Halloween Trunk-or-Treat locations in Fairfield County

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 expereince.

Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat for Long Island Kids

There's nothing like trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood right here on Long Island, or heading to your favorite downtown to fill up on treats from local businesses. You know how to traverse every nook and cranny. Plus, you probably have a good idea which houses to avoid and which to knock on twice for those sweet rewards. The camaraderie among neighbors can fill residents with pride.

But sometimes change is good.

So which Long Island neighborhoods are best for trick-or-treating? We prefer ones that have houses close together, banks of merchants who participate, are well lit and have minimal traffic running through them. Read on for a list of our favorites.

Check out our Halloween Guide for more Long Island trick-or-treating fun, including these top events for kids and not-too-scary haunted houses and walks.

16 NYC Restaurants Serving Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings—and to spend hours in the kitchen, right? Eh, we New Yorkers of small space fame and rapid-fire takeout options often prefer to let someone else handle our annual turkey fest. Of course, in New York City we can choose from a number of award-winning restaurants for that amazing dinner. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a number of options in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to make this November 24 as easy and delicious as possible.

Now, instead of deep-cleaning your apartment to meet those far-flung relatives (and their expectations), you can spend the night before in a more festive way—say watching the inflation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons. After all, what could be of a more New York City Thanksgiving experience than that?

Say Boo at the Zoo: 5 LA and OC Zoos with Cool Halloween Events

Let the record show that there is more than one way to smash a pumpkin, and handing it to a hippo is definitely one of them. A gorilla does the job pretty well, too, as does a tiger, or—well, just about any other animal at the zoo. This discovery by our nation's zookeepers has led to a peculiar Halloween tradition—that we highly recommend!

Each year Southern California's zoos (and Griffith Park is only one of the options, as you'll see below) plan Halloween events, usually treating resident critters to their favorite delicacies stuffed inside pumpkins. For some, the delicacy may actually be the pumpkin itself (chomp chomp), while the more carnivorously inclined seem to view the pumpkins more as wrapping paper (smash smash). Either way, zoo animals smashing pumpkins ups the ante on traditional pumpkin patches. Check out all the beastly fun at Southland zoos this season.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Enchanted Forest Trail, Spooky Fest October 15-16

Hop into autumn at the Sands Point Fall Festival or enjoy not-so-spooky attractions and activities at Spooky Fest at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Art and adventure await at the Westbury Street Fair. And approved for adults and children of all ages and abilities is the HappyFest Obstacle Course in Calverton.

Also, as the temperature starts to drop, now is the perfect time to peruse our Long Island Classes Guide to find indoor, educational opportunities for children of all ages.

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Weekend Fun For Houston Kids: Festivals, Pumpkins, Zoo Boo, Oct 15-16

With Halloween right around the corner, you can be sure to find plenty of spooky houses and pumpkin patches around to take the family to town. For something different this weekend, check out the Korean Festival or Italian Festival. If you are feeling adventurous, then drive up north for the Renaissance Festival.

October is so much fun in Houston. Browse through our entire calendar and narrow down your options by using our search functions selecting location, ages, and keywords. Don't see your event listed here? You can go ahead and add it yourself to our listings. And if you don't receive this post in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter. Keep reading to learn about our top picks for this weekend in Houston! 

Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Renaissance Faire, Pumpkin Carnival, and Ballet Spooktacular, October 15-16

Those crisp, clear mornings have put a spring in my step and reminded me once again that fall is my favorite time of year in Connecticut. This coming weekend is brimming with all manner of fall fun, from country fairs to school carnivals to Halloween adventures for the young to the slightly more mature.  

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and our friends at Lyman Orchards are sponsoring a Paint the Pumpkin Pink event on Saturday that will raise funds for the Middlesex Comprehensive Breast Center. While you're there, do some apple picking, check out the corn maze, and (from noon to 4:00 pm) visit with some of our crafty Mommy Poppins crew who will be on hand leading a creative magnetic clothespin craft activity. 

Make sure that you subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so that you won't miss out on any Halloween or other fall fun! Read on for our highlights of events happening this weekend, and check our frequently updated daily event calendar for even more ideas.

7 Places for Yummy Hot Chocolate With Long Island Kids

Ready or not, the cooler weather is coming. One of my family’s favorite ways to warm up is by enjoying a big cup of hot chocolate. And while you can make it at home, it’s always nice to get out of the house with the kids—after all, it can help squash any cabin fever the kids might be experiencing and there’s no cleanup for you. Here are seven places that serve up delicious hot chocolate and other yummy treats. For more cool weather fun, check out our Fall Fun Guide.


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