2017 Boone BOO Takes Place Tuesday, King Street Closed Between 4:30-6pm

Last Updated on October 29, 2017 8:23 pm

The 17th annual Boone BOO!, a family-friendly Halloween event, will take place downtown on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

The celebration starts at 4:00 p.m., with activities at the Watauga County Public Library and the Jones House Cultural and Community Center.

The Library will have arts & crafts and games and will remain open for participants until 6:30 p.m.

The Jones House Cultural and Community Center will be transformed into a silly and spooky house with lots of tricks and treats. On the lawn, you can enjoy bounce houses, games, and give-a-ways for children of all ages. Members of Appalachian State athletic teams will be at the Jones House for a meet-and-greet. Twist the Balloon Man will make an appearance to create amazing balloon art.

New this year, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture will host an apple-tasting at their offices located behind the Jones House at 171 Grand Boulevard.

From 5:00-6:00 p.m., everyone is invited to trick–or–treat downtown at participating businesses marked with black and orange balloons. The Jones House, the Library, the Post Office, and several downtown business will be handing out alternative treats for children with food allergies as a part of the Teal Pumpkin Project. These businesses can be identified by a teal pumpkin outside their doors.

King Street (from Appalachian to Waters Street) will be closed from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. to help ensure pedestrian safety and allow for safe and fun trick-or-treating for everyone.

We ask all Boone BOO! participants to be mindful and considerate of our younger participants when planning their costumes to help ensure a fun, family-friendly event for all. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of Halloween fun.

For a full list of events or more information please call (828) 268-6280 or visit:

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