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Downtown Trick or Treat Event Remains Downtown for Friday

UPDATE 10/28/21 - Weather forecast calls for rain, not storms, prompting traditional setting

Hopkinsville’s Annual Downtown Trick or Treat event will stay true to its roots and will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm at its regular downtown location on Friday (tomorrow), as originally scheduled. Officials had talked of moving the Halloween event indoors if severe storms threatened, but the weather forecasts call for light showers and no threatening weather.

“Showers or rain are often times part of the trick or treat experience, as we all know,” said Tab Brockman, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. “Our team has always wanted this community Halloween event back to the traditional Main Street downtown route after last year’s drive-thru event. This is a great family Halloween tradition for Hoptown and we are pleased to keep it at the regular downtown setting for the kids and merchants.”

Having Downtown Trick or Treat with rain showers has happened before and it has not dampened the spirits or turnout from the little ghouls and goblins, or from the downtown merchants and other groups passing out candy. The costume contest will also still be in place for the groups providing the goodies for the youngsters.

For more information on Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation, or to learn about upcoming events, visit “Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation” on Facebook, visit, or call the Parks office at 270-887-4290.

Ghouls and boos will be welcomed in-person back to Downtown Hopkinsville as the Division of Parks and Recreation hosts the annual Downtown Trick or Treat Friday, October 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Merchants and local organizations will be located on Main Street from 6th to 13th Streets, giving out candy, give-a-ways, information and goodies. Adults are encouraged to accompany children ages 12 and under. Tricksters and Treaters should bring their own bags.

There will be no parking on S. Main Street, between 6th and 13th Streets after 3 pm on Friday, October 29. Beginning at 3 p.m. also, S. Main Street between 6th and 13th Streets will be closed to traffic.

Interested in giving away candy, information about your organization or hosting a giveaway? We are looking for route participants to be a part of the fun. A contest will be held for the “most creative” booth. First place for the contest will win $200 and second place will win $100.

The 2021 Downtown Trick or Treat is sponsored by Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation and Downtown Renaissance.

Those interested in getting involved in this community event or needing more information can contact Pam Rudd at or 270-887-4290.