NEWS 15 TODAY- Halloween is second only to Christmas in total retail spending. In 2018 Halloween spending in the U.S. was over $9 billion.
Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
Pumpkins are classified as a fruit, not as a vegetable. In fact, in 2006, New Hampshire declared that its state fruit is the pumpkin.
According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.
The longest haunted house in the world is “Factory of Terror” in Canton, Ohio.