Candy CrawlHickory – On Friday, October 27, Union Square will be teeming with super heroes, princesses, fairy tale folks, monsters and creatures from other worlds as HDDA presents the annual Candy Crawl.  Costumed children aged 12 and younger are invited to come Downtown for a safe trick or treating experience. The Candy Crawl is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Downtown businesses will give away treats. The Hickory Museum of Art will have pumpkins for children to decorate.

The Candy Crawl Costume Contest begins at 5:15 under the Sails. Parents can register their children at the HDDA booth located near the Sails between 3:45 and 4:45 pm. Three categories of costumes will be judged by the Hickory Community Theatre Guild:  Ages 0-6, Ages 7-12, and Families.  Winners in each category will receive tickets for a family of four to see the Hickory Community Theatre’s production of Elf, Jr.  WHKY’s Hal Row will emcee the contest.

The Hickory Downtown Development Association sponsors the Downtown Hickory Candy Crawl to promote safe trick-or-treating in downtown Hickory.

For more information on The Hickory Downtown Development Association, membership, businesses, events and downtown Hickory, please call 828 322 1121 or email [email protected],  please visit the website,