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Masquerade in Ghent

Masquerade in Ghent

DateOctober 25, 2019



VenueHeart of Ghent on Colley Ave

LocationBetween Shirley Avenue and Brandon Avenue

Save-the-date for Ghent’s largest Halloween street party and costume contest – Masquerade in Ghent!  Masquerade in Ghent will take place Friday, October 25, from 6:00 – 10:00pm in the heart of Ghent on Colley Avenue between Shirley Avenue and Brandon Avenue.Show off your Halloween costume at the annual Costume Contest Parade. In an effort to streamline the process, pre-judging for the Costume Contest will take place at 6:00pm. The parade starts at 6:30pm and judges will award cash prizes for “Best In Show,” “Best Family or Group,” and “Best Adult.”  Prize packets will be awarded to “Best Pet Costume,” “Best Young Adult” (male & female ages 13-18 years old), “Best Child” (male & female ages 5-12), “Best Infant.” Register for free online at by Wednesday, October 23. There will be a $25 registration fee for entries submitted after October 23.

After the parade, get ready for a monster mash with live music by The Heart Stompers. Plus, there will be activities for kids, refreshments and adult beverages. New this year, Mermaid Winery, Norfolk’s first urban winery, will be on-site offering their award-winning wine for purchase. And, Redwood Smoke Shack will be serving their mouth-watering barbecue and brisket.

Masquerade in Ghent is free and open to the public.  Ample parking can be found along the streets and parking lots.  Don’t miss the frightfully, fun-tastic time at this year’s Masquerade in Ghent! Masquerade in Ghent is proudly presented by the Ghent Business Association. Don’t forget to visit for more information and to register your costume! It will be a howling good time!!


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