A scary contest worth preparing for early!

Event Date

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Event Location
West End Farmers Market Ben Brenman Park Alexandria, VA 22304

Put your fright on, Alexandrians! It's scary how creative some of us are when we put our inner voices to work. You've got six weeks to come up with something frightening, funny, outrageous or clever.

Careful Beck, she's armed!

Photo by Kurt Voelker

And to boot, it's gonna be a great event for the whole family. And that includes Fido and Fluffy. On Sunday, October 30th, from 9:00am -- 1:00pm, the West End Farmers Market at Ben Brenman Park will host a Halloween Costume Contest. They'll be giving prizes for the following categories:

1) Best farmer costume

2) Best fruit costume

3) Best vegetable costume

4) Best use of recycled materials

5) Best family costume -- gotta be at least 3 folks sharing a common theme

6) Best pet costume

And they'll have some balloon twisting entertainment, too. (That's intended for the kids, OK?)

So come up with a costume that makes you look like your Pitbull Terrier, or one that makes Fluffy look like your husband. Or bring out your inner beast. Of course, you can forget the inter-species angle completely and just pretend to be some human being or a slice of fruit cake. (Stale might be the way to go.)

The scariest thing might just be if you come plain-dressed as yourself -- and win. If you ask me, I'd rather dress up and lose ;-). See ya there!