When Do You Trick or Treat?

Oct 22, 2021 at 08:17 am by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN)  When do you trick or treat this year.  2021 is a challenging year for spooks, and made even more so with the fluctuating numbers from COVID-19 along with Halloween falling on Sunday. So what do you do? 

After checking local, state and national sources--there's no rule or even guide post. In other words, neighborhoods and parents need to do what's most comfortable for them. 


Which Night Is Right? 

Area churches, city parks and law enforcement agencies are planning trunk or treats, drive-through trick or treating, hay rides and more. However, they're all on different nights in an effort not to create competition. 

As you recall, COVID restrictions curtailed trick or treating last year, so there is much excitement in 2021. No matter which night you choose, it is thought that the spooks go out in the early evening, usually around 5:00PM and ending by 8:30 or 9:00PM--earlier if it's cold, and the forecast looks as if it will be! 

If you wish to go with majority rules, then Sunday, October 31, between 5:00-8:00PM is the top winner. 

Safety First

Whether we're talking about really youngsters or older kids, make certain that they are visible. Make certain they wear reflective tape and it's smart for them to carry lit plastic pumpkins in which to store their candy or some other flash light. Adults should always be with the children and they should have strong flashlights too. 

Also, keep in mind thaty sunset is around 6:00PM this time of the year and it starts getting dark in the 5:00 o'clock hour. If you have young children, it's safer and a little warmer to knock on doors around 5:30PM. 



Halloween Related Events / Dates and Locations
in or around the Rutherford County, Tennessee Area

Barfield Bash, Haunted Hay Ride / Games
at Barfield Park in Murfreesboro
(Fri. Oct. 22 and Sat. Oct. 23) 5PM to 9PM
Barfield Park - 697 Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro

Zombie Night
at LaVergne Veterans Memorial Park
(Fri. Oct. 22) 7PM to 9PM
Veterans Memorial Park - 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr, La Vergne, TN 

Halloween Trail Walk Treats
at La Vergne Veterans Memorial Park
(Sat. Oct. 23) 1PM to 3PM
Veterans Memorial Park - 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr, La Vergne, TN

Community Fun Day!
at Emery United Methodist Church
(Sat. Oct. 23) 11AM -to 2PM
2989 Emery Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Trick or Treat
at The Avenue in Murfreesboro
(Sat. Oct. 23) Starting at 12 Noon
2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro, TN

Costumes and Candy
at Life Community Church
(Sun. Oct. 24) 4PM to 6PM
7240 Nolensville Rd # 207, Nolensville, TN

Great Pumpkin Fest
at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
(Thur. Oct 28) 4PM to 7PM
Discovery Center at 502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Christian Life
(Sat. Oct. 30) 7PM to 9PM
745 Cason Ln, Murfreesboro, TN

Fall Fellowship / Trunk or Treat
at Walter Hill Church of Christ
(Sat. Oct. 30) 5PM to 8PM
7277 Lebanon Rd, Murfreesboro, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Lakeshore Christian Church
(Sat. Oct. 30) 2PM to 4PM
6600 New Nashville Hwy #110, Smyrna, TN

Trick Or Treat
at Henry Horton Farmer's Market
(Sat. Oct. 30) 8AM to 1PM
4209 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Barfield Baptist Church
(Sun. Oct. 31) 6PM to 8PM
550 Veteran's Parkway, Murfreesboro Tn. 37128

Trunk or Treat
at Centerpointe Apostolic Church
(Sun. Oct. 31) 5PM
1800 New Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Plainview Baptist Church
(Sun. Oct. 31) 5PM
6088 Jim Cummings Hwy, Woodbury, TN

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