Safe Trick of Treating in The Little Apple


Looking for some family friendly fun for your little boys and ghouls in Manhattan, Kansas this chilly Halloween? We’ve got the scoop! Check out local events, safety tips, and information on how to have fun even if candy isn't your thing.


Trick or Treat Events

The following events are hosted by local businesses and offer safe trick or treating options for kids of all ages:

  • All Treats Day – Downtown Manhattan (along Poyntz): 4 – 6pm
  • Bewitching in Westloop – Westloop Shopping Center: 4 – 6:30pm
    *$2 trail map donation benefits Boy Scouts of America
  • Boo Party – Manhattan Town Center: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick to ensure you’re visible to motorists
  • Teach children to walk along the side of the road and watch for cars
  • Ensure children can see well out of masks/hoods/make-up
  • Hem or pin the bottoms of costumes that may be a tad too long to prevent tripping
  • Inspect candy for any hazards, allergens, or unwrapped candy
  • Only approach homes with their porch lights on


Teal Pumpkin Project

Offering a separate bowl of non-food items allows children who have allergies or cannot consume candy/food items is a great way to help include them in the trick or treat fun. Place or paint a teal pumpkin on your porch to signify you have non-food items available for them.


In the end, it doesn’t matter if your kids are dressed up in various costumes of their choosing or in a carefully planned theme you, whether you spent hours making a costume, threw something together last minute, or bought one online – it’s all about having fun and making life long memories with your little goblins.


P.S. – Don’t forget to brush those teeth before bed!