Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Trick or Treat Trail Map 2.2MB Oct 31, 2017 12:29 AM



The Petaluma Downtown Association presents its 2017

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 Tuesday October 31st as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma. 


 




2017 Participating Merchants


Acorn Chiropractic Club
Acre Coffee
Alphabet Soup
Athletic Soles
Barber Cellars
Bici Bike
Blush
Brewsters
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
Obsessed
Old Chicago
Petaluma Market
Petaluma Pie Co.
Petaluma Pet Company
Petaluma Wireless
Prodigy
Red Umbrella
Rex Hardware
Robindria Unsworth
Rosso Pizzeria
Sauced BBQ & Spirits
Seared
Seed Bank
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
RadishBridget 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.

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