Spooktacular Downtown Tiffin's 3rd Thursday: Treats and The Great Pumpkin Drop


TIFFIN, OHIO – October 16, 2023 – Downtown Tiffin will host its annual Trick-or-Treat this Thursday, October 19th as part of the 3rd Thursday activities. Over 80 participating merchants will welcome children and families from 4:30-6:00 p.m. to hand out candies and treats in the historic downtown district. 

The annual Halloween window decorating contest will also take place during the event. Participating businesses have created displays that truly capture the spirit of Halloween. Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite decorated windows and storefronts using a QR code provided at the businesses.

A brand-new addition to the 3rd Thursday event will take place in City Lot 6 – "The Great Pumpkin Drop" sponsored by the Tiffin Fire & Rescue Division and Tiffin Lowes. Starting at 6:30 pm, 12 creatively pre-decorated pumpkins will be dropped from a 100-foot fire truck ladder. The pumpkins, created in collaboration with Vanguard-Sentinel Campus programs, will be featured on display in City Lot 6 prior to the drop.  Attendees are encouraged to support and donate to VSCTC’s SkillsUSA program.  A variety of food trucks will also be located in City Lot 6 during the event.

Mayor Dawn Iannantuono stated, "Downtown is alive with great Fall family fun! The Downtown Trick-or-Treat is a great time for our business to show off their decorating talents and get into the spirit of the season! I am looking forward to the costumes, handing out candy, and especially the Great Pumpkin Drop!"


About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to form “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in Downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the City of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC (now TSEP) umbrella as the “Downtown Development Board,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

About Heritage Ohio

Heritage Ohio promotes economic growth through the preservation and revitalization of downtowns and neighborhoods across Ohio. Heritage Ohio is the coordinating agency for the Ohio Main Street Program and is the designated statewide Ohio preservation partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through saving the places that matter we can all build a community and live better. Learn more about how to become involved by visiting www.heritageohio.org.


About Main Street America

Main Street America leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. For more than 40 years, Main Street America has provided a practical, adaptable, and impactful framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. Our network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have generated more than $101.58 billion in new public and private investment, generated 168,693 net new businesses and 746,897 net new jobs, rehabilitated more than 325,119 buildings, and levered over 33.7 million volunteer hours. Main Street America is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit mainstreet.org.


Downtown Tiffin Sign