The City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department will host Halloween Trail of Tricks & Treats on October 31st from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Rubes Creek Trail across from Fire Station 14 on Arnold Mill Road. There will be music, characters, and fun displays along the trail to entertain children as they walk along with their families collecting treats from our vendors. There will be no games, activities, on-site crafts, or food vendors at the event due to social distancing measures. The event on the trail will focus on more visual entertainment instead of the usual interactives of the Halloween KidsFest in the Northside Cherokee Amphitheater, which will not take place.
The event is free and appropriate for all ages. Parking is available at Allen Temple AME Church (232 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock, GA 30188). Flashlights are encouraged. Treats will be purchased and quarantined prior to the event. Social distancing will be enforced so please no gathering. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available along the 1.4-mile trail.
Parks and Rec is also incorporating a jack-o-lantern pumpkin carving contest into this year’s celebration. Participants may carve their pumpkins at home and insert a battery-operated light – no candles. Then they can drop off the pumpkin at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater on Friday, October 30th between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. All pumpkins will be displayed along the Rubes Creek Trail during Halloween Tricks & Treats on October 31 from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best, Most Original, Scariest, and Funniest Jack-O-Lanterns! Winners will be notified via e-mail and pumpkins will be discarded after the event.