At 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st, Main Street Portsmouth held their Annual Falloween event on Market Street, Second Street, and Court Street. The event was a collective effort between Main Street Portsmouth, a dedicated group of volunteers, and local business owners. The Falloween event offered inflatables provided by Tim Wolfe of Patties and Pints, train rides, costume contests, and trick or treat among other activities.
This year, the event switched up their trick or treat, and instead hosted it at the Riverview Retirement Center, allowing those individuals to take part in passing out candy to children. The train rides continued throughout the evening up and down Second Street and were enjoyed by many kids and parents alike.
The costume contest had many participants, with winners decked out in their most creative outfits. A spooky pooch parade was also held at 4 p.m. during the Falloween event, with eight winners taking home ribbons in four categories, ranging from best oldest pet to best pet and owner duo.
“It has been a very enjoyable night in Portsmouth, the kids all seem to enjoy themselves and are having so much fun with all the activities and showing off their costumes. The spooky pooch parade was adorable, it was fun getting to bring out my dog and dressing her up and seeing all the other pets,” said a participant in the parade.
The Boneyfiddle Ghost Tour, organized by Sharon Bender, led visitors to some of the more spooky locations downtown, with proceeds going to SSU’s theater program and Main Street Portsmouth.
Overall, this year’s Falloween event had a little something for everyone and brought the community together for an evening of fall celebration in the historic and beautiful downtown.
Reach: Ivy Potter (740)353-3101 Extension 1932