The City of Kings Mountain has planned a variety of events for all ages downtown Kings Mountain on October 28 thru 30. Activities include costume contests, parades, trick-or-treating, movies, live music, hayrides, and fun for the entire family.The Great Pumpkin Parade
The City of Kings Mountain will host The Great Pumpkin Parade, Friday, October 28. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall. Little ghosts and goblins will travel from City Hall to The Gazebo at Patriots Park, by way of Gold St, Battleground Ave., Mountain Ave., and Railroad Ave.
Trick-or-Treat, bags of sweets, ghosts and goblins are walking down the street! After a two-year hiatus, the Great Pumpkin Parade is back. The City of Kings Mountain invites little pumpkins ages 0 thru first grade and their parents to City Hall to begin a spell bounding journey to Patriots Park where music, inflatables and games await at every turn. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. See you there if you dare!The Wonderful Adventure to OZ
Lions! Tigers! Bears! Oh My! In celebration of the 83rd anniversary of the release of the Wizard of Oz, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m., the City of Kings Mountain will transform Patriots Park, in downtown Kings Mountain, to the magical Land of Oz.
Journey down the Yellow Brick Road while meeting Oz characters and trick-or-treating along the way. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets! An outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz will begin on October 28 at 6:30 p.m. The adventure and activities include a costume contest on Saturday and a hayride on both nights.Band of Oz
Liberty Falls Amphitheatre will turn into the Emerald City as the Band of Oz takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Look for the Band of Oz and DJs Johnny B and Eric Bowman as they bring the boogie.
Music with DJ Johnny B and Eric Bowman starts at 6:00 pm. Band of OZ will take the stage at 6:30 pm. Don’t forget your boogie shoes! https://www.facebook.com/CityofKMSpecialEvents/videos/817845512687715Costume Contest
Witches and Mummies and Ghosts, Oh My! Don your most uniquely Oz-tastic costume and head to downtown KM October 29 for the Wonderful Adventure to Oz. All ages are welcome to compete in the spookiest costume contest this side of the Haunted Forest. Dress in your Halloween best and follow the yellow brick road to Patriots Park.
Registration is from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m., when the parade begins. Winners will be announced during band intermission. You must register to participate in this parade and contest.
Contest Rules: The contest is divided into three age groups: Children (0-14 years), Teens (15-18 years), and Adults (19 and up). Categories include Most Unique, Oziest, Judges’ Choice, and Best Overall Group, with one grand prize being awarded per category.
Real weapons are not allowed. and fake weapons are subject to search. Costumes must be PG and family friendly. Entrants under 16-years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Use of liquids, messy substances, or overly large prop pieces are not allowed.
All participants will have a chance to parade in front of the judges and have their name and costume announced. Contestants must remain throughout the costume contest to be eligible for a prize.
By registering, all Halloween Costume Contest participants agree to allow the City of Kings Mountain to use their images for promotional purposes. The judges have the sole authority and discretion to select the winners.
Merchant scavenger hunt
Click Your Heels and Follow the Yellow Brick Road Downtown to the Marvelous Map of Merchants! For one week in October, downtown will turn into the Magical Land of Oz. Using the downtown map, follow the Yellow Brick Road for Oz-Tastic prizes from the Marvelous Merchants in Kings Mountain.How Do You Play?
1. Visit our Marvelous Merchants on the map and look for some Wonderful Wizardly items straight from Oz itself between Monday, October 24th - Saturday, October 29th, during the normal business hours.
2. Once you find the item, make sure to take a selfie with it.
3. Using the photo, make a post on Facebook tagging the merchant’s name and the City of Kings Mountain Special Events in your post. Make sure that you use #KMOZ2022
*Contestants must follow ALL the rules and visit each participating business for a chance to win the Grand Prize.
Participating Businesses & The Item You’re Looking For
• 133 West - Wicked Witch of the West
• KM Historical Museum - Wizard of Oz Characters
• Mountain Holiday - Scarecrow
• Sub Factory - Munchkin
• 238 Cherokee Grill - Dorothy Gale
• Uncommon Artisan - Wizard of Oz in the State Farm Hot Air Balloon
• Farmers Furniture - Flying Monkey
• Royal Tea Cafe - Glenda the Good Witch’s Crown
• Mauney Memorial Library - Wizard of Oz Book
• Revolutionary Fit - Tin Man’s Oil Can
• Amos Insurance - Cowardly Lion
The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, October 31.Hayride Adventure
Rescue the Enchanted Ruby. The Enchanted Ruby has gone missing, and all of Oz needs your help! Climb aboard a hayride and journey into the Wicked Witch’s territory to rescue the precious gem before she uses it to take over the entire land! This theatrical experience is designed for the entire family but be careful… Flying Monkeys and the Wicked Witch of the West may make an appearance!Mayor’s Nightmare Before Christmas
Ghostly encounters await you on Sunday, October 30, as Mayor Neisler presents the Mayor’s Nightmare Before Christmas. This spell binding event features two spine tingling movies featuring legendary actors, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Horror classic, “Night of the Living Dead” will follow. The haunting hour starts at 3:00 p.m. Don’t be a scaredy cat! Be there if you dare! There is no place like Halloween in Kings Mountain.