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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. October 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. 24-25 Meet the Union Generals
Oct. 31 – Halloween in the Village! Treats for everyone in costume, ghost stories, and more!
Oct 29th MSP Cumberland Explorers will be hosting the 4th Annual Not So Scary Halloween. This year the event will be a social distanced and safe drive-thru event at Bel Air Elementary on Thursday Oct 29th 5pm-7pm. They will have pre-made bags to give out. Come dressed in your costumes. Quantities will be limited.
Oct 30th The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Development Commission (DDC) will be jointly hosting some Halloween fun to try and preserve the Halloween spirit.
A drive-up Trick or Treat event will be held at Constitution Park on Friday, October 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Participating cars should enter Constitution Park from either Fort Avenue or Reservoir Avenue. At the Stop sign, cars will be motioned into the area alternately to the “Drive-up Trick or Treat” area where each child in the car will receive a treat bag. Cars will exit the area, continuing on Fort Avenue to Parkview to Avondale Avenue and on to Williams Street. Participants should remain in their car at all times. City Officials and Staff will adhere to all Safety and Health precautions including wearing masks and gloves to distribute treats.
Leading up to the Trick or Treat event, the City and DDC will be inviting entries for several virtual contests:
-Virtual Costume Contest – enter a photo of your child(ren) up to age 12. Judges will award prizes for the most creative, best superhero, best animal, best Halloween theme, best character and best overall costumes.
-Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest – carve your most creative pumpkin and send in a photo to be entered into the contest. Our panel of judges will award prizes for the most creative pumpkin, the best Halloween theme pumpkin and the best overall pumpkin.
-Virtual House Decorating Contest – show us what you and your family can do, whether you deck your house out with Fall decorations or have the scariest group of animated ghosts and goblins. Send in a photo, or a video of your decorated home exterior to be eligible to win prizes for having the scariest decorations, the most creative decorations or the best Fall decorations.
All contests will accept entries sent to: email@example.com. They must be received by midnight on Monday, October 26th to be eligible for judging. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th and prizes can be picked up at City Hall the following week.
Keep up to date with the Halloween happenings on the City’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cityofcumberlandmd
Oct 30th Trick or Treat with fire prevention. October 30th from 6-8pm at the Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department. Bay doors will be open for some fire prevention activities and CANDY!! Stop out and get your child’s picture taken with the fire trucks and enjoy some Halloween fun.
Oct 30th ACT 1st Federal Credit Union will host trunk-or-treat from the PVAA Sporting Complex in Cresaptown on October 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The Romney trunk or treat is now October 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Mouth and nose covering is required, they will be social distancing and hand sanitizing and that children’s costumes should include a cloth mask
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 Gateway West Church on Industrial Blvd will be hosting a drive through trick or treat event from 2 PM – 4 PM Costumes encouraged! Vehicles will drive through a path of decorated trunks and each child in the vehicle will receive a bag of candy at the end of the drive thru trunk or treat. Vehicles only! You must remain in your vehicle at all times for the safety of all in attendance and volunteering!
Oct 31st LaVale Volunteer Fire Department will hold their 3rd annual trunk or treat from 6-8pm in the rear parking lot of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department. Anyone wishing to participate with a vehicle may do so and is asked to be set up and ready by 5:30pm. If you have any questions please contact the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department via facebook or by calling 301-777-0871
Oct 31st Baltimore Pike Fire Company will be hosting a trunk or treat from 5-7pm
Oct 31st Springfield Fire Company will host a trunk or treat in the fire company parking lot on Oct 31st 6-8pm
Oct 31st Bowling Green trick or treating is Oct 31 from 6 to 8.
