Ready for Purcellville’s Halloween Block Party?

Work is gearing up for the town’s annual Halloween Block Party to be held on 21st Street on Oct. 29.

Those wishing to take part in the costume competitions should note there will be seven contests, awarded with trophies and cash prizes. Categories are Group/Family (new); infants to 5; 6 to 12 years; pets; ages 13 to 17; adults 18 and up; and $500 cash award for best overall costume

Judges include County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large), Loudoun Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Howard, Purcellville Vice Mayor Karen Jimmerson and Councilman Ryan Cool, and Magnolia’s at the Mill owner Shawn Malone.

Spooky doings, kids’ games, entertainment and great food will round out the event, with free admission and free parking throughout town.

For rules, contest times and general information, go to

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