October 28, 2015

Halloween Fest - 2015

Halloween Fest is an annual Bastrop tradition that's fun for all ages. This year, Halloween Fest takes place on Saturday, Oct. 31st from 5:30-9:30pm in downtown Bastrop on South Main Street and Spring Street. The best part is that admission is FREE!!!

There will be candy, games & activities, a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, lip sync contest, campfire ghost stories, performances by the BHS Gypsies and BHS Patent Pending (comedy troupe), live music, and more! The ghost stories, gypsies, and comedy troupe will be performing throughout the night on Spring Street between Main Street and Water Street.

Costume Contest

The costume contest will take place in front of the Bastrop Opera House, located at 711 Spring Street. Registration for each age category will take place 1 hour before the contest starts. Here are the times for each category:
  • 5:30pm - Up to 5 years
  • 6:30pm - 6-12 years
  • 7:30pm - 13-18 years
  • 8:30pm - Adult/family

Pumpkin Carving Contest

The pumpkin carving contest will take place at the Bastrop YMCA Community Garden, located at 1111 Main Street. Decorate your pumpkins at home and bring them to the judging table between 5-8pm for a chance to win. Judging will take place at 8:15pm. Pumpkins will be judged on 3 criteria: originality, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Pumpkins can be decorated any way you like—carved, painted, bejeweled—the sky’s the limit! Please bring pumpkins to the judging site completed. Contestants are responsible for lighting their own pumpkins. No entry limit; only one winner per family. Pumpkins will be on display for the evening and should be picked up between 8:30-9:00pm. Prizes include:
  • 1st place - FREE 3-month Family Membership to the Bastrop YMCA
  • 2nd place - FREE 2-month Family Membership to the Bastrop YMCA
  • 3rd place - FREE 1-month Family Membership to the Bastrop YMCA

Lip Sync Contest

Registration will take place at the costume registration table in front of the Bastrop Opera House, located at 711 Spring Street. Additional info will be updated soon. Please check back for details.

*In case of rain on Saturday, there is a contingency plan, TBA. Please check back for updates. For more info, visit the event page on Facebook here.

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