Halloween on Main Street is scheduled for Saturday in historic downtown Van Buren.
Main Street will be closed for the annual festivities sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with games and events lasting until 9 p.m.
Trick-or-treating will last until the candy is gone, according to Jean Allison of Creative Furnishings by Jean.
Free events will include a children’s train ride and costume and dance contests. There also will be pony rides available for a charge.
The costume contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Stage 9 in the Blanche Moore Memorial Park. The dance contest will start at 7:30.
Halloween on Main will follow Thursday’s Living Local, an initiative designed to invite more people to partake in the businesses on Main Street in downtown Van Buren. Featuring festival-style events, Living Local will include shopping, entertainment, food and music through Dec. 15.
It is a joint venture of The Old Town Merchants Association, Van Buren Original and Van Buren Advertising and Promotion Commission.
Living Local will include a Fall Art Walk on Nov. 3. Artists will set up in front of Living Local participating merchants from 5 to 8 p.m.
TOTMA will work with the Center for Art and Education to bring local artists and galleries featuring one-of-a-kind arts and collectibles available for purchase and demonstrations.
The Van Buren Veterans Day parade will be Thursday, Nov. 10.
Holiday Market in Blanche Moore Memorial Park, including tent vendors, will be Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays and noon to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
On Dec. 3, will be Mocha and Mistletoe in the Park, Living Windows, Lighting of the Courthouse and Festival of Trees.
The annual Christmas parade and Christmas Open House on Main will be Dec. 10.