Main Street Kent’s Family-Friendly Halloween

Families are invited to come to downtown Kent to celebrate a family-friendly Halloween on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Hometown Bank plaza, Earl’s Nest in Acorn Alley and surrounding local businesses.

At the Hometown Bank plaza, there will be Halloween-themed games for children to play, music, entertainment and a Halloween costume contest. Winners will be announced by Kent State University’s Flash mascot from 7:30 - 8 p.m., with trophies awarded to winners.

Categories for the contest include:

  1. Funniest Costume
  2. Scariest Costume
  3. Best Homemade Costume
  4. Cutest Costume
  5. Most Original Costume
  6. Prettiest Costume
  7. Best Superhero Costume
  8. Creepiest Costume
  9. Costume That is so Awesome it was Blinded by Awesomeness
  10. Best Overall Costume

Trick-or-treat bags and a program listing the participating businesses for trick-or-treat will be handed out at the event. Face painting, pumpkin decorating and other Halloween-themed crafts will be available for participation at Earl’s Nest located in Acorn Alley.

For more information, visit or call 330-677-8000.

Main Street Kent is a nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.

POSTED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:25pm
University Communications and Marketing