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Spooks & goblins are coming early to Chuo Park Avenue

Date Posted: 2007-10-27

Witches, ghosts and goblins are making their way to Okinawa City for Saturday’s Halloween Party on Chuo Park Avenue.

All manner of eerie festivities are planned for the day and evening, capped by a Halloween costume contest on the district main stage from 7 pm ~ 8 pm. Chuo Park Avenue, more commonly known as B.C. Street, transforms itself into a mini-Transylvania, complete with haunted house, treasure hunts, Asian fortune telling booths, dancing performances by kids, and pumpkin carving.

The Haunted House located next to Cube3 and Morrigan’s, will operate 2 p.m. ~ 10 p.m. on Saturday, and then remain open through October 30th. The Haunted House will be open again Sunday 2 p.m. ~ 10 p.m., and weekdays 5 p.m. ~ 10 p.m. Admission is ¥300 for children and ¥500 for adults.

The community Halloween Costume Contest is set for the main stage starting at 7 p.m. All participants must register in advance of the actual contest start, and all will receive prizes. Gift certificates will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, courtesy of Chuo Park Avenue merchants.

Several B.C. Street clubs will stage their own Halloween costume contests, including The Rose, The Bar and Paddy Mac’s. Some establishments—Sideways, B.C. Street Bar located above Okianwa Market, Chemi, Ichiban, New York Restaurant, Cube3, Morrigan’s, Koza Diner and Seiryu--will be offering free drinks to adult customers wearing costumes. Several will also offer prizes for best costumes.

Pumpkin Carving takes place in the main stage area 4 p.m. ~ 6 p.m. Asian Fortune Telling Booths operate 3 p.m. ~ 9 p.m. Kids go on stage with dance performances from 3 p.m. ~ 6:30 p.m.

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