Vampires, witches, and ghosts will appear in downtown Waxahachie once again for the annual trick-or-treat on the square event. Downtown merchants and area businesses have planned a memorable time for children in their quest for candy on Oct. 31.

Trick-or-treating will take place from 3-5 p.m.

Downtown Merchants Association President Amber Caverly stated they expect around 2,000 kids and their families to come out in the annual event.

“This event supports the youth of our community to give them a safe place to trick-or-treat," Caverly said. "It also allows citizens to meet merchants, provides opportunities for window shopping, and exposes the walkability of downtown to residents.”

Caverly stated that one of the things she enjoys during the event is seeing all of the creativity that goes into each of the costumes worn by both the children and the parents. She encourages the community to come out and participate in the fun.

Businesses that are not located in downtown will participate. These businesses will have booths set up around the square, allowing children and their families to get a little extra candy and treats. The event is free and open for the public to attend.

Downtown Development Director Anita Brown shared Caverly’s thoughts about the event.

“I think that it is a great, great thing for the children in our community. It is just so fun,” Brown said previously. “It is really amazing, to me, to see some of the creativity in some of the costumes. A lot of these costumes that we see on the kids down here are not store bought costumes.”

For people who have questions about the event or if a business wishes to participate, contact Caverly at 214-679-8778.