Ogre’s Grove in Milton celebrated its third anniversary with a scaled-down version of its Trinket or Treat scavenger hunt and costume contest.
Participants were given maps with the locations of Milton-area businesses. Each of the seven businesses had either a trinket or a treat for those who showed up in costume. Once participants had their map signed by all seven businesses, they were eligible for a free comic, goodie bag and chance to enter their costume to be judged the best.
Participating businesses included The Mercantile, 302 Bicycles, Irish Eyes and Broadkill Tattoo in downtown Milton, as well as Lavender Fields, Frantic Frets and Brimming Horn Meadery outside town.
The Trinket or Treat hunt started last year as part of the first Fall Back Into Milton festival, but this year’s festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The costume contest was done mainly by appointment to encourage social distancing. Since the contestants couldn’t show off their costumes to an in-person audience, photos have been uploaded to Ogre’s Grove’s Facebook page for everyone to appreciate. The photo subject with the most likes by noon, Friday, Oct. 30, will receive prizes from participating businesses and Ocean City Comic Con, which was also canceled this year. The direct link to vote is available at OgresGrove.com.