Downtown Batesville Family turns Halloween decorating into a tradition

Each year during Main Street Batesville’s “Fun & Safe Halloween”, the Roberts family turns their lawn into a cinematic masterpiece. Complete with costumes, props, and of course candy, the family, along with their friends, has welcomed trick-or-treaters for the past nine years. It has become a family & community tradition. 

The Roberts family chooses a new theme each year and, according to Amanda Roberts, they “have people asking what the theme will be months before Halloween”. “We enjoy doing this each year and it keeps growing”.  The 2018 event was a record year with around 6,000 in attendance. For a town of 10,248, the numbers are impressive. Robb Roberts stated, “We already know what our theme will be next year.”

The Roberts have inspired other downtown residents to join in the festivities, too. For the 2018 event, there was another household who featured “Wonka on Main”. Their display was Willy Wonka themed and their house was decorated as the chocolate factory. Oompa Loompas were on hand passing out treats to those in costume.