Halloween Costume Contest

Saturday, October 31st starting at 11:00 AM

On Saturday, October 31st Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Edwardsville Lion’s Club, will host a children’s costume contest at the City Park Bandstand immediately followed by the opportunity to go trick-or-treating downtown.

Costumed children should arrive at the park with their parents no later than 11:30 a.m. to register or check in for the event. Participants will be grouped in separate age categories.

  • Newborn to 3 years old
  • 4 years to 6 years old
  • 7 years to 9 years old
  • 10 years to 12 years old
  • Group Costumes Category

The Edwardsville Lion’s Club will begin judging at noon with each child taking a turn to cross the stage at the bandstand.  Prizes will be awarded after each age category has been presented.

Trick-or-treating on Main Street will immediately follow the costume contest.  Participating Main Street merchants will be at their shop doors offering candy to costumed children.  You can pick up a map of participating merchants at the registration table.

This event is free of charge but parents must arrive at the park no later than 11:30 a.m. to register for the event.  The Parks Dept. will be selling hot dogs, soda and water for those who wish to enjoy lunch


City Park
101 South Buchanan
Edwardsville, IL 62025


In case of severe weather, please check the Parks Facebook page

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