I grew up on the West Coast. Trick or Treat was on Oct 31st each year. Trick or treat was done in the dark.

When I was a child in the 1970s, local authorities, elected officials and newspeople played zero 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.

Same country that stages a big celebration of freedom and independence in early July. Same country that once taught a spirit of adventure to small children on Columbus Day.


In the news:

Oct 11, 2023 WJET

2023 trick-or-treat, trunk-or-treat times around NWPA

In Crawford County, the event has been moved to a different week. Your family will start at 6:00 and be done for the year at 7:30 p.m.

Crawford County Trick-or-Treat Times

Cambridge Springs Twp: Oct. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

City of Meadville: Oct. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Vernon Twp: Oct. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Oct 10, 2023 CBS 58 Newsroom

Happy Halloween! List of 2023 trick-or-treat times in southeast Wisconsin

BELGIUM picked a different day:

Trick-or-treat Sunday, Oct. 29 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Trick-or-treat Sunday, Oct. 29 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.



Trick-or-treat Tuesday, Oct. 31 5-7:30 p.m.

Mom or Dad might have to jump through their ass to commute home from work on Tuesday to get the kids ready for trick or treating and get started at 5:00. The rest of the community might 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.


Trick-or-treat Tuesday, Oct. 31 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


October 10, 2023 Canton Repository

Here are the trick-or-treat times for Canton-area communities

Hey Minerva Moms and Dads: get your ass through the workday commute to prep the family for Trick or Treat starting at 1630. “Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m


Oct 11, 2023 The Meadville Tribune

Trick-or-treat times set in Crawford County communities

Crawford County moves the event to the Thursday before Halloween:

Oct. 26

Borough of Cambridge Springs, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Cochranton, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Meadville, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Sadsbury Township, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Vernon Township, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

More here:

X-Ray Your Halloween Candy – 2021

When did American families start waiting to be told when trick or treating would begin & end?

Halloween Safety Tips 2021

Scary is OK for Halloween

Halloween has been moved to Thursday

Stay in your homes and wait for further instructions.

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









A hand once 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.