This Halloween, Downtown Nampa is changing it up, replacing its traditional trick-or-treat event with a street carnival from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Kids can still get their share of treats when they play carnival games, walk the hay maze or visit the haunted house at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
In addition to games and candy, there will be inflatables and hay rides back and forth between the main activity area on 1st Street between 12th and 14th avenues and the Nampa Roller Drome, where there will be more games and inflatables across from the Nampa Public Library.
At the band stage in the downtown horse park at 12th Avenue and 1st Street South, there will be pumpkin and costume contests and prizes. Kids and adults are invited to bring their carved or decorated pumpkins to the horse park by 3:30 p.m. Pumpkin contest prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m., followed by costume judging and awards.
Costume contest categories include: under 6 years, under 13 years, and 13 and up. Prizes include gift certificates for area businesses.
Hayrides will load and unload next to the ReStore and the Roller Drome.
St. Luke’s and Saltzer Medical Group are sponsoring this new event.