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When is Trick or Treating?  Some communities do Saturday this year

With Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, there can be some confusion as to when to take the kids out to make treats.

To help remove some of the confusion, News 19 checked out the Tennessee Valley to see what local cities were recommending, if any.

If you don’t like having to choose between church activities or a neighborhood candy run, at least you don’t have to make the roll for six years; the next time Halloween falls on a Sunday will be in 2027.


Athens city organizers said they are having events for Halloween, including a trunk or treat in the plaza sponsored by first responders.


We have contacted the town of Albertville regarding the door to door, but have not received a response at this time. Check back later for an update.

The Busted Oak Burbon Society is hosting a 1920s-inspired Halloween party for adults on Saturday, October 30.


The Arab city will be hosting treats and celebrating the Halloween holiday.

“We are celebrating Halloween on the actual date of October 31,” said Mayor Bob Joslin. “Several churches have scheduled activities at their facilities on this date, but a tour or door-to-door treatment is still provided for those who wish.”


Boaz mayor David Dyer said they were recommending door-to-door candy or a spell on Saturday. “In the past, when Halloween fell on a Sunday, the community would take a trick or treat on Saturday.”

The Boaz Chamber of Commerce is organizing a trick-or-treat event on Saturday October 30th.


Although the city of Decatur has not announced a specific day for the citywide trick-or-treat, there will be a trick-or-treat in downtown Decatur on Thursday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A Halloween party will be held at Delano Park on October 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. She will move to Fort Decatur if it rains.


Florence Mayor Andy Betterton issued a proclamation encouraging citizens to observe Halloween activities on Saturday, October 30.

Fort Payne

The town of Fort Payne will be doing a sleight of hand this Halloween. The organizers are also having a Halloween Block Party on Sunday, October 31 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the VFW Fairgrounds.


The town of Guntersville said it plans to observe Halloween on Sunday night.


We have contacted the town of Hartselle, but we have not received a response yet. Check back later for an update.


While city officials have said they are not making recommendations on when to give out candy or a spell, Huntsville Police will be hosting their Halloween party with a haunted house at the Jaycees Building in John Hunt Park on Saturday, October 30. – a treat parade is also taking place at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment on Saturday.


The City of Madison will not be making this decision for the community. “We leave the trick-or-treat decisions to parents, neighborhoods and respective organizations,” Madison Mayor Paul Finley said.

A trunk or a treat takes place at Toyota Field on Saturday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Asked about the door-to-door, Moulton Mayor Roger Weatherwax said, “We let the community make that decision.”

FUNderdome Skating Center to host Halloween costume party on Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Muscle benches

Officials from the Town of Muscle Shoals didn’t make a recommendation on a specific day to celebrate Halloween saying, “We’re going to leave that to the various organizations and neighborhoods that are still getting together and planning events.”


The City of Scottsboro has not recommended door-to-door, but is hosting Halloween in the plaza on Saturday, October 30. There will be a vendor fair during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and trunk or sweets and other activities from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Halloween carnival will be held the same day at Rec * Com.