Photo by Don Nelson
Trick-or-treaters and their parents gathered at the Mazama Store last year before setting off into the neighborhood.


Editor’s note: Information about Winthrop’s trunk-or-treat has been updated to reflect newly-available information. 10/31/17

No need to get spooked about Halloween trick-or-treating options. Kids will find places to fill up their goody bags from one end of the valley to the other on Tuesday (Oct. 31).

As usual, Burgar Street in Twisp will be gaudily decorated for the expected steady stream of costumed characters. The street will be closed to traffic from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. to provide a safe place for little ghosts, witches and whatever new creatures pop up this year.

The Mazama Store will host its annual family-friendly Halloween party beginning at 5 p.m. Costumed kids and their parents meet at the store and will be given directions to nearby homes to visit for treats. Back at the store after trick-or-treating, there will more goodies available.

Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop will offer free ghoulish treats, chili and hot beverages from 4-7 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Community Covenant Church in Twisp will host a “trunk-or-treat” even from 5-6:30 p.m., sponsored by Methow Valley Mothers of Young Ones. There will be tractor train rides and hot cider around a fire. Cascade Bible Church will put on a harvest carnival from 6-8 p.m., featuring games, chili dogs and family fun, all free.

Methow Valley United Methodist Church will stage a trunk-or-treat event on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop from 4 to 6 p.m. in front of Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe.

Wondering what to do with that extra or unwanted Halloween candy? Neighbors Helping Neighbors will collect any extra candy, which will be used in the organization’s holiday food baskets. Donated candy can be brought to offices at Liberty Bell High School or Methow Valley Elementary School, or to The Cove in Twisp on Thursdays from noon – 4 p.m.