Costume Contest at Halloween Happenings Oct. 31

October 22, 2019

Halloween Happenings Thursday, October 31st
Everyone Invited to Free Events for Local Children

Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Thursday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Greeneville. Most events are free and the public is invited. Main Street will be blocked off from midblock 200’s N Main Street to McKee Street; Summer Street will be closed Cutler Street to College Street and Depot Street will be closed from Irish to Academy Street shortly prior to the event and remain so until the event ends. In an effort to provide a safer space there will be no on street parking after 3:00pm within the event area which includes Main, Depot and Summer Streets. Please use caution when traveling within the downtown area.

Within the secure area, walking in the streets is encouraged as those handing out candy on Main Street, for sure, will move into the street to help free up the sidewalks and lessen the long lines. At the major points of entry into the event sidewalks will be blocked so everyone can walk in the street.

Merchants, professional offices, banks, churches, industries and the county courthouse are prepared to treat youngsters with candy if children are under 13 years of age and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A number of groups and individuals come together to make this annual event exciting and fun for children. The Greeneville Police Department assists with extra personnel during Halloween Happenings to help ensure the safety of both children and adults. Greeneville City Schools Central Office the space for the costume contest. EMS and the Fire Department are there to help keep us safe. Students from Tusculum College and Walter’s State CC help to direct folks to all the different venues.

Costume Contest Location

Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation will assist with the only event Costume Contest. The location for the contest will be the parking lot of the City School System’s Central Office the Kathryn Leonard Building at the corner of West Depot and South Irish Streets. Registrations forms may be found and downloaded this year on Main Street’s website: www.mainstreetgreeneville.org. When it’s possible please download and fill out the forms prior to the event so you won’t have to wait so long in line. The contest will have children’s age categories of 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and back this year the family category. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Adults please provide a cell phone number so you may be reached should your child be a winner and need to report back to receive their prize.


Hay Rides to Be Offered

The Greeneville Public Works and Parks and Rec Department employees volunteer their time to offer hay rides on Depot Street. Children may get on the wagons at the corner of Irish and Depot Street and ride up Depot Street to the parking lot of the Greene County Partnership and back.

“Matilda the Musical”

Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach Program cast members of their upcoming performances of ‘Matilda’ will hand out candy in the street at the corner of Depot and Main.

GHS Chorus

Greeneville High School Chorus will be downtown sharing their talents with the crowd.

Many to Give Candy

Greeneville Federal Bank employees will hand out candy to children at their location on the corner of Main and Summer Streets. Other banks also participating will be: Heritage Community Bank, Andrew Johnson Bank and First Tennessee Bank.

Other merchants and professionals, known at press time to be participating this year include: General Morgan Inn, Pritchard Designs, Catalyst Coffee Company, Tipton’s Café, Rogers, Laughlin, Nunnally, Hood & Crum PC attorneys, Collins and Shipley, Asbury United Methodist Church, Isaiah 117 House, Adams and Plucker, CPA, West Greene Insurance & Tax Service, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Ed Kershaw Law Office, FI Dance Studio, Top Dog Hot Dogs, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pinecrest Cleaners, William H. Bell, Attorney at Law, Food City, Snapps Ferry Road and Asheville Highway, Kelly Services, Greeneville City Schools Central Office, Benchmarks Physical Therapy, Winter & Company Dance Studio, Azimuth Engineering, Mickey Ellis, CPA, Jesse and Jesse Law Firm, Brolin & Bailey, PT Solutions, Greeneville Antique Market, Greeneville Real Estate and Auction, Billy Endean Edward Jones Investments, Foster Grandparents Program, The Greeneville Sun, TEVET, Capitol Theatre of Greeneville, Newcomers Club, Silver Star Design, Thrive Church, Allways Caring Home Care, B & B Bonding Company, VFW, Christian Motorcycle Association, Holston Home for Children, Q-Care Medical, PLLC, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Greeneville Fire Department, and all the merchants at Towne Square Shopping Center.

Street Size Chalk Board

A section of the 100 block of North Street will once again be blocked off for a giant chalkboard where everyone is invited to take a few minutes and show their creative side by drawing on the street.

Haunted Highway

City Garage Car Museum, 210 S Main Street, Greeneville, TN will host Haunted Highway with have one final night and be open during Halloween Happenings, Thursday, October 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The Haunted Highway will feature ten exhibits with live mannequins; Texaco Terror, Monster Bash, Skelton Mountain, NASCAR Graveyard, Witches Forest and more. Included will be Halloween movies. No Admission during Halloween Happenings.


It’s not too late for any business not located in the downtown area that would like to participate in handing out treats to contact the Main Street Office 639-7102 for your location along the route. Main Street: Greeneville encourages the public to come to downtown Greeneville and enjoy the festivities.


HH 19 Registration Form 0-3
HH 19 Registration Form 4-6
HH 19 Registration Form 7-9
HH 19 Registration Form 10-12
HH 19 Registration Form Family