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Spooktacular event planned for Oct. 30

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WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Main Street is bringing a new look to Halloween this year with the Downtown Spooktacular 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, Oct. 30, around the Johnson County Courthouse square.

Warrensburg Main Street will be hosting a mini fall event on the Saturday morning prior to Halloween called the Downtown

Spooktacular, revamping the traditional Halloween event in downtown. 

They will not be holding the traditional trick or treat with businesses on the Friday prior to Halloween. 

The Downtown Spooktacular will be full of fun fall activities for children in the community. 

The event is free and will consist of hay rides, pumpkin painting, eating contests, activities, games and candy. 

Many of the activities and games will be hosted by local organizations and businesses. 

A costume contest will begin at 11 a.m. on the steps of the Johnson Courthouse. The contest is free to participate in and requires no prior registration.

Age categories are 0-3, 4-12, 13-18 and pets. Each category will be rewarded an overall winner, spookiest costume and cutest costume. 

Contestants will need to gather at the courthouse by 11 a.m. to be considered.

After many discussions with business owners and community members, Warrensburg Main Street decided to revamp the locally known Downtown Trick-or-Treat by adding more interactive fall activities for children to enjoy while collecting candy. 

“We wanted to bring a new look to a local favorite event to help create more memories with families in the community,” Events Coordinator Jamie DeBacker said. “We have still invited businesses to join us around the courthouse but we also hope that families will bring their children downtown for this event, then shop and eat in Downtown afterwards.”

This event is planned by Warrensburg Main Street’s Promotions Committee. The committee works to project a positive, unified image of Downtown by marketing the unique opportunities to shoppers, investors, new businesses, visitors and locals through community events, marketing Downtown Warrensburg and bringing people into businesses. 

For more information about community events or helping with future events, contact (660) 429-3988 or visit warrensburgmainstreet.org.



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