A Frightfully Good Time in Downtown Batavia
Batavia MainStreet Presents: BatFest 2012
On Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Batavia MainStreet presents an event that fun for the whole family.
Batavia Park District, BATV, Batavia Chamber of Commerce, Batavia Academy of Dance, Batavia Mother’s Club, Troop 6, and the Batavia Public Library are in partnership with Batavia MainStreet to host this year’s BatFest!
Daytime fun for the kids begins at 10 a.m. with Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Parents can get their treats by stopping by the mini Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to purchase fall goodies from local vendors in the lot by the kid’s art tent.
Hold your pumpkins! Troop 6 Boy Scouts are offering a cash prize for this year’s Pumpkin Roll down Houston Street. All those who would like to participate can register at the Batavia Depot Museum ($1 per roll). Pumpkins can be purchased for the competition or BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin).
The Batavia Public Library will even host “Stories and Songs” at 11:15 a.m. in the Reading Garden or Meeting Room. After the stories, stick around to be a part of the Batavia Mothers’ Club Halloween Parade at 11:45 a.m. with a police escort from Library to the Riverwalk and Peg Bond Center for BatArt, Games, and River City Church’s Photo Booth!
The Main Stage will feature DJ and dancing, performances by the Spirit Cheerleading Team, Monster Mash taught by the Batavia Academy of Dance and the costume contest hosted by BATV.
“We are so fortunate to work with so many community groups who volunteer to bring this free family event to the community,” said Joi Cuartero, executive director for Batavia MainStreet, “The kids really enjoy all the activities and it’s great to see all the different costumes!”
All ages can take a hayride with the Batavia Park District in front of City Hall. All those who bring a can food or donation for Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry will receive a free hayride! Then check out the rides for the “Trunk or Treat” contest.
This event is made possible by partners and the generous sponsorship of Montessori Academy, BMO Harris Bank and River City Church. For a full schedule of events, please visit www.DowntownBatavia.com/BatFest or call the MainStreet office at 630-761-3528.
Batavia is a not-for-profit community-based organization devoted to enhancing downtown Batavia’s identity s the heart of the community through dedicated volunteer efforts.