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Once again, ghouls, vampires and skeletons roam Main Street, as we celebrate the return after two years as an online event due to COVID 19.

This year’s theme is ‘Lithgow Halloween on Main Street’ and all the great elements of the past years will return with Live Music, Street Parade, Market Stalls and Amusement rides. The popular Best Dressed Competition and the Lithgow Halloween Smartphone Film Competition will return with great prizes to be won. 

There will be street entertainment including two live music stages, dancing and theatrical performances from late afternoon into the evening. Local dance groups and performers are invited to participate in the event to showcase their talents and to provide a broad range of entertainment. 

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Best Dressed Competition 

The ever popular Lithgow Halloween Best Dressed Competition returns to Main Street in 2022. Design your most creative costumes and there will be some great prizes to be won. 

The judges will mingle with the crowd between 4pm and 6.30pm handing out tickets to the very best dressed Halloween attendees. There will also be a registration desk in Cook Street Plaza between 4pm and 6pm where you can register for possible inclusion in the competition. 

There are 4 categories being judged this year: Junior 12 and under, Teens 13 – 18, Opens 18+ Contemporary, Opens 18+ Classic 

From 6.30pm until 7.30pm judging will take place in the heats where selected contestants will be chosen to take part in the finals starting after the opening ceremony, at approximately 7.40pm. 

Prizes will be : 1st Place $250, 2nd Place $175, 3rd Place $100. 


There will be more rides than ever at Lithgow Halloween on Main Street 2022 with a dedicated ‘Thrill Ride’ zone. All the old favourites will return and many new rides will be making their first appearance at Lithgow Halloween. Best of all these rides will be unlimited for $5 per person! 

Rides will operate from 4pm until as close to 9pm as possible. Ride locations will be in Eskbank Street Car Park, Eskbank Street and Main Street Lithgow. Rides may be subject to change due to extenuating circumstances beyond the control of organisers. 

Trick or Treat 

Local shops will be participating in the Trick or Treat at Lithgow Halloween 2022. Get your buckets ready and go Trick or Treating between 5pm and 6pm. 

In The Union Theatre 

The Macabre Circus presents death defying feats of strength and dexterity to un-spook the whole family. This 3 ghost circus presents acrobatics, aerial feats and more! Shows are short and sweet, 15 mins – so don’t be late. Shows at 5.30pm, 6.15pm, 7.00pm & 7.45pm. Family Friendly entertainment for Free. 

Tear up the dancefloor to the cool tunes of DJ Jum Wubble on the brand new and kicking sound system at the Union Theatre. 

Film Festival 

The Seven Valleys Tourism and Events team is partnering with SF3 for the fourth year to hold the Smartphone film competition at this year’s Lithgow Halloween. SF3 are the organisers of the SmartFone Flick Fest, Australia’s international smartphone film festival and Lithgow Tourism and Events is delighted to be partnering with SF3 for the fourth year to create the Lithgow Halloween Smartphone Film Competition. 

The competition requires a short movie in the suspense horror genre, up to a maximum of 10 minutes duration with a G-rating, to be shot on a mobile phone or tablet. 

Films will be judged in 4 category areas; ‘Most Creative’, ‘Best Performance’ and ‘Best Youth Film’ There will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ award and great prizes will be on offer. 

$500.00 Australian Dollars for the winner of each of the four categories 

Screening of the finalists will take place at Lithgow Transformation Hub from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. 

Certificates will be awarded for the Finalist and winners. 

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