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Halloween is Second Largest Spending Holiday

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The crisp fall air, falling leaves, and hay rides, all signs that Halloween is on the way.  Christmas is king of Holiday spending, but you may be surprised to hear how much Americans fork-over for the spooky Holiday.

 Halloween is a thrilling time of year for kids and adults alike.  From costumes to candy to pumpkin carving, American's go all out for October 31st, and spend a lot of money doing so. 

"I would say an average ticket item that is taken out of here when somebody is done is at least 100, 150 dollars.  People who love Halloween, Love Halloween," said Debbie Harris, owner of Fiancée Boutique in Downtown Minot.

 According to a 2013 survey by the National Retail Federation, 158 million people in the U.S. are getting ready to celebrate this Halloween.  It's estimated that Americans will spend $6.9 Billion  this Halloween Season. 

"I think it's being creative and stepping outside your box.  They're more comfortable doing that when someone doesn't know who they are.  Attending a party and being able to pull off that prefect costume.  It let's your creative juices flow," added Harris.

 On average, American's will hand over around $75 a piece, for their Halloween goods.  Two point six billion total will be spent on costumes, and another $2 billion will be spend on candy alone.  "North Dakota per capita has the number 1 candy consumption in the nation as far as I'm concerned.  I've been in many, many different places across our nation, I've never seen the candy consumption that North Dakota has, it's amazing," stated Mike Wilson, Store Manager of the Minot Kmart. 

And it's not only people who will be celebrating Halloween, pet owners will be getting their cats and dogs into the action as well.  It's estimated that Americans will spend 330 million dollars on pet costumes this year.

 "Halloween is a fun holiday, everybody gets dressed up, everybody has a good time, the whole family is included, it doesn't get any better than that," said Wilson.

 So it's no surprise that Halloween has become the second largest spending holiday in the United States.  Believe it or not, the estimated $6.9 Billion price tag on this year's Halloween is less than the $8 Billion Americans spent in 2012.

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