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.
Volunteers must be currently enrolled high school students. Shifts are available Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Event set-up and break-down
- Face-painting and tattoos
- Inflatable maze
- Costume contest
- Photo booth
Sign up now to reserve your spot.
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. Volunteers serving during the second shift will also be
awarded service learning hour as that shift has area clean-up built into the shift time.
GYC members can earn double hours for volunteering during set-up and/or clean-up.
Ghoulash Event Information
Saturday, October 22 from 2-6 pm
Corner of E. Lindsay Street & N. Church Street. Free parking is available at the Church Street Parking Deck.
Recommendations to avoid event street closures:
From north of downtown: Take Elm Street to Market Street to Church Street
From west of downtown: Take Market Street to Church Street
From east of downtown: Take Summit Avenue to Church Street
* 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 History 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
2016 Ghoulash! Chair, Chehannah Hayden
Chehannah Hayden, a junior at Grimsley 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. Chehannah is a member of DECA and volunteers at the Natural Science Center. She also enjoys working hard in school.
2016 Sponsors: Ed-Choo-Ka-Tion Station and Diamond Life
2016 Partnering Agencies: Greensboro History 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.