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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Halloween is around the corner. The weather is getting ghoulish and ghastly surprises are waiting in spots around Knoxville, as part of the city’s Halloween celebration.
“Wicked Cool in Downtown Knox” brings together businesses and organizations in the area to set up festive events and installations. As part of the event, people in the downtown area will be able to find Halloween-themed specials at businesses. There is also a monthlong costume contest.
To participate in the costume contest, people just need to take a picture in their costumes with downtown Knoxville in the background — such as at the Gay Street Bridge, the Tennessee Theatre or at Market Square. People can then share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag “#KnoxHalloween,” or by uploading pictures online, by Oct. 31. Winners will then be announced on Nov. 6, on Downtown Knox’s social media accounts.
There are eight categories for the costume contest, with specific prizes for each category. They are listed below.
While talking pictures, people can go on a “wicked walk,” searching for critters and photo opportunities across Knoxville. There are six installations and photo opportunities set up in downtown Knoxville. Nine cat installations are also set up across Knoxville in a scavenger hunt event.
Different events across Knoxville have also been planned throughout the month, including a Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest on Oct. 15.
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