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Celebrate Halloween at the Downtown SLO Farmers' Market on October 27, 2022


October 17, 2022


FROM: Rachel Lackmann
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Trick-or-Treat Trail, Costume Contest, and “Scary-oke!” return for an evening of free, family-friendly fun!

San Luis Obispo, CA — Kick off Halloween weekend at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 5–8 PM. Halloween Festivities include the downtown Trick-or-Treat Trail, a Costume Contest, and a “Scary-oke!” karaoke contest.

Halloween Festivities coincide with the normally-scheduled Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market running 6:00–9:00 PM. A full list of scheduled vendors and entertainment for October 27, 2022, will be published at

TRICK-OR-TREAT-TRAIL sponsored by First 5 SLO
5:00–8:00 PM
Families can follow the Trick-or-Treat Trail to 35+ downtown businesses and collect candy. Treat bags and Trail maps will be available at 5:00 PM in the Union Bank parking lot at 995 Higuera Street. Maps will also be published online at

Additionally, select Farmers’ Market vendors will be passing out candy after 6:00 PM. 

COSTUME CONTEST sponsored by Puzzle Effect, presented by 98.1 KJUG
Sign-ups: 5:00 PM; Contest: 6:30 PM
At the Union Bank parking lot at 995 Higuera
Prizes from local businesses will be awarded to winners in the following categories: Age groups 0–2, 3–4, 5–8, and 9–12, as well as pairs and groups/families.

Costume Contest sponsor Puzzle Effect will be hosting a miniature pop-up escape room experience in the Union Bank parking lot, and a Halloween-themed photo opportunity will be available.

“SCARY-OKE!” sponsored by Kramer Events, Mystery Loves Company Tours, The Haunt in Atascadero;
with Coast 104.5 & The Krush 92.5
6:00–8:00 PM
At the intersection of Chorro & Higuera
Sing your heart out and compete in this karaoke contest to win cash prizes!

Attendees can share and RSVP to the Halloween Festivities on Facebook. More information is available at A media kit with photos and graphics can be found here.

Please note that pets are not allowed in the Farmers’ Market per CA Health and Safety Code 114259.5.

Please contact Rachel Lackmann, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, for additional materials and information:

About Downtown SLO: Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities, and examining downtown issues.