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October 22, 2017 • 4:00 pm7:00 pm


Halloween Spooktacular with Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Outside on the Plaza

Paperhand Puppet Intervention joins us for the 4th annual Halloween Spooktacular at Northgate.  

This popular family friendly Durham Sunday afternoon event offers something for everyone and includes a costume contest, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, local food trucks, beer and wine, additional area vendors, community partners and children’s activities.

Schedule of Activities:

  • 3:30-4:30pm – Costume Contest registration and children’s activities including:
    • Halloween themed coloring
    • DJ music
    • Paint Savvy face painting*
    • Durham County Library activities and book giveaway
    • Donna Pruitt the Balloon Lady
  • 4-4:45pm – Live music concert including short performance by Paperhand Puppet Intervention
  • 4:45-5:30pm – Costume contest and parade
  • 5:45pm – Paperhand Puppet Intervention short performance
  • 6:15-7pm – Live music continues and included more Paperhand Puppet Intervention

*small fee applies for Face Painting

Thank you to our Costume Contest Judges from Northgate Park Neighborhood Association 




“In 1998 Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s directors Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger met and began a collaboration of epic proportions. Since then, 20 years ago, they have been using papier-mâché, cardboard, bamboo, your old house paints, cloth, and other assorted junk (treasure to us!) to create incredible giant puppets, masks, shadow plays and spectacle performances for all ages.

They continue to tell stories, beat drums, sew cloth, get sweaty, push boundaries and carry heavy things to help make the world a better place. Paperhand’s parades, pageants, and award winning performances aim to be an inspiration, a call to action, and a celebration for everyone to enjoy!”

The Rusted Rails

Roots blues, rockabilly and a sense of humor – The Rusted Rails bring it all to Northgate for a good time crowd pleasing live show. The Rusted Rails were one of the first Northgate Music on the Plaza bands and we are thrilled to have them join us for our biggest event of the year. Enjoy two sets of fun “get on your feet and move” music from The Rusted Rails at this years Halloween Spooktacular.

Enjoy food and beverages from the following food trucks and vendors

Bull City Burger and Brewery

Bull City Burger and Brewery joins us at all our Music on the Plaza events this year as our Beer and Wine Sponsor. The BCBB team will be set up and serving bottled water and cold beer, wine for anyone over 21 years.