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Monsters March on Main Street: Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac, WI – Monsters, princesses, action heroes & other costumed characters are invited to march down Main Street on October 31 from 10 a.m. until Noon. Children (and adults) in costume may trick-or-treat for free at participating downtown businesses and farmers market vendors on Main Street between Merrill Avenue and Fourth Street. New this year, Main Street will be closed to traffic from Merrill Avenue to Western/Fourth Street. Division, 1st, and 2nd Streets will remain open for cross traffic.

Families are encouraged to stop at Main Street Plaza to have photos taken for a costume contest. Photos will be posted to The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership, Inc. (DFP) Facebook page and the community will be invited to vote by “Liking” their favorite costumes from three categories: best group theme, cutest, and scariest. Voting will begin on Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m. and close on Friday, November 6 at 8 a.m. Winners will be announced by noon on Friday, November 6 via Facebook and will each receive a $20 Downtown Gift Certificate.

Furry friends can participate, too! Victoria’s Pet Nutrition Center will be hosting a pet costume contest on their Facebook page, following the same voting timeline as indicated above. Pet costume categories will be scariest, most creative, funniest, and best group theme. Winners of the pet costume contest will win gift baskets and gift certificates from Victoria’s Pet Nutrition Center.

In coordination with the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Big Read, all ages are welcome to learn the steps, get your zombie on and flash mob downtown Fond du Lac to Michael Jackson's “Thriller.”
o Practice at the library: 6 p.m., Monday, October 12: Flash mob practice, taught by Julie Wilson of Shut Up & Dance. Come to one or both practices to get the steps down.
o Practice at the library: Noon, Saturday, October 24
o Flash mob downtown: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 31. Meet at Shut Up and Dance, 17 Forest Ave., dressed up in your zombie-worst and made up to be your undead-iest. Time to flash mob!

For more information downtown trick-or-treating, contact the DFP at or visit

The DFP is the administrative arm of the Business Improvement District, which is comprised of 293 businesses, 76% of which are locally owned. The mission of the partnership is to establish a diverse, prosperous and healthy district that is the social, commercial and cultural heart of our community. For information call (920) 322-2006 or visit

Posted 10-07-2015