ST. CLOUD -- Witches, goblins and monsters...oh my! That was the scene around Lake George tonight as hundreds got their trick-or-treating in early at the 4th Annual Pumpkinfest.

Marci Sussenguth is a director with St. Cloud Recreation and says this is a great way for family and friends to get together in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Throughout the evening families can enjoy many outdoor activities like hayrides, a haunted house and an outdoor movie.

However, an event this size can't be done without a lot of help.

Sussenguth says the event continues to be a hit and is a great way for the community to connect.

Scroll down to see photos of tonight's event!

Cat in the Hat waits in line. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Hayride picks up new passengers. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Kids paint pumpkins. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Ghost smiles for the camera. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
What's in the bag? (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Searching for a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
People wait in line to enter the Haunted House. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Child shows off his Winnie the Pooh costume. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)