Loveland Museum supports downtown trick-or-treating
Contact: Jess Killingsworth, 962-2563
While the Loveland Museum will not host the Halloween Family Fun Festival and costume contest in 2019, the Museum staff will continue as active partners with downtown merchants and business organizations to ensure that downtown trick-or-treating can follow a decades-long tradition.
The Halloween Family Fun Festival and costume contest originated in 2002 and had grown over the years to draw as many as 2,500 participants. Pedestrian safety issues in the vicinity of the museum at Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street were prime factors in the Museum management’s decision to cancel hosting the event in 2019. Others included staff time and other resources required for the event.
Trick-or-treating through downtown businesses in prior years was never officially organized by the Museum. However, the Museum has collaborated with the Downtown Development Authority and Loveland Downtown Partnership in communicating with downtown businesses with signs and event posters to identify them as trick-or-treat participants.
The Museum looks forward to joining other businesses on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in welcoming trick-or-treaters. The cancellation of this year’s festival will permit time for the Museum staff and other groups to consider resuming the event, more likely at a venue that affords greater safety for participants.
The Museum staff greatly appreciates the past contributions of sponsors, vendors, volunteers, businesses and community members who have made past Halloween events successful and looks forward to working with them in the future.