For immediate release: 09/10/2018

For information contact: Paula Barrington


Boo-Palooza Returns to Delight Little Ghosts and Goblins in Downtown Wheaton

Calling all little ghosts and goblins: Boo-Palooza Halloween celebration returns to Downtown Wheaton on October 27th starting at 10:00am at the new Martin Memorial Plaza. The fun continues through 1:00pm and includes trick-or-treating, a costume contest, hayrides, pumpkin carving and more!

Children are invited to trick-or-treat store-to-store at their favorite downtown businesses from 10:0o0am through 1:00pm.

Come dressed in your cute or scary finest. Prizes will be awarded for the most colorful, the most creative and the cutest! Age categories range from 0-3 years old up to 10+ years old. Dress the whole family or neighborhood for the group theme category. All participants receive special treats.

Also, check out the live giant pumpkin carving provided by Wheaton Mulch and carved by Wheaton resident and artist Joe Adkins. Last year’s pumpkin weighed in at more than 200 pounds and this year’s pumpkin will be on display at Martin Memorial Plaza throughout the day!

After walking and trick-or-treating all the businesses, take a break to enjoy your treats on the hayride around Downtown Wheaton provided by Wheaton Mulch.

Also, within the Wheaton community, kids are invited to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat event at Gary United Methodist Church (in the parking lot by North Hale and Seminary Street) from 10am to 12pm. Children can also vote on the best trunk décor!

Following is a schedule for the day:

10:00am to 1:00pm Downtown trick-or-treating store-to-store
10:00am- 12:00pm Trunk-or-Treat at Gary United Methodist Church (Seminary and Hale Streets)
10:00am-10:30am Halloween Costume Contest at Martin Memorial Plaza
10:30am-1:00pm Free hay rides starting across from Martin Memorial plaza offered by Wheaton Mulch
Giant pumpkin carving- live demonstration at Martin Memorial Plaza- featuring artist Joe Adkins

Whatever you choose, your future at Boo-Palooza is sure to contain fun!

For additional information on Boo-Palooza, please visit: or call the Downtown Wheaton Association at 630-682-0633.