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Halloween 2019

In the news:

Gallipolis, Ohio

Local authorities dictate a one hour window for trick-or-treat time 2019. For some reason, Halloween will be observed exactly one week in advance of October 31st.

Your family will start at 5:30 and be done for the year at 6:30 p.m.

“The Gallipolis Police Department recently announced times for Trick-or-Treat set for the Gallipolis.”

“The annual event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. All drivers are reminded to be cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.”

Much of the article above includes detailed safety tips such as dressing the kids up in reflective gear so they look like a county road maintenance crew. It’s clear that most of the WWII generation is gone now.

For more about safety, please visit our safety tips page:

Halloween Safety Tips 2019


Ashville, Ohio Trick-or-Treat date and time:

Oct. 27 4-5:30pm


Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Saturday, Oct. 26

2-4 p.m.


East Canton Ohio trick or treat time:

3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27


Rochester, Wisconsin

Sunday, Oct. 27

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


New Middletown, Ohio

Trick or Treat: Oct. 31, from 6-7 p.m.


Reedsville, Ohio

Trick or Treat: Thursday October 24, 6 – 7 p.m.


Bayside, Wisconsin

Halloween 2019: Milwaukee area trick-or-treat times

Bayside: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m.


When I was a child in the 1970s, local authorities and elected officials played no role in telling families when trick or treating would begin or end.


Killing Halloween – 2018

Local Authorities Work to Crush Halloween


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Halloween still seven weeks out.

Local authorities dictate a 1.5 hour window for trick-or-treat time 2017:

Trick-or-treat in city limits Oct. 31

Your family will start at 6:00 and be done for the year at 7:30 p.m.

Several locations have decided that your family will be done Trick-or-Treating for the year at 7:00 p.m. on the 31st.

Who gets to make decisions on how your family will behave? Not parents? Not you & the others who live in the cul-de-sac? Not the people who planned the block party last summer? Not the people who have created and enjoyed Halloween traditions in the neighborhood?

Same country that made a big deal of celebrating freedom & independence early in July.

When did government authorities take on the role of deciding when families/kids go out to trick-or-treat?

No such effort when I was growing up.


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Too early for Halloween decorations?






Photo- Phone booth at remote campground with no camp host or cell reception.


When did scary Halloween decorations turn into this?


Scary is OK for Halloween-

Halloween Safety Tips 2015