HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - There's nothing like Halloween to inspire someone to build a better mousetrap.
That's what Kyle Carron of Biloxi did in just one week for his 16-month-old grandson Jack, for the Halloween on the Green costume contest in Biloxi on Saturday. Dozens of kids put on their best show, but Jack got extra attention.
"I enjoy doing things like this," Carron said. "The little fella enjoys it too. So now he's got a wagon to ride around in with a little class."
In Gulfport, the fourth annual Boo Bash, drew a line of people almost the length of Jones Park.
Hoop dancers entertained attendees waiting in the line, while some of the entertainment was magical. Once the trick or treating was over, train rides and robot disc throwers kept the energy going.
Scott Klugh's third year at Boo Bash meant dress up time for him and his three children.
"We just finally got away from the super heroes," he said. "We were able to do my thing this year. So it worked out."
On the other hand, Amanda Bentz of Biloxi found it easier to come as she was.
"We have too many kids to all of us dress up before coming."
Dress up or not, it was worth the trip.
"It's great family environment," said Angela Gauthier of Long Beach. "The kids enjoy it. We enjoy it. I think we have more fun than they do."
For those ready for a little more serious scare, the Gulfport Fire Department had its Catacombs of Terror Haunted Trail on the other end of Jones Park.
The haunted house repeats at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 - 31. Admission is $5 per person, children 5 years old and younger get in free.
"You gotta come here next year," said 11-year-old Savannah Smith. It's amazing."