Thursday, October 31, 2019
Fountain Park “Old Town” Rock Hill, SC
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rock Hill, SC – The 36th annual Boo Ha-Ha is on for Fountain Park on October 31st!!  In spite of threatening rain, plans are in place for a safe FREE Halloween celebration for local children.  Black Street and Saluda Street extension will be blocked off for the celebration and will include several child-friendly displays including a fire truck, the popular firehouse and armored police vehicles at a large covered area in the vicinity of the City’s annual ice skating rink.

Participants can cross over Black Street and greet dozens of businesses for Trick or Treating taking place in the First Presbyterian Church gymnasium, accessible from Saluda Street extension and adjacent to Fountain Park.  The annual costume contest with over $1,000 in cash and prizes will take place on the stage inside the gymnasium and will be judged by local heroes Police Chief Chris Watts, Fire Chief Mike Blackmon and Sheriff Kevin Tolson.  Other special guest heroes will include Batman & Robin, Captain America, The Green Lantern, She-Hulk and several more. The officially sanctioned characters will be available for photos and conversation throughout the event. The public will be welcomed to the area through a pumpkin-lined entrance leading directly into the gymnasium.

The annual Halloween celebration has been staged since 1983 by WRHI and OTS Media in cooperation with the City of Rock Hill and local businesses.  Boo Ha-Ha is free to the public. No pets are permitted at the event.



Schedule of Events:

5:30 p.m.
Free Trick or Treating
Live Entertainment
Onsite Costume Contest registration opens.

6:10 p.m.: Costume Contest Begins

7:10 p.m.: Costume Contest winners announced

7:30 p.m.
Trick or Treating concludes.

Costume Contest Age Groups

  • Infant to Two years old
  • Three & Four year olds
  • Five & Six year olds
  • Seven & Eight year olds
  • Nine – Twelve year olds

EVENT VENDOR AGREEMENT: Old Town merchants and area non-profit organizations are invited to participate in Boo Ha-Ha by giving out candy or providing games or entertainment for children attending the event. Details Here.