Holy BatFest, Batman!
Mark your calendars for BatFest, Batavia's annual Halloween-themed event, which takes place this year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown Batavia.
Batavia BatFest is free for the whole family, attracts more than 3,000 ghouls to downtown Batavia and includes downtown Trick-or-Treating, Library Stories and Songs, Mothers’ Club Parade, Troop 6 pumpkin roll, BatArt, tractor-pulled hayrides and the BATV costume contest!
“BATV loves being a part of BatFest!” states Holly Deitchman, station manager for BATV. “Kids + costumes + candy = a frightfully good time!”
Dave Karas with Boy Scout Troop 6 adds, “The boys in Troop 6 always look forward to the pumpkin roll at BatFest. It is a great opportunity to give back to the community and have a lot of fun at the same time.”
New this year River City Church (RCC) will be hosting fun competitions and races, as well as a free photo booth to capture your family in costume. “River City Church is excited to serve again this year at Batavia’s BatFest by hosting games and a fun photo booth” said Damian McCrink, RCC pastor. “Last year we had a great time meeting many families in our community and we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces this year.”
The food court will feature a mini farmers’ market alongside hot dogs and apple cider doughnuts.
Albright Theatre will also be showing two free short film viewings of “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and “Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in their theatre on the 3rd Ave.).
“Everyone is really excited for this year’s BatFest.” Relays board president, Jen Ring, “We’re trying something new by turning our stage into a movie theatre for the day and showing classic Halloween animated shorts for free!”
The Music Matters main stage at the Riverwalk will feature DJ and Dancing at 10am, the Monster Mash performed by the Batavia Academy of Dance at 11am, BATV Costume Contest at 12:15pm and a special performance of “Thriller” by the new STRINGZ@RMS and Batavia Academy of Dance at 1:15pm. You will not want to miss the grand finale performance.
For a full list of events and activities, please visit http://www.downtownbatavia.com/batfest or call the MainStreet office at (630) 761-3528.BatFest is put on in partnership with Albright Theatre, BATV, Batavia Academy of Dance, Batavia Mothers’ Club, Batavia Park District, Batavia Public Library, Bulldog Plumbing, Music Matters School of Music, River City Church and Boy Scout Troop 6. The event could not be possible without generous sponsorships from Shelter Insurance, Montessori Academy, BMO Harris, Hanson Family Chiropractic, the Chiropractic People and Kane County Chronicle.
SOURCE: Batavia MainStreet