Queens Night Market to close season with Halloween costume contest

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(Photo by Sharon Medina)

The Queens Night Market is closing its 2022 season with a Halloween-themed finale featuring a costume contest with prizes for both kids and adults, including musical entertainment, on Saturday, Oct. 29. 

The Queens Night Market’s seventh annual Halloween costume contest will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a kids’ costume contest followed by the adults’ costume contest at around 9:15 p.m. Approximately 100 costumed contestants have competed in each of the last few years. 

(Photo by Sharon Medina)

Donated prizes for the costume contests include a Jacob deGrom-signed baseball from the NY Mets; exclusive VIP-suite concert tickets from Forest Hills Stadium; gift certificates to iconic toy store Kidding Around; free lunch at Fogo de Chão in Elmhurst; squash lessons from Maspeth Squash; a spice gift set from Burlap and Barrel; tickets to the Winter Lantern Festival at Queens County Farm; concert tickets from the Kupferberg Center for the Arts; and more.

The event will feature live entertainment from DJ Katie Honan, Japanese Yosakoi dance by 10tecomai, classical Indian sitar and tabla music, and Filipino acoustic pop trio, The Werners.

Since it debuted in 2015, the Queens Night Market has now welcomed over two million visitors, helped launch over 350 new businesses in New York City, and represented over 90 countries through its vendors and their food. This year has been the event’s busiest season by far.

“Despite crazy weather, rampant inflationary pressures, and even some political headwinds, it was our busiest year to date,” said John Wang, founder of Queens Night Market. “The $5/$6 price cap we impose on food and vendors’ ever-shrinking margins means volume is absolutely critical. Luckily, vendor sales were higher than ever, which meant we were able to pursue our mission to be NYC’s most affordable, diverse, and welcoming space for another year.”

For more information on the Queens Night Market, click here.


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