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Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Put on your favorite costumes and join the fun! Each year, Stafford's Main Street closes to auto traffic and opens as a pedestrian walkway for costumed families to enjoy a safe and social Halloween event. For two hours - or until candy runs out - costumed kiddos collect goodies from participating businesses, the First United Methodist Church (8 Church Street, where Trunk-or-Treat is held), and in Haymarket Common, which hosts additional Stafford businesses and civic groups wanting to distribute treats from “pop-up” tables or booths.

A Main Street parking ban will begin at 2:00 p.m.

A road closure will be in effect from 4pm-6pm (from the Holt Fountain to Route 140).

Stafford Garden Club Scarecrow Contest

Augmenting trick-or-treat activities, the Stafford Garden Club also hosts their Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest; homemade creations line Main Street throughout the month of October and with final voting taking place during Trick-or-Treat on Main Street.

Off-Main business and organizations

Want to participate and pass out candy, but don't have a Main Street Address? Businesses and organizations are welcome to set up a table/canopy in Haymarket Common, the adjoining gravel lot, and along the sidewalks. If you would like Want to participate and pass out candy, but don't have a Main Street Address? We ask you please RSVP for your business/organization and to receive important logistical information. 

Donation Drive

Since its inception, Trick-or-Treat on Main Street has grown exponentially and has become an annual destination for hundreds of families. This cornerstone community event is made possible only by the generosity of participating businesses and organizations. To help alleviate some of their sizable out-of-pocket expenses a candy, a candy drive is currently underway. Any brand/type is graciously accepted, but request all candy individually wrapped/sealed. Every bag helps! If you can help, please drop candy donations to Stafford Town Hall (front lobby) or call/text 860-331-0243.

Weather

If weather should cause unfavorable conditions, Trick-or-Treat on Main Street will be held on Sunday, October 30, from 4:00 pm - 6:00pm.

A big THANK YOU to our local merchants, businesses, community organizations, First Responders, and Town crews for making this event possible!

Road Closure

  • A Main Street parking ban begins at 2:00 p.m.

  • A road closure will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (from the Holt Fountain to Route 140).

Detour

West Main Street traffic will be rerouted to Highland Terrace and River Road traffic will be redirected to Furnace Avenue for the event duration. A parking ban will be in effect for Highland Terrace and on High Street – from Benton Street to Edgewood Street. Benton Street to Church Street will be reserved for church parking only.

Local PD and the Stafford C.E.R.T. Team will be present to direct traffic and ensure the safety of those attending Trick-or-Treat on Main Street.

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