TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa’s first-ever Halloween block party is scheduled to take place Saturday in front of Franklin Manor and will feature a $15,000 costume contest, live music, DJs and two desiccated Synthetic Humans provided by SynDaver.
On Tuesday, SynDaver, which specializes in the creation of synthetic humans for medical testing and training and is headquartered in Tampa, agreed to loan two of their finest specimens of desiccated bodies to help ensure guests are properly greeted upon arrival.
A Nightmare on Franklin Street block begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday and goes until Sunday at 3 a.m. It is expected to be the largest Halloween event in the area. The event will feature three stages for live musical performances and DJs, upscale drink service, professional decor and the area’s biggest costume contest, with $15,000 in prizes.
The costume contest will include prizes for the top 10 sexiest costumes, best male costume, best group costume and best couple’s costume. A total of $11,000 in cash will be given away to contest winners who participate in the event and an optional calendar shoot. Additional prizes will include a $1,000 bar tab at the Franklin Manor and a custom Halloween art piece from Art by Vahl valued at $3,000.
“For over a decade, Pied Piper and Nocturnal have been treating our beloved city to the most extravagant Halloween parties around Tampa Bay, and this year will be the best yet,” said David Anderson, owner of The Franklin Manor & The Nocturnal Group. “We’re elevating our guest’s party experience by moving Pied Piper’s massive annual Halloween party, which was held at Jacksons the past 13 years, to an entire city block in front of the Franklin Manor. This is the spot to celebrate Halloween.”
Ticket pricing for the event now starts at $15 and will increase up to $30 the night of the event. Military guests and first responders will be granted 50 percent off the entry fee from 8-9 p.m. the night of the event. For tables and private areas, call or text 813.786.1300.
“Sexy Halloween Contest” Details: $10,000.00 paid out to the top ten women:
Sexiest 1st – $3,000.00 *
Sexiest 2nd – $2,000.00 *
Sexiest 3rd – $1,500.00 *
Sexiest 4th & 5th (each) – $750.00 *
Sexiest 6-10th (each) – $500.00 *
* Note: 50% of all winnings will be paid the night of the contest. Remaining 50% paid upon completing the photo shoot for the 2018 calendar at GOT-RACK.com in Tampa.
Best Overall Costume – $1,000.00
Best Group – $1,000.00 * Franklin Manor bar tab to be used on a date to be determined by winner
Best Couple – $3,000.00 * Halloween Piece by professional artist Vahl [Valued at $3,000.00]
To learn more about A Nightmare on Franklin Street and purchase tickets for the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-nightmare-on-franklin-street-block-party-tickets-38614092791.