Hannibal's Historic North Main Street was a popular place Saturday night, Oct. 28, at the Haunted Halloween Festival sponsored by the Hannibal Historic Marketing Council.
First there was the Living (Dead) Windows, which featured spooky people in scary makeup and costumes. Many families brought small children to see them, and they were enjoying waving at the moving "dead" people.
While this was under way, the Howloween Costume Pet Parade began at 6:30 p.m., with dogs parading on North Main to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Mall, where a pet costume contest took place.
During the contest, the Hannibal Jaycees Halloween parade was coming down Broadway, featuring some of the scary people in the Jaycees' Warehouse of Nightmares.
First place winners of the dog contest were:
Most Creative Costume - Scott Brown with his dog as a skeleton
Cutest Costume - Sena Carroz with her dogs, Koko, an American Eskimo, and Daisy, a pom, as unicorns
Scariest Costume - Kirsten Allen with her shelter mutt, Watson, carrying the Headless Horseman
Funniest Costume - Lindsey Meston with her dog as Big Bird
Laziest Costume - Darrian Adair with her dog as a Ty Beanie Baby
The contest also had several second-place winners, including Merry Miller and Lisa Magheria for Lucy, the sheriff, a collie-Australian shepherd, and Simon, her prisoner, a yorkie; and Addie Wright's cavapoo, Josie, wearing bandages.
The Howloween Costume Pet Parade was sponsored by 2 Besties Biscuits, Northeast Missouri Humane Society and Hannibal Historic Marketing Council.
The Haunted Halloween Festival will continue Oct. 31, with trick or treating, a petting zoo, games and other events on North Main Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the Hannibal Police Department's DARE Halloween party at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For more pictures of the two parades, see photo gallery.
Reach reporter Bev Darr at firstname.lastname@example.org.