Central West End Halloween

When: Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. 2015

For more than 30 years, grizzly ghouls, ghastly ghosts and petrified partiers have been getting down at the Central West End's Halloween bash (Maryland and Euclid avenues; www.cwescene.com). This all-day street festival features a wide range of events such as tarot card readings, street performers and a dog parade. While the daylight events are family friendly, the nighttime festivities are for a more mature crowd. At 8 p.m., judging begins in the infamously competitive adult-costume competition, when creative masqueraders battle it out for more than $4,500 in cash and prizes. The CWE Halloween party runs from 10 a.m. to midnight. Admission is free, but there is a $25 fee to enter the costume contest.

Rob Levy

Price: free admission, $25 to enter costume contest