Security amped up ahead of HauntFest

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Hauntfest in the Oregon District will be Saturday.

The annual Halloween party draws big crowds and officials want to make sure everyone stays safe.

About a dozen more Dayton Police officers will be in the area for the event compared to last year.

“When you come down, be aware of what you’re wearing, what you’re bringing in. We aren’t going to allow any weapons — real or fake. Any costumes you have that have a weapon associated with them, I suggest you leave them in the car of leave them at home,” said Lt. James Mullins with the Dayton Police Department

Organizers expect more than 12,000 people will attend Hauntfest.

Police say if you plan to go, keep your vehicle locked and your personal belongings out of sight so you’re not targeted by thieves. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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