Halloween Happenings October 31st

October 28, 2018

Halloween Happenings Wednesday, October 31st
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children

Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Wednesday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Greeneville. Most events are free and the public is invited. Main Street will be blocked off from midblock 200’s N Main Street to McKee Street; Summer Street will be closed Cutler Street to College Street and Depot Street will be closed from Irish to Academy Street shortly prior to the event and remain so until the event ends. In an effort to provide a safer space there will be no on street parking after 3:00pm within the event area which includes Main, Depot and Summer Streets. Please use caution when traveling within the downtown area.

Within the secure area walking in the streets is encouraged as those handing out candy are asked to move into the street to help free up the sidewalks and lessen the long lines. At the major points of entry into the event Main Street Greeneville will be handing out, while supplies last, FREE candy buckets to children attending.

Merchants, professional offices, banks, churches, industries and the county courthouse are prepared to treat youngsters with candy if children are under 13 years of age and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A number of groups and individuals come together to make this annual event exciting and fun for children. The Greeneville Police Department assists with extra personnel during Halloween Happenings to help ensure the safety of both children and adults. Greeneville City Schools Central Office the space for the costume contest. EMS and the Fire Department are there to help keep us safe. Students from Tusculum College and Walter’s State CC help to direct folks to all the different venues. Main Street: Greeneville will have an info tent at Eagles Rest Pocket Park on the 100 block of South Main Street helping to answer questions about the event.

Costume Contest Location

Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation will assist with the only event Costume Contest. The location for the contest will be the parking lot of the City School System’s Central Office the Kathryn Leonard Building at the corner of West Depot and South Irish Streets. Registrations forms may be found and downloaded this year on Main Street’s website: www.mainstreetgreeneville.org. When it’s possible please download and fill out the forms prior to the event so you won’t have to wait so long in line. The contest will have children’s age categories of 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and back this year the family category. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Adults please provide a cell phone number so you may be reached should your child be a winner and need to report back to receive their prize.


Hay Rides to Be Offered

The Greeneville Public Works and Parks and Rec Department employees volunteer their time to offer hay rides on Depot Street. Children may get on the wagons at the corner of Irish and Depot Street and ride up Depot Street to the parking lot of the Greene County Partnership and back.

“Tarzan the Musical”

Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach Program cast members of their upcoming performances of ‘Tarzan the Musical’ will hand out candy in the street at the corner of Depot and Main.

Jazz Band

Tusculum University’s Jazz Band will be preforming in the downtown in front of the former Nations Bank Building.

Many to Give Candy

Greeneville Federal Bank employees will hand out candy to children at their location on the corner of Main and Summer Streets. Other banks also participating will be: Heritage Community Bank, Andrew Johnson Bank and First Tennessee Bank.

Other merchants and professionals, known at press time to be participating this year include: Richland Creel Creations, General Morgan Inn, Pritchard Designs, Catalyst Coffee Company, Tipton’s Café, Rogers, Laughlin, Nunnally, Hood & Crum PC attorneys, Collins and Shipley, Asbury United Methodist Church, Adams and Plucker, CPA, West Greene Insurance & Tax Service, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Ed Kershaw Law Office, Glory Days Greeneville, Top Dog Hot Dogs, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pinecrest Cleaners, William H. Bell, Attorney at Law, Food City, Snapps Ferry Road and Asheville Highway, Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Kelly Services, Chantz Scott Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Dealership, Millennium Computers, Greeneville City Schools Central Office, Benchmarks Physical Therapy, Winter & Company Dance Studio, Azimuth Engineering, Mickey Ellis, CPA, Jesse and Jesse Law Firm, Brolin & Bailey, PT Solutions, Greeneville Antique Market, Greeneville Real Estate and Auction, Edward Jones Investments, Foster Grandparents Program, The Greeneville Sun, TEVET, Capitol Theatre of Greeneville, Newcomers Club, Forever Kreations, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Greeneville Fire Department, and all the merchants at Towne Square Shopping Center.

Street Size Chalk Board

A section of the 100 block of North Street will once again be blocked off for a giant chalkboard where everyone is invited to take a few minutes and show their creative side by drawing on the street.

Haunted Highway

City Garage Car Museum, 210 S Main Street, Greeneville, TN will host Haunted Highway with have one final night and be open during Halloween Happenings, Tuesday, October 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The Haunted Highway will feature ten exhibits with live mannequins; Texaco Terror, Monster Bash, Skelton Mountain, NASCAR Graveyard, Witches Forest and more. Included will be Halloween movies. No Admission during Halloween Happenings.

The Haunted Highway is also open Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28th from 6 – 8:30 pm along with Sunday, October 29 5- 7 pm. Trinity United Methodist Youth will be live mannequins and tour guides during those evenings with proceeds going to their missions and youth programs.


From Towne Square to Walter State Community College to Feature Free Train Rides, Pumpkin Decorating and Food Contests, a Haunted Theatre and Hospital

More than a dozen merchants handing out candy at Towne Square Shopping Center will get your started.

Towne Square Shopping Center offers a Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin contest for carved or decorated pumpkins. Entries are to be dropped off at The Sewing Center Tuesday from 10am – 4pm and Wednesday from 10 am – 1pm. All pumpkins need to be in place by 1pm on Wednesday. Winners will be notified and pumpkins should be picked up on Thursday, November 1. Save a Lot will hold a Pumpkin Cooking Contest. Any prepared pumpkin item along with a recipe should be delivered to Save a Lot no later than 1pm Wednesday, October 31. Winners will be notified. Questions please call 638-4430. FREE train rides for kiddies will be offered from 3:30pm – 5:30pm in the parking lot besides Robert’s Furniture at the shopping center. Winter and Company Dance will be performing and have designed an area for Halloween selfies to be taken. Bring your camera and make a memory.

Capitol Theatre presents their Haunted Theatre that has its share of scary characters. Join them as they open up every creepy nook and cranny. $10 for adults $5 for kids under 12 with group rates available. Wednesday night hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Walters State Community College’s Service Learner’s Program hosts a Haunted Hospital. Enter off of the College Street parking lot into the older building which was the former Laughlin Hospital. The Haunted Hospital will be admitting patients to the first floor from 4:30pm until 8:00pm so come in and check out the sights and sounds of medicine. A small donation of $1.00 will get you immediately admitted. Proceeds support the Service Learner’s Program.

It’s not too late for any business not located in the downtown area that would like to participate in handing out treats to contact the Main Street Office 639-7102 for your location along the route. Main Street: Greeneville encourages the public to come to downtown Greeneville and enjoy the festivities.