the hosts with the high demand. With over 15 participating houses, this street has become the local Halloween hotspot for all the scary creatures of the night, no matter the age.