The "witching hour" is upon us as we near the end of Spooky Season. In today's post, we've got some treats ... and maybe a few tricks ... for you! We've highlighted days and times for Dayton-area trick-or-treat nights, as well as a few other area Halloween happenings.
Area Trick-or-Treat Nights
If you live in Montgomery County, Beggars Night falls on Monday, October 31:
Brookville: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-7:30 p.m.
Butler Twp.: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Centerville: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Clayton: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Dayton: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Englewood: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Germantown: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Harrison Twp.: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Huber Heights: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Kettering: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Miamisburg: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Miami Twp.: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Moraine: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Oakwood: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Riverside: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Trotwood: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Vandalia: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Washington Twp.: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
West Carrollton: Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
In addition, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host Troops & Treats, a trunk-or-treat day with fun and spooky activities for kids of all ages, on Saturday, October 29. Candy stations open at 9 a.m. and activities begin at 11 a.m. The event runs until 4 p.m. Look for the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau table there!
Hauntfest in the Oregon District
Dayton’s biggest Halloween party, Hauntfest on Fifth, returns to the Oregon District on Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.–1 a.m. Hauntfest features live music and DJs, food trucks, beer trucks and street performers, as well as a costume contest. Admission is $10 in Advance, $15 at the door. Visit the Oregon District website for more information.
Halloween Spooktacular Organ Concert at Dayton Art Institute
If you’ve never heard the Skinner pipe organ at the Dayton Art Institute, you’re in for a treat! Matt “Dr. Death” Dierking, from the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will present a special performance on Sunday, October 30, at 2 p.m., featuring creepy music and accompanying short films. The Halloween tradition is delightful fun for all ages! The concert is free to museum members and included in museum general admission for non-members. Visit the DAI’s website for details.
Scary Movies at the Plaza Theatre
Speaking of Spooktacular … the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg is wrapping up its Halloween Spooktacular film series. Upcoming films include Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Halloween, with several showings from October 28 – November 3. For show times and ticket information, visit the theatre’s website.
Did You See the Pumpkin Glow?
The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow took place earlier this week, on October 24-25. The annual Dayton tradition features hundreds of carved jack-o-lanterns on the hillside along Stoddard Avenue in the Grafton Hill neighborhood. If you didn’t have a chance to make it, you can see photos in this Dayton.com photo gallery!
What's your favorite Halloween tradition? Drop a comment below! Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for more things to do around the Dayton area.
Images in this post courtesy National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Hauntfest, Dayton Art Institute, Plaza Theatre and Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow.
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