Frightful Forecast Changes Halloween Plans

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A frightful forecast for Halloween has some places around here making a switch that could affect your trick or treaters.

Many communities have postponed their festivities due to the soggy forecast.

Mayor Jeff Cusat of Hazleton took to social media saying the city would be holding off on celebrating until Friday.

Other communities moved their celebrations to Wednesday.

Some parents say it's disappointing for their kids.

"It kind of sucks, the kids were excited about having Halloween and now they have to go and wait another day. So it's going to kind of bum them out," said Trixie Soja of Carbondale.

While some admit they're disappointed that Halloween has been postponed for another day downtown, others say they're just going to make the best of it.

"I think it's a good idea. I think that you don't have to worry about the kids getting sick. Hopefully, the whole town will do it, not just the businesses," said Becky Galaydick of Carbondale.

Trick-or-treaters are not the only ones ready to celebrate.

Barbour's Bakery has plenty of treats to help celebrate Halloween even if it means celebrating on November 1st.

"I'm all ready for it. I'm ready for it tomorrow, I'm ready for it today, so, another day. It is disappointing but old man weather, what can you do about it," said Janet Price of Barbour's Bakery.

Please call your local municipal building to find out if your community has rescheduled trick or treating.

Here's a list of some Halloween celebration times and dates in our area:

  • Wednesday, October 30
    Butler Township, Schuylkill County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Frackville, Schuylkill County - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Laceyville, Wyoming County - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Luzerne County Fairgrounds - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County  - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Pottsville, Schuylkill County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Shenandoah, Schuylkill County -  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Towanda, Bradford County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Girardville, Schuylkill County - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Mayfield, Lackawanna County - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, November 1
    Bloomsburg, Columbia County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Catawissa, Columbia County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Downtown Carbondale, Lackawanna County - 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Hazleton, Luzerne County - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Stroud Township, Monroe County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Forest City, Susquehanna County - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Pocono Township, Monroe County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2
    Danville, Montour County - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sunbury, Northumberland County - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Tamaqua, Schuylkill County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Williamsport, Lycoming County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Hepburn Township, Lycoming County - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

4 comments

  • lamestream r

    Halloween in on October 31st! House to house treating in October 31st! Any scheduled events by communities like trunk & treating can be moved by those communities and towns, but regular door to door treating is still the same! No community can tell you not to go out on Halloween treat or treating! Let’s just cancel Christmas too, because it’s snowing out! Good Grief Charlie Brown…..

  • Steve Raiders

    Why the f is it so difficult to find when trick or treating is??? No one can post when kids can go door to door in their towns?!?!? Can anyone maybe post things that are more useful?

  • Billie Baker

    Milton and Watsontown are also Saturday November 2nd Milton is 6pm to 8:30 pm and Watsontown is 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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