From the leaves to the temperatures, fall represents a season of change. However, there’s one thing that stays the same this month: Downtown will bustle with fun and engaging activities. These Main Street events will bring people together to celebrate the season, the local culture and the brighter future that local businesses can create for the community.
October 12, 2018
Fall’s cooler temperatures make it the perfect time for Tupelo’s annual Chili Festival. This lively event has brought the community together for nearly 20 years, and this year promises to be no different. The festival will include competitions for best chili recipe, best team spirt, best costumes, most creative tent and most original theme. Visitors will get to vote for their favorite teams and dishes, while live music sets the festive scene. Learn more from Tupelo Main Street.
Seton Village Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
October 19, 2018
South Orange, New Jersey
This annual event, now in its fifth year, will highlight a particular neighborhood and a collection of local businesses. The Seton Village Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 20 local food trucks, two live bands and a wide array of local beers. Visitors can expect a barbeque, tacos, cupcakes, waffles, international cuisine, healthy meal choices and a selection of beer, wine and cider. They can also expect crowds, as the participation in this event has grown each year. For more information, visit the South Orange Village Center.
Mother-Son Halloween Dance
October 23, 2018
Be sure to register in advance for this annual event. The 15th annual Mother-Son Halloween Dance will offer a catered dinner and a night of dancing. In the spirit of its title, the event will also feature a costume contest. Take advantage of this opportunity to create lasting memories or start a new family tradition. More information is available from the City of Gainesville.
Scare in the Square
October 27, 2018
Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City will kick its Halloween celebration off early with a family-friendly event the weekend before the big day. During this free event, Main Street Square will fill with kid-approved activities, including trick-or-treating. Kids are encouraged to show off their costumes and bring their trick-or-treating bags. Learn more from Main Street Square.
October 31, 2018
Grand Haven, Michigan
Young ghouls and goblins in Grand Haven will have twice the chances for Halloween tricks and treats. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., children can trick-or-treat throughout downtown Grand Haven, where local stores and restaurants abound. Then, they can explore their own neighborhoods for traditional, residential trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. More information is available from Visit Grand Haven. If you’re not in the area, try finding a similar event in your neck of the woods – downtown trick-or-treating opportunities will take place in communities across the country on Halloween.