This year’s annual Spooktacular is set to be a “Scare on the Square” for Halloween.

The event, which will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct, 31 in Heritage Square, is organized by the city of Taylor’s Main Street program and Administrative Assistant Lucretia Alvarez said there will be a lot of candy collecting to look forward to.

“There will be trick or treating, so kids can get candy from tables that are set up,” she said.

Alvarez said the event has been going on for several years and the traditional costume contest will take place at 7 p.m. Notable city officials are expected to attend.

“Kids can sign up for the costume contest from 6-6:45 p.m.,” she said. “Emergency systems like [the] police and fire departments, as well as county justice of the peace and city staff will be there. It’s a community-wide event for safe trick or treating.”

The will be entertainment and food guaranteeing a good time for guests.

Halloween music will play at the amphitheater and there will be food vendors in the park.

Also in attendance, will be trick or treat vendors, who Alvarez said will to pass out Halloween-related handouts, like candy and toys.

“There’s going to be trick or treat vendors, business and non-profit organizations from around town,” she said. “[The tables] will do candy for trick or treating and items that are appropriate,” she said. “They’ll pass out things like stickers, glow bracelets and Rubber Ducks.”

Although business and organizations usually have booths, Alvarez said anyone can set up a booth as long as it is appropriate to festivities.

“[Interested vendors] don’t have to be a part of a group or organization to have a table, we just ask that it’s family-friendly,” she said.

If it rains, Alvarez said the event will be cancelled, as there are no back up plans for the event. 

If anyone is interested in having a booth, they can go to http://www.taylortx.gov/981/Spooktacular-Scare-on-the-Square for more information.

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