Halloween in the Garden, a beloved Halloween tradition, is a no-scare, daytime, trick or treating parade, during which local businesses and organizations pass out candy or a treat to each young guest. Taking place this year on Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Halloween in the Garden’s admission fee is only a $1 per guest - which will be donated to several local charities. In addition, regional businesses and organizations that participant will have the opportunity to pass out family-friendly marketing materials to the parents.
“This has been a popular local event for many years. Last year, we had over 5,000 children and adults come to our event. This year, we anticipate that number to increase,” said Stacey Hann-Ruff, Executive Director of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. “Not only is it a great charity event, but also a wonderful marketing tool for those businesses and organizations that would like to get in front of potential clients – a win-win situation for all.”
Participating businesses/organizations will be required to pass out treats to younger guests and are encouraged to decorate their booths and dress in costumes. Awards will be given to those booths with the most outstanding costume and display.
Booth applications are available now and can be downloaded from www.annmariegarden.org or by calling 410-326-4640. The deadline to apply is October 10, 2011; however, it is advisable for businesses and organizations to apply early since applications will be processed on a first-come, first–served basis.
About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. The garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. The garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons. Annmarie is open 9am-5pm daily; the Arts Building and Gift Shop is open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.