The Berlin Farmers Market is bringing back its annual Trunk or Treat event this year. On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m., people will be able to mingle and display their trunks and Halloween costumes while Trunk-or-Treating. The Berlin Police Department will also be in attendance.
“We have had trick or treating within the building in past years, but are moving this to a trunk or treat to try and make everyone feel comfortable with ongoing COVID restrictions,” Jenna Sullivan, manager at the Berlin Farmers Market said. “We hope with this being in an open outdoor space, customers will be comfortable to dress up and have some fun with Halloween!”
For those unfamiliar with the event, Berlin Police officer Sgt. Josh Smith explains it as “a safer way of trick or treating.”
“It’s established in a zone that’s usually supervised by adults and people that they know of,” Smith said. “Some of the schools in the areas do it, some of the churches in the areas do it, and they rely on their community members and business partners or associates to park their cars in a way where they’re taking candy out of their car instead of going door to door.
“It’s more open engagement for people and a safer approach to trick or treating where some may not have the opportunity to go trick or treating in certain neighborhoods or certain areas due to high traffic, main roadways or crime.”
The officer also shared some trick-or-treating tips to stay safe for Halloween.
“If they notice anything suspicious they should absolutely call us,” Smith added. “We always have extra guys on patrol on Halloween. Stay in groups instead of by themselves, and any kids that are not capable of staying in groups or being aware of their surroundings should always have an adult with them.”
He advised that people trick or treat in a familiar location.
For those interested in participating with a vehicle, the Mart asks that they send an email with their name and vehicle type to Info@berlinfarmmarket.com to help make the event more organized.
“There is no charge to set up, just a fun evening to celebrate Halloween,” Sullivan said.