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A Spooktacular Spectacle

Updated: Oct 30, 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

Go big or gourd home! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

First prize in her category! Would you believe this old lady is in the 7-12 category?! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

What a crew! Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

The Downtown Duncan BIA would also like to extend congratulations to the victors in our guessing game contest! Lakey Stager won the jellybean count with an estimate of 463 beans, only 16 off from the actual total. Ethan Sharp got closest to guessing the correct weight of the pumpkin, which was 8.8 pounds, with his guess of 8.2 pounds!


Guessing games. What was your estimate? Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

This spooktacular autumn event is soon to be followed by horse and carriage rides, fireworks, hot chocolate and chestnuts at this year's Christmas Kickoff on November 29th.


Stay tuned for more family and community fun!

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Downtown Duncan BIA
201 - 111 Station Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1M8

250.715.1700

ddbia@downtownduncan.ca

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