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Scare on the Square
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Festival Hours
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 
  • 4-7 p.m.

Festival Location
  • Historic Downtown McKinney

Pumpkins, Ghosts and Candy, Oh my!
Main Street and the shops in downtown to offer a howling good time on Halloween!
The shops in downtown McKinney and McKinney Main Street invite you to come out on Friday, October 30 from 4-7 p.m. and enjoy the sights of hundreds of ghosts and goblins young and old in Historic Downtown McKinney. This annual event provides interactive activities to celebrate a safe, secure, family fun Halloween event.

Safety First
Historic Downtown McKinney is closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the streets safely, going shop-to-shop for goodies. Along with gathering goodies during the safe and fun trick-or-treating event, participants can enjoy fun interactive activities for kids of all ages. Admission is free and parking can be found throughout the historic downtown area.

Main Street Magic & Fun Company Costume Contest
Get creative and compete for spooktacular prizes! Sign ups for the contest begin at 5 p.m. in front of Main Street Magic & Fun Company, 211 N. Tennessee. Be sure to arrive early as we are only taking the first 20 participants that sign up in the following categories: 
  • 0-3 years 
  • 4-7 years
  • 8-12 years
  • Group
  • Star Wars
  • Pet
  • Be Green - Homemade/Recycled Costumes

The costume contest will kick off at 6 p.m. starting with the youngest age group. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. The winner of each group will go on to compete in the Grand Prize Contest where cash prizes will be awarded! First place will win $250, second place will win $150 and third place will win $100. We can't wait to see who wins this contest!
Ghost Hunt
Back this year is the always-fun Ghost Hunt. Try to find the 20 hidden cutout ghosts around the 14 blocks of Historic Downtown McKinney. This is sure to be a fun ghost hunt for the entire family! 

We will release the Ghost Hunt map and Ghost Hunt Clues closer to Halloween! Be sure to check back for your chance to win a $100 shopping spree!

We are no longer accepting vendors for this event.

Bad Weather
The event will go on as scheduled-rain or shine.

Parking can be found throughout Downtown McKinney.

For more information about this howling-good-time event, contact McKinney Main Street at 972.547.2660.