october, 2017

28oct9:30 am- 12:00 pmFREE Halloween at the Market Kids' Costume Contest (and Pets!)

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The Old Capitol Farmers’ Market, a Downtown Springfield, Inc. event, presented by HSHS St. John’s Hospital will host the annual Halloween at the Market, Saturday, October 28. This festive event wraps up the 2017 market season. Local organizations and businesses will combine efforts to create FREE, fun-filled activities for the whole family, including children and dog costume contests, hands-on activities, and  special guests.

FREE Children’s activities will be held 9:30 a.m. to Noon in the parking lot on the Southeast corner of 4th & Adams Streets. 
Children ages 0-12 can register at the SpringfieldMoms.org booth located in the parking lot at the Southeast corner of 4th & Adams Streets beginning at 9:30 a.m.; children’s contest begins at 11:00 a.m. There will be winners in three age categories (0-2, 3-6 and 7-12) and a Family Costume category. Prizes will be awarded to 1st $75, 2nd $50 and 3rd place $25 in all four categories.

12 Winners TOTAL.

9:30 FREE Activities Open to all Kids!  The Kidzeum will be onsite with a variety of fun activities.  Register for the contest at the SpringfieldMoms table. Bank of Springfield will have a kids’ booth.

Get your pictures with Princess Belle & Cinderella!  Thank you to Hays Pumpkin Farm in Auburn for sharing mini pumpkins to share with the first 50 families!

10:00 Springfield Youth Performance Group performs with special guests the Adams Family.

10:35am Progressive Kenpo Karate performs.

11:00 SpringfieldMoms. Children’s Costume Contest for Ages 0-12 & Families

12:00 NOON Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Illinois Humane. 

Dog winners will also receive prizes courtesy of Nature’s Select Pet Store of Springfield. Contributors for our gift raffle are On The Edge Jewelry (Cheryl Harvey) and artist Steve Harvey.

Thank you to WNNS 98.7FM Deb West & Chris Murphy for emceeing this year’s event and to our judges!

Thank you to HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital for sponsoring the Kids Costume Prizes & Bank of Springfield for sponsoring the family costume category prizes and our marketing efforts for this popular event! 

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(Saturday) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Downtown Springfield

4th & Adams, Springfield IL

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