The 13th Annual Harvest Night, coordinated by the Farmington Regional Chamber, will be held today, with more than 30 businesses signed up to serve as stops for trick-or-treaters in the downtown Farmington area.
Chamber Director of Events and Program Marketing Laura Raymer said the event has grown with each year, with approximately 2,000 trick-or-treaters attending in recent years.
“Most of the businesses are downtown, though we do have some that are on the periphery,” Raymer said. “Folks will be able to pick up reusable trick-or-treat bags as well as a list of participating businesses and restaurants.”
The materials are available for pickup from the following sponsor locations: the American Family Insurance office of Edward Felker, Belgrade State Bank, First State Community Bank, Hensco Technologies, New Era Bank, Taylor Tax and Consulting and Unico Bank.
In addition to providing a robust yet safe trick-or-treating experience, the event will also include games and activities for kids behind Farmington City Hall with the help of Farmington’s Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society.
“Lots of businesses come out and sponsor games,” Raymer said. “We’ll have face-painting, balloon animals, maybe some pumpkin bowling and different things. Our whole focus is to provide a safe Halloween trick-or-treating alternative that the whole family can enjoy.”
Raymer said the chamber requests that parents remain with their children during the event, rather than dropping them off. Harvest Night will also be a smoke-free event.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 4 p.m., with the games and activities to follow at 4:30. At 5:30, a New Era Bank sponsored costume contest will be held in Long Hall.
Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at email@example.com.