In October, the City of Bristol and many businesses will host a number of Halloween themed events. Most all of the events are free and open to the public. Children, teens, parents and/or guardians will enjoy tricks and treats at the events listed below.
There is fall fun for everyone on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The day will kick off with Pumpkin Palooza named after Lollapalooza a rock and roll music festival which was created in 1991.
Pumpkin Palooza will begin at 9 a.m. and go on until 11:00 a.m. at the State Street Farmers Market. There will be a costume parade and pumpkin decorating. Free pumpkins and treat bags will be offered for as long as they last. The festivities will continue onto downtown streets as Believe in Bristol and Downtown merchants join in the fun with Trick or Treating along State Street.
The annual October Comic Fest and the 2nd Annual Zombie Walk will take place on October 31, starting at 10 a.m. on 6th Street in Downtown Bristol. Get your free comic at Mountain Empire Comics while supplies last. Register for the Zombie Walk at Bridgeforth Design Studio and get ready to do your best zombie impersonation as the horde shambles up and down State Street. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
If you want to get a head start on Halloween, check out Ghost Stories and Appalachian Folktales with Leon Overbay on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The storytelling session is free and will be held in the museum’s Performance Theater.
For more information on these events, contact Terrie Talbert 423-989-5500 Ext. 2055 or email [email protected]