Trick or Treat the Streets bringing the spooks back to Clanton
Published 11:34 am Tuesday, October 25, 2022
By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer
Trick or Treat the Streets is back for another year of spooks and sweets, and bringing Halloween fun to downtown Clanton on Oct. 31. The annual event features numerous businesses from downtown Clanton who will be decorated with Halloween regalia and passing out candy to children and families. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7 p.m.
The event made its return in 2021 after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020. While the trick or treating is the main attraction, the event will feature food trucks, games, vendors, bouncy houses, a DJ and some special Halloween surprises. There will be a contest for the best costume, and a prize will be awarded to the person receiving the honor.
“We have about 40 businesses and storefronts that are participating this year,” Brandy Clackley, assistant executive director of the Chilton Chamber, said.
New this year, the Chilton Chamber is providing a sensory tent where children with special needs can go if a problem were to occur such as a sensory overload. The tent will feature a changing room for children, crash pads, sensory toys and mats and noise-cancelling headphones.
“We worked with an organization that told us some of the things that are needed for special needs children that we do not think about normally, but is important,” Chilton Chamber executive director Rachel Martin said. “We wanted to have some things available in case of a sensory overload out there with the all the festivities going on, they could come into the tent and be a calming area for them.”
The creepy cart parade featuring dressed up, spooky golf carts will take place after the festivities. The parade is taking place for the second year after being introduced to the event last year.
“I think everyone loves being able to stay late after trick-or-treating and watching the golf cart parade,” Martin said.
Those interested in participating in the parade can get parade registration forms from the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce at 205 6th Street North in Clanton or by emailing email@example.com.