When’s Trick-Or-Treating? Northwest Iowa Communities Hope For Nice Weather

Northwest Iowa — More and more corn is being harvested. Many trees are in beautiful color, but more and more of their leaves are falling every day. And pumpkins and other fall decorations are everywhere. It could only mean one thing. Soon little ghosts and goblins will be ringing your doorbell and shouting, “Trick or treat!”

But will the weather be nice? As the magic 8 ball would say, signs are starting to point to “no.”

In Sheldon, Downtown trick-or-treating will be on Halloween evening, Tuesday, October 31st from 4:30-5:30 p.m. That’s when all the little ghosts and goblins walk around to all the different businesses downtown and get candy and whatever else the businesspeople are handing out. Then, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., it’s what they call “citywide” trick or treating. In other words, that’s the time that the residents of Sheldon will turn on their porch lights and welcome costumed visitors to their doors for some good old-fashioned trick-or-treating. In past years there was also a special time set aside to trick-or-treat at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care, but this year they’re not doing trick-or-treating there.

Due to the predicted cold, wet weather, and possibly even snow, the Sheldon Prairie Arts Historical Park Halloween Carnival, which was to have been this Saturday afternoon 10/28, has been canceled for this year. However, they will be at Trunk or Treat at the Faith Community Church (the former Methodist Church) at 506 8th Street on Halloween evening, October 31st, starting at 4:00 p.m.

In Orange City, they’re doing things a little early this year. Orange City Chamber merchants will do their business trick or treat this FRIDAY from noon until 5 p.m. The Orange City Chamber says to remember to stop at Stadscentrum as they will be handing out candy there as well.

In George, they have decided that due to the upcoming cold, wet conditions, and snow, they are moving their Trunk or Treat event indoors.
It will be in the George Community Room downtown on Saturday (October 28) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. You’re asked to enter through the north door. There will be treats, guessing games, voting for your favorite class pumpkin, hot dogs, hot chocolate, and more. George residents tell us that door to door trick or treating there will be Halloween night, October 31st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In Rock Rapids, their Halloween Parade will start at 4:00 p.m. Kids in costume will snake around the downtown area and receive candy and whatever else the merchants are handing out this year. It’ll start on the southwest side of Sunshine Foods.

Everyone is hoping for good weather, as the forecast for the weekend is for snow, and at last report, Halloween highs will only be in the 30s, with lows in the teens.


Local News