Scare on the Square: costumes, pumpkins, prizes, pie, fun
Saturday’s Scare on the Square promises fall-themed activities for kids from 10 a.m. until noon on the Batesville Downtown Square. The event is sponsored by Batesville Main Street and includes a costume walk, a costume contest, a pumpkin decorating contest and a pumpkin cooking contest.
For costumed walkers grade five and under, a “trick or trunk” is planned, with treats distributed by local organizations from decorated trunks.
Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the costume walk starting at 10:15. “Trick or trunk” will follow the walk.
Walkers of all ages are welcome. Children in strollers can also participate.
Organizers ask that no pets accompany walkers.
For the pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkins must be decorated and finished at home and brought to the Square by 10:30 a.m. Pumpkins may not be carved or hollowed out. Pumpkins may be painted or decorated with materials glued or pinned on.
Age divisions are: youngsters through kindergarten; first through fifth grade; sixth grade and above. Judging will begin at 11 a.m.
For the pumpkin cooking contest, there are two divisions: “pies” and “everything but pies.” All entries must be prepared by the person entering the contest, and must contain canned, frozen or fresh pumpkin as the main ingredient. Entries must be brought to the Memorial Park by 10:30 a.m. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. and will be based on overall appearance, creativity and taste.
There will be costume contest divisions for young children through kindergarten; first through fifth grade; and sixth grade and above.
The costume contest begins at 11:30 at Memorial Park.
Prizes will include “Downtown Dollars” for first place winners, and medals for second and third place.
Family-friendly costumes can be homemade, purchased or rented.
Winners of all contests will be announced at noon.