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Officials: Celebrate Halloween 'Virtually' This Year


Last updated 10/21/2020 at 4:30pm

In 2019, the annual Halloweenfest took over downtown, despite the rainy weather. This year, COVID-19 means no street festivities, and the public is being asked to have its Halloween fun indoors. (Times photos)

A yearly tradition has seen clustered parades of children and adults in ghoulish garbs walking along leafy sidewalks and at front doors in their panhandling pursuit of candy on Halloween night in Brevard.

With the Brevard Police Department (BPD), however, not closing streets this year to prevent the facilitation of large groups of trick-or-treaters, the landscape of Halloween will change this Oct. 31.

Conventionally, on Halloween evening, families in Transylvania County gather to walk on Maple Street and in the Franklin Park area, where streets are closed for safety with the help of the T...

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