This Fall and Halloween season has been different than most, to say the least. Between the COVID closures and social distancing restrictions, families have had to get creative and do their research concerning festive community events. Thankfully, there are many ways for the kids to get their trick-or-treat fix this weekend and still have the memorable Halloween that we’ve all been hoping for! Here is a list of various trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat events around the Triangle! And don’t forget to take advantage of what’s left of the fall events, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches that are still open, too!
Socially Distanced Trick-or-Treating – Durham
- Friday, October 30th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at Hi-Wire Brewing.
- Enjoy an afternoon full of Halloween music, beer, and trick-or-treating for the kids!
- Admission is $10 and all proceeds go to Crayons 2 Calculators.
Trunk or Treat at Sanderford Road Park – Raleigh
- Friday, October 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Sanderford Road Park.
- Families can drive through the park and enjoy trunk-or-treating at all of the decorated trunks!
- Saturday, October 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
- Drive through the trail and enjoy all of the decorations put on by the city and local businesses! Once you get to the end of the trail, each child will get a trick-or-treat bag of candy to take home.
- Online registration is required for this event.
- Friday, October 30th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Bridge Fellowship Church.
- Enjoy a night of socially distant trunk-or-treating and activities in the parking lot of the church!
- Online registration is encouraged for this event.
- Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Clayton General Store.
- Get the kiddos dressed up and head over to the general store for an abundance of trick-or-treating and a costume contest!
- Saturday, October 31st from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Harley-Davidson.
- Get dressed up and enjoy trick-or-treating, test rides, and lunch with the family!
Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat Trail – Durham
- Saturday, October 31st from 1:00 – 3:00 pm throughout downtown Durham.
- Drive around downtown Durham with the family and enjoy trick-or-treating at the various participating businesses.
- Saturday, October 31st from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at Athens Drive Baptist Church.
- Hosted by the Glory of God Christian Fellowship, dress the kids up and enjoy a drive-thru trunk-or-treat afternoon.
- Saturday, October 31st, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.
- Get the family together and meet the wonderful staff at Rose of Sharon while enjoying their festive trunk-or-treat event!
- Saturday, October 31st from 1:00 – 4:00 pm throughout the Crossroads Plaza.
- Get the family dressed up and head down to Crossroads Plaza for an afternoon full of entertaining music, activities, and trick-or-treating at the various stores and restaurants!
Grace of Durham Fall Festival – Durham
- Saturday, October 31st from 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Grace of Durham Church.
- Enjoy a night of not only trick-or-treating but a drive-thru movie, costume contest, and food trucks!
Food Truck Flix – Durham
- Friday, October 30th from 5:30 – 10:00 pm at Frontier RTP
- Enjoy a screening of “Alien”, trunk-or-treating, a costume contest, and various local food trucks! Gates open at 5:30 and the movie screens at 7:30.
- Saturday, October 31st from 4:30 – 11:00 pm at Frontier RTP
- Enjoy a special Halloween screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, trunk-or-treating, local food trucks, and a costume contest!
- There will be two screenings: 6:00 pm (gates open at 4:30) and 9:30 pm (gates open at 8:00).
- Admission to each screening is $25 per car.
As usual, make sure to bring masks for the whole family and plenty of hand sanitizer! Many events are still requiring these safety measures.
Are you skeptical of public trick-or-treating events and find that you’re looking for something fun to do within your own neighborhood or home? There are still plenty of fun ways to get creative for the kids this year!
- Reverse trick-or-treat – Have all of the kids dress up and have them sit and play on the front lawn. The adults in the neighborhood can then walk or drive around and give the candy to them in a safe manner, instead of the kids reaching into the same community bowl.
- Fill plastic eggs with candy – Place the candy plastic eggs or goodie bags and scatter them around the yard or driveway and monitor as kids come to get theirs. You can do this for just your own family or as your contribution to the neighborhood trick-or-treat!
- Have a neighborhood car parade – Have the neighborhood decorate their cars and drive around throwing candy out to the kids! They’ll get their usual candy and get the added bonus of a festive parade!
- Have a virtual costume party – Get the kids dressed in their costumes and have special treat baskets waiting for them. Get comfortable on the couch and have a virtual party with your closest friends and family. The kids can show of their costumes and enjoy their candy in the safety of your home! When the party is done, you’re primed and ready for a spooky movie night!
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, have a happy and safe Halloween weekend!