Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Locations in Fairfield County

Trunk or Treat in Fairfield County, Connecticut 2017

Do you live in a part of Fairfield County where the roads are windy and you don't have any sidewalks or streetlights? Then you know you need to venture out and find a safe place to trick or treat. Or maybe you just don't love the idea of having your kids do the whole door-to-door asking for candy thing in the dark. Whatever the reason, there is a simpler and safer alternative called Trunk-or-Treat. Haven't heard of it? It's like a Halloween tailgate, where families gather in a church or community parking lot and children trick or treat from car to decorated car. These popular events confine the confections to a safe, central spot and many of them aim to keep the mayhem to a minimum. Trunk or treats tend to start early, so you don't have to deal with any spooky meltdowns in the dark. Better yet, these events usually add more fun to the mix with food, activities, games and even campfires. In our round up, we've included Trunk-or-Treat events as well as similarly structured events that provide a centralized trick or treating experience.

All you really need to do is dress the kids in their costumes, pile into the car and show up at one of these events. But if you want to be part of the fun, just call ahead to find out the details about volunteering your own trunk or tailgate. The other great thing is that these events typically aren't scheduled for Halloween night... just don't tell your kids or else they'll go into sugar shock just thinking about all of the trunk-or-treating possibilities.

McKinley School Trunk or Treat—Fairfield
Saturday, October 21
This popular trunk-or-treat is hosted by the PTA from McKinley Elementary School. There is a trick -- it's $5/child, but well worth it as last year's event drew over 800 people and the money raised supports the school. 

McKinley School, 60 Thompson Street, 203-255-8318

Trunk or Treat Street—Redding
Friday, October 27
This event turns the parking lot of the Redding Community Center into Trunk or Treat Street, where costumed kids get candy from elaborately decorated cars. The community center will be open with refreshments and musical entertainment. Admission is one bag of candy per child. Preregistration requested.

Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Rd, 203-938-2551

Trick or Treat Street—Bethel
Saturday, October 28
This annual event kicks off with a magic show at the Municipal Center followed by Halloween activities on the lawn and Trick or Treating along Greenwood Avenue. These events will be followed by a movie on the Green. 

Municipal Center Lawn, 1 School Street, 203-743-6500

Halloween Walk—Ridgefield
Saturday, October 28
The merchants of Ridgefield open their doors to local trick or treaters during the day. 

Downtown RIdgefield, Main Street and Danbury Road

Noroton Presbyterian Church—Darien
Sunday, October 29
There are two rules here: nothing scary and have fun! Treats will be handed out from decorated trunks in the church's parking area. 

Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Rd, 203-655-1451

Halloween on the Green—Fairfield
Sunday, October 29
Formerly known as "Trick or Treat on Safety Street," this town-wide event has moved to the grounds of the Fairfield Museum and History Center and will include a Halloween village, a costume parade, and a pet parade.

Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd, 203‑259‑1598

Trunk or Treat—Norwalk
Tuesday, October 31
This popular family event hosted by the Word Alive Church includes games, activities, and candy for children up to age 10.

536 West Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850​

Photo courtesy of Tara Wilcox

Originally published on 10/9/2012.

McKinley School
60 Thompson Street
06825 Fairfield , CT
Phone: 203-255-8318
41° 10' 45.8544" N, 73° 14' 15.666" W
Union Memorial Church
58 Church Street
06906 Stamford , CT
Phone: 203-324-6715
41° 4' 16.2624" N, 73° 31' 17.2272" W
Municipal Center Lawn
1 School Street
06801 Bethel , CT
Phone: 203-743-6500
41° 22' 21.7236" N, 73° 24' 46.4436" W
Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Rd
06896 Redding , CT
Phone: 203-938-2551
41° 18' 39.4236" N, 73° 23' 5.0712" W
Noroton Presbyterian Church
2011 Post Rd
06820 Darien , CT
Phone: 203-655-1451
41° 3' 38.0556" N, 73° 29' 18.1212" W
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Rd
06824 Fairfield , CT
Phone: 203‑259‑1598
41° 8' 28.6836" N, 73° 14' 55.5036" W
Brookfield Town Hall
100 Pocono Road
06804 Brookfield , CT
Phone: 203-775-7310
41° 27' 55.7496" N, 73° 23' 58.1352" W
Eagle Riders 588
6 Mott Street
06850 Norwalk , CT
Phone: 203-838-5003
41° 7' 0.2568" N, 73° 24' 59.94" W