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Halloween Happens Downtown this Weekend

Looks like we’re in for some perfect Fall weather when Halloween comes downtown this Saturday (if the thunderstorms hold off, that is). Events planned for this Saturday, October 25 include:

Grand Opening of the Turner Pavilion (7-1pm) – The long awaited Farmers’ Market Pavilion opens in the Municipal Parking Lot!

Don’t miss:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony with free cake at 9am
  • Vote for the best scarecrows decorated by market vendors
  • Live music from Becky & Sheila, Todd and Rick, Rough But Natural Old Time String Band and The Keezletones
  • Pumpkin decorating

Halloween on the Square (10-2pm) – Fun for the whole family with trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, crafts, face painting, games, and more. Thanks to Hess Orthopaedics, our title sponsor!

Don’t miss:

  • Trick-or-treating in downtown shops from 10-1pm
  • The annual costume contest on Court Square at 1pm
  • “Shrek 3” for free at Court Square Theater at 2pm
  • “The Wonderful World of Bats” photo show and t-shirt decorating at Massanutten Regional Library at 2pm

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest (2pm) – Dress up Fido and bring him to Court Square for a good time! To the right is a picture of Tim Smith and his dog Punkermelon at last year’s contest. Punkermelon, a Boston Terrier, is dressed as a WWI bomber pilot.

Don’t miss:

Haunted Harrisonburg Walking Tour (7pm and 9pm) – You’re in for a good time with this one hour walking tour, researched and led by Lisa N. Ha.

Don’t miss:

  • The Bootlegger
  • The Civil War soldier
  • The Lady in White

For more information on these events, visit HDR’s main site at www.downtownharrisonburg.org

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