It’s Halloween and pumpkin season in Easton.  Whether you’re just looking for a day of family fun or running a 5K race is more your speed, Easton has plenty of exciting things to do during Halloween week.

Trunk or Treat 2021. – Photo by Asia McCray.

For fans of the annual Trunk or Treat and bonfire, Easton-Redding Girl Scouts, the Lions Club, and Easton Park & Rec are organizing this year’s event on Oct. 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The event promises to be filled with costumes, snacks, and plenty of fun activities for the entire family. The cost of admittance is a donation of one bag of candy that can be dropped off at the Park & Recreation office at 652 Morehouse Road by Oct. 28 or at the concierge’s car on the night of the event.

Setup for the Easton Community Center’s Scarecrow Competition and Display will occur on Oct. 26 through 28 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Scarecrows decorated around the community center’s gazebo will be on display until Nov. 2. Prizes include gift cards and a family membership to the community center. Winners will be announced Oct. 31. Registration is required.

The town’s first annual Free Spirit Festival Day sponsored by the Easton Park and Recreation, Cemetery Committee and Christ Church will take place the weekend of Oct. 28. On Friday, Oct. 28, stop by Christ Church Easton (59 Church Road) from 7:30 – 9 p.m. for the Jackson Pike Skifflers and Friends Reunion Concert. On Saturday, Oct. 29, run or walk the Chasing the Legend 5k  at Christ Church (registration opens at 9, race begins at 10). The race will feature fun facts from the town Cemetery Committee and Historical Society. Costumes are welcome (and will be honored at the closing ceremonies, to occur at 12 p.m.). There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting, a fun run and shuttle run for children under 12. Registration is required.

Take a scenic tractor ride at Silverman’s Farm at 451 Sport Hill Road, where fresh picked apples and vegetables are available for purchase in the farm’s market and outside at the produce tent.

There will also be plenty of food, music, and even a pet parade and costume contest at the Nest Fall Fest on the lawn of Joel Barlow High School on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Barlow Community Enhancement Project is sponsoring the event and features food trucks, live music, vendors, fall photo opportunities, games and prizes, crafts, sports, and activities for all ages including a pet parade and pet costume contest, a corn hole tournament, a decorated pumpkin contest, inflatable obstacle course and jousting, pumpkin bowling, slime table, hair braiding, cookie decorating and more. For more information and links to registration forms for non-profits and local vendors can be found on their website by clicking here.

If you are looking to check out some nearby homes decked out for Halloween, you might consider driving to Fairfield’s Banks North Rd./Greenfield Hill area, which has become known for its impressive holiday displays.

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