This month, fall is in the air—and on the calendar. Downtown districts and small businesses across the country will celebrate the season with costume contests, haunted tours and tasty treats. The downtown fun will bring residents of all ages and breeds to explore local parks, shops and restaurants. With events like these on the schedule, October will be full of treats, not tricks.
Witches of Pitman Shoppe Hop
October 12, 2019
Pitman, New Jersey
The third-annual Witches of Pitman Shoppe Hop will turn Uptown Pitman into a witchy wonderland. Take a haunted bus tour, play hocus pocus trivia, dress for the costume contest and visit participating businesses to get your Spellbook stamped. Many uptown businesses will conjure up magical discounts and themed events for the big day. For more information, visit Uptown Pitman.
Cone-acopia Fall Fest
October 13, 2019
Sioux City, Iowa
Named for the local Cone Park, Cone-acopia will bring Sioux City residents and families together for a day of fall fun. The event will start with a 5k and 1k Monster Dash, then continue with activities like a pumpkin roll, coffee tasting, beer yoga and live music. For children, the event will feature all-day attractions such as giant bounce houses, rock painting, a scavenger hunt and life-size games. Learn more about this activity-filled event from Sioux City.
Utah Cheese Awards
October 19, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah
This savory event celebrates the perfect fall comfort food. The Utah Cheese Awards will recognize the best cheeses from across the state. Participants can sample award-winning cheeses paired with local microbrews. Local bread, honey and other treats will also be available for tasting and purchasing. More information is available from Cheese Utah or the event’s Facebook page.
October 26, 2019
Clinton, South Carolina
Clinton’s Main Street program and small businesses have put together a fall carnival for local residents of all ages and breeds. The event will feature carnival games, face painting, seasonal movies and costume contests for both pets and people. Of course, local vendors will be on site with tasty treats and goodies. For more information, visit Main Street Clinton.
October 31, 2019
BooFest is downtown Chillicothe’s annual trick-or-treating event—a local favorite for 20 years and counting. Downtown businesses and other small businesses located throughout Chillicothe are invited to dole out sweet treats to young witches, wizards, ghosts and goblins. Trick-or-treating is free and family-friendly. Learn more about BooFest from Main Street Chillicothe.