Taos Halloween Community Event

The Town of Taos Community Events, Taos Plaza Merchants, Teresina Lane Merchants, Juan Largo Lane Merchants, John Dunn Shops and Bent Street Merchants along with Taos Milagro Rotary Club and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps are hosting a huge Children's Halloween event for children of all ages and their families.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, the ghoulish fun will be spilled out from the Taos Plaza over to Teresina Lane, to Juan Largo Lane, slithering its way to the John Dunn Shops and Bent Street.  The event will provide the children of Taos with a fun, safe, and supervised Halloween Event.

 Merchants from all around the Taos Historic District (Taos Plaza, Teresina Lane, Juan Largo Lane, John Dunn Shops and Bent Street) will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters. Local businesses, organizations and church groups will provide decorated “trunks” full of treats for trick-or-treating and various carnival games with prizes. 

We are excited to be hosting the annual costume contest for children ages 1 to 12 years old, teens, families and pets.  Prizes will be awarded to the child, teen, family or pet with the Best Costumes.  Judges will be roaming throughout the Taos Plaza from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  No registration needed.  This will allow everyone attending the event a chance to be part of the contest.  The judges will be wearing a sash labeled “Costume Judge” and will award the winners.  

We will also be giving out Halloween bags filled with treats and goodies to the first 1,000 children.  On the John Dunn pathway, Tatyana will be doing Free Face Painting compliments of the John Dunn Shops.

Taos Plaza and Bent Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM; however, the Taos Plaza Merchants and Bent Street Merchants will be open to foot traffic. FREE event parking will be available at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Loretto Parking Lot, Town Hall, and Taos Public Library. AFTER 5:00 PM all metered parking lots will be free. For handicapped parking and for people requiring ADA access to the event, there will be extra parking at Guadalupe Parking Lot and the area next to the McCarthy Parking Lot directly behind the old County Courthouse.

Every year this event keeps growing in attendees, games and “trunks”.  The Town of Taos Community Events would like to thank everyone participating in this fun-filled event so wonderful for the children and families of our Taos Community.  This event is made possible because of all the numerous volunteers, staff, judges, security, merchants, business owners, organizations and sponsors that help put it together.  We are a huge team working together to bring the community a fun, safe, and supervised Halloween event. 

Thank you everyone again for making Halloween the best celebration in Taos!

For more information or if you would like to help please call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com.