Trick or Treat in Downtown Blacksburg

Bring the kids!

Downtown Halloween Happenings

Tuesday October 31

4-6pm-Downtown Trick or Treat
Halloween activities on College Avenue
5:30pm- Children's Costume Contest on the Lyric Stage. Categories are as follows: Ages- 0-3yrs, 4-6yrs, 7-9yrs, 10-12yrs

Other Halloween activities downtown

3rd Annual Fall Festival
On Tuesday, October 31st from 4-6:30pm at 130 Jackson St., NW, New Life will be joining in with Downtown Blacksburg's Halloween festivities by hosting their 3rd annual Fall Festival. It's family fun for all ages. They'll have small pumpkin painting, balloon animals, festival games, candy, a photo booth, and freshly popped kettle corn from Hethwood Market. Be sure to stop in while you're trick-or-treating!

Blacksburg Library
Halloween Crafts
Tuesday, October 31, 4:30 - 5:30 PM at the Blacksburg Library
Join us for an afternoon of Halloween crafts and treats in the children's area. All ages welcome.

Perspective Gallery
Our exhibit The Forest opens at noon on Halloween.
The Forest is an exhibit which explores the subtle connections between things unseen yet which are all dependent upon each other for life. An experience based on nuance and the powers of observation, the installation combines technology and traditional art forms to help the viewer connect to the power of fleeting moments that may occur while on forest walk.

Perspective Gallery will also host the Blacksburg High School Student -Day of the Dead art exhibit in our display cases through November 5.

Pre-Halloween Activities

Mellow Mushroom
Weds, October 25th -Halloween Trivia Night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Come dressed up and ready to compete for Mellow gift cards and other giveaways.
Specials on beers from Baltimore's Heavy Seas and Halloween cocktails plus 1/2 off wine bottles.

Mellow Mushroom
Sunday, October 29th from 5-8pm Kids Halloween Party. The usual kids night with 99 cent slices and free facepainting and balloon fun. We'll have crafts, candy, and some festive kids drinks too. Kids should dress up!

Blacksburg Library
Scary Stories: Author Talk with Joanna Roye
Monday, October 30, 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Blacksburg Library
Join local, budding author Joanna Roye as she reads a classic short horror story just in time for Halloween! She’ll also talk about the genre of horror, the anatomy of a good scary story, and her experiences as a writer. If you haven’t read it yet, you can check out Black Candies: Gross and Unlikable (Edited by Natanya Ann Pulley) and enjoy Joanna’s debut story.

Keeping you safe!

The merchants of downtown Blacksburg, and the Blacksburg Police Department are ready to welcome you for a safe and happy Halloween in the downtown area!

Once again this year the Blacksburg Police Department will be promoting their two year round campaigns for the town- Blacksburg Be Safe (a K-12 initiative) and No Hokie Left Behind (College age initiative).
College Avenue will be closed from 12pm on Tuesday October 31 and will reopen at 8pm.
Blacksburg Police will host a booth on College Avenue to pass out candy and safety materials.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets are working with the police to provide additional safety during the Trick or Treat session. Extra Police Officers will also be located downtown to assist in traffic calming and safe crossing.

Bright yellow caution tape will be attached to the lampposts along the west side of Main St between College and Roanoke to prevent people stepping off the side walk into traffic. The cadets will assist with crossing Main Street at the Lee Street and Jackson Street pedestrian crossings. Police Officers will assist with crossing Main Street at the Roanoke St and College Avenue intersections.

We are confident that these extra measures will help greatly in providing a safer and happier Downtown Trick or Treat experience for the entire community.