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Nightmare on Main Street to be inaugural "Fountain UP" event


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 11:06am | View PDF

Karin Hill

Trunk or Treat and Nightmare on Main Street will take place outside Fountain City Hall on Oct. 29 and 30.

Residents may be happy to see the return of a popular community event, Trunk or Treat at Fountain City Hall, this year on Friday, Oct. 29.

But members of a newly established committee hope to attract visitors to a new event - Nightmare on Main Street Dance - scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30.

Nightmare on Main Street will feature plenty of music with a DJ, food vendors, and costume and pumpkin carving contests.

A "Boo Brew Tent" will have drinks for the adults, thanks to a partnership with nearby Peaks N Pines Brewery.

Nightmare on Main Street Dance is the product of the new "Fountain UP" committee, a reimagining of the Downtown Events Committee of years past. The group hopes to bring new life to downtown and develop other ideas for events that the community can enjoy in the heart of Olde Town Fountain.

"The committee was started by Silvia Huffman, the City Clerk," Rosa McCormick said. "She was wanting to create a sense of place for the Fountain Valley community. She went around and invited some employees and residents to join the committee with the same vision for Fountain. The community has missed these events, as do we. We call the committee Fountain UP.

Fountain UP's goals are to provide a place for the community to have family fun, to show what Fountain is about, and to continue with various ongoing events.

"We want to show the citizens how amazing Fountain truly is," McCormick said.

Organizers said residents can expect to see street dances and other types of events in the future.

Nightmare on Main Street:

Nightmare on Main Street will be Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5-10 p.m. at 116 S. Main St., Fountain.

Pumpkin Carving Contest (5:30 p.m.) – Bring your carved pumpkin to the event no later than 5 p.m. Glow sticks will be provided. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Costume Contest (winners announced at 6:30 p.m.) – Prizes for most creative, scariest and funniest, in two categories (17 and under & 18 and up). No inappropriate costumes, please.

Judges for these contests will be City Council candidates.

To stay up to date on future events planned by this committee, like their Facebook page: "Fountain UP."

Trunk or Treat

After last year's drive-through variation of the traditional event due to COVID-19, the city of Fountain is bringing back Trunk or Treat to City Hall on Friday, Oct. 29, from 5-7 p.m.

Children line up to get treats from dozens of trunks sponsored by area businesses and nonprofits. Organizations wanting to host a spot should call (719) 322-2020 or email [email protected]

Because many visitors to Trunk or Treat come through the nearby Fountain Library parking lot, the library has something special planned there as well.

Called "Stories and More," this event will be at the same time as Trunk or Treat and will feature outdoor stories and games, a take-home s'mores kit, and photo opportunities in front of the green screen for those wanting a spooky keepsake photo. Fountain Library is at 230 S. Main St.

Following Trunk or Treat, the city is offering a free movie showing of Disney Pixar's "Coco." Guests may bring blankets or chairs for this outdoor showing.

"Coco" is the story of 12-year-old aspiring musician Miguel, who defies his family's ban on music and enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.


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