Getting Spooky in Downtown Lexington

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Getting Spooky in Downtown Lexington

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Spooky season has come to an end and Lexington went out with a BOOm! On Sunday, October 27th, Lexington held its annual downtown Halloween festival, followed by a parade, then concluded with Michael Jackson’s Thriller reenactment.

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Spectacular Headless Horseman costume, featuring a real horse.

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Halloween enthusiast in the crowd dressed in a Michael Myers costume.

There was quite a crowd and many activities leading up to the parade: food vendors, Halloween makeup for children, an art market, and a live music show. The parade, which started about 6:30, featured floats from different companies and organizations including Bluegrass Orthopedics, Ale8, and Bryan Station High School. People on floats and foot were decked out in a variety of costumes. However, don’t think the only people in costumes were those in the parade. Many people in the crowd brought all of their spirit and came dressed in costumes as well! Shelby Lynch (10), a student from Henry Clay High School in the crowd, said she loves “seeing all the amazing costumes. It’s so much fun.”

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Bryan Station High School featured in the Halloween parade.

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Michael Jackson impersonator, accompanied by frightening zombies.

To conclude the night, Lexington ended with the Thriller reenactment. A group of locals came together, and rehearsed in advance, to perform this. There was a man portraying the role of Michael Jackson, as well as a woman taking on the role of his girlfriend, who was followed by a group of dancing zombies. This group consisted of people ranging from ALL ages (from children to seniors)!