Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
One of Stafford’s most beloved events! Each year, October is anchored by Trick-or-Treat on Main Street, a wildly popular (and fun) event that closes Main Street Stafford for a pedestrian-only plaza welcoming costumed families and friends to enjoy a safe and social Halloween event. For two hours - or until candy runs out – local businesses and organizations open their doors or set up tables along historic Main Street to hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters.
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.
Participating Businesses & Organizations
Want to participate, but don't have a downtown address? No worries, adopt a spot! Dress up your booth and your people and have fun! Businesses and civic organizations are encouraged to distribute treats from pop-up locations in Haymarket Common, along sidewalks and other areas of downtown. Businesses and organizations interested in participating should be prepared to provide at least 2,000 pieces of candy. All interested participants are asked to complete this registration form by Monday, October 23, 2023, to ensure timely receipt of important logistical/setup information and direct communication with organizers.
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.
If weather should cause unfavorable conditions, Trick-or-Treat on Main Street will be held on Sunday, October 29 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!
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).
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.