Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. along Main and Grace Streets
It’s time to carve up a pumpkin, put on a witch’s hat, mask or cape and hit the streets of downtown Smithfield. The 22nd annual Safe Trick or Treat is Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Main Street. The street is awhirl with costumes — from bunnies to grim reapers and everything in between. Up to 3,00 people have been known to participate.
Businesses and organizations line the street with buckets of treats, followed by a costume contest for all ages on The Smithfield Times gazebo stage. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. and prizes, donated by local businesses, will be awarded.
Pumpkin artists can enter their creations in the Jack-o-lantern contest. Drop off pumpkins at The Smithfield Times from 4-5:30 p.m. Be sure to include a clearly printed name and candles for nighttime judging. Prizes are provided by local businesses.
Cookies and lemonade also available.
Once activities wind up on Main Street, trick-or-treaters often head over to Grace Street, where residents pull out all the stops in decorations and candy.
A town ordinance restricts trick-or-treating to children age 12 and under.
Safe Trick or Treat is sponsored each year by downtown merchants, The Smithfield Times and the Smithfield Police Department.
For more information call 757.357.3288.
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