On Sunday, October 30, we held our first Halloween Eve at the Market event. Because we added it to the schedule fairly last minute; because it was a first attempt; and because the weather that day was cold and rainy, we didn't expect a huge crowd.
We were overwhelmed--but in a very good way!
We estimate the attendance at around 2,500-3,000. The 60 community organizations that provided treats and engaging activities for the attending families were resilient and resourceful, as no one expected a crowd this size. The free hayrides were even popular and packed despite the cold rain!
Thanks to all who participated--we will be sure to offer this smashingly successful concept again next year.
Click here for some images from the inaugural Halloween Eve at the Market!
We are pleased to offer a new, "bonus" free-admission Market special event this year: a "Halloween Eve" opportunity for children and families to test out their costumes, get an extra trick or treating opportunity, AND connect with dozens of community organizations and agencies that exist to improve your quality of life.
On Sunday, October 30 from 5:00-7:30 p.m., visitors to the Halloween Eve celebration at the Market will find vendor stalls occupied with a wide array of community organizations and agencies that will have not only some treats for the trick-or-treaters, but also friendly faces ready to share a cornucopia of information about community programs and services that exist for you.
We are thrilled to open the Market for some good old fashioned Halloween fun and tradition—and also to connect community members with our outstanding community organizations.
In addition to the trick or treating, we’ll have other Halloween and harvest happenings for families, such as pumpkin decorating, hayrides, a "Bat Appreciation Booth" as part of our Nature @ the Market program (bats are unfortunately badly misunderstood and maligned, largely as a result of Halloween), and more!
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