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Ghoulash! is an annual Halloween festival led by the Greensboro Youth Council (GYC). The event is held in downtown Greensboro each October. The festival is a family friendly and spooktacular afternoon full of games, inflatables, face-painting, candy, and more. Ghoulash Event Poster

Volunteer Information
Sign up to volunteer with us. Volunteers must be currently enrolled high school students. Shifts are available Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Event set-up and break-down
  • Face-painting and tattoos
  • Trick-or-Treat
  • Bingo
  • Inflatable maze
  • Costume contest
  • Photo booth

Volunteers must attend a mandatory one-hour training from 5-8 pm Tuesday, October 20, at Central Library, 219 N. Church St.

GYC will only award service-learning hours to volunteers who sign
up to assist with set-up and/or clean-up in addition to a shift during
the event. GYC members can earn double hours for volunteering
during set-up and/or clean-up

Ghoulash Event Information

Ghoulash Map 2015When:
Saturday, October 24
from 2-6 pm

Corner of E. Lindsay St. &
N. Church St. Free parking is available at the Church St. Parking Deck 

Recommendations to avoid event street closures:

  • From north of downtown: Take Elm St. to Market St. to Church St.
  • From west of downtown: Take Market St. to Church St.
  • From east of downtown: Take Summit Ave. to Church St.


  • Bounce house & inflatables*
  • Spooky Maze*
  • Photo booth*
  • Game booths & bus activities
  • Bingo
  • Face-painting
  • Removable tattoos
  • Cemetery Walk
  • Arts & crafts
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Music & Thriller Dance Lessons
  • Storytelling

* These activities are for a small fee.

Costume Contest Information:

The costume contest will be held in the grassy area in front of the Greensboro Historical Museum's Mary Lynn Richardson Park and Historic Buildings.

Ages Zero to Three
2:30-3 pm Registration
3-3:30 pm Parade & Judging
Ages Four to Six
3-3:30 pm Registration
3:45-4:15 pm Parade & Judging
Ages Seven to 10
3:45-4:15 pm Registration
4:30-5:00 pm Parade & Judging


Ghoulash 13_32015 Ghoulash! Chair, Sloan Robinson
Sloan Robinson, a senior at Page High School, will serve as this year's Ghoulash! Chair. As chair, she will be responsible for securing a project staff and supervising them to complete tasks, such as selecting activities and scheduling volunteers. Sloan is also a member of Pay it Forward Club and Environmental Club. She enjoys babysitting, running, and shopping.  

2015 Sponsors: Ed-Choo-Ka-Tion, Break-N-Out Dance Studio, Celebration Station and Diamond Life

2015 Partnering Agencies: Greensboro Historical Museum and
Greensboro Children's Museum

Rain Plan: In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.

To learn more about Ghoulash!, call the Greensboro Youth Council at 336-373-2738 or e-mail GYC.

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Last updated: 10/14/2015 3:54:35 PM