October 31st 2020
First Baptist Church parking lot

Main Street Chillicothe would like to invite you to participate in the twenty-first annual BooFest scheduled for Saturday, October 31st, 2020 from 3 pm - 5 pm.  Boofest has had to make some major changes to our annual event, due to the COVID pandemic and wanting to keep all families participating as well as staff and volunteers safe.  There was no way to do this as we have done before in downtown.  In 2019 there were 74 participating merchants, businesses inside the district as well as around the community, and approximately 1,200 people.  Main Street could not manage a crowd this size and have everyone social distance.

One of the major changes is we will have it as a Drive-Through Event.  Location will be in the parking lot of First Baptist Church, 1601 Bryan Street, Chillicothe.  Entry into the parking lot will be from Bryan with exits at the far end of the parking lot exiting back on Bryan, or traffic will be directed to go right and exit left on Edgewood Drive and then a right onto Springhill.  Our local law enforcement will be helping with getting people in and getting out of the parking lot.  When entering the church parking lot you will be directed to one of four  lanes where each vehicle will be presented with pre-filled bags of candy dependent upon the number of children in the car who are ages 16 and under. No one will be allowed to exit their vehicle.  We will have 1,000 pre-filled bags. Children must be present in the car. If children wish to dress in their costumes that is fine, however, no one will be allowed out of their vehicles.  

In the past, merchants/businesses set up around the square and handed out the candy they had purchased.  This year, Main Street is purchasing all of the candy needed for placement in the bags.  Merchants/businesses can contribute to this event by being a sponsor for $50.00 - $100, toward the purchase of the candy.  E-mails were sent out and if you received one asking for participation please respond back as to whether you want to contribute or not, or call the office at 660-646-4071.

Please be patient and kind to one another.  A lot of adjustments have had to be made to the events from the past, but we all felt it was necessary to proceed and proceed in a safe manner for all. See you on Halloween, October 31, 2020, 3 - 5 p.m. 

Directional Map of Boofest 2020 into First Baptist Church Parking Lot

Our sincere thanks to Pastor Rob Hurtgen and  First Baptist Church of Chillicothe for allowing Main Street to host the 21st Annual Boofest in their parking lot.  It is greatly appreciated.

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