Halloween In Manayunk
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Saturday October 26th, 2013
About Halloween In Manayunk
Manayunk has big plans for our annual Halloween celebration! We can promise that this years theme "Come for The Thrill of It" won't disappoint. In addition to our usual Trick-or-Treating along Main Street and Fall Festival at Pretzel Park, we are also hosting the Philadelphia Flea Market AND... Are you ready for this?
... Our first ever Zombie Thriller Dance-Off!
Details on each of the events are below!
Manayunk's Zombie Thriller Dance-Off!
Zombies will be taking over Cotton Street in Manayunk, lurching out with eerie dance moves from Michael Jackson’s classic hit, Thriller. Dancers of all ages are welcome to compete in the ghoulish zombie frolic right off of Main Street in Manayunk.
Don’t know all the moves to Michael Jackson’s Thriller? No worries! We will have Merge Dance Studio Owner and Choreographer, Christa Campbell, leading a step-by-step instruction session before the competition begins!
The competition will be broken into three waves. The first, for kids ages 12 and under, the second, for teens, ages 12-18, and the final for adults, ages 18 and over! The dancers will pull off their best Michael Jackson moves and be tapped on the shoulder to exit the floor one-by-one until the winner is left standing.
$1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners: "Best Dancer" and "Best Zombie Costume."
Be sure to know the moves! Watch the video here! Come dressed in your Zombie Best!
Trick Or Treating
Pick up a Manayunk Halloween candy bag from a Manayunk business or from the MNYK table located on Cotton Street and make your way up and down the street to trick or treat at our Manayunk businesses. Partipating businesses with candy will be marked with a scarecrow. Follow the scarecrows to fill your bag with sweets and treats!
Fall Festival In Pretzel Park
There will be lots of fun fall activities happening all day in Pretzel Park (right off Main Street - enter via Cotton Street or Roxborough Ave.! The line-up of events include:
Farmers Market (10AM-2PM) / Food Trucks & Vendors / Story Time (10:30AM) / Dance Class and Performaces (3:15PM-4PM) / Children Costume Parade and Contest (1PM-2PM) / Dog Costume Contest and Parade (11AM-12PM) / Pumpkin Painting / Pumpkin Throwing Contest / Food Carving Demonstration / Face Painting / Drawing and Coloring Activities / Fall Scene Photo Booth / Raffle / Live Music (12PM-6PM) / Classic Horror Movie Screening (6PM)!
Philadelphia Flea Market
Philadelphia's largest flea market will come to Manayunk once again during Halloween In Manayunk! Shope for antinques, collectables and vintage finds! The flea market will take place along the 4200 block of Main Street between Rector and Pensdale Aves.
Chew Philly's Haunted Manayunk Food Tours
You've never heard ghost stories in such a delicious way.
For $29 per ticket, allow our costumed tour guide to lead you on our Haunted Food Tours on October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd.
Along with our standard tastings, you'll receive an additional autumnal drink tasting, learn ghost stories from Manayunk, Roxborough, and the Wissahickon, and you'll also have the chance to win some Halloween freebies provided by the Manayunk Development Corporation.
Hear quotes from the locals' experiences with our haunted area, receive a map of the creepiest spots, and find out which of our very own tasting locations has had some super spooky sightings in their 90-year-old location.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: Chew Philly Food Tours