The next Grandview Hop will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday along Grandview Avenue between First and Fifth avenues.

The next Grandview Hop will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday along Grandview Avenue between First and Fifth avenues.

"This will be our Halloween Hop," said Steve Weaver, president of the Grandview Hop board. "We're encouraging people to come to the Hop dressed in costume and most of our participating merchants will have trick or treat candy and goodies to hand out to kids and adults."

Now in its fourth year, the Hop is held on the last Saturday of each month, April through November.

Businesses along the hop route stay open and a number of the non-art businesses display work created by local artists.

"The Hop is starting to get a lot of traction on people's radar screen," Weaver said. "The scope of the event has grown and more and more merchants are staying open late."

A number of special activities are planned for this weekend's Hop, including:

Three Babes and Baker will have their cupcake truck set up in front of St. Christopher's Church. Youngsters will be able to build their own cupcakes.

Columbus Food Adventures will have a display in front of the post office between Third and Fifth avenues.

The Columbus Alive promotions team will be set up in front of Akada Salon with giveaways, contests and other activities.

Rockin Dan Memorabilia will display music memorabilia in front of Spencer Research on Grandview Avenue. The display items will include framed LPs, picture sleeve singles and magazine covers.

About 40 outdoor craft and food vendors will be set up along the Hop route, offering "a little bit of everything," Weaver said. "We have lots of artists, craft makers, glass blowers, jewelers and sculptors. We've also begun making a big push for food vendors to participate."

Live music will be featured along the Hop route, including a performance by Bandemonium at the corner of Grandview and Second avenues.

The Hop's season will culminate on Nov. 27 with the annual Holiday Hop.

"Santa and Mrs. Claus will again be at the Tri-Village Studio so people can have their photograph taken with them and we'll have live reindeer on the north end of the avenue," Weaver said.

"The Halloween Hop and Holiday Hop are probably the biggest weekends of the year for us," he said.