Looking for some gifts to take away for Halloween? Trunk or Treats are in abundance this year.
Parents, churches, businesses and former rascals come together to create a fun Halloween experience for kids.
Instead of going door-to-door from house to house, costumed kids walk from trunk to trunk from parking lot to parking lot to pick up candy, stickers, pencils, tattoos, or whatever prizes await them.
Pillowcases, pumpkins and saddlebags worn by superheroes, clowns, scarecrows, dinosaurs and aliens are filled with delicious goodness right in front of their own eyes.
Halloween tailgaters go all out and decorate their rides with spooky cobwebs, monsters, witches, jack-o’-lantern lights, skeletons and other Halloween themed items.
Super devoted adult kids even get in the spirit and don costumes as they show off their transformed trunks.
Many trunks or treats are just a hairy arm of a bestial event. Some hosts offer activities such as horror movies, carnival-style games, bonfires, face painting, and costume contests for people, cars, bikes, and pets. Participants can even win free food!
The following is just a small piece of Trunk or Treat events happening in our readership area.
- Halloween Trunk or Treat presented by Hopewell Prince George Healthy Families and Hopewell Police Department on Sunday, October 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station.
- Monster Truck Trunk-or-Treat presented by Keystone Grill on Saturday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum in Colonial Heights.
- Trunk or Treat presented by Deborah School of Dance on Saturday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Dinwiddie County.
- Trunk or Treat presented by Colonial Harley-Davidson on Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Contactless trunk or treat presented by Boulevard Flower Gardens on Thursday, October 28 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Chesterfield.
- Trunk or Treat presented by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday October 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Petersburg.
- Trunk or Treat at Harvest Ween presented by Hopewell Downtown Partnership, local business owners, vendors at the Hopewell Farmers Market and Recreation and Parks on Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m. in the historic downtown Hopewell district.
- Chester Small Business Halloween Trunk or Treat presented by Evolution Dance Center, Kat’s Hair Studio, O! So Chic, Burn Boot Camp, Front Door Realty, The Flowered Cheetah Modern & Vintage, Wells Realty, RVA Cannabis, She Chester Boutique, Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn, A Pet’s Tale and Pockets of Time on Saturday October 30 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Stop by each Chester shopping location above for freebies, in-store specials, and more family fun.
Visit host websites and Facebook pages for event information and directions.
– Kristi K. Higgins, aka The Social Butterfly columnist, is The Progress-Index’s Trending Topics and Food Q&A reporter. Do you have any advice on trends or local businesses? Contact Kristi (her, her) at [email protected], follow @KHiggins_PI on Twitter, and subscribe to progress-index.com.