Downtown Trick or Treat



2023 downtown trick or treat reduced

4:00 and 4:30 pm: Spooky Storytime at Blacksburg Library
4-6 pm: Trick or Treating at participating merchants
4-6 pm: Visit the Blacksburg Museum and walk the bicentennial trail
4-6 pm: Halloween games and art activities on Draper and College
5:30 pm: Costume Contest - Henderson Lawn Stage

Age Groups:
Ages 0-3
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-9
Ages 10-12
Ages 13+
Ensemble (Any age)

Categories for each age group:
Most Creative Costume
Funniest Costume
Best DIY Costume

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 Youtuber Spooky Appalachias videos of Downtown Blacksburg and more locations





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Blacksburg Books is hosting a Pet Costume Contest this year! Bring your pet (dog, cat, rat, lizard, anything!) to the store in costume from October 22nd to 28th and we’ll snap a photo of them. All photos will be posted to social media (and the newsletter) for our followers to vote on. Voting will open October 29th and close on Halloween.

The winning pet will receive a goodie bag full of treats and toys! Their pet parent will also receive a $20 gift certificate to Blacksburg Books.

We really, really, really want to see your pets dressed up.

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