Essex Trick or Treat Trail

Wondering what trick or treating will look like this Halloween? Join Essex Rec for our new Essex Trick or Treat Trail event at the Champlain Valley Exposition! We'll be running a massive trick or treat trail, featuring decorated tents with treats along the way, for Essex families to enjoy. Our amazing 500 pumpkin castle will be on display for all to see. No need to worry about whose house is going to be comfortable hosting trick or treaters or if the lights will be on, join us for guaranteed treats for all ages!  

This event will run on Saturday, 10/31, from 4-8p.m.  Pre-registration is required; no walk-up registrations.  One $5.00 timed-entry ticket is valid for a group of up to 5 people. The trick or treat loop will take approximately 30-minutes. This event is outside, groups will be physically distanced, all vendors and participants will be required to wear masks, treats will be individually wrapped, out on tables, and not directly handed out, and the safety plan for this event has been reviewed and approved by VT ACCD.  This event is for residents of Essex only.

Big THANK YOU to the Champlain Valley Exposition for their support and generous donation of the space.

Essex Trick or Treat Trail Info & Guidelines

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Essex Trick or Treat Trail

If you are looking to get into the Halloween spirit beyond trick or treating, we want to harness your energy and get you involved! We're looking for local businesses, organizations, sports teams, families, neighborhoods, and community members to help us:

1)  Host a trick or treat tent!  Dress up and decorate a spooky or festive 10'x10' tent and put out candy/treats at the event.  

2) Sign-up to carve pumpkins for the display beforehand.  Carving 500 pumpkins means all hands on deck!  

3)  Support the event as a volunteer and/or become a financial donor/sponsor.  

To sign up to support this amazing community event in any of these ways, please visit