Beggars’ Night, Halloween parade returns to downtown Greenville


GREENVILLE – Downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children on Oct. 25.

There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade. Anyone who chooses to enter the costume contest will walk in this parade from West 5th Street (next to Wayne Cinema), down Broadway and finish at the circle. The costume judging will take place at the circle.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each of the seven categories of costumes with first place winning $30, second place winning $20 and third place winning $10.

The seven prize categories are:

1. Tiny Tot Girls – up to age 6

2. Tiny Tot Boys – up to age 6

3. Masked Girls – ages 6-10

4. Masked Boys – ages 6-10

5. Masked Boys and Girls – ages 11-16

6. Best Costumed Adult

7. Best Masked Group

Schedule of events:

6:30 p.m. – To participate in the costume contest, line-up on West 5th Street next to Wayne Cinema.

7 p.m. – Costume Contest Parade begins, will end at the circle.

After costume judging (approximately 7:45 p.m.) – Beggars’ begin trick-or-treating.

Also, there is a photo opportunity available at the Circle with a luminary display.

The “begging” and luminary event has been organized as a way for downtown businesses to say thank you to the community for doing business downtown.

Organizers ask that each participating business pass out kid-friendly items and not handouts or flyers. Organizers ask for no political campaigning. Only pre-registered businesses will be able to distribute candy during the event.

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth. Visit or for more information about Main Street Greenville.

Anyone with questions may contact Main Street Greenville at 937-548-4998 or [email protected].

There will be a luminary display at the circle, which makes for a fun and festive photo location. will be a luminary display at the circle, which makes for a fun and festive photo location.

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