Those who have been to the annual Oregon District Hauntfest can tell you that it is THE party of the year in the OD. Starting at 7pm and going through until 1am, Fifth Street is closed to traffic as it is transformed into a Bourbon Street-type atmosphere with the craziest, most elaborate and sexiest costumes you’ll see anywhere in the region. This year there will be two live bands, belly dancers and fire jugglers on the main stage at Fifth & Pine, semi-professional wrestling at Fifth & Jackson, and a costume contest at 9:45pm with cash prizes for best single and group costumes.
This is the one night of the year that you can drink on the street in the OD, with four different beer stations along Fifth Street that offer draft and bottled beer. If you’re more of a wine drinker then just head to the Fifth Street Wine & Deli patio, and don’t forget the Monster Smoke Bomb stations! If you get hungry, don’t worry – lots of food vendors will be on hand, not to mention the many restaurants that will be open.
Organizers recommend that people park in the Transportation Center parking garage, which is just on the other side of Patterson (behind the Neon Movies). Tickets are $5 before 10pm and $10 after 10pm, and we’re told that most if not all the bars won’t be charging a cover charge before 10pm. Proceeds will benefit: Oregon District Business Association, Kettering Children’s Choir, Dayton Ski Club, Oregon Historic District Society, Garden Station and more non-profit groups.
We will have our photogs there as well, so check back here after the event to see pictures of you acting a fool so you can change your Facebook profile picture (warning – not recommended for those currently looking for a job – ha!)
So get down to the OD this Saturday night and get your scare on!