Halloween: What you need to know about trick-or-treating downtown this year

Jessica Skropanic
Siskiyou Daily News

Little ghouls and goblins can stuff their pumpkins and pillowcases with goodies at Halloween events in Yreka, Montague, Weed and Mount Shasta.

Children in costume can trick-or-treat downtown Yreka businesses with their families from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 during the eighth annual Trick-or-Treat Downtown Yreka. 

New this year are outdoor vendors, said Jenny Grenvik, event spokesperson and planner from hosting organization Grenvik Group Real Estate of Siskiyou County.

There also might be carnival games this year — probably on Oregon Street, but volunteers are needed to man them before she can confirm, she said.

"We encourage parents to dress up, too, for the event," said Grenvik, who is considering a possible family-themed costume contest in the future.

About 50 businesses participated last year, she said.

Trick-or-treaters haunt Yreka businesses at the annual Trick-or-Treat Downtown Yreka.

A map to participating businesses is available online at trickortreatdowntown.com. Children can also look for a participation certificate in Yreka business windows.

Trick-or-treaters must be children — no adults — and in costume. Grenvik asked they be respectful while participating business staff also serve customers during event hours.

To volunteer at a booth or help with street crossing, go to trickortreatdowntown.com or call 530-643-7342.

Business owners who wish to participate can sign up to hand out treats at trickortreatdowntown.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Trunk-or-treat events

People gather to decorate their cars and fill them with candy for an outdoor evening of Halloween fun for little ghouls to trick-or-treat.

  • Montague hosts a trunk-or-treat event at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at two locations: Railroad Park at 120 S 11th St., across from the post office and Montague United Methodist Church at 150 S 12th St. Adults are welcome to decorate a car and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. For more information go to the Montague Parks and Recreation Facebook page at facebook.com/montagueparks.
  • Weed also hosts a Trunk or Treat event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 along Main Street. To donate or volunteer call 938-4624. For more information go to the Weed Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at facebook.com/weedchamberofcommerce.
  • Hope Community Church in Mount Shasta hosts its Trunk or Treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at 974 Lassen Lane. This free event include candy, games and prizes for children; and hot beverages and desserts for adults. For more information go to the event Facebook page at bit.ly/3AgP5Hf
  • The Church of the Nazarene and Decision Life Church host a Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at DLC, 203 Wetzel Way in Yreka. Besides trunk-or-treating for kid, they'll be hot dogs and chili, hot cocoa and games. For more information go to Facebook at bit.ly/3oKUtR8.

Is your organization hosting a public Halloween event in Siskiyou County? Send your event and contact information to jessica.skropanic@redding.com.

Jessica Skropanic is a features reporter for the Record Searchlight/USA Today Network. She covers science, arts, social issues and entertainment stories. Follow her on Twitter @RS_JSkropanic and on Facebook. Join Jessica in the Get Out! Nor Cal recreation Facebook group. To support and sustain this work, please subscribe today. Thank you.