Get your costume ready and grab your Trick-or-Treat bag. Here are free events for your ghosts and goblins – starting Friday night through Halloween on Wednesday, October 31. Some communities have recommended times for Trick-or-Treaters and those are listed where available. We will add more as we confirm events, locations and times.
Friday, October 26
Dover: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses, and organizations as costumed children Trick-or-Treat at each display.
Saturday, October 27
Nashville: Shelby Park Trunk or Treat. 9 a.m. – Noon. Sponsored by Metro Nashville Police Department
Clarksville: Fright on Franklin in downtown Clarksville. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Safe Trick-or-Treating through Historic Downtown Clarksville with costume contests, crafts and activities.
Franklin: Pumpkinfest in downtown Franklin. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Heritage Foundation’s 35th Annual Pumpkinfest, Presented by Jackson is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival returning this year on October 27, 2018! With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street and its side avenues in downtown Franklin and offers tons of festive fun for people of all ages! Many vendors, tents and downtown merchants will be happily giving out candy to adults and kids with creative contests. Parking: Police recommend parking at Church of the City on Murfreesboro Rd. or First United Methodist at Mack Hatcher and Franklin Rd. Then take the shuttle to downtown Franklin for $1.
Tuesday, October 30
Hendersonville: Drakes Creek Park Greenway. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Booths will line the trail to provide candy, games and prizes, plus hayrides through the park.
Halloween Wednesday, October 31
Franklin: Informal downtown gathering gets bigger every year. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Police will close the following streets: West Main and Fair Street between 7th and 11th Avenues. 9th Ave. between Natchez St. and 96 West. Acton St. between Natchez St. and Short Court. Police and firefighters will hand out candy and glow necklaces to keep children safe.
Mt. Juliet: Police recommend 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Officers on patrol will hand out glow bracelets and glow sticks for children to promote their visibility as pedestrians. They’re also available from police headquarters in advance.
Paris: Candy with a Cop 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Paris Police Department
Portland: Richland Park 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rutherford County: Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Hwy. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treaters can collect bags of candy, pet the Mounted Patrol horses and view emergency vehicles.
Columbia: Trick-or-Treat at the Maury County Library, 211 West 8th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Columbia: Haunting in the District, 1 Public Square 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Petting zoo, photo booth, haunted house, dance group, candy and more. Columbia City Fire Station will hand out candy and glow sticks.
Mount Pleasant: Halloween on the Square, 111 North Main St. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Spring Hill: Boo in the Boxwoods at Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main Street 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gallatin: Gallatin Square for pre-school children 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For older children recommended Trick-or-Treat time is 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Goodlettsville: Rivergate Mall 5 p.m. – 8 p.m
Murfreesboro: Trick-or-Treat on the Square in downtown Murfreesboro 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Murfreesboro: Stones River Mall Jack O’Lantern Jubilee and Trick-or-Treat. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Waverly: Get all the best candy and the best Halloween displays right on Main Street! Festivities begin near the First Baptist Church on Main at 5 p.m.!
Lebanon: Public Square 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Westmoreland: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cookeville: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Whitehouse: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Downtown Trick-or-Treat 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.