Trick or Treat on the Square set for Monday, Oct. 31

Trick or treaters make their way around the Fayetteville square during last year’s Trick or Treat on the Square event

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Ready your plastic pumpkins, kids. Y’all are about to get candy rich.

The 15th annual Trick or Treat on the Square is set for 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

The event, organized by the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, will include carnival games, face painting, costume contests, a photo booth, and of course, plenty of opportunities for lots of cute kids in costumes to grab some candy from local merchants around the square.

The streets around the square will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event for the safety of the trick-or-treaters.

Also this year, the folks behind the inaugural Death Fest event we mentioned recently will be set up near the visitors bureau with face painting, photo ops, games, and live music by the Clarke Buehling Carousel Orchestra.

According to the folks at the Visitors Bureau, more than 2,000 children attend the festivities each year. Here are a few photos we took last year to give you an idea of what to expect.

In other Halloween news, we’ve received several questions about whether or not the city of Fayetteville sets an official Trick or Treating day each year, or whether trick or treating will be moved since Halloween happens to fall on a school night this year.

The answer is no.

“We’ve learned its best to let Halloween be on Halloween,” said Dede Peters, community outreach coordinator for the City of Fayetteville.

For more information about Trick or Treat on the Square, contact the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau at 479-521-5776.