SOUTH SIOUX CITY | The Military Family Spooktacular is planned on Oct. 19 in South Sioux City.

The free event is 3-6 p.m. at Camp Goodwill, 570 152nd St. It is open to area families who have a service member on active duty or serving in any branch of the National Guard reserves. Any child affected by a service member’s military career may attend.

Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. Activities for adults and children will include crafts, scary trail rides, inflatables, trick-or-treating, a family costume contest, and more. To compete in the contest, at least one adult and one child in the family must be in costume.

Participants should bring one bag of individually wrapped candy or other snack items, such as treat-sized packets of pretzels, snack crackers, popcorn, or themed trinkets, to share. No homemade items.

Preregistration is required by Oct. 16. To register, email name, number of adults and children and service affiliation to

Call 712-233-0817 for more information.