News Flash


Posted on: October 21, 2020

Time to enter our virtual Halloween contests!


BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 21, 2020) (updated on Oct. 26) – “Halloween Reimagined” is underway in the City of Beaufort, complete with virtual costume and pumpkin-carving contests and drive-through trick-or-treating. It’s time to get you, your kids and your pets into their scariest/most fun/most imaginative costumes and enter!

Costume contest
The costume contest has the following age categories:

-- Newborn-12
-- 13-17
-- 18+

Dress up, snap a picture, email it to, and you are entered. Deadline: 8 p.m. Nov. 1

Pets – all types!
Dress up, snap a picture, email it to Deadline: 8 p.m. Nov. 1

Virtual pumpkin decorating
Carve, embellish, bling up a pumpkin, email photo to Deadline: 8 p.m. Nov. 1.

(The City’s Downtown Operations office has 50 free pumpkins that can be picked up to use for the contest through Oct. 23, while supplies last. They can be picked up from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri at 500 Carteret St. Call or email Tara Hodges to check if pumpkins are still available,  843-379-7519 or

Winners in each contest category will be selected by people’s choice voting. The costume and pumpkin photos will be displayed in a gallery on the City’s Facebook page. Voting will take place from noon Nov. 2 through noon Nov. 6. Winners will be announced via Facebook at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 -- First Friday.

Drive-through trick-or-treating
Goodie bags filled with sweets and trinkets will be distributed  by neighbors and Water Festival Pirettes at the following parks from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31:

-- Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
-- Washington Street Park, 1003 Washington St.
-- Southside Park, Southside Park Loop
--  Pigeon Point Park, 1521 Pigeon Point Road

In other holiday news, at City Council’s Work Session on Oct. 20, the Downtown Operations staff presented initial thoughts about a revamped Christmas holiday season in the midst of Covid-19. Council agreed that the holiday festivities should be reimagined and liked the idea of “Light Up Beaufort.”

The Downtown Merchants Association will hold a First Friday event in both November and December, but the streets will not be closed off. The staff and City Council discussed possible activities, including neighborhood decoration contests and merchant window decorations, all to encourage visitors and residents to enjoy the neighborhoods and downtown.

Complete information on Halloween can be found here.


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