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Mohegan Sun Casino features Halloween harness racing, costume parties, music, and more Oct. 30-31

Mohegan Sun Casino features Halloween harness racing, costume parties, music, and more Oct. 30-31
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From a press release:

Show your Halloween spirit all weekend at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, with ghoulish harness racing, mischievous costume parties, wicked nightlife events, and more. A full list of events that weekend follows:

Boo Bash

Come as you aren’t! Boo Bash is back on Friday, Oct. 30 in the Keystone Grand Ballroom starting at 7 p.m. Grab your best ghoulish getup, superhero tights, or angel wings and enter the costume contest for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 and other great cash prizes. Indulge in the Boo Bash featured drink special, Mali Boo, and party to live music from The Chatter until midnight. Hang around for a spell when Boo Bash is over and haunt Breakers until 2 a.m. to groove to the sounds of Gas Station Disco.

See photos from last year’s Boo Bash here.

$75,000 Spooktacular Giveaway

There are no tricks, only treats in Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $75,000 Spooktacular Giveaway on Halloween! From noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, two Momentum members each hour will win $250 cash. At 7 p.m., one lucky guest will win $50,000 cash and 50 more will win at least $450 in Free Slot Play. It’s simple to play – get one entry for every Status Point earned from Oct. 1-Oct. 30, then activate entries on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at any kiosk to be eligible to win.

Live harness racing with The Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace

Have a fang-tastic Halloween evening at The Downs starting at 6:30 p.m. with The Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace. This pace is exclusively for grey and roan horses, where they will compete in this ghostly race and be led onto the track by the Headless Horseman. The winner will be presented with a trophy by children in costume in the ghoulishly delightful Winners’ Circle.

Live entertainment

On Halloween night, get your scare on at Elixir’s Halloween party starting at 9 p.m. with live music from Jimmy & Vitz and prizes for the best costumes, head to Bar Louie for a Halloween celebration featuring Fake Uncle Jack starting at 9:30 p.m., or creep over to Breakers to enjoy the sounds of Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns starting at 9:30 p.m.

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Wilkes-Barre/Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square foot convention center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.

More information is available by calling 888-946-4672 or visiting

Photo by Lora Kormos/NEPA Scene