The festivities begin with a “Trick or Treat Downtown”, where costumed
children can trick-or-treat at businesses with a pumpkin in their front window from 5 to 7 p.m.
A one-mile family-friendly "Spooky Sprint" fun run will take place on Main Street before the 7 p.m. parade. The costume-optional run will follow the parade route.
“It’s a one mile race, where runners can choose to run for time or for fun,” says Abby Gruber, Director of Westminster City Recreation and Parks. “To add to the festivities, runners are invited to dress up in family-friendly costumes that are safe for running.”
And for the first time ever, Downtown Westminster is hosting a
Decorated Scarecrow Contest, where more than 30 businesses and organizations
are competing to create the best scarecrow. People are invited to view the scarecrows and
vote for their favorites.
The Kiwanis Club of Westminster will be the official judges for first and second place, with a coveted “People’s Choice” trophy being awarded to the scarecrow with the most votes from the public. Votes are free and available at the Westminster Library.
The following businesses are participating in the Decorated Scarecrow Contest:
Aaron Robert Salon, Cup, Meltdown, Ballard Bunting Boutique, Eclecticity, Race Pace, Barnes Bollinger, Flowers by Evelyn, Rafael’s, BB&T, Furnace Hills, Sideways, Birdie's Café, Giulianova, Sturgill & Associates, Cal Bloom's Barber Shop, Harry’s, Tangles, Carroll Arts Center, InfoPathways, Westminster Design, Carroll Chamber of Commerce, J Café, Westminster Furniture, Carroll County Jewelry & Loan, Jiffy Mart, Westminster Library, City of Westminster, Lily’s Mexican Market, Country View Tuxedo, Main ARTerie