The Petaluma Downtown Association presents its 2018
Halloween Trick or Treat Trail
through Downtown Petaluma
Tuesday October 31st, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Join over 60 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hautingly "ghould" time from 3 - 5:30pm on Wednesday October 31st as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma.
2018 Participating Merchants
|Acorn Chiropractic Club ||Acre Coffee |
|Alphabet Soup||Athletic Soles|
|Barber Cellars||Bici Bike|
|Cafe Zazzle||Central Animal Hospital|
|Copperfields Books Inc.||Dempsey's|
|Dukes & Dolls||Flower Child Consignment |
|Fourth & Sea||Fruit in Motion|
|Gallery One||Heebe Jeebe|
|Hollingsworth Jewelry||Hotel Petaluma|
|J. Fermi||Kabuki Japanese Restraunt|
|Lions & Tigers & Hair||Louis Thomas|
|Mystic Theatre||Nicholes Fashion|
|Petaluma Market||Petaluma Pie Co.|
|Petaluma Pet Company||Petaluma Wireless|
|Rex Hardware||Robindria Unsworth|
|Rosso Pizzeria||Sauced BBQ & Spirits|
|Shree Indian Cuisine ||Soft Shell|
|Sole Desire||Sonoma Coast Surf Shop|
|Taps||The New Yorker|
|The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum||The Shop|
|The Sweet Shop||Thistle Meats|
|Thrifty Hippy ||Toy B. Ville|
|Truck & Barter Co.||Umpqua |
|Velvet Ice Collection||Vintage Bank Antiques|
|WORK Petaluma||Brian's Comics|
|Radish||Bridget McKay Law|
|Z Ultimate Self Defense || |
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.