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2012 Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo in downtown Staunton

It was a smash! About 300 people gathered in the Wharf parking lot across from Pufferbellies for our fourth annual Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo. Special thanks to the Staunton Police Department and the Staunton Downtown Development Association for their help, and to Kay from Rachel’s Quilt Patch for this photo.

Pufferbellies Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo 2012

Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo in downtown Staunton – Friday, October 26, 2012

It’s coming! It’s coming! It’s almost here ….

Our fourth annual Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2012. We’ll meet in the Wharf parking lot (right across from Pufferbellies), and the parade will begin at 6:30. We’ll parade through downtown Staunton, then return to the Wharf lot for a (gently) spooky story and a tasty treat.

Bring: noisemakers to use during the parade and a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on during the story.

Pufferbellies Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo

Pufferbellies Costume Parade and Halloween Hullabaloo

Halloween Parade through downtown Staunton: Friday, October 28

Please come along for our third annual Costume Parade & Halloween Hullabaloo this Friday, October 28 2011.

We’ll meet in the Wharf parking lot and start the parade around 6:30. After the parade, we’ll come back to the Wharf and enjoy a slightly-spooky story and a tasty treat.

Wear: your costume
Bring: a noisemaker to use during the parade and a blanket to sit on during the story

Coming? Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

See you there!

Downtown Staunton news roundup, Octoberish edition – Halloween in downtown Staunton

First, the downtown Staunton Halloween happenings:

Our third annual Costume Parade & Halloween Hullabaloo is happening THIS FRIDAY, October 28, at 6:30PM. We’ll meet in the Wharf parking lot, parade around downtown Staunton with the help of some traffic cops, then come back to the Wharf for a slightly-spooky story and a tasty treat. Bring: a noisemaker to use during the parade (drum, bells, etc) and a blanket to sit on during the story. Please RSVP on our Facebook page!

The traditional downtown trick-or-treat event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29 starting at 10AM. Wear your costume and go from store to store to collect treats. Please contact the SDDA office if you need more information.

Now, on to other news:

There’s a new rug store downtown – H.E.S. Rugs at 18 E. Beverley. This storefront has housed a number of shops over the last 5 years; here’s hoping the rug store has a long and profitable future there.

Lingo Networks on Central Avenue held their grand opening this month. Lingo is a full scale electronics retailer as well as a service provider for internet, telephone, and VOIP. A cool addition to downtown.

The old Bookstack building at 1 E. Beverley is getting a big facelift. New owners Chip and Jennifer Clarke are undertaking a pretty extensive restoration of the exterior of the building, and getting it ready for ground-floor retail space that we hear will be occupied by November. Exciting! This building is at the most prominent intersection in town (Augusta and Beverley) and it has been neglected for a good long while now. We can’t wait to see the results of all the Clarkes’ hard work.

The Staunton Downtown Development Association has a new board president: Greg Beam. Greg is pretty darn cool, and we’re thinking he’s going to do an amazing job as president. As a reminder (from me, a board member), the SDDA is always looking for volunteers. Whether you can sit on a committee, help with an event, or just provide your input as a customer or stakeholder, we would LOVE to hear from you. Call the SDDA office at 540-332-3867 if you’d like to learn more.

The Beverley Hotel at New St. and Johnson St. was condemned by the City late last month, and all the residents were forced to leave. Also forced to leave: Taste of India, a ground-floor tenant. Taste of India is currently looking for a new home in Staunton, with the help of the SDDA’s economic development committee. According to committee chair, Kathleen Stinehart, they are searching for a space that’s already equipped with a kitchen. If you know of the perfect spot, call Karen at the SDDA and let her know! 540-332-3867

Trick or Treat in downtown Staunton tomorrow – Happy Halloween!

Don’t forget! We’re celebrating Halloween with a trick-or-treat in downtown Staunton tomorrow morning. It all starts at the Wharf parking lot at 9AM, where you can decorate a treat bag. Then go from store to store between 10AM and noon to collect your Halloween treats. See you tomorrow morning!

Costume Parade at Pufferbellies – Friday, October 23

Big news! Pufferbellies is hosting our first annual Costume Parade on Friday, October 23 at 6:30PM. We’ll meet at Pufferbellies, parade around the block, then come back to Pufferbellies for a snack and a spooky story. Wear your costume, and feel free to bring a noise maker to use during the parade. All kids must be accompanied by a grown-up. What a fun way to celebrate Halloween in downtown Staunton, Virginia!

costume parade

Halloween in Downtown Staunton

It’s almost time for one of our favorite annual events — Trick or Treat in Downtown Staunton. This year it will be better than ever, because Halloween falls on a Saturday! So come on Downtown on Saturday, October 31 for tricks, treats, and lots of fun. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Here’s the schedule:

9AM – 11AM: Create a trick-or-treat bag and meet the SDDA witch outside Children’s Art Network on the Wharf. Register for prizes and get your photo taken, too.

10AM – 12noon: Visit participating stores all around Downtown for free candy. Does it get any better than that?

(PS — Pufferbellies will be hosting our own spooky Halloween party on Friday, October 23. Stay tuned for all the details.)