Trick-or-Treating Tips & Times

Halloween is just around the corner and soon your little ghosts and ghouls will be out collecting candy! Below are some tips to keep your Halloween festivities safe and fun, as well as a list of area trick-or-treat times.

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips 

  • Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see trick-or-treaters.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Tips courtesy of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention


Area Trick-or-Treat Times

  • Dubuque, IA – Friday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Asbury, IA – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Belmont, WI – Friday, Oct. 31st , 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Cuba City, WI – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dyersville, IA – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Earlville, IA – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5-6:30p.m.
  • East Dubuque, IL – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Epworth, IA – Thursday, Oct. 30th, 6-7 p.m.
  • Galena, IL – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Hazel Green, WI – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Maquoketa, IA – Friday, Oct. 31st, 5-7 p.m.
  • Monticello, IA – Friday, Oct. 31st, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Peosta, IA – Friday, Oct. 31st, 6- 7:30 p.m.
  • Platteville, WI – Friday, Oct. 31st, 4-7 p.m.
  • Shullsburg, – WI – Friday, Oct. 31st, 6-8 p.m

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