The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will host the 12th annual Zaxby’s Scare on the Square event on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9am-1pm on East Main Street. Scare on the Square is a FREE event for the entire community to enjoy.

Zaxby’s Scare on the Square will have a Candyland themed scavenger hunt with a map. Participants can find the candy while engaging in fun activities.  Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy the costume contest, spooky house, hayride, trunk-or-treat, candy alley, trick or treat in the downtown businesses and enjoy dance performances.

Krisha & Zander Aycock

Dress up with your friends, family and sign up for our costume contest for a chance to win fun prizes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the 0-3 age category and the contest begins at 9:30 a.m. You must register 30 minutes prior to your age group starting. With six categories that are inclusive of all ages, there’s no reason not to participate. The 0-3 age category will start at 9:30 a.m., 4-8 at 10:00 a.m., 9-12 at 10:40 a.m., 13-17 at 11:15 p.m., 18+ at 11:40 p.m. and family at 12:00 p.m.

The Candyland scavenger hunt map includes a Trunk-or-Treat on East Main Street, the Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market, The Georgia Southern BIG Candy Alley for smaller children to play the game and end in the Party Harbor Cupcake Bouncy sponsored by Synovus Bank. Everyone can Trick-or-Treat in downtown shops. As people follow the map they can go to West Main street to find the Hayride provided by Statesboro Powersports and the Spooky House in the Michael Whitaker Black Box Theater (for ages 8 and up).

There will be live music and dance performances on the community stage close to the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market throughout the morning. The Farmers Market vendors will decorate their tents, have activities and provide treats for the public to add to the Saturday morning shopping experience.

Allen Muldrew, Executive Director for Downtown Statesboro Development Authority stated “Please be advised East Main Street will be closed to through traffic starting at 7:30 a.m.”

“We are celebrating our event in the morning hours for a family friendly environment and we want to encourage everyone to support our small businesses, eat, shop and play downtown”

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank Zaxby’s, Clayton Digital Reprographics, the Averitt Center for the Arts, Synovus, Statesboro Powersports, The Statesboro Herald, the City of Statesboro and Via Media for making this festival possible.