Oct 31st Carpendale will be holding Trick-Or- Treat, October 31st from 5pm – 6:30pm. So that children know which homes are participating, officials encourage you to turn on your porch lights. ￼￼￼￼
Oct 31st Corriganville Volunteer Fire Company will host a Community Trunk or Treat at the fire station from 5 PM – 7 PM
Oct 31st Cumberland North end Trick or Treat will be October 31st from 6-8pm
Oct 31st Cumberland West side trick or treat will be October 31st from 6-8pm
Oct 31st Johnson Heights Neighborhood TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, October 31 6pm – 8pm Participate by turning your porch light on You’re encouraged to stay outside to minimize contact and prevent children from gathering at your door. Streets included are Louisiana, Kent, Memorial, Brookfield, Caroline, Arundel, Ridgewood, Glenmore, Penhurst, Avondale, Haddon and Greenway • Masks are required for everybody participating, including residents, youth trick-or-treaters and parents/chaperones. • Please maintain social distances of 6’ and stay within your home-family group. • Please travel on sidewalks in the same direction as traffic, to prevent crossing paths with others. Children are looking for a safe, fun and “normal” activity. Trick or Treating can be all of those things – we encourage EVERY house in the neighborhood to participate with treats and decorations. Please follow all safety guidelines! Please join the neighborhood Facebook group, “Johnson Heights/Mapleside Neighborhood.”
Oct 31st Fort Ashby trick or treat will be held from 6-8pm. If you would like to participate please have your porch light on.
Oct 31st Frostburg city-wide trick or treating is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st from 6-8pm. For safety reasons, we kindly ask that all neighborhoods coordinate their trick or treating to coincide with that date and time. This will minimize the amount of time that smaller children are out on city streets in costumes that may at times limit visibility and movement. They also kindly ask that all persons participating comply with CDC guidelines regarding Halloween activities https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html?fbclid=IwAR2K9EC90DiI-nxAr76wV8JgjxjjwQcRQp4UQhT2Chco9xOxLMLCewqjSg4#halloween
Socially distanced, candy delivery systems are highly recommended. Do your best to be creative and fun! And, let’s face it, sometimes you probably would prefer a little extra distance from some of these costumes.
Oct 31st Lonaconing trick-or-treat will be from 5 PM to 7 PM. Town officials advise that each individual take the proper healthcare measures. All that would like to participate in giving out candy, officials ask you to turn your porch light on, don’t forget to swing by the town hall to get your treat and visit the giant Halloween mascot
Oct 31st Moorefield trick or treat will be from 5-7pm
Oct 31st City of Petersburg Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31 from 6 – 8. Please turn your porch light on to participate
Oct 31st Rawlings trick or treat will be from 6-8pm leave your porch light on
Oct 31st The Town of Ridgeley will have their Halloween on Oct. 31st from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Please where a mask or month covering
Oct 31st Romney Trick or Treating will be held on Saturday, October 31 from 6-8pm. Anyone wishing to participate needs to have their porch lights on! Social distancing is to be observed and protective face coverings are required. Participation is at your own risk. Romney PD will be handing out bags again this year so make sure to stop by their office.
Oct 31st Trick or Treating for Westernport, Luke, Bloomington, Savage River Road and Backbone Mountain will be on Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Suggestions during COVID: If you have had COVID or have been exposed, please do not participate. Candy must be individually wrapped, No homemade goods, Please wear masks, Please practice social distancing
Oct 31st Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a trunk or treat beginning at 5:45pm
Oct 31st Incognito Imagery Studio and Event Center in Cumberland will be hosting a charity ball for Halloween this year Oct 31st from 4pm until 12am. Best dressed/costume contest the winner will get to choose the charity all of the proceeds are donated too as well as a free portrait session. $15 at the door. All ages. There will be a special masquerade drag performance. Live music during the day provided by the Dodges and Black Guy Fawkes. Dj’s will also provide music throughout the evening. https://fb.me/e/1b2ChjuK4
Nov 1st Allegany Radio Corporation will be hosting a Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at our building on Industrial Blvd in Cumberland Sunday, Nov 1st with our partner Weis for providing our candy! Drive through around 9:30 in costume, and grab a treat bag!
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.