published Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Ghouls, goblins, gourds at Chattanooga Market Sunday - Oct. 27

Chattanooga Market will be haunted by goblins and ghouls on Sunday, Oct. 27, when the market gears up for Halloween fun. The Haunted Market offers treats for kids and plenty of fall produce — pumpkins, apples and squash — for parents.

Steve Brehm, operations manager, says there will be three Halloween costume parades at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. on the EPB stage for costumed visitors.

“It’s for all ages but geared more toward kids. [They] can come up onstage, introduce themselves and describe their costume for everyone,” he says.

While there won’t be prizes for the costume parade, Brehm says market vendors have been asked to bring candy with them so children can trick-or-treat at their booths.

Kids also can build a model house that will help fund the construction of a real house.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is sponsoring a Lego build during the market for ages 12 and younger. The competition charges $5 per child, which will help fund Habitat’s home constructions.

“We will have a large tub of Legos for kids to pick the pieces they want to build a house, spaceship, whatever they want to make,” says Dominique Brandt, Habitat director of volunteers and events. “Each child will fill out a form, and when they are finished building, we will take a photo of the finished piece and attach it to the form. At the end of the market, they will be judged. We have two prizes: a Star Wars Lego watch donated from Rone Regency and a Lego set.”

Brandt says Habitat’s ReStore, the home-improvement thrift store, will have a display in the market explaining what it is, how it uses donations and how citizens can schedule a pickup of items they wish to donate.

Singer/songwriter Kate Klim will entertain marketgoers at 12:30 p.m. She began piano lessons at age 9, which was the first step toward her later education at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Within a few years of her Boston debut as a singer, she was opening for artists such as Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Ollabelle.

The Boston Herald called her a “best bet for folk-pop stardom.”

Contact Susan Pierce at or 423-757-6284.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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