Halloween is just around the corner, but considering this year’s holiday falls on a Tuesday night, some Richmond families may be looking for a more weekend-oriented option. Besides, not every street is safely navigable at night for little ghouls and goblins.
Trunk-or-treat — where costumed kids can do their trick-or-treating around a parking lot — is a great options for families who want to do Halloween a little differently this year.
Here are some trunk-or-treat events with fun for kids and parents:
Chesterfield County Fairgrounds | Tuesday, Oct. 24
Come in costume to the fairground for this county sponsored event. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy food vendors, music, and plenty of seasonal treats. Pro tip: The county recommends parking at nearby L.C. Byrd or Salem Church MS.
Independence Golf Club | Thursday, Oct. 26
This Midlo golf course is hosting a trunk-or-treat as part of its “Rockin’ at Indy” concert series. This installment, running from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature a bounce house, food vendors, and live music from Sweet Justice. Tickets are $5.
Virginia Museum of History and Culture | Friday, Oct. 27
This Museum District event will feature 17+ partner organizations including Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, the Richmond Public Library, and the Poe Museum. From 5 to 7 p.m., kids can enjoy games, free museum admission, and plenty of candy. Registration is requested.
Mabel’s | Friday, Oct. 27
Powhatan County’s favorite specialty milkshake shack is hosting its second annual trunk-or-treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Children of all ages are welcome.
Hardywood West Creek | Sunday, Oct. 29
Head to the brewery from 12 to 4 p.m. for candy, fall activities, and food trucks. 5% of all beer sales — to grown-ups only, of course — will go to Greater Richmond SCAN.
Looking for more Halloween events around Richmond? We’ve got plenty.