Through its inaugural Halloween Pub Crawl, the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority is presenting “boos and brews” in the heart of Cartersville.
“This is the first year we are offering a pub crawl around Halloween but it’s looking like it might become a tradition,” Cartersville DDA Director Lillie Read said. “The spring event is usually timed to coordinate around St. Patrick’s Day so it seemed to make sense to offer a fall crawl around Halloween.”
Set for Oct. 30 and 31, the Halloween Pub Crawl will take place at 10 establishments from until the bars close. The event will feature Drowned Valley Brewery Co., Jefferson’s, JZ’s Taste of Georgia, Main Street Coastal Cuisine, Mellow Mushroom, Old Havana Cigar, Olive Tree & Vine, Shipfaced Pub, Table 20 and The Local Bar & Grill.
For $45, 21-or-older attendees will receive a “pub crawl” silicone pint glass, a punch card and be treated to a complimentary beer at each venue.
“For those who are interested in participating in the pub crawl, 100% of the proceeds from tickets sales are being given back to the participating businesses, which is vital support to them during these challenging times,” Read said, adding the Halloween Pub Crawl will feature the most participating establishments to date. “As for appeal, a lot of participants tell us the joy of the pub crawl resides in the fact that it provides a great social activity for folks to do that supports local businesses, while allowing them to stay close to home.
“I would like to thank JMA Placement Inc., Owen Security and Skyview Custom Homes for their sponsorship of this event, which allows us to put every dollar of our proceeds back into our participating businesses. We appreciate their support of downtown.”
Prior to joining the DDA’s staff in July, Erika Wyant enjoyed participating in previous pub crawls, so now she is excited about promoting the Halloween-themed offering.
“I have had the pleasure of attending the spring pub crawl on multiple occasions, and it is an event I often look forward to,” she said. “I love having the opportunity to pop into a location that I may not have visited before to see what they have to offer. I enjoy that the crawls encourage people to patronize businesses that they may not often frequent.”
Echoing Read’s comments, Wyant is pleased the event will provide financial support to local establishments.
“I am thrilled with the positive response that we have received surrounding this event,” she said. “I am most looking forward to presenting the participating locations with the revenue we have raised through ticket sales. I know this has been a difficult year for many of these businesses, so it feels good to give back.”
During the pub crawl, COVID-19 safety measures will be in place.
According to the Cartersville DDA’s website, “In addition to limiting ticket sales, we have extended the pub crawl to an all day event that spans over two days. This will allow ample space in each location for crawlers to enjoy their beverages at their leisure while keeping a safe distance. Each participating location will be following all established public health guidelines regarding occupancy, serving and social distancing.”
For further details or to obtain a ticket, call the Cartersville DDA at 770-607-3480, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://downtowncartersville.org/product/halloween-pub-crawl-2020.