SMAC to host a spooktacular carnival for kids

SMAC to host a spooktacular carnival for kids

The Southern Miss Student Activities Council (SMAC) will once again host a Kids’ Halloween Carnival on Wed., Oct. 27. 

The Halloween Carnival will be located at Weathersby Lawn, near the center of Southern Miss’s Hattiesburg campus and next to The Hub. It is free and open to all area children. SMAC also encourages all Southern Miss and other community members to join them from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The event, though usually held annually, had to be postponed last year due to weather concerns over Hurricane Zeta. Even then, the event was supposed to take on a much different form, as guests were supposed to remain in their cars due to concerns about spreading COVID-19.

This year, however, SMAC is resuming normal operations. The Carnival will include various booths sponsored by student organizations that will offer face painting, coloring, games and more. 

In addition, food and drinks will be provided throughout the event, and Southern Miss’s mascot, Seymour the Eagle, will be attending the event. Kids have the opportunity to take photos with Seymour through University Photo Services, who will also be taking photos throughout the event. Families can order any pictures Photo Services take of the event through Facebook. 

SMAC is a student-run and student-funded organization designed to offer a variety of educational and entertainment programs for Southern Miss’s student body. Their events, which include concerts, movies and novelty acts, are always open to students. For other events happening on campus throughout the year, you can visit SMAC’s Facebook page by searching for Southern Miss Activities Council or by following their Instagram @usm_smac.