The La Grange Business Association (LGBA) will host its first Halloween Walk & Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 with a full day of fall-themed activities in the shops and restaurants of the downtown area.
The traditional Halloween Walk will kick things off from 10AM – 12:30PM as staffers from the Greater La Grange YMCA lead costumed pirates, witches, monsters and their families on a trick-or-treat parade. The walk begins at Cossitt School playground with treats provided by local merchants and World’s Finest Chocolate.
Over 30 merchants will offer a spirited schedule of activities and retail incentives until after dark like costume contests and pet photos, wine and beer tastings, art events, pumpkin decorating, make-your-own caramel apples, fall decorating tips, even an outdoor dance party, plus discounts and sale items.
As an added incentive to spend the day in La Grange, a punch card will be distributed and customers will be entered in a drawing to win great gifts with every $30 spent at participating merchants on Oct. 27.
The Halloween Walk & Fall Festival is sponsored by Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, the Village of La Grange, the Greater La Grange YMCA and Vulcan Materials. Updated information on activities can be found at www.lgba.com.
The La Grange Business Association is a consortium of downtown businesses, services and non-profit organizations that strive to energize and enhance the local business climate through events, networking and advocacy.
PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES:
ADVENTIST LA GRANGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Friend us on Facebook to find health and wellness tips and healthy seasonal family recipes – easy for the family chef and easy to teach budding chefs!
Hot Deal: Stop in and get $10 off a purchase of $20 or more.
Parent’s Wine Tasting: relax with a few different wines from 3:30 – 5PM; dine in costume and receive a complimentary gelato.
Nature inspired artworks for sale. Browse new paintings by artist/owner Jack Baldus and photography by Tim Davis.
BOTTLE & BOTTEGA, LA GRANGE
Unique public painting event with free wine and beer tasting held at Vino e Birra from 2:30-5PM. $40 price per person includes art materials, instruction, apron and a 16 x 20 take home canvas. Registration is required and seating is limited. To reserve your easel, visit bottleandbottega.com/lagrange
CHERYL D KITCHENS AND CABINETS
Nightmare Kitchen Photo Contest (see Facebook for details) and Spice Up Your Kitchen for the Holidays: tips on how to decorate for fall. Green Goblin potion and pickings for parents are offered. Kids enjoy games, goodies and treats from 1-4PM.
Face painting from 1-4PM with $5 purchase. Costume contest 7PM; find in-store Batman and get 10% off.
COLD STONE CREAMERY
$1 off any item including smoothies and signature treats of all sizes.
CONSIGN & REDESIGN
Something for the whole family! From 2-6PM, enjoy refreshments and pumpkin decorating ($5 per pumpkin), a Fantasy Furniture Draft for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate plus live televised college football.
Hot Deal: 15% off plus raffles and costume contest.
Kids 10 and under can win a free pizza in bean bag toss; photo costume contest. Dessert pizzas are featured.
With live music from 6-8:30PM and $5 pizza at lunch! Throughout the day, adults dining in costume receive a $5 gift card; children dining in costume receive goodie bags. Pumpkin martinis are on special.
GET IN SHAPE FOR WOMEN
Small group personal training for women is new to La Grange. Stop in at 79 S. La Grange Road for a tour, coupons and protein bars.
Hot Deal: Stop in and get 20% off all merchandise.
LA GRANGE ART LEAGUE
Free paint-your-own mask activity from 1-3PM.
LA GRANGE LIBRARY
Scary Skittles Bingo from 3-4PM for grades 7 – 12; register at the Library. Come in costume and get a treat!
Get your game on: it’s Bingo-time with door prizes at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30PM.
LILETT’ CANDIES GOURMET CHOCOLATE SHOP
FREE super-sized Fright Night NonPareil to each child in costume; buy 5 caramel nut apples and get 1 plain caramel apple OR ¼ lb bag of English Toffee FREE.
Such a deal: Kids eat free in restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Stop in and see the decorations and get a photo opportunity with Sponge Bob. Pick up a coupon for a free kids meal with purchase of an adult entrée.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Design it yourself! Make your own caramel apple from 10-4PM for $8 per apple.
THE CAROUSEL SHOP
Save 50% on all Halloween costumes and décor.
THE DENTAL LOFT
Check out the “Stop Zombie Mouth” booth.
Thrills and chills: Outdoor Dance Party begins at 4PM near Village Hall.
THE RUNNER’S SOUL
Pie eating contests, hourly beginning noon; come in store to register. Winners receive free entry into Thanksgiving Day race.
THE URBAN MUTT
Pet photos are available from 10AM-6PM.
Plenty of popcorn sampling – vote for your favorite! When you buy 4 large bags of popcorn, get the 5th FREE!
Relax with afternoon Craft Beer Flights – sample four for only $9. Then get into the groove at a “Flashback to the 80s” Costume Party with prizes beginning 9PM plus menu and bar specials.
Greater LaGrange YMCA
Y staffers provide babysitting from 3:30-5:30PM at Aging Care Connections at 111 W. Harris.