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100 Tillson St
Romeo , MI 48065
ANSWERS TO F.A.Q. & TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT:
Decorating begins mid-October Completion expected by October 31st.
Devil's Night (Oct. 30th) is the dress rehearsal; Halloween the Grand Finale. (No "opening" or "opening day".)
The day of the week does not alter the schedule. It is the same schedule whether Halloween is on a Saturday or Wednesday.
We are not sponsored by any commercial business/group/ or organization; nor do we receive any financial assistance, support, or tax breaks. The residents of Tillson Street pay for all of the decorations, props, utilities, and candy out of their own pockets and all of the work completed on their own time; after work, after school, on weekends, in between homework & laundry, after 10 hours shifts with 2 hour commutes. We are unorganized; homeowners do their own thing on their own personal schedule. Participation is not required nor expected. We understand it takes a lot of time, effort, and money to put on this show; therefore, we understand if a neighbor doesn't participate. No hard feelings. We do offer help and assistance to one another. (The pirate ship mast needs a crew to raise.) There are no competitions or contests. It's all in good fun.
Donations have been received for Halloween candy, props, and occasionally a few dollars from the general public & local scouting groups. Donations are always welcome and appreciated.
Please be courteous to other visitors, the displays, and homeowners. Garbage cans will be out near the sidewalks, please use them and not the displays or bushes.
Free parking is permitted on most public residential streets (until 3am) with additional public parking areas in downtown Romeo, and at Croswell Elementary School-1 block south of Tillson.
Muir's Funeral Home (1 block south of Tillson on Main Street) typically offers parking for a $3 donation to the Starkweater Arts Center. St. Clements Church on the east side of Main Street offers parking for a donation to the church. **NOTE: these are previous year prices and are subject to change without notice.
It's best to come out before dusk as it gets crowded quickly. Most displays are lit until 10-11pm, or when the crowds dissipate.
There are no public bathrooms. The closest facilities are at the gas stations in town (corner of Croswell & Main), Speedway (a few block north on Main), the Pubs in town (north of Tillson), or McDonald's/Wendy's (about 1 mile south). Hopefully you know somebody who lives on the street. If you're in dire need, please ask a resident before visiting somebody's bushes.
Dress for the weather and for walking. The viewing is best on foot; driving the street does it no justice. The foot traffic will block most of your view from the car.
Trick-or-Treating is from 6pm to 8pm ONLY. The town bells ring at 6pm to begin and 8pm to end. We typically have 1200-2000 trick-or-treators. Road blocks are put up at 5:45pm to provide a safer environment for the kids and then taken down at 8pm. RHS football players & volunteers, a.k.a. Bulldog Security will be out in brightly colored shirts to assist anyone in need. It's still a good show after 8pm, and not as busy as you'd think.
*TIP: Most displays will be lit until 10-11pm. Each homeowner does their own thing, so some may stay on later, others ending earlier.
*Kind words & encouragement are greatly appreciated. Everything comes down November 1st.
*T-shirts, sweatshirts, cookbooks and koozie's will be offered for sale the weekend before Halloween weekend through Halloween night if they are not sold out, at 171 Tillson Street (mid-way down the street on the south side). ALL proceeds going to the Buzz Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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