“Businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to participant in the 24th annual Halloween Block Party on Oct. 31. The deadline to reserve space is Oct. 17,” according to MainStreet Cleveland Executive Director Sharon Marr.
The National Guard will be bringing the Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 race car to display, Waste Connections is going to show off its big orange truck and others also have plans to join in the fun with special displays, according to Marr.
“The Halloween Block Party is a long-standing downtown Cleveland tradition with an average attendance of more than 20,000. It is a fund raising opportunity for nonprofit organizations, schools, ball teams, and church groups. Businesses can showcase their products and offer treats to thousands of area children,” Marr said.
“The Halloween Block Party is a fun-filled family event. The booths lining the streets around the Courthouse Square, are set up by various groups and businesses complete the festive atmosphere and bring a feeling of nostalgia to the evening,” she added.
Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Courthouse Plaza. The evening includes performances by two dynamic groups including local talent the “Ridge Farm Band,” followed by the Motown sounds of the “Entice Band.”
“Entice is a very popular group from the Nashville area and back by popular demand,” Marr said.
A rousing performance by dancers from the Chilhowee Dance and Performing Arts Center will kick off the evening of entertainment at 5.
Children of all ages enjoy the costume contest at 5 p.m. on the Fun Stage at the Post Office Annex. The costume contest awards trophies and candy to winners in several age group from infants to adults and is sponsored by Mars Chocolate.
Marr said along with the costume contest, Block Party attendees can show off their talents and perform karaoke with Detour DJ.
“You can be a star on the professionally lighted stage and choose from hundreds of songs,” she added.
For more information call the MainStreet office at 479-1000 or visit www.mainstreetcleveland .com.
Vendor applications are being accepted at the MainStreet Cleveland office through Oct. 17.
Potential vendors can also visit the MainStreet Cleveland website to download a vendor agreement.