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Placerville Recreation & Parks

Oct 05, 2012 09:23AM ● By Style

Whether it’s a goat in a hometown Fourth of July parade or a horse being led along a crosswalk on Main Street, “Only in Placerville…” is a common sentiment among people of the community.

One of Placerville’s most popular “only in” moments – the Downtown Placerville Spooktacular – happens every year on October 31 and transforms Main Street into a magical place of costumes and candy.

The Placerville Downtown Association, City of Placerville, Placerville Active 20/30 Club and Placerville Lion’s Club will come together to create a safe environment of fun and frivolity. More than 500 people will start the evening on Placerville’s historic Main Street with trick-or-treating from 4-6 p.m. (many stores will stay open late). Families with children ages 10 and under are invited to the children’s carnival at Town Hall from 4-6 p.m.; free games, prizes and treats will all be provided by the Placerville Lion’s Club.   

Attendees will also enjoy family-friendly beats, as a DJ broadcasts live from the Bell Tower until 7 p.m. At 6:10 p.m., the costume contest begins around the Bell Tower. Remember, creativity counts! Placerville’s Active 20/30 Club will award prizes for the best costumes in all age groups: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-17 and adults. Grand prizes will be awarded for best overall costumes.

“Only in Placerville” will you have such a fab-boo-lous time at the Downtown Placerville Spooktacular!

Portions of Main Street will be closed from 3-8 p.m.; parking will be available at the downtown parking garage and various City lots. For more information, please call the City of Placerville Recreation & Parks Department at
530-642-5232 or visit