When introduced earlier this year, First Friday on Fourth became a huge success right out of the gate. This popular street festival occurs, as its name would suggest, on the first Friday of each month with a different theme each time.
November 2nd will be the final First Friday on Fourth of the year and the intention is to go out with a bang!
The theme this month (what else?) is Halloween.
On the main stage the entertainment will include Label Me Lecter and Daniel in Stereo, all the way from Cincinnati.
All the vendors and downtown shops will be participating in trick-or-treating from 6:00-8:00pm.
Everyone is invited to come in costume, there will be a costume competition held throughout the night, with winners announced at 8:30pm. (Separate adult and child categories).
There will also be a carved pumpkin competition, so bring the most intense pumpkin you’ve carved this season for display and a chance at a great prize!
Weather permitting, additional activities could include a hayride, day of the dead face painting, a haunted maze, and ghosts of Steubenville’s past. There will also be a memorial space to honor our loved ones who have gone before us, so feel free to bring a picture or a candle to light in their memory.
As usual, local craft breweries Hightower Brewing Company and Dungeon Hollow Brewing will keep all well supplied with unique brews throughout the night.
All of your favorite food vendors, like Desperado Dogs, Rubbin butts bbq and Tacos Juarez will be present with their favorite fall dishes!
Once again, many of the downtown shops will be open for late night shopping and the streets will be lined with artisan and craft vendors, so make sure you take some time to check out what our local entrepreneurs have to offer!
The KidZone will be well stocked with chalk, window markers, and other weapons for creative masterpieces!
So, if you have been attending the First Fridays all along you sure won’t want to miss this one; and if you have not gone to any before, this would be the perfect time to check it out!
Admission is free!