One of the area’s most popular children’s events is set for 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday in downtown New Albany.
It’s New Albany Main Street’s annual Trick or Treat Downtown, which attracts about 3,000 people downtown for a night of games, contests and other children’s activities.
Vicki Duke, Main Street association manager, said the event is being expanded this year. In the past it has occupied the space from Railroad Avenue to the Farm Bureau building. This year it will go beyond Railroad Avenue to Court Street.
A number of merchants go together to sponsor Trick or Treat Villages, where children will have an opportunity to receive candy.
“This year we already have purchased 30,000 pieces of candy and we hope to have a little more,” Duke said. “We always try to have enough to last the entire two hours of the event.”
One of the annual highlights is the costume contest, which is sponsored by the Gazette. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes contests for ages 2 and under, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 8, and 9 to 10.
Duke has several new events lined up, including inflatables, a dunking booth, a balloon-animal artist from Memphis, and a haunted alley between Southern Traditions and Jackson and Creighton.
Most of the activities are free, so bring your children for a fun evening downtown.
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