Food fair, freaks parade, pop up parties and props
Alas Poor Yorick. I knew him Horatio.
Why didn't the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with! You won't have that problem when you meet up with friends and family at this HUGE Halloween haunted event. Go along and eat your heart out at Ipswich's Biggest Halloween Street Party when the Central Business District Food Fair trucks line Brisbane Street offering gourmet flavours from around the world. Eat Street Food in the street or book a dining experience at one of the restaurants. Will you choose Spooketti, Finger Sandwiches, Frankenfurters or IScream?
Cute Little Zombies
Has Izzy Gone?
You will be entertained by ghoulish roving characters and you can join in freaky games for kids (all boos and ghouls are welcome). There are Hell-fire displays, jumping castles, great DJ music (Monster Mash, Thriller or Time Warp anyone?), dancing and live entertainment.
Skeleton stirring the cauldron
Wear your best Halloween costumes to enter the Super Freaks Parade and win super prizes in the best-dressed contest. Register under the sails in d'Arcy Doyle Place at 6.30pm.
There will also be a Pop Up Glitter Party at the event. Local business owner and hairdresser Rochelle told me that her salon will be bringing their own hairdressers and face painters. So come in costume and let the team take care of the crazy hair and make-up to go with your scary outfits. "It will be great fun with mini makeovers for tiny tots through to ghoulish grannies, to make this an extra special evening," said Rochelle. She has been running these parties locally since 2014. For more information on Glitter Pop Up Parties, or to book your own party, check out their Facebook page here or phone 0431 315 898.
Scary face paint by Glitter Parties
Glen Caloon's creepy props workshop
The organisers have again invited local man, Glen Caloon, to bring along his much-loved (but truly scary) props. What makes them memorable and really creepy is that he mechanises them so that they move unexpectedly. When I interviewed Glen he said that he began by making props for his 2 boys' Zombie Parties. He'd always been interested in mechanics and started added motors from windscreen wipers to his prop dummies. He realised that he had a hidden talent for the macabre and his creepy creations became highly popular for parties and Halloween events such as the Zombie Walk (sadly not on this year). His props are movie quality and are in great demand. I hope you are not too creeped-out by his graveyard!
Graveyard by Glen Caloon
This family-friendly event will send shivers of delight down your spine! There is free parking available in The Ipswich City Square Car Park (which isn't too spooky at night - or is it?). For further details on the Halloween Street Party, click here.