Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash. (31643)

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson will host the “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash,” the cable television network announced today.

The two-hour special, which the network has likened to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” will be taped at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and air at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26. It will include a nationwide 50-state costume competition, musical performances and celebrity presenters.

The deadline to enter the costume competition is Sept. 29. Each of the 50 semifinalists representing each state will win a trip to Los Angeles. The winner will receive $25,000 and have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.”

Entry information on the contest is available at