By Aimee Serafin • Photo Mel Poole on Unsplash

Halloween is here! Augusta Family Magazine hopes all our families and friends will be safe and smart on the streets and in search of candy.

In general, it is advisable to know community curfews and guidelines on Halloween night. Since Halloween falls during the week this year, kids and parents should be mindful to wrap things up at a reasonable hour. The traditional and ideal time for trick or treat is 6:30 to 8pm. For those handing out the Halloween stash, remember to turn off your outdoor lights when the candy is gone so spooky visitors will know you are closed for the night.

Halloween events this week in our area:

Spookduckular Halloween

10 – 11:30am
Phinizy Center
For ages 5 and under this event includes crafts, games and a costume contest.


Spooky Fun Fest
6 – 8pm
Henry Brigham Community Center
Games, costumes, face painting, and music. FREE for children under the age of 12.
Halloween in the Woods (teen option)
McDuffie Woods Community Center
Ages 16 and up
For events information, call 706.821.1754

Trunk or Treat
5 – 7pm
Kroc Center
Games, candy, and face painting.

 35th Annual Jack O’Lantern Jubilee
6 – 10pm
10am – 10pm
North Augusta
Mark Chestnut on Friday, Smash and the Spin Doctors on Saturday; costumes contests, inflatables, rides, and more.

Community Halloween Trick-or-Treat
4:30 – 6pm
Center for African American History, Art and Culture; Aiken
Candy, treats and costumes.

Feel Good Safe Trick-or-Treat
4 – 8pm
Augusta Common
FREE to the public. Magic show, costumes, Halloween movie and parade. Kids FUN zone, food vendors and live music.


For families of kids with food allergies:

The Teal Pumpkin Project makes it easier for kids who want to enjoy the festivities but who suffer from food allergies. Look for houses with teal pumpkins displayed to indicate allergy-friendly candy. Also, these houses may hand out inexpensive toys or gifts to share with their small visitors.

Visit this website to find the Teal Pumpkin participant’s map of your area:


Advent Lutheran Church Trunk-or-Treat

Teal Pumpkin Participant
2 – 4pm
Bouncy house, cakewalk, face painting and non-food prizes for anyone with allergies. Free books for children to take home.

Aimee Serafin, editor of the Augusta Family Magazine.