Beggars' Night & Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 28th
On Thursday, October 28th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Daily Advocate/Early Bird, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community!
There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade provided by The Daily Advocate/Early Bird. Anyone who chooses to enter the costume contest will walk in this parade, from W. 5th Street (next to Wayne Cinema), down Broadway and finish at the circle. The costume judging will take place at the circle.
Cash prizes will be awarded in each of the seven categories of costumes, with first place winning $30, second place winning $20 and third place winning $10!
The seven prize categories are:
1. Tiny Tot Girls - up to age 6
2. Tiny Tot Boys - up to age 6
3. Masked Girls - ages 6-10
4. Masked Boys - ages 6-10
5. Masked Boys & Girls - ages 11-16
6. Best Costumed Adult
7. Best Masked Group
Schedule of events:
6:30 pm - To participate in the costume contest, line- up on W. 5th St. - next to Wayne Cinema
7:00 pm - Costume Contest Parade begins
After costume judging (approx. 7:45) - Beggars begin trick-or-treating!
Also, there is a great photo opportunity available at the Circle on Broadway with a luminary display. What a great way to capture your little ones with such a beautiful background. Don’t forget to stop by the Circle and take your pictures!
The “begging” event has been organized as a way for downtown businesses to say thank you to the community for doing business downtown. The Halloween Parade was created by the Greenville Lions Club over 40 years ago, with the Early Bird continuing the tradition since 2015.
Please no political campaigning. We ask that each participating business pass out kid-friendly items and not handouts or flyers. As you must be pre-registered to pass out candy during the beggar’s night event, please contact Main Street Greenville at 937-548-4998 for an agreement to participate before Wednesday, October 20th.