Ghosts, goblins and those looking for a spooktacular time will descend on downtown Farmersville for Halloween events Saturday.
Kicking off the morning will be the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce’s Trick It Up Bike Ride.
The bike ride will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at the Onion Shed.
Those interested in participating can choose from a 10-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50- and 62-mile ride along the hilly country outside Farmersville.
To register for the ride go to bikereg.com or at www.farmersvillechamber.com.
The ride is Halloween-themed so costumes and decorations are encouraged.
The event will also feature snacks and lunch provided for the riders, a free beer garden from Saint Arnold and Little Ranch Taco’s for lunch. The Clay Potter Band will also provide entertainment.
Sponsors for the event include The Farmersville Times, Atmos Energy, Farmersville Community Development Corporation (4B), Foy Inc., Beco Metal Works, Martin Marietta, Brookshire’s, First National Bank of Trenton, The Pickle Juice Company, Re/Max Country Northeast, Farmersville Grain and Hardware, Farmersville Rotary Club, Dyer Drug, Shinn Team Real Estate, Universal Transformer Co., Main Street Antiques, Cello-Wrap Printing Company and DeStefano Remodeling.
“Trick It Up Bike Ride is rain or shine and we have always had a good time. In some conditions the riders cut short their rides, but the rain, wind, freezing cold or moderately warm temperatures don’t stop some of our best riders. And, the weather doesn’t stop breakfast, lunch, the beer garden or the band either,” Executive Director Lisa Eastman said. “Trick It Up simply means you can add a little Halloween flair to your bike or riding clothes – it’s optional fun, and we always-always look forward to seeing about five of the guys who come every year all dressed up.”
The scary good time will continue later during the event as the chamber’s Scare on the Square kicks off at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.
The event allows safe trick-or-treating in the downtown square and will include free games, a costume contest, music and food, picture booths and bounce houses. The costume contest will award cash prizes and the entire square including both McKinney and portions of Main Street will be closed to provide safety for trick-or-treaters.
“Scare On The Square is a huge hit! The last few years it has been so much fun, and every year it seems to get even bigger,” Eastman said. “Even if it rains, we will have the same kind of fun and lots of games on the sidewalks under the awnings. We are all watching the weather and getting rain gear, show shoes, wind breakers and summer sandals ready for whatever the weather may be. Texas weather can do a lot of things, but it cannot ruin a good candy bar!”
As of press time, the following businesses are participating in Scare on the Square Beverly Monday BBQ, Boulder Designs, Buchanan Insurance, Carrie’s Floral Creations, Chris Lair State Farm Insurance, Cindy Laisure Farmers Insurance, CommunityMed Urgent Care, Country Roads Trading Post, Dairy Queen, DFW Framing, Farmersville Dental Group, Farmersville Medical, First Baptist Church Farmersville, FHS Cheerleaders, Fiber Circle, Independent Bank, Impact Dance, Kevin DeStefano Remodeling, Little Ranch Tacos, LuLu Tacos, Mattress Guys, Main Street Antiques and More, Olive Trunk Farms, Red Door Antiques, R&D Adventures, RSVP Farmersville, Simplexity Boutique, The Brownie Cottage, The Farmersville Times, The Hay Loft Mercantile and Flowers and The Stable.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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