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Midnight on Main

In Local News on October 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

By: Lauren Harper

Midnight on Main in downtown Fort Mill will have events for both children and adults for a very family friendly event. Photo courtesy of Google images

After hosting successful Football Friday on Main Street events, restaurants, vendors, and shops in downtown Fort Mill have all decided to take part in celebrating Halloween in their own way. On Friday, October 29, the street will be closed off once again for “Midnight on Main,” another festive block party that will take place downtown.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. for the kid-friendly part of the event, and will include parts of both Main Street and Confederate Street. According to Wink Rea, President of Move Fort Mill Forward, both children and adults are urged to dress in their finest Halloween costumes. “It’s a fun, safe environment for the kids. It allows them to come downtown, get a lot of candy and display their creativity with their costumes,” Rea stated. Along with the mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, dunking booth and live entertainment that were featured at the Football Friday events, there will also be a costume contest for kids. Prizes will be awarded for each age group, and activities like face painting and balloon artists will also be available for children.

At 7:30, once the kid-friendly part of the event has ended, the adult portion will kick off. Just like for the kids, the adults will have a costume contest as well. Along with the Halloween costume competition, there will be a wolf howling contest in which the partygoers can take part. There are also expected to be more than 50 different vendors taking part in “Midnight on Main” from not only Fort Mill and Tega Cay, but also from Charlotte, Rock Hill and Indian Land. “There will be beer and wine, but consumption will be restricted to Main Street,” Rea adds.

Not only is this event very family-friendly and a good reflection on downtown, but it also does a good job in boosting the businesses that are in the area. With over 1,500 people expected to show up to the night’s festivities, restaurants and vendors will greatly benefit from the revenue they receive that night. Not only do the shops do well on the nights that Main Street is closed off for events, but they also benefit because people then know what all is offered in the area and will come back again if they like what they see, or eat, in many cases.

“Midnight on Main” is expected to be a hit like the other Friday night events that have been held in the past and will also be a place that families can feel safe bringing their children for Halloween fun. There is no charge to get into the event, so be sure to join in on the fun.

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