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Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14, to kick off flurry of fall and winter events

Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14, to kick off flurry of fall and winter events
October 13
18:50 2023

With Saturday’s Community-Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale, the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce will kick off a series of events that will cover Halloween, holiday shopping, Chamber awards and Christmas events. Check out each section below for more details on the various events.

Community-wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale

The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community-Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at locations throughout Breckenridge.

Participants include local residents holding traditional garage sales at their homes, as well as businesses that are having special hours or sales for the event. The official list is featured below, but other sales may be going on throughout the community. Keep an eye out for signs around town and on social media for specifics.

2023 Community-Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale List

SMH Health Fair

The 2023 Stephens Memorial Hospital Health Fair will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at First Baptist Church.

Click here to read the Breckenridge Texan’s article about the Health Fair.

Pickleball Tournament

The First Christian Church’s Pickleball Tournament is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.

Click here to read the Breckenridge Texan’s article about the Pickleball Tournament.

Walker Street Trick-or-Treat and Downtown Family Fun Fest

The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce will host the traditional Walker Street Trick-or-Treat on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, but this year, the City of Breckenridge and Stephens County have partnered with the Chamber to present an evening activity as well. The Downtown Family Fun Fest will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in downtown Breckenridge on Halloween evening.

For Walker Street Trick-or-Treat, the Chamber will put together a list of local businesses on Walker Street and beyond that will be handing out candy to kids for the holiday. The event will take place during the regular business hours of the participating businesses, mostly from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but some businesses may close earlier or stay open later. The wide range of hours allows younger children and daycares to trick-or-treat early in the day, and then school-age kids can stop by after school. Call the Chamber at 254-559-2301 to get a business put on the list of participants.

Then, beginning at 3 p.m., part of Elm Street and Rose Avenue will be blocked off to provide room for the Downtown Family Fun Fest, which will include trunk-or-treat vehicles.

Additionally, there will be a costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, and lots of candy.

Businesses or organizations can set up a booth on the courthouse lawn; participate in the trunk-or-treat on Elm Street and Rose Avenue; or, become a candy sponsor.

The costume contest will include categories for the funniest costume, best budget costume, and most creative costume.

The Downtown Family Fun Fest has several sponsors, including:

  • Clear Fork Bank, which is sponsoring the SnapJoy photo booth
  • MLR Graphics, which is sponsoring the trophies for the costume contest
  • The Station Oil Change Service, which will decorate the event’s entrance arch

Any business or organization that is interested in participating in either Halloween event needs to call the Chamber at 254-559-2301.

In addition to Walker Street Trick-or-Treat and the Downtown Family Fun Fest, other Halloween events may be going on around town. The Breckenridge Texan will have more information on all of the Halloween and/or fall festival events later this month.

Chamber Banquet and Awards Ceremony

The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, at the local Elks Lodge. But, before then, the community has a chance to nominate citizens, businesses and organizations for the annual awards.

The nominations for Citizen of the Year, Ag Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Educator of the Year, and Civic Organization of the Year are open now through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. To nominate a local citizen, business or organization, click here for the online nomination form or stop by the Chamber office at 100 E. Elm St.

The banquet and ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Elks Lodge, 1480 FM 2231. Tickets will cost $50 each, and the event will include a dinner, door prize, auction, as well as the presentation of the awards.

The Chamber is taking bids for the catering and is accepting sponsorships for the event. For more details, call or visit the Chamber office.

Mingle & Jingle and Christmas Parade

This year’s annual downtown holiday shopping event, Mingle & Jingle, has been expanded to two days and is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18. Businesses can participate in the traditional Friday evening event and the new Saturday hours or just the Friday evening activities.

The downtown lighted Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Parade float applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce.

More details on both Christmas events will be provided soon.



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