Highball Halloween back in the Short North

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Get ready for the city’s most extravagant Halloween festival. 

It’s not just your average costume party, but a celebration filled with the utmost fashions and entertainment. 

“We take Halloween to the next level. And we do it in a way that blends fashion and creativity,” said Betsy Pandora, executive director of the Short North Alliance.

Forty thousand people pack the Short North for this event. And this year’s theme is one that almost everyone can relate to: “What’s your favorite 90s fashion?”

“We have the world’s leading Spice Girls tribute band that is performing on Friday night. They are called Wanna Be,” Pandora said.

Scary and Posh spices will be taking over the popular arts district and along with their furry friends.  

“It’s always fun to see Bulldogs or the tough dogs dress like a princess,” said Jason Williams, owner of Big Fun Toy Shop in the Short North.

Williams, along with a dozen other businesses, will be participating in the Barkers and Beggars trick or treat with your dog. 

“I’m excited about it. You get hundreds of dogs dressed up in all sorts of outfits,” Williams said.

Short North Pieces of Cake has made little treats for dogs and their beggars to enjoy.      

“We do cut out cookies. We have some Frankenstein, ghost, some pumpkin, those are fun things for the adults and people to enjoy and we made some Snickerpoodle Cookies, a cinnamon and cornmeal for the dogs,” said Laura Harter, owner of Short North Pieces of Cake.

“Highball is such an amazing community celebration,” Pandora said.

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