Greenfield Recreation Hosting Ghoulish Gathering for Halloween

GREENFIELD – Calling all ghosts, ghouls and friendly spirits! As part of the city’s annual holiday tradition, the Greenfield Recreation Department is throwing a downtown Halloween celebration on Tuesday, October 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. The family-friendly festivities include various community-oriented events promoting the fun and creativity synonymous with Halloween.

“Halloween is always a fa-boo-lous time! The spooky music provided by WHAI, the creative costumes wandering downtown and the generosity of downtown businesses and organizations fill the streets with festive spirit,” said Recreations Director Christy Moore.

The celebration starts with trick-or-treating with participating downtown businesses from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Those participating in trick or treat can pick up a free reflective bag at the city common with dental products provided by area dentists. Look for the special event pumpkin posters in participating business windows supplied by the Greenfield Business Association. 

At 5 p.m., the Greenfield Garden Cinema is hosting a free showing of the 1966 film It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The film has a runtime of 25 minutes. 

The Rag Shag Parade will commence at 5:30 p.m., led by the Greenfield High School Marching Band. The parade welcomes all costumed children, adults and dogs to be celebrated by the community. The parade route begins at Mohawk Mall before concluding at Energy Park for a costume contest. 

Costume contest winners will be awarded pizza for the following categories:

  • Best Homemade Costume
  • Funniest Costume
  • Best Cartoon Character Costume
  • Scariest Costume
  • Cutest Costume
  • Best Adult Costume
  • Best Group/Family Costume
  • Best Howl-O-Ween Costume for animals

Alongside Greenfield Recreation’s activities, the Franklin County YMCA is partnering to offer children and parents a spooktacular family fun night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night. All activities, including gym games, inflatable obstacle courses and trick or treat, are free and open to the community.

Greenfield Recreation is also celebrating the Halloween season on Friday, October 27, with a Rec the Night Pumpkin Painting program from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at their 20 Sanderson St. location. All students in grades five to seven are invited to participate. A ghost hunt will follow the pumpkin painting.