Trick-or-treating doesn’t have to be in the neighborhood. It doesn’t even have to be Halloween night.
Make the most of those adorable, heroic or even spooky costumes — and get plenty of treats — at these kid-friendly Halloween events throughout Sumner County.
Heroes and Villains Family Dance Party
Dress up as a superhero or villain for dancing, plus refreshments, games and a photo booth.
When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19
Where: Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive in Goodlettsville
Haunted Hustle 5K benefiting Habitat for Humanity Sumner County
The entire family can participate in Sumner Association of Realtors’ 5k fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County.
When: 7-10 a.m. Oct. 20
Where: Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Boulevard
Tickets: $35, $15 for ages 12 and under
GodWhy’s Halloween Bash
Families can meet characters from "Coco," enjoy inflatables, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, food, games and even a Haunted Hallway for ages 10 and older.
When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24
Where: GodWhy Church, 100 God Why Court in Hendersonville
Tickets: Free, $2 for the Haunted Hallway
Castle of Villains
Trick or treat with everyone’s favorite villain from children’s movies. Before the event, ages 4 and older can enjoy a not-so-scary VIP to watch villains take over the castle, along with hot chocolate, cider and snacks.
When: VIP is 5-6 p.m., event is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26
Where: Historic Rock Castle
Tickets: $8 per child ages 2 and older in advance, $10 at the gate, $5 per adult for the regular event, VIP is $25 for the first child and $20 per additional child, free for adults
Goodlettsville’s Halloween In the Park
Enjoy a Halloween festival with a DJ, dancing, pumpkin patch, crafts, games, inflatables, carnival food and trick-or-treating. No masks or clown costumes will be permitted unless on very young children.
When: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27
Where: Shelter 3 at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive
Children can wear costumes at the library, hear Halloween stories and make crafts.
When: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 27
Where: Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road
Trunk or Treat with Indian Lake Peninsula Church
Don’t miss games, inflatables, hayrides, food trucks and even Scary-okee.
When: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28
Where: Indian Lake Peninsula Church, 235 Indian Lake Road
Trunk or Treat with Northfield Church
Grab treats from more than 70 trunks, enjoy hayrides, Disney sing-a-longs, a trackless train, and plenty of food.
When: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28
Where: Northfield Church, 2100 Nashville Pike in Gallatin
Trunk or Treat Newton Nisson
Grab free pizza, and enjoy bounce castles, euro bungees, and trick-or-treating.
When: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28
Where: Newton Nissan, 1461 Nashville Pike in Gallatin
Trick or Treat at Drakes Creek Park
Hendersonville Parks hosts trick-or-treating on the trail with games, prizes and candy, plus hayrides through the park.
When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30
Where: Drakes Creek Park Greenway near the soccer complex
Trunk-or-Treat for CDC (Childhood Development Classrooms) students
Gallatin High School’s Health Occupation Students of America chapter provides a safe and understanding trick-or-treat experience for CDC students. The event will also have face painting and games. This is the chapter’s fourth year doing the event for children and teens with various needs and their parents.
When: 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30
Where: Gallatin High School
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White House’s Trail of Treats
Kids can collect treats from decorated booths on the greenway.
When: 6 p.m. Oct. 30
Where: White House High School Greenway Trailhead at Meadows Road and Tyree Springs Road
Details: 615-672-4350 ext. 2114
Gallatin’s Trick or Treat on the Square
Downtown businesses invite preschool-aged children to show off costumes and get treats on Historic Downtown Square. Hocus Pocus’ Sanderson Sisters might make a special appearance.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31
Where: Downtown Gallatin
Portland’s Trick or Treat in the Park
The Portland Parks Department hosts trick-or-treating at Richland Park for local organizations to give out treats. The best decorated booth will win a free shelter rental.
When: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
Where: Richland Park, 303 Portland Blvd.
Project Pumpkin at Welch College
Welch College invites families to dress up and enjoy trunk-or-treating in a safe environment.
When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Where: Welch College, 1045 Bison Trail in Gallatin
Trunk or Treat Festival with First Baptist Church Gallatin
The parking lot near the Gallatin Public Library will become a Halloween festival with family-friendly fun.
When: 5:15 p.m. Oct. 31
Where: parking lot of First Baptist Church Gallatin, 205 E. Main St.
Trunk or Treat with Community Church of Hendersonville
Get treats and enjoy hot dogs, games and more family-friendly fun.
When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Where: Community Church of Hendersonville, 381 W. Main St.
Trunk or Treat with First Baptist Church Hendersonville
Enjoy free food, games, and plenty of candy.
When: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Where: First Baptist Church Hendersonville, 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd.
Reach Sumner County reporter Jen Todd at 615-575-7143, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @jentoddwrites.
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