By Heather Collins
The second Highgarden Halloween will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 on Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design District, between Range Line Road and the Monon.
Trick-or-treating business locations, marked with Halloween paintings in their windows, will be handing out goodie bags, promotions and candy.
The event will begin at The Carrie Holle Group, Highgarden Real Estate, at 111 W. Main St, Suite 130, where attendees can also pick up trick-or-treating bags.
The event will include a hot chocolate bar, caricatures from Custom Eyes Caricatures, pumpkin carving by Steven Tanaka, pumpkin painting by Valentina Shvyrkova, balloon animals and Halloween music. The Center for Creative Arts Gallery will be selling glass ghosts and pumpkins from artist, Lisa Pelo. Face painting by Aly Oop will take place at All Things Carmel.
The pet costume contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. The costume parade and contest will begin at 7:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for most creative, scariest and funniest.
Helping Paws Adoptable Animals, a Central-Indiana 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based rescue, which saves animals with medical needs from kill shelters, will sponsor the pet costume contest and have six adoptable dogs in costume on-site. For more, visit helpingpawsonline.com.
Carrie Holle of The Carrie Holle Group at Highgarden Real Estate, said the event provides a fun, safe, family and pet-friendly environment for Carmel residents to enjoy the Halloween festivities.
“We love to be involved in neighborhood events to bring the community together,” Holle said.
Last year, more than 300 residents attended the event.
“This is the second year for the Highgarden Halloween event and we love working with them to welcome everyone to the arts district,” said Stephanie Marshall, special events coordinator for the Carmel Arts & Design District. “It is fantastic to see all of the costumes and to meet old and new friends.”
The event is free. For more, follow The Carrie Holle Group Highgarden Real Estate on Facebook.