Irvington Halloween Festival 2013
It's that wonderful time of year again, HALLOWEEN! As most of our clients know the GENEVA Hair Studio staff loves many things, but at the top of our list is Irvington and Halloween.
We have compiled a list of the great events happening this year, we hope to see you around!
This year GENEVA will be offering a special menu for October 26th, we will be accepting walk ins but appointments are strongly recommended.
Saturday October 19th
3-D Pop-up Mask Workshop at the Irvington Branch Library
3:00 p.m. at the Irvington Branch Library. 3-D Pop-up Mask Workshop, for ages 7-12. Create three-dimensional masks with artist Anthony Radford.
Scholarship Pageant at Downey Avenue Christian Church
6:00 p.m. This event is an annual scholarship program that determines who should be crowned the Irvington Halloween Festival Queen. Contestants will be judged on an original costume, interview, evening wear, and an onstage question. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to her college of choice
Bona Thompson Center Paranormal Results & Chili Supper
SPIRIT Paranormal Investigation Research & Intervention Team conducted an in-depth paranormal investigation of the building. Their fascinating results will be revealed for the first time at our Annual Halloween Festival Chili Supper. Proceeds benefit the Irvington Historical Society programs. Serving begins at 4:30pm – Program begins at 5:30pm $25.00 per person, Reservations Required
Punpkin Carving Contest at Ellenberger Park
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Come out to Ellenberger Park (football field) for a free pumpkin carving contest! Pumpkins will be provided by Waterman’s Family farm. Food trucks & prizes for K-12 and adult categories!
Sunday October 20th
Spooky Organ Concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
6:00 p.m. This is an annual event featuring an organ performance by Our Lady of Lourdes organist Larry Bonebright and a special performance by the Indianapolis Children’s Choir! The event will require one non-perishable food item for admission.
Monday October 21st
Haunted Puppet Show at the Irving Theatre
6:30 p.m. This is an annual event that provides a children’s puppet show by Melchoir Marionettes and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio. The event will be free though donations would be appreciated.
Art & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Join us at the Inhabit Gallery for hors d’oeuvres (by The Legend Classic Café) and libation (cash bar) during a live and silent auction. The event will include the sale of the top three poster contest winners and donated items, as well as appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets - $10
Tuesday October 22nd
Costume Party at Black Acre
This is an annual costume party to be held at Black Acre Brewing with prizes furnished by local Irvington businesses. 21+ only. The event will begin at 7pm. Doors open at 4pm. Judging and prizes begin at 9:30pm.
Movie Night at the Irvington Branch Library
This is an annual event that provides a family friendly movie option. The event will also feature free hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks.
ParaNorman (PG) – A young boy with the ability to see ghosts must protect his town from zombies and the curse of a long-dead witch
The refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30. The movie will begin promptly at 7:00. Please arrive early as this is a first-come first-serve event.
Wednesday October 23rd
Monster Makeup Workshop for teens at the Irvington Branch Library
6:00 p.m. Learn to do your own Halloween monster and zombie makeup with a makeup artist from the Indiana Repertory Theatre. For ages 13-18. Register at 275-4450, option 4.
Pride of Indy Concert
In conjunction with the Irvington Halloween Festival, the Pride of Indy Concert Band will present their fall/halloween concert featuring the music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Phantom of the Opera, Giuseppe Verdi, Michael Jackson and more!
Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30pm in the Irvington Community Middle School Gym. On Saturday, October 26th, performances will include the Pride of Indy Pep Band at 3:00pm and the Pride of Indy Marching Band will perform in the costume parade as well.
Movie Night at the Irving Theatre
8:00 p.m. Join as at the Irving for a screening of “Destiny” (1921) with live accompaniment (just like the old days)! Tickets - $5
Thursday October 24th
Spooky Stories at the Irving Theatre
7:00 p.m. This is an annual event featuring storytelling from Ken Oguss and the presentation of winning entries to the Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest. The event will be free but donations would be appreciated.
Friday October 25th
Zombie Bike Ride
7:15 p.m. This is an annual costumed bicycle ride through Irvington brought to you by Indy Cycle Specialist. The ride will begin at the Irvington Branch Library. Dufour’s will be providing a hot dog and brat buffet following the ride.
Saturday October 26th
Plesant Run Run
The Irvington Halloween Festival Pleasant Run-Run is an annual five mile run through the beautiful winding tree-lined streets of historic Irvington. The course is fast and primarily flat.
REGISTER HERE >> https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=9305
New in 2013: The Inaugural Red Dress Run/Walk
A 2-ish mile Fantastically Fun jaunt – All participants (male and female) decked out in red dresses – Why? Why not? – includes one water/root beer stop – complete with limbo pole – You’ll have the opportunity to show us your best Prancercise moves as you amble down Irvington’s beautiful tree-lined avenues flaunting a smile and your favorite red dress. You’ll be able to say “I was there” as part of Irvington history and this inaugural run as you join hundreds of others creating red streaks, pandemonium and lots of camera flashes! There will be a roving completely random prize committee that will be on hand to recognize talent, chutzpah, and accessories! We will also have prizes for Best Dressed Female and Worst Dressed Male.
Irvington Halloween Festival Street Fair
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This is an annual event that provides entertainment, food, and vendors throughout Irvington. Visit the Beer Garden featuring selections from Black Acre, Sun King, Flat12 and Indiana City.
East Washington Street between Ritter (to the West) and Bolton (to the East).
Irvington Halloween Festival Costume Parade at 4:00pm! Costume judging will take place at a booth near the library a couple hours before the start of the parade.
Event Vendors - The event will feature over 150 vendors.
We have a lot planned for the October 26th Street Fair. Here is a tentative list of entertainment options:
Stage 1 10:00 a.m. Recorded music, 11:00 a.m. Delta Duo, blues. 12:00 p.m. South Six 5 – kids rock . 1:00 p.m. Blue Alchemy. 2:00 p.m. The Capones (Bill Shaefer) — Classic Rock. 3:00 p.m. Scecina High School Rock Band
Stage 2 (children’s stage) 10:30 a.m. Rhythm Fun with Bill Bailey. 11:30 a.m. Sing Along Favorites for the Whole Family with Silly and Sassy. 12:30 p.m. Stasia Demos. 1:30 p.m. RudiToonz. 2:30 p.m. Jump and Hop
Stage 3 (South Audubon) 12:00-1:30 p.m. Gordon Bonham Trio — Blues and folk. 1:30-3:00 p.m. The Dancin’ Nancys – original folk-pop-rock
Other Exciting News:
Joanna Rohrback, Queen of Prancercise, will be this year’s special guest at the The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival on October 26th. She will be Prancercising during the Red Dress Fantastically Fun Jaunt that morning, as well as serve as the grand marshall of the costume parade. She will also be signing copies of her book, Prancercise: The Art of Physical and Spiritual Excellence, at Bookmamas on Oct 26 from 11:00-1:00.