Plant City residents had no shortage of spooktacular Halloween fun. Festivities kicked off Friday night with Plant City Main Street’s “Nightmare On Main Street,” where thousands of people, many in costumes, strolled city streets in search of candy.
There was plenty to go around.
“Our merchants and vendors are amazing for letting the kids trick-or-treat,” said Plant City Main Street Executive Director Dawn Hyatt. She’s also excited about this month’s photo costume contest, where event attendees submit their photo by Nov. 1 at https://tinyurl.com/mrxj7hpf. An online vote on its Facebook page will determine the winner. “The prize this month is worth $100,” she said.
Plant City resident April Ferry brought her son, Caiden, 6, dressed up as Optimus Prime, and his friends out for the event. “It was such a fun and family-oriented event,” she said.
She made the ambitious decision to attend Monster Mash, the other event happening that evening.
Plant City Parks & Recreation transformed the Plant City Stadium into a frightfully wonderful festival filled with trick-or-treating, games, dancing and even a scare zone. City departments got into the spirit (Plant City Police Department hosted a Mobile Command Post graveyard, Parks & Recreation made kids “go fishing” for prizes) to put smiles on children’s faces and chocolate in their tummies.
Plant City knows how to throw a party or two.