Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Though they will be in a different spot and doing different activities from years past, Fulton’s children will still don their costumes and take to the street for food, fun and of course, candy.
The Downtown Assocation’s Halloween Festival will run 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 on Court Street between 6th Street and St. Louis Avenue. Costumed kids 5th grade and under are invited out with their parents or guardians for a night of festive fall fun.
Robbie Smith of the Chamber of Commerce said that the decision to move the Brick District’s annual Halloween event further up Court Street, shifting the emphasis away from trick-or-treating at downtown storefronts, was made in an effort to provide a safer and more interactive Halloween experience for everyone involved.
“It has become somewhat of a safety issue, because we can’t seem to control the crowd in a two-hour time frame for as many kids as we have down here, and we can’t close off major streets because it’s the peak of business traffic,” said Smith. “We were trying to figure out a way make this a more friendly, interactive atmosphere ... rather than have parents make their kids wait patiently in line to move two inches door to door and have someone shove candy at them and move on.”