News Flash


Posted on: October 5, 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

TAYLOR, TEXAS – The City of Taylor announces that due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping the safety of Taylor residents in mind, the Spooktacular Scare on the Square event that was scheduled for October 31, 2020, will be cancelled this year.

“We are disappointed that we will not be able to hold Spooktacular Scare on the Square this year. We know that a lot of Taylor residents look forward to this annual event and we do as well,” said Main Street Manager Jan Harris, “But we are hopeful that next year we will be in a better place where we can safely hold Spooktacular for the Taylor community” 

Although the Spooktacular Scare on the Square event is canceled, the Taylor Public Library will hold a virtual costume contest as well as a no carve pumpkin decorating contest. Beginning October 18, participants in the costume contest can submit a photo or short video of your costume to Costumes will be judged in six different age categories. For the no carve pumpkin contest, there are two ways to participate: participants can submit a photo or short video to the same email address between October 11 and October 18; or entries can be dropped off at the Library during Grab and Go hours The entries will be displayed on the Library Facebook Page and in the Library. Projects must represent a book or movie character and carved entries will not be accepted. To view the contest rules for both contests, go to the Library section on our website at

The City asks that any groups or organizations that are wanting to organize any Halloween events or activities in City Parks to follow the guidelines laid out in the Guidance for Phased-In Reopening Plan, which was adopted in September. The City is currently in the Yellow Phase of the plan which allows gatherings of up to 25 people in City Parks with mitigation measures, including social distancing and masks. Gatherings of more than 25 people are allowed with an approved safety plan. The mitigation level is subject to change. To check the current phase and to learn more about the reopening plan, please visit

The City of Taylor continues to monitor this ongoing and fluid situation closely with health officials at WCCHD and Williamson County. Updates will be posted at and on social media as they become available.  For more information, please visit