As yards in the county are taking shape with pumpkins and hay bales and spooky Halloween themes, the notion of trick-or-treating could be on the minds of many young ones.
And as the crisp air of the season makes its way into the weather and All Hallows’ Eve fast approaches, many communities, businesses and churches are prepping for fun-filled trick-or-treating activities.
Here is a list of some options for those looking to satisfy their costume-adorning kiddos wanting to fill their buckets with sweet treats this month.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT THE BELL SCHOOL,Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7617 Highway 41N, Bell School grounds. Bring your candy bucket!
MT. CARMEL BAPTIST CHURCH TRUNK-OR-TREAT at Kilgore Park, Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Kilgore Park Trail. The trail will be decorated for trick-or-treating along the area, according to the church Facebook page. Also, pony rides, music and a balloon artist. No scary or gory costumes, please.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT GREENBRIER FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Sunday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2518 Hwy. 41S. Pumpkins, hayrides and candy.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — GREENBRIER CAMPUS,Sunday, Oct. 25. Begins at 4 p.m., 2354 Hwy. 41S. Enter front door to register, then will exit to back of building where cars will be lined up for trunk-or-treating. Door prizes every 15 minutes.
2ND ANNUAL GREENBRIER CITY-WIDE HALLOWEEN BASH, Friday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Louise Martin Community Park. Trunk-or-Treat will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The movie “Hocus Pocus” will start after dark as part of Movies in the Park. D.J. music, face painting, free food and drinks, pits for making s’mores, tractor hay rides through the haunted woods. Separate kiddie hay rides.
ORLINDA BAPTIST CHURCH DRIVE-UP CANDY SLIDE, Sunday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1124 W. Church St. Cars need to drive in, make a loop and stop at the decorated shoot. Place your candy container at the location and watch candy travel down the slide into your bucket.
STOKES BROWN PUBLIC LIBRARY DRIVE-THRU TRICK-OR-TREAT, Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 405 White St. Ten different stations will line the area where bagged candy, crafts and toys will be given out. Enter via the White Street entrance and go around the alleyway.
TENT OR TREAT, Sunday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., J. Travis Price Park, Hosted by Springfield Baptist Church in conjunction with Springfield Parks and Recreation. Church parishioners will line the sidewalk surrounding the soccer field with decorated tents and give out candy.
TRICK-OR-TREAT ON THE SQUARE, Friday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown business district, look for signs at on-site businesses saying they are participating. Go to the City of Springfield’s Facebook page to see an updated list of businesses taking part.
OUTLAW PERFORMANCE TRUNK-OR-TREAT & CRUISE-IN Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., 4002 Memorial Dr. Trunk-or-treating outside. Games and food inside. Door prizes also.
FALL FEST ON MAIN STREET, DRIVE-THRU EDITION, Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Main Street Church of Christ, 318 N. Main St., Drive-thru trunk-or-treat. Upon leaving, a prepared meal will be given to each car passenger.
TREATS WITHOUT TRUNKS AT TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH,Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 117 Marlin Rd. Fifty trick-or-treating stations. Register online at www.templetoday.com for a fast pass to jump in front of the line. Walk-ups welcome. No scary costumes preferred.
CITY OF WHITE HOUSE 15TH ANNUAL TRAIL OF TREATS, Thursday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is altered this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses in town will set up a Trail of Treats booth/tent at their specific business location. A list of participating businesses can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation Department, found at www.cityofwhitehouse.com or on the city’s Facebook page the week of Halloween.