Matt Mason

Claremore resident Matt Mason has been named as the live entertainment for the “Nightmare on Main Street” food truck event this week.

Mason is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for his band, Hurricane Mason, and he performs a variety of Americana, rock, country, and more and he will be be on hand to help Claremore Main Street wrap up the Food Truck Thursday season in a big way, this Thursday evening in downtown Claremore.

The monthly event features food, live music, shopping and fun for all ages from 6-9 p.m.

This month, more than 20 food trucks will line the streets while attendees enjoy late-night shopping.

Additionally, there will be a free Kids Zone by Cedar Point Church, a 4H Cupcake Decorating Contest at 320 on Main, produce from the Claremore Farmers Market and beer from the Main Street Tavern.

Visitors should come in costume to participate in the free costume contest. Contestants in three age groups will be judged based on Most Authentic, Most Creative, Most Original and Best Effort. The age groups are 0-5 years old, 6-12 years old and 13 and older.

“Last year’s costume contest was a huge hit,” said Jessica Jackson, executive director of Claremore Main Street. “We were overwhelmed by the quality of the costumes, so we decided to do things a bit differently this year.

“A panel of three judges will look over each costume and award four winners per age group based on different costume qualities,” she said.

Judging will take place in the 500 block between 6-7 p.m., and the winners will be announced on stage at 7:30 p.m. Costumes should be appropriate for a family-friendly event.

“We’re very excited to see what Claremore brings out this year,” Jackson added.

Many of the stores will have candy for trick-or-treaters who come by in costume, and other Halloween-themed activities will take place as well.

The Kids Zone by Cedar Point Church is completely free to attendees, but parents are asked to watch their children while they enjoy the games and fun activities. There will be pumpkin putt putt, ball toss and witch pitch games in addition to free snacks. The Kids Zone has moved to the 500 block at the corner of Missouri Ave. and Will Rogers Boulevard to make room for more food trucks down the center of the street.

Food trucks confirmed for the final Food Truck Thursday event include Alpha Grill Food Truck, The Bacon Food Truck, Breenie’Z Pretzles, Curbside Comfort, C&J Concessions, Dorothy’s Wiches, Hoops Philly Truck, Hot Mess BBQ, Jen’s Java, Kona Ice, La Hermosa Taco Truck, Maw & Paw Kettle Corn, Moose Trax, My Baby Can Cook, Not Your Grandma’s Cupcakes, Pie in the Sky, Pot Lickers, Purple People Feeders, Raphael’s Southern BBQ, Ropin Flamingo Italian Ice, Taqueria El Jarocho and Wild Al’s.

The monthly event is and has been hosted by the Downtown Claremore Merchants Association and Claremore Main Street, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown district and reigniting the area as the social core of our community.

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