A Spooktacular Spectacle

Updated: Oct 29, 2019

If you've got it... haunt it! Check out the Downtown Duncan BIA's photo album of the annual Spooktacular event from this past Saturday, October 26th 2019.


Costume Contest! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

A picturesque, warm, and sunny Saturday greeted downtown Duncan as children of all ages arrived en masse in their spookiest ensembles to collect a bounty of sweets in exchange for their costumed display of imagination. They also participated in a costume contest!


Even some grown-ups got in on the action. Check out our Mayor, Michelle Staples, dressed as Maleficent and speaking with some of Duncan's youngest citizens!


Mayor Michelle Staples as Maleficent with Duncan's little ones. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

This event is made possible every year through the efforts and generosity of our very own outstanding merchants and in collaboration with the Duncan Farmers Market.


Many of downtown Duncan's business owners dress up to give out candy, like Ian Smith of Victory Barber & Brand North, Ruth Spon of Station Street Tattoos, and Chris Manley of Resthouse Sleep Solutions. Check them out!



Ian Smith and Ruth Spon of Victory Barber & Brand North and Station Street Tattoo shop as a plastic surgeon and patient! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

Chris Manley of Resthouse Sleep Solutions as a hunchback! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

Eclectic Avenue clowns greeting people at the door. What a jester! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

The best part of this event, though, is seeing Duncan and the Cowichan Valley's children exercising their creativity and enjoying their candies.


The BIA captured photos of the event to honor the costume skills of the little ones! Don't they look great?


Victors in the Costume Contest! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

Candy please! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

Carlson's School of Dance put on a stellar performance. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

This skunk costume certainly didn't stink! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV