NORWAY — The Norway Downtown Promotions Committee will team up with several other groups to host the 12th annual Norway Halloween Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, on Main Street.

Head coordinator Jen Corbett said this is her first year leading the preparations and she’s anticipating a turnout comparable to the previous year.

“Hopefully, the businesses and organizations that participated last year participate again,” Corbett said. “Each year, it seems, our audience grows. It’s one of my favorite days of the year.”

Corbett said that last year, 68 businesses and organizations on Main Street were involved and over 3,500 children and adults took the walk through downtown.

From 2 to 3 p.m., younger children come out in large groups to trick-or-treat on Main Street; from 3 to 5 p.m., the older children come out.

Children and adults can dress up for the festival, she said.

“For three hours, Main Street is jampacked, from the Guy E. Rowe Elementary School to the head of Main Street,” Corbett said. “The businesses hand out candy and trinkets. There’s different activities held throughout the afternoon, such as face painting, games, and dance and music performances.”

A map is given to families showing which businesses and organizations are participating. The map can be found on a week before the festival.

The festival is sponsored by the Norway Downtown Promotions Committee, the Norway Parks and Recreation Department, the Norway Memorial Library, Healthy Oxford Hills and other Main Street businesses.

For more information, call Corbett at 743-7986, or email her at [email protected]

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