We have made the difficult decision to cancel Downtown Trick or Treating on October 30th, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

2019 information below. 2020 coming soon!

There will be over a dozen treat stops in downtown giving away treats and candy. Maps will be available at all participating businesses, as well as online at the bottom of this page, and by clicking here for a PDF. Trick or treaters can start at any treat stop location.

A costume contest will immediately follow at Chicory Café, from 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., with four categories based on age! 4 & under, 5 - 8, 9 - 15, & 16 & over. A fifth category will also be available for groups! Due to space constraints, there is a limit of 15 costumes per category. Pre-registration is required and will open at 6:00 p.m. at the DTSB booth at Studebaker Plaza and continue until spots are filled. Chicory gift cards will be awarded to the winners from each category.

The celebrity judges for this year's costume contest will be Melissa Stephens and Ibrahim Samra from WNDU.

Classic Image Photography will offer the chance for Trick or Treaters to have their picture taken in costume for free at their studio on 224 W. Colfax. Free digital copies of these pictures will be available on their Facebook page to be shared with family and friends. 

Balloon twisting will also be available from Fun By The Yard in Studebaker Plaza for a small fee and DTSB will be providing a fall photo-op!

Haywagon Rides by Dream Coach Carriages will be available by Studebaker Plaza (weather dependent) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rides will be every 15 minutes, tickets will be available with time slots to enjoy the other activities taking place.Cost is $3 per passenger, including infants.

Here is a list of the businesses participating as Treat Stops in 2019!

Ali on the Boulevard

Aloft South Bend
Bicycle Tattoo & Piercing

Centier Bank
Chicory Cafe

Chocolate Cafe – Downtown SB

Cinco 5
Classic Image Photography

Courtyard by Marriott

De Nolf's Barbershop

Downtown South Bend, Inc.

Edible Arrangements ($2 apple "donuts" & $6 spooky caramel apples)

Fiddler's Hearth

Flagstar Bank

Healthy South Bend Nutrition

Idle Hours Bookshop
Linden Grill

Purple Porch Co-op
South Bend Brew Werks (will also have treats for the adults: beer samples)
South Bend Venues Parks & Arts
St. Joseph County Public Library (Library Plaza - Wayne St.)

Therapeutic Indulgence
The Brain Lair Bookstore
The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

Unique Boutique

Participating non-profits as treat stops in 2019!

Benchmark Family Services

Bowen Center

Children's Museum of South Bend
Downtown South Bend

Ten Thousand Villages

The Meow Mission

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