Wesley Street traders are busy preparing their scarecrows and getting ready for their village fete as part of Southport Halloween Festival.
The fete will be a fun-filled day of traditional fete activities all with a spooky, scarecrow twist. There will be music, magic, clog dancing, crafts with the Creation Station, lots of spooky storytelling and Halloween face painting. The traders of Wesley Street are also planning a brilliant Halloween dog show in aid of Freshfields Animal Rescue.
The street’s infamous scarecrows will also be back on display from the 20th of October – 31st of October and the fete will take place on Thursday 26th of October 11am – 3pm.
Diane Celine Photography, from Wesley Street Traders Group, is excited for the festivities. “Our Beach Festival in May went down brilliantly with a wonderful community fell and lots of families out enjoying all the different activities. We are really excited about doing our first full Halloween event and have planned lots of mischief, surprises and fun for all”
The fete is a key part of Southport’s annual Halloween festival, put on by Southport BID. This year‘s festival will be made up of a series of great events within the town centre set to thrill and spook Halloween fans of every age – including a grand central marquee packed with four days of mischievous family fun.
The festival has attracted thousands of visitors in the past and has gathered a huge following on Facebook. The festival aims to bring great fun and entertainment to the town centre during the Autumn half term. The line-up for this year is looking exciting, with acts for every age – most of which are free and will feature a series of events and performers in and around the town centre and venues.
The festival will kick off with a two-day Indie Horror film festival at The Atkinson – put together with local award-winning filmmakers – and continues throughout the week.
Look out for other great surprises throughout the week including a 16-foot spider roaming the streets on Saturday the 28th, a fire walking contest for Marie Curie, a monster petting zoo and much more.
Head to spookysouthport.com to hunt down the different events or follow Southport Halloween Festival on Facebook for loads of updates.