ROCK HILL, SC – Although COVID-19 will bring changes to Rock Hill’s 37th annual Boo Ha-Ha, the annual Halloween festival will take place in downtown Rock Hill. OTS Media and the Old Town Association with the help of local businesses are expanding the celebration to the “20 days of Halloween 20-20.” Starting Monday, October 12th thru Friday, October 30th, all of OTS Media’s stations along with social media platforms from WRHI and the City of Rock Hill will feature 20 days of costume contests for ages infant to 12, along with interactive on-air promotions including free prizes and giveaways. Details are on line at RockHillBooHaHa.com or can be heard on OTS stations WRHI FM-100.1, Interstate 107.1, 90s on 94.3 and 104.1 The Bridge.
Boo HaHa will culminate on Saturday, October 31st with a fun-filled drive thru Trick or Treat experience at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill from 10:30am until 12:30pm. Cars will enter from the Oakland Avenue intersection going one way (towards the park) through two festive lanes of Halloween decorations. When they approach the fountain area, masked volunteers wearing rubber gloves will distribute a FREE pre-filled bag of candy to each child. Children will be urged to dress in costume and all participants will be required to stay in their cars. Police officers will direct traffic onto, and off of Main Street.
OTS Special Events Coordinator Tyler Cupp stated, “This annual Halloween celebration was started in 1983 as a safe alternative to neighborhood Trick or Treating and has grown every year since. Because of Covid-19, the event is more important than ever.” Old Town coordinator Martin Lane added, “We would have loved to continue our traditional Boo Ha-Ha celebration this year, but feel we have formulated a great plan to assure safety for our children and still celebrate the spirit of the season.” The 37th annual Boo Ha-Ha is the City’s only officially endorsed Halloween celebration in 2020.