Downtown merchants decorated walls and windows with goblins, pumpkins and spider webs in preparation for Halloween on the Square. The regular holiday window contests in downtown Harrisonburg not only add to the festive events, but also help attract customers to the local businesses.
HDR encourages business owners to update their decorations regularly, keep their windows well-lit and participate in seasonal contests such as this one. Bright and exciting windows are a great way to draw attention to a business.
A volunteer panel of judges walked through the historic district Friday afternoon to rate each window and they named the following winners:
1st Place: Blue Ridge Florist
2nd Place: Wonder
3rd Place: Laughing Dog
Runners Up: Granny Longlegs, Ragtime Fabrics
Favorite Interactive Window (special last-minute category): Water Street Cafe
“The atmosphere with all of the decorated windows definitely kicks off the festivities for the Halloween weekend” said judge, Erica Kann. Parents and trick-or-treaters are invited downtown on Halloween to see all decorated windows and trick-or-treat from 10am to 2pm.
Halloween event details available at 540-432-8935 or www.DowntownHarrisonburg.org.