(PHOTO CAPTION: A ghost checks out the scene on Bridge Street in advance of the Halloween-themed costume party set for October 28.)
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — A costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes has been added to the Halloween-themed Bridge Street LIVE celebration scheduled in downtown Hot Springs Friday, October 28.
The event is free and open to the public.
"Bridge St. LIVE is always such a blast in June, we figured why not do a Halloween-themed event," Visit Hot Springs Special Events Manager Alexis Hampo said.
The costume contest is in addition to a free concert by the Memphis Soul Revue announced previously, as well as an appearance by Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the iconic “Munsters” television series.
"There's even going to be an award for the best pet costume so bring those pups too; the fall weather should be perfect," Hampo said.
The costume contest is free and open to everyone. Judging will begin at 5 p.m. at the Visit Hot Springs tent and run until 7 p.m. It is sponsored by Historic District Antiques and the Gangster Museum of America. Winners will be announced at 8:45 p.m. Jen Bailey and Michael Dean from the 105.9 KLAZ Breakfast Scramble will be the guest judges.
Costumes will be judged in three divisions: 18 and older, under 18, and best pet costume.
The evening of free entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. with DJ Courier. The Memphis Soul Revue will take the stage at 7 p.m.
Especially for the kids, Big Poppa Bubble will be back with his larger than life bubble creations guaranteed to send the crowd chasing after bubbles on Bridge Street. Hot Springs magician Maxwell Blade will be a guest celebrity DJ starting at 6 p.m.
• 5 p.m. — DJ Courier
• 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Costume contest at the Visit Hot Springs tent.
• 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Big Poppa Bubble
• 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Butch Patrick, aka Eddie Munster and the Munster Koach.
• 6 p.m. — Celebrity DJ Maxwell Blade
• 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Memphis Soul Revue
For vendor opportunities contact Alexis Hampo, firstname.lastname@example.org
The special Halloween weekend event will include live music, food, drink, vendors and all the usual fun Bridge Street LIVE has become known for. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, but no coolers are allowed. Pets must be on a leash.
The entertainment is part of the Bridge Street LIVE series that began in 2020 in the city’s Bridge Street Entertainment District. The district’s guidelines allow patrons over 21 to freely walk the district with beer, wine or spirits. The Bridge Street LIVE events are confined to an area immediately surrounding Bridge Street that does not include the west side of Central Avenue.
For more information call Alexis Hampo at 501-321-2027.