NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s not Halloween without trick-or-treating. After COVID created a season of uncertainty in 2020, many are looking forward to returning to more traditional plans. Earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, said families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for Halloween.

But 2021 has a different issue – what night should you go trick-or-treating? Halloween (October 31) falls on a Sunday this year, because what’s more terrifying when you’re a kid than a school night?!

News 2 has reached out to communities across Middle Tennessee to see what they are recommending residents to do.

While most communities recommend celebrating on the night of Halloween, a few have suggested Saturday night as a better alternative.

Belle Meade

City officials recommend trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Mayor Rhea Little said both nights are an option.


The City of Clarksville said they will leave the decision of which night up to the residents.

Earlier this month, the city called off the annual Fright on Franklin event in order to ensure COVID-19 cases continue to decline within Montgomery County. The cancellation of the event, which had been scheduled for Oct. 30, was made out of an abundance of caution, in order to continue the downward trend prior to the holidays, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said.

Cheatham County

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Dickson County

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Sunday, Oct. 31

Franklin Police announced road closures Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm on West Main St. and Fair ST. between 7th and 11th Avenues as well as 9th Ave. between Natchez St. and 96W.

Franklin County

In a post on the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, officials recommend trick-or-treating on Oct. 31.

The City of Winchester, however, is recommending Saturday night. The city is also hosting a special Boo Bash on the 30th.


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Sunday, Oct. 31

Hendersonville Schools are closed on Monday, Nov. 1 so parents won’t have to worry about their children trick-or-treating on a school night that Sunday.

Hickman County

Sunday, Oct. 31

La Vergne

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City officials said both Saturday and Sunday are options.

Maury County

Sunday, Oct. 31

Mt. Juliet

A tweet from the City recommends trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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Nashville – Metro

Sunday, Oct. 31

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Sunday, Oct. 31

Overton County

Officials from both the City of Livingston and Overton County are asking residents to go trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30.


City leaders recommend trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30.


The City of Springfield is not designating a specific time or date for trick-or-treating but the city’s regular curfew ordinance for minors remains in effect. The curfew prohibits minors under the age of 18 to be on the streets or in public places between midnight and 5 a.m. the following day.

Springfield Police are also planning to increase patrols on Oct. 31 as a safety precaution.


Sunday, Oct. 31


City leaders recommend trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The city is also throwing a Boo Bash that Saturday from 3 p.m. till 10 p.m. in downtown Winchester. The Boo Bash features activities for the entire family including trick-or-treating, live music on the Downtown Amphitheater, and more.

Halloween won’t fall on a Sunday again until 2027.

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This list will continue to be updated with additional communities as their plans are announced.