Date: October 31st, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Something spooky this way comes on Thursday, Oct. 31, with the return of Auburn’s annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat! From 6-8 p.m., we will have a ghoulishly good time in downtown Auburn. Make plans to join the City of Auburn and the Downtown Merchants Association for this fun and spooky event!

Children and families are encouraged to visit downtown merchants to trick-or-treat for candy and other Halloween treats. DJ Ozz will provide all the tunes for downtown visitors to dance to, and Laurel Alford will be there to whip up some amazing balloon animals, hats and more! There will be face painting by the Auburn High School Key Club, birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center, a firetruck on display from Auburn Public Safety and so much more! There will also be a special appearance by everyone’s favorite tiger, Aubie, at 6:45 p.m.

Let’s not forget the best part of the night, though, the 2019 Costume Contest! Trophies will be awarded in four categories: Best Individual Costume (for costumed participants age 12 or younger), Best Group Costume, Best Pet Costume and Most Original Costume.

Make sure to wear your Halloween best, and you could be our Pick of the Patch! Throughout the night, our secret judges will be handing out costume contest invitations. If you receive an invitation from a secret judge, all those invited to participate in the 2019 Costume Contest should meet under the street lights on College Street next to Toomer’s Corner for judging at 6:45 p.m. There will be signs directing you to sections for each category of the contest. A winner in each category will be chosen by our mystery guest judges and awarded prizes.

Can’t attend Downtown Trick or Treat? Neighborhood door-to-door trick-or-treating is also scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.

Downtown streets will close for this event at 5 p.m. Downtown Trick-or-Treat is FREE and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Parents must accompany children to this event. Check out our Facebook page at for more details. Downtown Trick-or-Treat is sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association and the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation department.