It’s Halloween in Old Town

The annual tradition of celebrating Halloween as a community is back this Saturday with the Halloween in OTC Block Party!

Just like in previous years, Halloween in OTC will feature a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt throughout town, where families and kids will receive a custom Halloween map, visit local participating businesses, receive candy, and get a sticker that would go towards filling up their maps. Once they visited all of the businesses on the map (or at least most of them), they will turn their maps in and be entered to win several prize packs of awesome items donated from the local businesses.

The event has been a huge success for the past four years and now in it’s 5th year, OTC is looking to amp things up with a Block Party celebration at Oak St Mill that will feature live music, a costume contest, creepy kids crafts, food trucks, craft beer, and other fun Halloween-themed activities. Families will still enjoy the Trick-Or-Treat Scavenger Hunt throughout Old Town and will also have extra incentive to stick around town and enjoy a fun, family-friendly Halloween Party throughout the evening. The Scavenger Hunt will officially take place from 2-6 pm and the Block Party will go from 2-10 pm. 

Print a copy of your map here or pick up a copy at the Block Party at Oak St Mill.

Big Thanks to this year’s event sponsors: Nest Realty, Old Town Public House (OTPH), School of Rock, Kadifit, LKN Savings, and Eleven Lakes Brewing.

Wrigley of Yappy Hour Bakery

There will be not one, but (2) costume contests with secret judges planted around the festivities with winners to be announced at 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm at the Oak St Mill stage. To be a contestant in the costume contest for the day portion, register at the map pick-up location at Oak St Mill. Evening costume contest participants may register at the Kadifit bar. The categories for prizes are: best overall, best couple/family, spookiest, funniest, most creative. Prizes include gift certificates from event sponsors, School of Rock and Old Town Public House along with other goodies donated by the shops participating in the scavenger hunt!

The perfect compliment to a Halloween block party…?! Why, delicious craft beers and wine, of course! ? ?Enjoy a tasty beverage from OTC’s own Eleven Lakes Brewing or try one of many NC local craft brews or a glass of wine from the Kadi Fit bar. Bring the whole family, your neighbors, and even your furry friends b/c it’s going down in Old Town this Saturday! Cheers!

The live music line-up:

2:00 – 3:00 pm  —  Dave S. Crowe
3:30 – 4:00 pm  —  4 Years Apart
4:00 – 4:30 pm  —  Just Browsing
4:45 – 5:15 pm    —  JAGZ Band
5:30 – 6:15 pm    —  School of Rock House Band
6:30 – 7:00 pm   —  Controlled Chaos
7:15 – 7:45 pm     —  Payton / Matt / Karl Collab
8:00 – 10:00 pm —  Showcase Jam

I live here in Old Town Cornelius and absolutely love our area's unique character. My life's calling is to work to bring art and culture to the forefront of everyday life. I work full-time for Bella Love, Inc and taking care of my adorable son, Kipton.