NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The trick-or-treaters are scouring the streets of Northampton in search of candy.
It’s called the Downtown Northampton Trick or Treat. The Northampton Business Improvement District has held this event for the past 6 years, and nearly all of the downtown businesses participate. The ones that do have an orange sign outside.
Kids can go in a get their candy, and this year, as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, some businesses are offering non-candy treats for kids who may have food allergies. Modern Myths Comics, for example, is handing out free comic books, and Herrell’s Ice Cream has a bucket of prizes.
Allison Wurmbrand, Store Manager of Herrell’s Ice Cream, told 22News, “I didn’t know that the little mini candies that you hand out for Halloween are processed in a different factory than the normal candies, so even if a normal sized chocolate bar is allergen free, the mini ones probably are not because it’s in a different factory, so I was like, well, lets be fair.”
The Downtown Trick or Treat is a family-friendly, safe way for kids to trick or treat in a well lit area, and a great chance for them to fill their buckets with all kinds of treats.