Ghoulash! Halloween Festival

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Ghoulash! is an annual Halloween festival led by the Greensboro Youth Council (GYC). The free 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.

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Saturday, October 21, 2-6 pm

Downtown Greensboro in Center City Park and LeBauer Park. Free parking is available at the Church Street and Davie Street Parking Decks.  

All Day Activities:

  • Game booths
  • Arts and crafts*
  • ECO Bus
  • Face painting
  • Bingo
  • Trick-or-treatingGhoulash 3
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Food trucks and beverage stations*
  • Bounce houses and inflatables* 
  • Haunted house presented by City Arts*

Activities with a Specific Time:

  • Craft Market* - opens at 2:30 pm
  • Photo Booth* - opens from 3-5 pm

Costume Contest Information

The costume contest registration for all contests is from 2-3 pm. Registration for all age groups is open until all slots are full. Prizes include gift cards from Mario's Pizza, Toys and Co., Delicious Bakery, and GameStop.

Ages 0-3
3:15-3:45 pm Contest & Parade  

Ages 4-6
4:15-4:45 pm Contest & Judging  

Ages 7-10
5-5:30 pm Contest & Judging 

 *These activities cost a fee.

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

2017 Ghoulash! Chair, Denise Renteria-Velazquez

Denise is a junior at the Middle College at Bennett and is new to GYC. She has a passion for serving her community and also volunteers with 4-H. She enjoys baking, playing with her dogs, and soccer.

2017 Ghoulash Sponsors

107.5 KZL and The Caboose

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