Costume Contest at The Union Marketplace: A Fusion of Cards and Costumes on October 7th!


Imagine the thrill of discovering that elusive sports card or rare trading card you've been searching for, and then, moments later, being captivated by a creative whirlwind of Halloween costumes. That's the unique blend of excitement The Union Marketplace is bringing to its grand trading card showcase this year! On Saturday, October 7th, we're not just celebrating the world of trading cards; we're merging it with the festive spirit of Halloween in our much-anticipated Costume Contest. It promises to be an event where collectors and Halloween enthusiasts alike find common ground and unforgettable memories.

When is it happening?

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th, and set a reminder for 4 PM – that's when the winners will be announced. But the festivities and evaluations begin much earlier!

Why a Costume Contest?

Our goal is to infuse the event with a genuine Halloween atmosphere, ensuring attendees get a unique blend of the trading card experience combined with festive fun.

Who can participate?

The contest is open to everyone! Whether you're young or simply young at heart, we welcome all to bring their A-game and showcase their best outfits.

How does it work?

From 10 AM to 3 PM, our esteemed judges will roam the event, keeping an eye out for standout costumes. Ribbons are awarded to the best dressed, serving as a token of recognition and an invitation to the contest's final round. Each judge will distribute five blue ribbons to potential winners, informing them about the details of the final showdown at the stage at 3:30 PM.

The Prizes:

Stellar outfits deserve stellar rewards! Our prize lineup includes:

1st Prize: Gift Basket valued at $500

2nd Prize: Gift Basket valued at $200

3rd Prize: Gift Basket valued at $100

Judging Criteria:

The judges will base their decisions on creativity and overall presentation. So, whether you're opting for a classic Halloween look or something out-of-the-box, remember: it's all about making a lasting impression!

Who are the judges?

The judges for our Costume Contest are being finalized and will be announced soon. Keep an eye out for updates, as they will play a pivotal role in selecting our winners.

Upon registration, attendees will receive a card showcasing our judges' faces once they're confirmed. This card will be your guide to understanding who's evaluating your outfits and will also provide insights into the judging process, ensuring you're well-prepared.

Rules of the Contest:

  • Participation is limited to Saturday, October 7th only.
  • There's no pre-registration needed. Simply show up in your best costume!
  • All final decisions rest with the judges.

The Grand Announcement:

The anticipation peaks at 4 PM on the stage, where winners will be revealed and celebrated for their efforts.

Gear up, explore your wardrobe (or let your imagination run wild!), and get ready to dazzle us with your Halloween spirit. We eagerly await the array of costumes and the festive atmosphere you'll bring to The Union Marketplace on October 7th!