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Old 10-29-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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I need to know the trick or treating times for riverview. Nobody around us seems to know the times. Soo help
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I live in Maryland, but a coworker of mine lives in Pennsylvania, and his neighborhood not only has a specific time, but also a specific DAY, and it isn't always the 31st. I had never heard of such a thing as a specific time to go trick or treating.

In my neighborhood it's whenever you want to go, and many of the really young trick or treaters start well before dark. But since most people don't get home from work until 5:00 or after, that's when most of them usually start. I give candy from the time I get home until I run out. Then I close the front door and turn off the lights, and no one else comes a-knocking.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: MN
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I'm kind of shocked that you guys don't have times. How long do you usually go out for?

Is this just a Florida thing or was my home area out of the norm? I always just assumed that there were start and end times everywhere for trick or treating.
I am from Minnesota and had never heard of set times before reading this thread.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I live in Maryland, but a coworker of mine lives in Pennsylvania, and his neighborhood not only has a specific time, but also a specific DAY, and it isn't always the 31st.
So true, I remember as a kid trick or treating in my town one night and another nearby town on a different night. Double the candy................
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Some towns and cities do establish times for Halloween. Many towns close to military bases use the same concept as the bases and set a time.

Trick or Treat Time Changes

GULF COAST - Ghosts and goblins get ready for two Escambia County towns trick-or-treat is tomorrow night.

Century and Flomaton have moved trick-or-treat to Thursday night.

In Century times are from five to eight, however candy will be handed out in the park from six-to-eight.

In Flomaton trick-or-treat will also be from five-to-eight.

In Atmore trick-or-treat is Friday from five to eight.

Officials say the rest of Escambia County trick-or-treat will still be on Friday and there are no official times.

In Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties trick or treat will be on Friday.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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Wow, never heard this before, places having a set time for trick or treating, how boring is that.
Welcome to Florida!
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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I grew up in California and Oregon and I had never heard of this until I moved to Ohio. Not only do they try and control the time but also the day. The sad part, is people sit idly by and say,'okay' while the government infringes on their rights. They have no right EVER to control when you can celebrate a holiday. Try pulling this in California-we would not be happy. What holiday will they try and control next? Am I the only one that feels this way? It amazes me how people will just let the government try and tell them what to do...with out a thought to 'their' own rights...
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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i too am from a place that sets a time limit for trick or treating. for the safety of kids. in some places in NH its on a weekend either before or sometimes after oct. 31. and is in the early afternoon to early evening. usually 1pm to 5 or 6 pm. but this was again for the safety of children and all involved, as the crime rate is high. but when i moved to Oklahoma gone were the early times and on to the night of at dark lasting until we were tired or no one was answering the door. i still look for times in my paper and days too, just to find there is none to be found.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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I live in Maryland, but a coworker of mine lives in Pennsylvania, and his neighborhood not only has a specific time, but also a specific DAY, and it isn't always the 31st. I had never heard of such a thing as a specific time to go trick or treating.

In my neighborhood it's whenever you want to go, and many of the really young trick or treaters start well before dark. But since most people don't get home from work until 5:00 or after, that's when most of them usually start. I give candy from the time I get home until I run out. Then I close the front door and turn off the lights, and no one else comes a-knocking.

Growing up in Indiana, our city and the ones around us always had specific days and times for trick or treating as well...it was just the way it was. May have been Halloween, may have not. Its been wierd moving down here to Florida and finding out there is no time. Funny how places are so different!!
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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I too am from Ohio and Trick-or-treat was almost never on Halloween, which I didn't like, but it was for safety I guess. So thank you for your posts, this is our first Halloween here and I was worried about not knowing when to take the kids out. But people do just do it on Halloween, right? I don't need to hand out candy all weekend do I? If people in our neighborhood don't hand out much is it acceptable for children to visit other neighborhoods? (there are hardly any children in this neighborhood) Thanks for all your info.

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