When I was a child in the 1970s, local authorities, elected officials and newspeople played no role in telling families when trick or treating would begin or end.

Today, Moms and Dads wait until their trick or treat schedule is published in order to map out family plans for the event.

For sure, this was the case before current news Re: COVID-19.

Oct 19, 2020 WOWK News

2020 Trick-or-Treat dates and times

“Mason: October 29, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.”

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. For some reason, it will be observed on Thursday in Mason, WV.

Hope Mom and Dad aren’t having to commute home from work on Thursday the 29th. It might be a rush to leave work, prep the kids and hit the street by 6 p.m. Your trick or treat time for 2020 ends 60 minutes later in Mason.


Oct 23, 2020 The Daily Jeffersonian

Local Trick-or-Treat times

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year unless you live in Caldwell or Kimbolton/North Salem:

Thursday, October 29:

Caldwell, 6 to 7 p.m.

Mom or Dad might have to jump through their ass to commute home from work on Thursday to get the kids ready for trick or treating, get started at 5:30 and be done for the year one hour later. The rest of the community will also be rushing during the rush hour in order to get home in time to welcome the little ones to their door.

Deal with it families.

Kimbolton/North Salem, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Local authorities dictate a one hour window for trick-or-treat time 2020:

Saturday, October 31:

New Concord, 6 to 7 p.m.


Not COVID-19 related:


Gallipolis, Ohio


Trick-or-treat in Gallipolis

Still six weeks out and local authorities dictate a one hour window for trick-or-treat time 2019. For some reason, Halloween will be observed exactly one week in advance of October 31st.

Your family will start at 5:30 and be done for the year at 6:30 p.m.

“The Gallipolis Police Department recently announced times for Trick-or-Treat set for the Gallipolis.”

“The annual event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. All drivers are reminded to be cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.”

Much of the article above includes detailed safety tips such as dressing the kids up in reflective gear so they look like a county road maintenance crew. It’s clear that most of the WWII generation is gone now.

More here:

Local Ohio Authorities Dictate One Hour Window For Trick-Or-Treat Time. Same as 2019.

Stay in your homes and wait for further instructions.

X-Ray Your Halloween Candy – 2019

Killing Halloween – 2018

Local Authorities Work to Crush Halloween

Scary is OK for Halloween-

Halloween Safety Tips 2019



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Hand raised to ask how a country that can’t stop bragging about freedom, thanking The Troops for freedoms, staging July 4th events celebrating freedom and fighting undeclared/unwon wars for freedom is not OK with Moms and Dads running the show on October 31st.