McKINNEY, Texas  - Residents won’t find tricks, just lots of treats as the City of McKinney and McKinney Main Street present Scare on the Square from 4–7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 in historic downtown. This year’s event features enchanting activities and fun for the entire family. Admission is free and parking can be found throughout the historic downtown area.

New this year is a concert performance by Rockin with Rhett from 4–5:30 p.m. Costume contests will be available for age groups 0-3, 4-7, and 8-12, and categories for all ages like best Star Wars, recycled, pet and group costumes. Twenty entries will be accepted in each age group and category on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-ups begin at 5 p.m. and the contest begins at 5:30 p.m. First place finishers from each age group and category will compete for the grand prize, and the top three entries will be awarded $250, $150 or $100. The contest is sponsored by Main Street Magic & Fun Company.

Historic Downtown McKinney will be closed to traffic starting at 2 p.m. to prepare for Scare on the Square. Little super heroes and mystical creatures will be able to safely trick-or-treat throughout the shops and boutiques starting at 4 p.m. Scare on the Square is sponsored by Medical Center of McKinney. For more information about this howling good time, contact McKinney Main Street at 972-547-2660 or visit

The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is also serving up bewitching good times on Friday, Oct. 21.  Residents and visitors will enjoy the unique experience of viewing the cult classic movie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, in the restored theater of the historic Collin County Courthouse. General admission tickets are $10 and available for purchase online at, at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. or by calling MPAC’s Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630. $10 prop kits are also available in limited quantity. 

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 162,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at