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Wow Us—We Can’t Wait

Think you have the cleverest Halloween getup? The most sinister? The most relentlessly adorable? Show us your stuff! (Four-legged trick-or-treaters too.) Take your pic in Downtown Knoxville, upload it or share it on social, and let us be the judge. We’ve got prizes for participants of all ages and pets of all sizes.

How to Enter Costume Photo Contest

👻 Get a shot of your look with downtown in the background—on the Gay Street Bridge, at the Tennessee Theatre marquee, in Market Square Grove with ghoulish ghosts, in front of your favorite Old City haunt, or anywhere that's recognizably downtown. A few suggested locations are marked on sidewalks through the city center, but feel free to get creative. The photo just needs to be taken in a spot that's recognizably downtown.

👻 Share on Facebook or Instagram with #knoxhalloween (accounts must be public to view) or upload through the photo portal below. Must be shared or uploaded no later than midnight on October 31.

👻 Winners will be announced on Downtown Knoxville's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts no later than Monday, November 6...so be sure to follow us.

Costume Categories & Prizes

1. Best Couple / Treat your partner-in-crime to a brunch date at Frothy Monkey with a $50 gift card.

2. Cutest / The cutest costume deserves a sweet treat from Cruze Farm Ice Cream. Enjoy a $35 gift card.

3. Best Family / Every family member can find a little something special at Mast General Store with a $50 gift card.

4. Best Group (Themed) / Continue the fun with your friends at Maple Hall Bowling Lanes with a $75 gift card.

5. Best Hollywood/Broadway / Enjoy a show at the Tennessee Theatre with a $100 gift card.

6. Best Kid(s) / A sugar rush is in order from Rocket Fizz for the best kid costume. Enjoy a $35 gift card.

7. Best Pet / Treat your prize-winning pet to a trip to Citifid-O with a $25 gift card.

8. Scariest / Give your heart a jolt trying to get out of the Escape Game's creepy rooms with a $60 gift card.


What makes it the best? We’ll have a panel of judges that will know it when they see it.