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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.

Volunteer Information
Volunteers must be currently enrolled high school students. Shifts are available Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. Volunteer opportunities include: Ghoulash13

  • 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 training Wednesday, October 19.

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

Saturday, October 22 from 2-6 pm

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


  • 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.

Last updated: 6/23/2016 7:57:37 AM