Submitted by Paul Poore
On Halloween, the Jasper Merchants Association has plans to keep you and your children fright filled all evening long. Starting with the annual trick or treat on Main Street from 4 -6 p.m., merchants invite children to come out in costumes and enjoy trick or treating in a safe environment with their parents. Main Street will be lined with merchants and organizations handing out candy. During this
event no parking will be allowed on Main Street from S. Main at the intersection of Spring Street all the way to N. Main at the intersection of D.B. Carroll. Parking is available on the side streets and in the parking lots of Bank of N. Ga and Stearns Bank.
Main Street will be blocked off just before 4 p.m. and will be open for normal traffic shortly before 7 p.m.
Any merchant or organization can set up a table anywhere along Main Street in Downtown Jasper to hand out candy to all the ghost, goblins and ghouls on Halloween night. If you are not able to attend this event, but still want to have candy and your information handed out to the children, a JMA member will hand it out for you. All you have to do is stop by either Horton’s Pet Supply (418 Liberty Lane, Jasper) or Coco’s Cottage (30 N. Main Street, Jasper) and drop off the candy and your information you want to be handed out.
The next event that evening starting at 6:30 p.m. until midnight will be the first ever ZOMBIE WALK JASPER. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best Zombie attire and walk from N. Main Street and D.B. Carroll Street in Downtown Jasper and stumble along behind the Zombie Apocalypse vehicle southward to Stegall Drive and then Zombie shuffle their way to Lee Newton Park. The Zombie Walk is approximately one third of a mile.
Once at Lee Newton Park, those attending the ZOMBIE WALK JASPER will enjoy music, entertainment, and food provided by ALL-A-CART Mobile Food Service, games, raffles, 50/50 drawings, zombie costume contest, make-up booths, booths by various vendors and a FREE Hay Ride that takes participants to and from the Zombie Walk at Lee Newton Park to Talmadge Brothers Casket Company Haunted House. Once the Moon rises and darkness falls upon the park, the first of a double horror movie feature will begin, starting with the 1968 Night of the Living Dead and followed with the 1960 Little Shop of Horrors starring a young Jack Nicholson.
Bleachers are available to sit on while viewing the movies, but there is plenty of space to bring blankets and chairs to spread out in front of the huge movie screen. Parking is available at the park and those wishing to participate in the ZOMBIE WALK JASPER can park and walk to the starting point on N. Main Street and follow the Undead as they try to eat brains on the way to the park.
Proceeds from this event go to benefit the North Georgia Pregnancy and Family Resource Center. A portion of door sales from Halloween night attendees at Talmadge Brothers Casket Company Haunted House will benefit our charity as well.
Zombie Walkers are also being asked (not a requirement to attend) if they would bring “Shoes for Rescues” gently worn shoes that are being collected by Be-Paws We Care, Inc. All proceeds from the shoe drive will be used to provide spay-neuter assistance to Pickens County pet owners requiring financial help. Dogs are welcome to come out and attend this event, please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet.
For more information or to be a part of the Trick or Treat on Main Street or the Zombie Walk Jasper on Halloween Night, contact the Jasper Merchants Association via email at