City of Concord California

News Release

October 4, 2012

Scarecrow contest, trick or treat downtown for Halloween

The Todos Santos Business Association is sponsoring this year's Halloween celebration in downtown Concord. Voting in the 8th Annual Downtown Concord Scarecrow Contest takes place from Oct. 13 through Oct. 28. Thirteen stores in the downtown area have dressed scarecrows in imaginative costumes and created displays around the theme "Elections."

Residents are invited to visit the stores and vote for their favorite scarecrow by Monday, Oct. 28. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m., downtown businesses invite costumed parents and children to "trick or treat" in the shops surrounding the plaza. Participating businesses will fly orange and black balloons. The winning scarecrows will be announced.

The following merchants are participating in the scarecrow contest: Astound/Brenden Theater, D'Ann's Academy of Dance, Downtown Concord Dental, EJ Phair Brewing Company, Half Price Books, Panama Red Coffee Co., Peet's Coffee and Tea, Skipolini's Pizza, Sonoma Bank, Starbuck's Coffee, Sweet Tart, The Old Spaghetti Factory and Tim McGallian/State Farm.

In past years, the City of Concord sponsored a Halloween Parade and Costume Contest as well as a Pooch Parade on the Sunday before Halloween. This event is no longer possible due to budget cuts.

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