Richmond Kiwanis to Participate in Candy Distribution at Halloween Hoe-Down

Discription of Richmond, KY Halloween Hoe-Down

This year the Parks and Recreation Department has decided to create a new festival downtown for children, families, and other members of the community.   There is a lot planned for the whole community!

Saturday October 28th from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m .on Main Street.
Adult Costume Party - 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

FOR KIDS-  The day will begin with our Boo Bash from 3pm-7pm featuring Halloween games & prizes, inflatables, stage entertainment and more! There will be a Trick or Treat with community businesses from 5pm-7pm and a child's costume parade at 6pm.  This will be a safe alternative to Trick or Treating for the community.  Rain Plan- The Trick or Treating portion of the event will be moved indoors to the Parks & Recreation Building at 321 N. Second St.

FAMILIES-  There will be Craft Vendors, Hay rides, a Pie Bake Off with apple or pumpkin pies, Pumpkin Carving Contest for ages 6 & up, and Food Vendors. There will be a Haunted Attraction and pumpkin painting for a minimum charge. 
ADULTS-  At 8pm, the Halloween Hoe-Down will begin on Main St., featuring the Ice Man, and will continue until 10pm.  Door prizes and awards will be given throughout the dance.  An Adult Costume Contest will be held at 9pm and prizes will be given for the following categories:  1. Most Creative 2. Most Scary  3. Best Couple  4. Celebrity Look A Like
3:00pm Richard McHargue Cloggers
3:30pm Dog Costume Contest
4:30pm Mad Cap Puppets-  Down On the Funny Farm- Click here for more info
6:30pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow- Interactive Ghost Story performed by Madison Central Drama Dept.
7:00pm Night Lights Juggling Show performed by The Space Painter -

Night Lights is an outdoor show done at twilight. It involves three different types of fire manipulation. It includes stories, one a Native American tale of the Crow, and a second about a darkness monster. It features brilliant juggling of glowing orbs, and an audience participation piece with a flying saucer.

A Pie Bake Off Contest will be held on 2nd Street. All pie entries must be pre registered by calling the Parks & Recreation Department by Thursday October 26th at 4pm.  Pies need to be brought to the judging table no later than 3:30pm on Saturday.  Pies can be entered in the Pumpkin or Apple categories.
Pumpkin Carving Contest-  Also located on 2nd Street.  Categories include Artistic Design, Spookiest, and Cutest.  Pumpkins must be brought to the judging booth no later than 3:30pm on Saturday already carved.  This competition is for ages 6 & up.
DOG LOVERS- Luxury Pets will be sponsoring a Doggie Costume Contest, pet photos, pet tricks, and information about pet services in Richmond. Dog activities will be held on 2nd Street on the Courthouse Lawn.  The dog costume contest will begin at 3:30pm with categories including most original, best 2 part costume (dog+owner), and cutest small and large dogs. 

Most original category   Any size dog costume needs to be an original idea, creative and hand made
Cutest small and large dogs category Purchased costume and most applicable to the breed.
Two-part costume category Owner and dog must coordinate with a theme.  Costume must be original and creative.

There will be a table set up on the Corner of 2nd Street and Main to register your dogs.  All dogs must have up to date vaccinations that are signed by a veterinarian.  All dogs must be on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after their animals.  Bags for waste removal will be available on Second Street next to the Court House. Registration forms and official rules for contestants are available at the Parks Dept at 321 N. Second St. or on the web at
Community Businesses- We encourage local businesses and community organizations to help pass out candy during our Trick or Treat hours from 5pm-7pm.  Your organization can set up a booth or just bring some chairs to help offer a safe alternative to Trick or Treating in Richmond.  The registration form is attached to this email labeled- Trick or Treat Flyer.  We are also looking for door prizes to give out at the Adult Costume Party.   Please contact Erin or Maggy if you have anything that you would be willing to donate to this community event!
Registration Forms-  Attached to this email are registration forms for the Pie Baking Contest, The Pumpkin Carving Contest, The Dog Costume Contest, and the Community Trick or Treat.  Or they can be obtained online at

We hope that everyone will come out and join us for fun and activities all day on October 28th. 
For more information please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 623-8753.

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