Ryan Curtis-

Women will soon be boosting revenue for businesses along the Main Street of Menomonie yet again. Witches Night Out is an event on Oct. 20 that will have 21 businesses providing deals to those who participate.

Witches Night Out is part of the Ladies Night Out event series managed by Main Street of Menomonie. “It’s a promotional event for downtown Menomonie. It really provides a great glimpse of our dining and retail options in the neighborhood,” said Darrek Orwig, Executive Director. The event isn’t only for those living in Menomonie. “We also have folks come in from the greater region,” confirmed Orwig.

From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., participating businesses will be open and ready for participants. Each business will have raffle slips that can be filled out to enter into a drawing of about $1000 worth in prize baskets. The prize baskets will each contain $200 in certificates and goods.

Many of the businesses not only provide deals, but also free food. “Last year we did free lavender lemon cookies and a 10% discount on [products in] the store,” said Rachel, manager at Marion’s Legacy. The participating businesses range from pizza shops to coffee shops to boutiques and more.

Dressing up as a witch is optional, but a “best dressed witch” contest will take place towards the end of the event at Simple Sports, sponsored by 24/7 Telcom. A photo booth will also be set up for anyone wanting to get pictures taken with friends.

“Chicks Night Out, Ladies Night Out, and Witches Night Out are all our biggest days for sales out of the whole year,” spoke Kara, an employee at La Dee Dah. Employees of the participating businesses are excited for the event and look forward to the new customers.