In Racine County, children light up with excitement, looking at brightly lit front porches, on Halloween night. Finding out where and when Trick or Treating will take place can help you prepare for these spooktacular events. 

COVID-19 won’t stop Racine County from participating in Halloween activities. Stay up to date with information regarding Halloween by following this 2020 resource guide. 

2020 Halloween Trick or Treating 

  • Village of North Bay– Canceled due to COVID-19 safety concerns
  • The City of Racine- October 31, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    • City of Racine Health Department advises against the event
    • If participating, follow these guidelines:
      • Adults and children should be masked (spooky or otherwise) indoors and outside 
      • Candy should be handed out by one masked individual (children should not reach into bowls), and use hand hygiene between trick-or-treaters 
      • Families collecting candy should put their collected candy aside for at least 72 hours as an additional precaution 
      • Avoid in-person haunted houses, large public gathers, in-person indoor parties, happy hours or socializing at bars 
      • Stay within your own neighborhood/municipality, avoid traveling to others 
      • Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms 
      • Social distance at least 6 feet apart, indoors and outdoors, from non-household members 
      • Sanitize your hands frequently – after covering a cough or sneeze, touching your mask, or collecting candy  
  • Downtown Racine– Candy Crawl 
    • Trick or Treat at 25 Downtown Businesses 
    • 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
    • October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 
    • Map of locations will be available here or at the Downtown Racine Corporation Office at 425 Main St. beginning October 15 
  • Village of Rochester October 31, 2020 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
    • Turn on your porch light if you wish to participate
    • The Village strongly recommends following CDC guidelines as follows:  
      • Participate in one-way trick or treating with individually wrapped goodie bags
      • Goodie bags should be grab and go while social distancing
      • Have table at the end of yard/driveway
      • When prepping goodie bags, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing
  • Village of Sturtevant- Trick or Treating: October 31, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 
    • Food Truck Spooktacular Event: October 31, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at South Park
    • Family Costume Judging Contest: October 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m. at South Park
    • Bonfire- October 31, 2020, 8 p.m. at South Park 
  • Village of Union Grove October 31, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 
  • Village of Waterford October 31, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Town of Waterford-October 31, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Village of Wind Point- October 31, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
    • Guidelines to follow:
      • Masks should be worn by all individuals
      • Those handing out candy should not do so directly at their door
      • Set up a table outside, recommended at the end of the driveway
        • If using table, spread out the treats
      • Eat candy upon returning home
      • Treats should be placed in individual bags or cups
      • Socially distance between other Trick or Treaters who do not live in your household
      • Use hand sanitizer frequently

Alternative Halloween Activities 

Check out alternative ways celebrate Halloween, by continuing to read below. If you are choosing not to participate in Trick or Treating, you still can enjoy the spirit of the season. Enjoy these socially distanced or at home activities. 

  • Pumpkin carving 
  • Visit a corn maze 
    • Check out a corn maze at pumpkin farm in Racine County 
  • Take pictures at a Sunflower field 
    • Take a bundle of sunflowers home 
  • Watch a movie
    • Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, Mickey’s House of Villains 
  • Bake Halloween themed desserts 
    • Marshmallow Pumpkin Balls, Caramel Apples
  • Apple picking 
    • Visit a local apple orchard
  • Decorate the house 
    • Make the inside and outside look spooktacular. 
  • Halloween Zoom costume party
    • Dress up in a costume, plan a date to meet with friends over Zoom
    • Vote for the best dressed

October 31 will be here before we know it. Participate in Trick or Treating around Racine County by following the schedule above. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, enjoy other activities. 

Contact Emma at the Racine County Eye with any information about Halloween events at ewidmar@racinecountyeye.com. Tap into what’s happening in the community by following the Racine County Eye Celebrations here

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