Halloween Trick or Treat Trail


The Petaluma Downtown Association presents its 2019

Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

through Downtown Petaluma

Thursday, October 31st, 3:00pm - 5:30pm


Thank you to all the merchants who participated in the 2019 Trick or Treat Trail & to all the families who came out to enjoy the day!


 


Join over 80 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12.  Prepare for a hauntingly "ghould" time from 3 - 5:30pm on Thursday, October 31st as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma. 


 




Thank you to all the merchants who participated in the 2019 Trick or Treat Trail & to all the families who came out to enjoy the day!






Enjoy these fun Halloween tidbits:

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.

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