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Andersonville’s Catalpa Avenue Will Close For Trick-Or-Treating Event Saturday With Photo Booth, Costume Contest

Halloween On Catalpa will include free treats, a 360-degree photo booth and a best costume contest. A kid's parade will lead trick-or-treaters to the event.

Courtesy Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
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ANDERSONVILLE — A Halloween tradition is returning to the Andersonville business district Saturday.

The third Halloween on Catalpa is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue. The kid-friendly, weather-dependent event allows trick-or-treaters to get free Halloween treats, pumpkins, toys and caramel apples.

This year’s Halloween on Catalpa will also include a 360-degree photo booth, a costume contest hosted by AlleyCat Comics and a live DJ. Defloured will be on hand with gluten-free candy bars.

Families with sensory sensitivities and disabilities will receive priority access 10-11 a.m., according to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Nearly 50 Andersonville businesses will also participate in trick-or-treating noon-3 p.m. Saturday along Clark Street.

A Halloween parade will take families through the neighborhood starting at 10:30 a.m. at Peirce School, 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., and ending at the Catalpa event, according to Ald. Harry Osterman’s 48th Ward office.

A Halloween dance show is 3 p.m. Saturday at Peirce School’s outdoor field, where dancers with Gus Giordano Dance School will perform routines to “Thriller” and other Halloween songs.

The block club West Andersonville Neighbors Together will host a “ghostly garden” tour 5-6 p.m. Wednesday starting at Berwyn and Ravenwood avenues.

For more on the Andersonville Halloween events, click here.

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