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October 20, 2013

Downtown Norman embraces carnival atmosphere

NORMAN — Main Street will be transformed into a festive, carnival atmosphere 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 during the first Downtown Norman Fall Fest.

The free event invites the public to enjoy a safe, family-friendly environment for trick-or-treating, games and activities.

Main Street will be shut down from the train tracks to Porter Avenue, and lined with various booths and activities, said Ashley Adair-Garner, one of the community members organizing the event.

“We wanted to create a safe environment for the kids so they’ll be able to come down and have fun on all the moon bounces,” she said. “It’ll be free.”

Many businesses and restaurants along Main Street will be participating by handing out candy, selling food, hosting an activity or decorating store fronts.

“Everybody is super excited about it,” Adair-Garner said.

Other possible anticipated activities include face painting, a DJ playing Halloween music, and children, group and pet costume contests.

Erinn Gavaghan, a part of the organizing team, said Annie’s Ruff House, a doggie daycare and boarding studio, will be conducting the pet costume contest as well as giving away pet treats.

Gavaghan said there will also be a scheduled parade of costumes.

Other activities include horror film screenings by Cinematic Artists of Norman at MAINSITE, 120 E. Main St., as well as pumpkin carving in front of MAINSITE.

Adair-Garner said the hope is to make the event happen annually, the Friday before Halloween.

For more information find Downtown Norman Fall Fest on Facebook.

Hannah Cruz

366-3533

hcruz@normantranscript.com

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