Grice Connect has compiled a list of safe Statesboro Halloween events for family and children on Halloween Day in Statesboro and Bulloch County. We will update this list as more events are added.

At the bottom of this listing you will find Squash the Spread and CDC recommendations for COVID safe Halloween activities.

UPDATE (OCT 31st. 2020)

Be prepared for possible long wait times at drive thru trick or treat venues this evening. Stay safe and have fun!

Sheriff Brown – Public Safety Director Wynn Encourage Alternative Trick or Treating this year due to COVID concerns

Sheriff Noel Brown, Bulloch County Public Safety and EMA Director Ted Wynn, Statesboro’s Squash the Spread and the CDC are discouraging citizens from participating in traditional Trick or Treat door to door events. They are concerned that traditional door to door events may make the most vulnerable citizens feel led to participate. Our COVID numbers are down and they want to keep them this way moving into the winter season. They are teaming up to host a COVID safe Trunk or Treat event at Kiwanis fairgrounds to give children a safe option. Watch the video here.

Click on the Pumpkin to go to an interactive web experience created by Squashing the Spread to see suggestions for a safe Halloween experience.

If you would are hosting a community Halloween event and would like it listed, email your details along with a graphic or picture to

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October 24 – 31

October 28

Pittman Park Trunk-or-Travel

Pittman Park Trunk-or-Travel will have goodie bags, activities, and an awards ceremony.

Thursday, October 29-31

Oct 29 at 7:30 PM EDT – Oct 31 at 11:45 PM

Nonna Picci

Three days of freaks and music.

The Statesboro Jaycees’ Haunted House will be open all three nights from 8:00pm-11:00pm. Enter if you dare! Proceeds from the The Statesboro Jaycees’ Haunted House will go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s.


Thursday, October 29th:
Skyler Smith and Riley Lowery 8:30pm
Cody Webb 10:00pm

Friday, October 30th:
Seth Vangiller 7:30pm
Clayton Hackle 9:00pm
DJ Jammin’ J 11:00pm

Saturday, October 31st:
Frute 8:00pm
The Orange Constant 9:30pm

PRESALE TICKETS: ($9 in advance, $12 at the Door)

Thursday, October 29

Friday, October 30

Halloween – Saturday, October 31

Statesboro-Bulloch Recreation Department Drive-Thru Trick or Treat

Mill Creek Recreational Park

Halloween Day – Saturday, October 31 from 9 AM to 11 AM

Join the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive Thru Trick or Treat event. Each vehicle will follow a route thru Mill Creek Regional Park and collect candy along the way from businesses and organizations. No one will be allowed to leave their vehicles and masks will be required. Full details can be found at:

Statesboro Family YMCA Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

409 Claiborne Avenue

Halloween Day – Saturday, October 31 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM

This event is free and open to the public at the Statesboro Family YMCA located at 406 Claiborne Avenue! We are so excited to host our FIRST Trunk or Treat Event with Thrive Church!! This event is a drive through so that kids can Trick or Treat Safely with COVID-19 guidelines. If you are interested in participating in the event please contact: Hannah Beggs (912)225-1792 

Bulloch County Sheriffs Office and Bulloch County Public Safety & EMA Drive-Thru Trick or Treating

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Grounds – Fair Road

Halloween Day – Saturday, October 31 from 4 PM to 6 PM

Join Bulloch County Sheriffs Office and Bulloch County Public Safety and EMA on Halloween DAy, Saturday, October 31st for a drive-thru trick or treating experience your kids will never forget! They will have fire trucks, EMS vehicles, patrol vehicles and more!

Patterson’s Station 67



Celebrate Haloweedn at Patterson’s Station 67 next to Wild Wings on Fair Road
Costume Contest
-Post pictures on Patterson’s Station 67 Facebook Page
-Most likes = winner
-Adult winner gets $100 to Patterson’s
-Kid winner will get a goody bag of treats from local businessesWe will have treat bags in store all day for kids while supplies last
Specialty Drinks all day

Squash the Spread gives resources for Halloween

Halloween isn’t the scariest thing on the block this year! Don’t let COVID-19 spook you! There are lots of safe ways to celebrate Halloween 2020. Here are just a few suggestions from the experts with Squashing the Spread- Bulloch County.

  1. Trick or Treat drive-thrus will be hosted by the following on Halloween day: Bulloch County Sheriff’s department at the Kiwanis Ogeechee fairgrounds, the YMCA, the Bulloch County/Statesboro Recreation Department, and the Statesboro Regional Library. Sorry, witches! Park the broom and catch a ride in the car!
  2. Let’s go for a ghost hunt! The trend for this Halloween season is a ghost hunt. Just like the teddy bear hunt from the summer, you can put ghosts in your windows and then young people can safely walk around the neighborhood and look for ghosts.
  3. Boo-tiful decorated houses! How about decorating your house for Halloween? A lot of people have already started decorating the outside of their homes for Halloween! It’s a fun and safe way to get in the Halloween spirit.

Halloween costumes can have a mask tied in, which covers your mouth and nose and prevents the spread of COVID-19 germs. Even a princess can wear a mask with a beautiful smile drawn on – another fun, safe activity for Halloween! Holster that hand sanitizer to keep it handy, cowboy! Take hand sanitizer along and sanitize your hands while out in public. And of course, social distance as much as possible. The “Ask Squashy” column gives great advice about dealing with  COVID-19 safely.

Ted Wynn from Bulloch County EMA and Sheriff Noel Brown have Halloween recommendations in a video that’s available here. They would like everyone to be home by dark.

“While it is disappointing that traditional trick or treating is considered a high risk activity, we are delighted to see our community organizations step up to ensure our residents still have a fun and safe Halloween,” says Michele Martin, Founder of the Squash the Spread Bulloch initiative. There are a lot of resources available at to learn more about COVID-19 safety to keep our community safe.

CDC Halloween Guidelines

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.Lower risk activities

Lower risk activities can be safe alternatives

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Moderate risk activities

  • Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)
    • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.
  • Having a small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart
  • Attending a costume party held outdoors where protective masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
    • A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
    • Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
    • If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
  • Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
  • Having an outdoor Halloween movie night with local family friends with people spaced at least 6 feet apart
    • If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
    • Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs.

Higher risk activities

Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
  • Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...