The Paris News logo

Get those children dressed in Halloween costumes and win some cash at the 19th annual Festival of Pumpkins costume contest Oct. 26. 

Sponsored by First Federal Community Bank, the competition, a part of the Festival of Pumpkins at Bywaters Park, 301 S. Main St., begins at 11 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. and ending 10 minutes before age division competition begins.

Infants through 3-year-olds will compete at 11:30 a.m. followed at 12:15 p.m. with children ages 4-7 and at 1 p.m. for those 8-12 years old.

Prizes of $50 for first; $25 for second and $15 for third will be awarded in each of the three age brackets.

The costume contest is just one of many events taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Festival of Pumpkins, a Paris Main Street event. Other children’s events include a pet pageant and pumpkin decorating contest to go along with pony rides and other activities in the kid’s midway. 

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at mary.madewell@theparisnews.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.