Boone BOO!, the annual Halloween celebration hosted by the Town of Boone and the Downtown Boone Development Association, will take place on Monday, October 31. From 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to downtown Boone for an evening of trick-or-treating and family-friendly festivities. During the event, the central part of King Street, between Appalachian Street and Burrell/Waters Streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic to allow extra space for pedestrians to enjoy trick-or-treating and other entertainment. Downtown guests are encouraged to arrive early and to use Rivers Street as an alternate route. On the day of the event, parking will be free in downtown metered spaces and lots beginning at 3:00 p.m., and other public lots will be available after 5:00 p.m.
“This is one of those trademark events that the High Country community really rallies around,” says Downtown Coordinator Paige Henderson. “Not only do our downtown businesses go all out, but many other local organizations come together to help make Boone BOO! happen.” The scene will be set with larger than life Halloween inflatables lining the sidewalks, while a curated Halloween playlist streams down King Street. Ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards, superheroes and villains, and costumed characters of all sorts will frolic down King Street, visiting dozens of participating storefronts for trick-or-treating. For children with food allergy concerns, various sites will also be handing out non-candy treats.
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