Kent, OH- Families are invited to come downtown Kent to celebrate a Family Friendly Halloween Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hometown Bank plaza, Earl’s Nest in Acorn Alley and surrounding local businesses.

At the Hometown Bank plaza, there will be Halloween themed games for children to play, music, entertainment and a Halloween costume contest. Winners will be announced by Kent State University’s Flash from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with trophies awarded to winners.

Categories for the contest include:

1. Funniest Costume

2. Scariest Costume 

3. Best Homemade Costume

4. Cutest Costume

5. Most Original Costume

6. Prettiest Costume

7. Best Superhero Costume

8. Creepiest Costume 

9. Costume that is so awesome it was blinded by awesomeness  

10. Best Overall Costume

Trick-or-treat bags and a program listing the participating businesses for trick-or-treat will be handed out at the event. Face painting, pumpkin decorating, and other Halloween themed crafts will be available for participation in Earl’s Nest located in Acorn Alley.

For more information, visit or call 330-677-8000.