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Downtown Midland’s Boo Bash returns for second year with new activities


Main Street in downtown Midland will once again be filled with Halloween spirit this week.

Boo Bash returns for its second year on Friday, October 28.

The Halloween-themed event, which spans two blocks from Ashman to Rodd, is split into two time segments. The kids and family event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while the adult portion is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight. Both time slots will feature a costume contest, DJs and versions of trick-or-treating.

During the family session, kids can do tricks or treats at participating businesses, take home free balloons from Jewls the Clown and Toothpick, and play fall-themed garden games, including mini-golf, checkers, connect-four, cornhole and giant Jenga. Sound Production will provide music.

After a brief run time, adults will have their own fun. Companies will provide specialty foods and common beverages for purchase at a drink or treat. Partyfam will DJ the event, hosting a “Grave Rave”.

Downtown Events Coordinator Renee Smith said Downtown Midland received positive feedback from last year’s event and was asked to bring it back this year. She explained how families bring their kids to the first segment and come back later for the adult entertainment.

“It was a really successful event last year,” Smith said. “It was probably one of the most successful and well-attended events downtown.”

Last year’s Boo Bash format will remain the same this year, Smith said, with a handful of new features. A fire dance performance by Blue Crow Talent will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the intersection of Main and McDonald streets. Proper Taco – Gladys and Sawadee food trucks will be parked along Main Street. Also, more companies will engage in cheating or cheating activities, Smith said.

Boo Bash will also provide entertainment for people with disabilities. Independent Community Living will be hosting an accessible treat option from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its parking lot, located at 233 E. Larkin Street.

“I think making this event inclusive was high on my list,” Smith said. “Families and children who have sensory issues or accessibility issues can easily cheat or process while being in the same zone as pleasure.”

There is no admission fee to Boo Bash, thanks to this year’s sponsors Midland Ford Lincoln, Smith’s Flowers, Molasses Smokehouse, Horizon Bank and Sound Productions.

“We wouldn’t be able to do these events without them,” Smith said.