It'll be a full weekend of Halloween fun across the Northland and the place to be Saturday afternoon is in Carlton for a fun family event!

The Downtown Carlton Trick-Or-Treat is a great reason to get the kids dressed up to get candy and to check out the entries in the citywide scarecrow contest. The winner of that contest gets $100.

To make sure traffic is not an issue, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday the City of Carlton will be closing a section of Highway 210 on October 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. so the community can celebrate Halloween and hand candy out to trick-or-treaters.

Highway 210 will be closed from the intersection of Highway 45 (3rd Street) to the intersection of Grand Street, and the detour will follow North Avenue.

The Downtown Carlton Trick-Or-Treat is set for Saturday, October 29, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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While it's a lot of fun for kids to dress up and get candy, it's also fun to provide candy and all area businesses are welcome to sign up. According to their website, there are some basic guidelines to follow to hand out candy:

Participants can set up wherever space allows on the sidewalks alongside main street (Chestnut Avenue/Hwy 210) between the Post Office/Carlton City Hall down to the Carlton Four Seasons Sports Complex area (do not set up in the parking lot of Four Seasons). There are no assigned spots. To be included as a participant of this event - you MUST have your station set up inside these parameters.

Organizers recommend that those setting up candy stations should arrive by noon to set-up so they can ready by the start of the event at 1:00 p.m. Area businesses should first register to be a candy station and there is no registration deadline.

Families are expected to be there early in anticipation of the fun ahead and at least 1,500 trick-or-treaters are expected to participate.

The Carlton Chamber of Commerce laid out the 3 fun ways to participate on their Facebook page:

  1. Provide and hand out candy (or some sort of fun goodie)
  2. Enter our scarecrow contest (open to ALL)
  3. Come out and trick-or-treat!

Needless to say, if you're looking for Halloween fun this weekend, there is no shortage of things to do! You can always check our Fall/Halloween Event Activity Guide to make sure you don't miss out on anything.

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