It is that time of year again and all our little kids are a buzz about what they want to be for Halloween. They also have visions for walking the neighborhoods, knocking on doors and squealing “Trick or Treat!” We have some pretty great neighborhoods out there to visit on All Hallows Eve. There there are also some pretty fun local events where you can safe trick or treat.
2015 Free Safe Trick or Treat Events in Northern Nevada
October 25th – PumpkinPalooza
Victorian Ave, Sparks
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Derby, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest, Mummy Wrapping Contest, Marshmallow Shooting, Costume Parade, stories in a Haunted House, Carnival Games and Live music.
Visit their PumpkinPalooza.org for all the details.
October 31st – Harvest Festival
Idle wild Park
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Community Harvest Festival is for kids preschool thru 6th grade. There will be games, prizes, bounce houses and of course candy. This event is free and open to everyone. Kids can get their picture taken with Elsa from Frozen and local television horror host Zomboo! You'll also have a chance to win a raffle for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A. They will also have a non-perishable Food Drive, Food collected will be distributed by The Bridge Food Pantry, benefiting needy families in our community.
Visit theBridgeReno.com for more information.
October 31st – National Automobile Museum
10 South Lake Street, Reno
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
For a $2 admission fee, children will be able to trick or treat, enjoy a book walk, see magic show and play games specifically for youngsters.
Visit Automuseum.org for more details.
October 31st – Nevada Humane Society
2825 Longley Lane, Reno
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Visit the Nevada Humane Society and check out spooky decorations, visit with staff, volunteers and animals in costume, and of course, enjoy trick-or-treating with free candy for kids in costume.
Visit NevadaHumaneSociety.org for more details.
October 31st – Washoe County Library
Sierra View Library
Wear your Costume for our Halloween stories and craft. Trick or treat the library. Especially for preschoolers, all ages welcome.
Visit WashoeCounty.us for more details.
October 31st – Virginia City
C Street, Virginia City
Kids in costumes are encouraged to trick or treat on the Comstock starting with a costume contest and parade sign-up at 4:30pm – 5pm, location TBD. Halloween entries are then invited to walk as the last parade entry before starting to trick or treat on C Street at participating merchants and saloons.
Visit VirginiaCity.org for more details.
If your still going to trick or treat the neighborhood, remember Trick or Treating starts at dusk and usually ends at 8:00 pm, but we usually have visitors until 9:00 pm. If your done with the knocks at the door, blow out the candles in your pumpkins and put a sign on your door, “No More Candy.”
What to do with all that extra candy? I like to save the candy that would look great on a ginger bread house. You can donate the candy to troops stationed over seas. Or you could make some delicious recipes with the left over Halloween candy.
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