2020 Halloween events
Due to COVID-19, officials ask that residents follow appropriate health and safety guidelines including wearing a mask and maintaining social distance, and unless otherwise specified, the following events are intended for the residents of each municipality. Submit your fall events to email@example.com.
• The Northern Lehigh Recreation Authority, a multi-municipal authority supported by the boroughs of Walnutport and Slatington and Washington Township, will be sponsoring its annual trunk or treat event for residents from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23. Join us for a night of fun and fright, spooks and ghouls! There will be trunk or treat for the kids (with prizes for the best decorated trunks) and other spooky stuff! COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Check out www.northernlehighrec.org or the authority’s Facebook page for more information or contact Northern Lehigh Rec at 484-633-0093 / firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Lehigh Valley Hot Air Association is hosting Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat and Hot Air Balloon Glow from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Slatington Airport. Drive through and see the balloons, or get out of their car and pay for lawn seating with trick-or-treating. There will also be tethered and nontethered hot air balloon rides and photo ops. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3kLj96r.
• The Schuylkill County Historical Society will hold its popular Haunted History Walking Tours on Oct. 17, 24 and 31. There will be a choice of three tours - the Charles Baber Cemetery, Guinea Hill and the Gallows - each starting a different Pottsville location. COVID-19 protocols will be in effect, and participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For tour schedules, cost and more information, call the society at 570-622-7540.
• Ross Township’s annual Halloween Pet Parade is at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Ross Township park. Attendees and their pets are encouraged to come in costume. There will be four categories with prizes: Scariest, Cutest, Most Original and Owner Look-Alike. Everyone will parade around the park while the judges watch and take notes.
Trick or treat
Bowmanstown: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 31, trunk or treat in front of the borough fire station, Lime Street between Ore and Hamilton streets
Chestnuthill Township: 6-8 Oct. 31
Coaldale: 6-8 Oct. 31
East Penn Township: 6-8 Oct. 28 trunk or treat at community center
Eldred Township: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 31
Jim Thorpe: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
Lansford: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Lehighton: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28
Lower Towamensing: Canceled
Nesquehoning: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. No rain date
North Manheim Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Palmerton: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
Parryville: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Polk Township: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. No rain date
Ross Township: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
Rush Township: Canceled
Schuylkill Township: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Rain date Nov. 1
Slatington: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28
Summit Hill: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Rain date Nov. 1
Tamaqua: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
Towamensing Township: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
Walnutport: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28
Walker Township: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, New England Fire Company on 7 Miller Lane in Tamaqua
West End Volunteer Fire Company Station 43: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, drive-thru
West Penn: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31