Downtown trick-or-treating is Friday

City officials declined to tell local residents when they should have neighborhood trick-or-treating, so most families will likely stick with Sunday.

Hopkinsville’s annual downtown trick-or-treating for children, sponsored by the Division of Parks and Recreation, will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, when local merchants and volunteers will hand out candy and other give-a-ways along Main Street between Sixth and 13th streets. 

Although the city had been thinking of an indoor alternative for Friday, officials with the Division of Parks and Recreation announced Thursday that they are sticking with the outdoor tradition even if it rains.

Meanwhile, the city has declined to suggest if families should have their neighborhood trick-or-treating on a day other than Halloween, which is Sunday this year. The lack of a specific suggestion likely leaves the observance of Halloween on Oct. 31.

“The City of Hopkinsville/Mayor’s Office does not traditionally set dates/hours for neighborhood Trick-or-Treating,” a post states on the city’s Facebook page.

The announcement was apparently in response to some confusion about whether neighborhood trick-or-treating should be on another day since Halloween falls on Sunday this year. 

Downtown trick-or-treating is Friday

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at

Hopkinsville Art Guild exhibit up at museum
Jennifer P. Brown
The latest on the omicron variant of COVID-19
Julia Hunter

Stay Informed