Superheroes, ghosts and more will be parading through downtown Dodge City on Saturday.

The annual Trick-or-Treat Downtown event will be 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

"We have 22 businesses participating this year," said Krissy Lampe of Main Street Dodge City. "We anticipate about 700 children will be trick-or-treating at downtown businesses on Saturday."

Children participating are expected to gather at Eisenhower Park prior to taking off.

"There they will get a card," Lampe said. "At each stop, they get their card stamped.

"The card is for a bicycle giveaway later in the day."

After gathering goodies at each downtown location, children and families will gather at Boot Hill Museum for a $1 hamburger feed to the first 500 people. The hamburger feed begins at 11:30 a.m.

"That’s where the bicycle giveaway takes place," Lampe said. "Cards must be turned in by 12:20 p.m. for the drawing."

Lampe said sponsors for the event included Cargill, Victory Electric, Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dodge City Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Dodge City, Western Beverage and Wendy’s.

Many businesses will be doing double duty on Saturday.

The Main Street Dodge City Scarecrow Contest will also be judged. Participating businesses constructed their own scarecrow and will display their creations on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

Volunteer judges will walk downtown and judge the scarecrows. The winner will receive a traveling trophy to display until next year’s contest.

Trick-or-treaters will also vote for a Children’s Choice top scarecrow.

Both contest winners will be named on Monday, Oct. 30.


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