Schenectady Greenmarket celebrates Halloween
SCHENECTADY, NY (NEWS10) – In the spirit of Halloween, the Schenectady Greenmarket had lots of fun for the whole family on Sunday with its Halloween event at the Jay Street Marketplace, where Halloween costumes filled the streets from the city.
“It’s nice to see people going out, walking around, shopping at the local businesses and it really helps the whole downtown area,” said Haley Viccaro, chairman of the board of greenmarket.
About 70 vendors attended on Sunday, with the weekly event having spooky twists and turns for the holidays. Local stores that make fun Halloween products for last minute must-haves.
“I have a good following for my bath bombs, kids come to me just for Halloween stuff, all seasons I have seasonal stuff so they come,” said Lilmattie Enders, owner of Simply Beautiful Soaps N Such, who had some creative Halloween bath bombs for sale at Sunday’s event.
Halloween on the Jay Street Marketplace offers a fun way for local businesses to engage with the community, as organizers research different ways to get creative while on vacation.
“We always like to try new things to bring people downtown, shopping with our local vendors,” Viccaro explained.
Lots of fun for the whole family, with parents able to shop on the weekends, while the kids had the chance to grab a little treat early, “It’s fun. We get candy and then at night we get some more candy, ”Josiah Maisone said.
But it wasn’t just kids filling their baskets with candy. Some of our four-legged friends also had the chance to celebrate the festivities.
“I made a whole bunch of Halloween treats. I have pumpkin and peanut butter bacon treats, I have witch fingers, I have pumpkin honey and I have something that I made last night that I made up , mommy cookies, which are made from peanut butter, ”Rita Ciatto, founder of Adirondack Barkery explained.
Lots of treats for dogs to get as the event also featured a “Dog-o-Ween” costume contest and market parade.