Tri State halloween event and trick-or-treat times!

 

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT TIMES & EVENTS 2020

The following is a list of Halloween events and trick or treat times around the region. The list will be updated as more information is available. If your group or organization has an event to be added to the list please email amangan@wvradio.com

Every weekend in October: House of the Setting Sun Haunted House and Haunted Barn 2020 season: Wendell Manor “Open for Business ” in Greenspring WV Ticket prices 15$ per person. September 25th, 26th October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th,17th, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st CASH ONLY Ticket booth opens at 730PM and closes at 11PM. All proceeds go to the nonprofit organization Community Involvement for Kids.

Every weekend in October: Pumpkinfest an autumn pumpkin festival will be held at Old Bedford Village. Lots of activities for all. Pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, & games. $10, children under 14 free.
Oct. 10-11 French & Indian War Living History
Oct. 17-18 Military Living History & AntiqueTractor Show
Oct. 24-25 Meet the Union Generals
Oct. 31 – Halloween in the Village! Treats for everyone in costume, ghost stories, and more!

Oct 31st Barktoberfest – Oct 31st Join Allegany County Animal Shelter for our annual Barktoberfest celebration. Tour our new Dog Adoption and Care Center, visit with adoptable pets (to include adoption specials), and learn more about volunteer opportunities with ACAS. And this year we will also be hosting Trunk or Treat for kids at the shelter from 12 noon – 2 p.m. So be sure to bring the kids out and check out the various trunks all decked out for Halloween!

Oct 31st Frostburg Halloween Walk  is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st from 12-2PM. All ages are welcome. Although there is no Halloween Parade this year, city officals welcome you to join then on South Water Street for this year’s event which is sponsored by the City of Frostburg, FrostburgFirst, and the Frostburg Fire Deptartment.There will be pumpkins, candy bags and more. All ages are welcome, must be socially distanced and wearing a mask.

Oct 31st Trick or Treating at the Tri-State Zoological Park will be on Saturday, 10/31. Hours are still 10am-5pm, but candy stations will be set up from 12-3pm.  Feel free to come dressed up in your favorite costumes! Social distancing and/or masks are still required. Also bring a bag or bucket to trick-or-treat with!

Oct 31st Corriganville Volunteer Fire Company will host a Community Trunk or Treat at the fire station from 5 PM – 7 PM

Oct 31st City of Petersburg Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31 from 6 – 8. Please turn your porch light on to participate

From Garrett County Health Department: Although many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading respiratory illnesses, there are alternative ways to participate in Halloween that can reduce the risk.

“We realize that everyone wants to return to normal activities, but it’s important to continue to minimize person to person contact as much as possible,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “Choosing holiday activities that reduce direct interaction with persons outside of your household can decrease the chance of spreading COVID-19 throughout the community.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these lower-risk activities as safer alternatives:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household, or outside at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Spend the evening with the people in your household, having a Halloween movie night or a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search in or around your home

CDC advises that the following activities carry a bit more risk, but are not as high-risk as the more traditional activities:

  • Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance. Wash hands before and after preparing bags.
  • Having a small-group, outdoor, open-air costume parade or costume party where protective masks are used and people are distanced more than 6 feet apart
  • Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
  • Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
  • Having an outdoor Halloween movie night with local family friends where people are spaced at least 6 feet apart
  • Increasing the distance to greater than 6 feet is advised if screaming will likely occur at any event. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
  • It is recommended to use a Halloween-themed cloth mask instead of a costume mask. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask and should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face. It’s especially important not to wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it could make it hard to breathe.

The CDC recommends avoiding these higher risk activities which include close contact and could spread COVID-19:

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door-to-door or car-to-car
  • Attending crowded, indoor costume parties or haunted houses
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Traveling to a fall festival that is not in your community.