MasqueRave to be held at Parkersburg Art Center Friday

File Photo Mark McLean, left, came as Charlie Christmas from “Dumb and Dumber” and Philip Wilt, right, came as Donald Trump at last year’s MasqueRave. This year’s event will be Friday evening at the Parkersburg Art Center at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg.

PARKERSBURG — While children will be having fun on Halloween, the Parkersburg Art Center is offering adults a chance to get in on the fun of dressing up in costume.

The Parkersburg Art Center’s League, the “PAC PALS,” will host its annual Halloween “MasqueRave” party from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the art center on the corner of Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg.

The event is aimed at adults ages 21 and over and features a chance to dress up for Halloween and enjoy a variety of activities at the art center.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at or at the art center’s front desk.

Proceeds benefit the art center’s fund that supports art-based educational activities for the local area. Premier Productions will sponsor the event as well as serving as DJ. In addition to dancing, the PALS will also offer refreshments, costume contests with prizes, a photo booth, and spooky decor, all made possible by donations and sponsorships from the community.

Since Monday, the PALS have been hiding their “PAC Party Pumpkins” around the community with a free ticket attached. Once the pumpkin is found, the rules require the finder to post a selfie with the party pumpkin to their social media with the hashtag “#PACPartyPumpkin” and tag the Parkersburg Art Center.

The PALS will hide two party pumpkins a day from Monday through Friday. Clues can be found on the Parkersburg Art Center’s Facebook page.