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Irvington Halloween Festival (Slideshow) 

The 65 year old festival draws five to ten thousand people each year. At four o’clock it was announced that the previous record for attendance had been broken.
This was the 65th annual Festival, which, on Saturday, capped off a week of over 35 Halloween-related events in the Eastside community.
Over 150 vendors set up tents selling food, artwork and the unusual.
Costumed visitors stroll past shops along East Washington Street.
Fake tattoos, face painting and hair coloring booths were popular at the festival.
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Stock photography. The Irvington Photo Club constructed a set of wooden stocks for festival visitors to stick their heads into as a photo taking prop. Both mayoral candidates Greg Ballard and Melina Kennedy stopped by to participate.
Stock photography. The Irvington Photo Club constructed a set of wooden stocks for festival visitors to stick their heads into as a photo taking prop. Both mayoral candidates Greg Ballard and Melina Kennedy stopped by to participate.
Costume contest winner “Moaning Lisa”.
The festival began at 10 am with the annual Pleasant Run Run 5 mile race and ended with a parade of costumed participants down Washington Street led by an honor guard, fire engine and marching band.
Scream-ing Scarecrow.
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A portion of East Washington was blocked off for a bike polo match sponsored by Indy Cycle Specialists.
According to this vendor, being undead and cold-blooded makes you chill easily.
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The festival began at 10 am with the annual Pleasant Run Run 5 mile race and ended with a parade of costumed participants down Washington Street led by an honor guard, fire engine and marching band.
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