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Main Street Portsmouth to host Fall-O-Ween Festival

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 10:05 AM

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Main Street Portsmouth will host its first Boneyfiddle Fall-O-Ween Festival from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Portsmouth and historic Boneyfiddle areas. Twenty-six merchants have committed to participate.

Activities include Trick-or-Treat the Shops, hay rides, live music and food, games, face painting, inflatables, dog rally and agility demos, Spooky Pooch Pet Parade, and adult, child, and pet costume contests.

The Trick-or-Treat the Shops will be from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Port City Café & Pub will be the starting point, where walking maps will be available.

Pre-registration for Spooky Pooch Pet Parade is $1, or $2 the day of the event. Registration and assembling for the parade will take place at Smith's Pharmacy, 745 2nd St., from 4 through 5 p.m. From there, the parade will proceed down 2nd Street and stop at Market Street Square.

Adult and child costume contests will take place in front of Ghost-in-the-Attic, 518 2nd St., from 6:30 to 7 p.m. where cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Each participating merchant will be offering some type of candy-themed product, kids activity, giveaway, or special. The Fall-O-Ween Trick-or-Treat the Shops will include merchants on Chillicothe, Market, and Second streets.

"This will be Main Street Portsmouth's first time to put together a fall festival," Main Street Portsmouth Director Sarah Surina said in a news release. "It'll be a safe, fun place for the whole family to hang out, including your four-legged family member."

For more information about the Boneyfiddle Fall-O-Ween Festival, contact Main Street Portsmouth at 740-464-0203 or program.msp@gmail.com. For a complete list of participating merchants, times, and activities, visit www.mspohio.org.

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