Tomahawk Main Street’s Fall Fest set for Saturday, Oct. 31
Changes made to annual downtown event
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Tomahawk Main Street Inc.’s Fall Fest, slated for Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31) in downtown Tomahawk, will see numerous changes made to the annual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to organizers.
Fall Fest organizers said in a release last week that there will be no trick-or-treating or kids events held indoors this year, following recommendations from health agencies.
“A fall walk is always a good time,” the release stated. “Our streets are beautifully decorated with mums and cornstalks, and we are excited that our community is supporting each other during this time.”
A scarecrow contest is open to the public to win cash prizes in age groups 7 and under, 8 to 13 and 14 and up. To register, place your scarecrow anywhere on W. Wisconsin Ave., take a picture, and tag Tomahawk Main Street on Facebook.
Organizers noted Fall Fest is a great opportunity to experience what downtown dining establishments have to offer by utilizing carry-out services.
“Main Street restaurants offer great food all day, starting with breakfast at either Café on Main, What’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop, or treats at Cherie’s Sweet Sensations,” the release said.
Lunch specials will be available at El Jovenaso 2 and Bambino’s Pizza. Shorthorns Bar & Grill, Sammy’s Subs and Pine Tree Supper Club will also be open, and organizers noted calling ahead for to-go orders will be welcomed and appreciated.
“With proper distancing and mask requirements, there will be a lot of sales and specials at our boutiques and stores,” the release stated. “Sale fliers will be available.”
Changes have been made to the annual pumpkin decorating event, organizers said.
Those wishing to participate have the opportunity to pick up a free pumpkin from Century 21 or Honeycomb L.O.F.T.
“Fill out the registration coupon, take the pumpkin home, decorate or carve it,” the release stated. “Then text a picture with your name and your pumpkin to 715-551-4980, and we will place a picture of your pumpkin in the Century 21 window, or Main Street window, and on Facebook!”
Organizers noted that there will be a random drawing for three prizes worth $25 each, with the names of those who entered. Participants must be 16 or under to enter.
Last year, around 650 to 700 trick-or-treaters and over 1,000 total attendees visited downtown Tomahawk for Fall Fest.
For more information about Fall Fest, contact Tomahawk Main Street at 715-453-1090.