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|Get set for a full day of entertainment and family fun as Pensacon HalloweenFest takes over Museum Plaza, 120 E. Church St., in downtown Pensacola. The plaza is part of the University of West Florida Historic Trust and is adjacent to the J. Earle Bowden building, bordered by Church, Tarragona and Zaragoza streets.|
Programming will be happening all day long including live performances on the Museum Plaza stage; costume contests for kids and adults; trick-or-treating, with free treat bags for the first 500 kids; vendors, artists, authors and celebrity guests; panels; food trucks; charity organizations and more.
HalloweenFest is made possible by the support of the following generous sponsors: D’Luxe Printing; East Hill Medical Group; Cat Country 98.7 FM; The Gulf Coast CW; WEAR TV-3; Breakthru Beverage; Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe; Stay the Spa; Anytime Fitness; Cactus Cantina; Laura D. McAuley, DDS – Pediatric Dentist; Four Seasons Catering & Eatery; Wacked Out Weiner; 3 Alarm Comics; CosWed; Sacred Grounds Tattoo Studio; Suzahdi; Bug Eye; and Cordy’s Corner.
|COVID-19 Protocols Pensacon is committed to keeping all HalloweenFest attendees, volunteers and guests safe during the continuing pandemic.|
As such, all attendees will be required to wear face coverings over their noses and mouths at all times while attending HalloweenFest. Acceptable coverings include face masks, scarfs/bandanas, loose face coverings or full face shields. There will be no exception to this policy and those who refuse to wear adequate coverings will be asked to cover up or leave the plaza.
A designated eating area will be set up near the food vendors where attendees may unmask while eating and drinking. Please be aware of social distancing while in the eating area and keep your party at least six feet from other unmasked parties.
All of our vendors, performers, food trucks, etc. will be set up with proper social distancing between them. Vendors will remain behind their tables to maintain distance.
We also ask attendees to be mindful of others and remain six feet apart from those outside their group as much as possible in the outdoor setting.
We will have limited space in our panel area due to social distancing.
Several hand sanitizing stations will be set up around the plaza, as well as a portable sink unit at the back of the plaza for hand washing.
|Celebrity and artist guests Pensacon is pleased to welcome two celebrity guests for HalloweenFest. Joining us will be actors Corin Nemec (“The Stand,” “Stargate SG-1,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”) and Jason London (“Dazed and Confused,” “Dracula II,” “Tales From the Crypt”). Both actors will be on-hand throughout the day to greet fans and (for a fee) sign autographs. |
We will also welcome three great artists for HalloweenFest. Thom Zahler (My Little Pony, Love & Capes, Warning Label) will make his first appearance at a Pensacon event and has designed two limited-edition prints as well as the event T-shirt, all of which will be exclusively available at HalloweenFest. (A portion of all sales at the HalloweenFest merchandise booth will benefit the Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church Weekend For for Kids program).
Also appearing are fan favorites Mitch Byrd (Green Lantern, Unearthed, Guy Gardner) and Roland Paris (Spider-Man, Black Panther, Dark X-Men, Ms. Marvel). All artists will have work for sale and will greet fans throughout the day.
|Performance Schedule Live entertainment will take place on the Museum Plaza throughout the day, including music, costume contests, saber demonstrations and a few surprises: 10 a.m.: Emerald Coast Honors Orchestra 10:45 a.m.: Gulf Coast Saber Training 11 a.m.: Salty Air Aerial Arts 11:45 a.m.: Gulf Coast Saber Training Noon: Goldmine 1 p.m.: Gulf Coast Saber Training 1:15 p.m.: Fire performer Riley Sears 1:45 p.m.: Three Bean Soup 2:45 p.m.: Perdido Performing Arts Dancers 3 p.m.: Kid’s Costume Contest presented by Cat Country 98.7 FM 4 p.m.: Adult Costume Contest 5:30 p.m.: Nik Flagstar All children ages 12 and younger are encouraged to enter the kid’s costume contest at no charge. There will be a $5 fee (cash only) for ages 13 and older to enter the adult costume contest.|
|Panel Schedule HalloweenFest will include several entertaining panel discussions featuring our guests and others inside the J. Earle Bowden Building. Socially-distanced seating is VERY limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to guarantee a seat. 11 a.m.: Jason London 12:15 p.m.: Nightmare Theatre 1:30 p.m.: Comic book creators 2:45 p.m.: Corin Nemec|
|Want to go? WHAT: Pensacon HalloweenFest WHEN: 1o a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 WHERE: Museum Plaza, 120 E. Church St., Pensacola ADMISSION: Free DETAILS: Visit www.pensacon.com/events/pensacon-halloweenfest|