KENNETH SQUARE — Across America, children will play with their parents for a treat or a treat from dusk to dark on Monday.

In fact, the festivities have already begun, with youngsters gathering at The Flats in Kennett on Wednesday to hunt for hidden pumpkins and play pinatas.

Transformers and princess costumes have become some of the most popular outfits of the evening for boys and girls.

Kennett Square is Trick or Treating on Monday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

“We will have extra police patrols during this time to help keep everyone safe,” Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fethick said.

“Between the State Street Merchant Event, Day of the Dead and traditional trick-or-treating, we’re excited to see our neighbors having fun,” the mayor said.

Nicholas explores Kennett Square Center with his mother Friday in South Chester County. He’s dressed as a cow for Halloween this holiday weekend. (JEN SAMUEL – DAILY LOCAL NEWS)

Saturday, the Kennett Square Candy Trail will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. A portion of State Street will be closed from 2 to 6 p.m. This family-friendly event offers youngsters the chance to walk the candy trail in costume to find treats and goodies.

“Kids are encouraged to come out with their costumes,” said Kyle Coleman, Kennett Square Area Manager. “Look for black and orange balloons at participating stores, restaurants and other locations throughout the area.”

He said the Kennett Square Candy Trail will have many specials from our participating local businesses.

“Day of the Dead starts on Friday,” Coleman said. It runs from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and continues Saturday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at 600 S. Broad Street. “Workshops will be available throughout the event and altars and artwork will be installed for viewing. No streets will be closed for this event.”

Additionally, Kennett Library hosts Spooky Storytime on Saturdays at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm

“It will be an hour-long storytime class for children at the Kennett Library, read in English and Spanish,” said the district manager. “Candies will also be given out.”

“The Kennett Square Police Department will have additional officers in the community to assist with public safety. We ask everyone on the roads, both pedestrians and vehicles, to take extra care as many of our children will be enjoying the night out,” said Kennett Square Police Chief William Holdswart.

“Have fun and be safe,” Holdsworth said.

A look back

Two years ago, most communities across the country, including Pennsylvania, lacked the tradition of local street adventures on Halloween. Since then, in the solar system, the Earth has completed two revolutions around the Sun, and much has changed in America. Inflation is up 8.3 percent from last year, but families and friends can visit each other again without fear. And it brings joy to everyone. The power of being together to celebrate holidays and important events.

“The pandemic is over,” President Joe Biden said on September 18.

And that’s good news for parents preparing to take their beloved children on adventures over the next few days, especially on Halloween, October 31, this coming Monday.

Fun for everyone

For the first time since 2019, many of the Chester County area Halloween parades will be back in action.

The fun has already begun. Two Chester County neighborhoods reinstated their Halloween advisories Thursday. The West Chester Halloween Parade was scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27, and the Oxford Halloween Parade was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The Chester County Historic Center in West Chester will host a Halloween Ball on Saturday, October 29th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. The event is hosted by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are required.

And there’s a lot going on outside Kennett Square this Halloween weekend.

People can visit the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, to see the ghost helicopters.

Chaddsford Winery will host an event for adults all day on Saturday.

People can start the day early at 9 a.m. with the Victory Brewing Co. Parkersburg Halloween Tour.

There will also be a Halloween party at Lincoln University this weekend

In East Marlborough, Kennett’s premier summer camp and overdue school is hosting a Kennett Trunk or Treat event on Saturday night. For children ages seven and under, they can attend from 6pm to 8pm on October 29 at 511 Schoolhouse Road. From 19:00 to 20:00 you can have a treat on the playground for young people from eight years old.

Additionally, the Downingtown Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 845 is hosting a Halloween party starting at 8:00pm on October 29th at 4601 W. Lincoln Highway in Downingtown. Everyone is invited to participate.

Trick or Treat will be held in Coatesville from 5 to 8 pm on Halloween, October 31st.

Avondale Trick or Treat will also be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

“We hope everyone has fun and is safe,” said Avondale Mayor Susan Rzusidla.

The mayor shared the following tips for Trick or Treaters:

  1. “Enter only houses where the lights are on;
  2. Show off your costume, tell the people you meet “Coffee or a treat” and “Thank you”;
  3. Stay on the sidewalks and cross the street at corners at traffic lights and crosswalks;
  4. Stick to familiar, well-lit areas and play in groups;
  5. Carry glow sticks or flashlights so you can be seen and seen by drivers;
  6. Drivers, please slow down, take extra care and enter and exit driveways and lanes slowly and carefully;
  7. Residents, please understand that not all trick-or-treaters can talk or are comfortable talking; and
  8. Be kind to everyone.”

The festivities this Halloween weekend officially continue through Monday. Be safe, explore and enjoy.

A family celebrates Halloween early in the town of Kennett. (JEN SAMUEL – DAILY LOCAL NEWS)
Children celebrate Halloween with a community party at The Flats at Kennett on Tuesday. (JEN SAMUEL – DAILY LOCAL NEWS)
A girl attends a Halloween party at The Flats in Kennett on Tuesday. (JEN SAMUEL – DAILY LOCAL NEWS)