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Trunk or Treat at Rock Creek park promises a safe, fun Halloween
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The Hamil family of Dawsonville dressed up as the Harlem Globetrotters at the 2016 Rock Creek Park Trunk or Treat event. Clockwise from top center:Tasha Hamil, sons Jacob, Eli, Luke, Isaiah and Don Hamil. - photo by Allie Dean

Rock Creek Park is preparing to host its sixth annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

The purpose of the event is to provide children in the community a safe place to trick-or-treat, including a well-lit area with plenty of parking, restrooms and easy access.

Park officials will designate a specific area in the park for the event, which will be sectioned off from vehicle traffic.

Admission is free and so are most of the activities, including carnival games, a bouncy house, hay rides, face painting and more.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

There will also be many other safe events within the community leading up to Halloween:

Oct. 25

CrossBridge Community Church- Trunk or Treat

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

751 Hwy. 53 E

Scheduled events include Trunk or Treat and a chili cook-off. Awards will be given for best trunk, best chili and best costume.


First Baptist Church of Dawsonville- Fall Festival

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

900 Hwy. 9 N

Scheduled events include hot dogs, bobbing for apples, duck pond, cake walk, popcorn, hot chocolate, apple cider, fire truck and Trunk or Treat.


Oct. 26

Black’s Mill Elementary School- Fall Marketplace

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Scheduled events include fall marketplace, inflatables, Trunk or Treat, hot dogs, chips, drinks, free popcorn, free cotton candy and games.


Kilough Elementary School- Monster Mash

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Scheduled events include carnival style games, dancing, face painting, costume contest, cake walk and pizza.


Robinson Elementary School- Fall Festival

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Scheduled events include games, a cake walk, hayride, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, chips and drinks.


Oct. 28

Amicalola Baptist Church- Trunk or Treat

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2239 Steele Bridge Road


Atlanta Motorsports Park- Trunk or Treat with ChumpCar

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

20 Duck Thurmond Road

Scheduled events include a ChumpCar Race Series from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., activities including a bouncy house, face painting, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Trunk or Treat from the race cars at 5 p.m.

North Georgia Premium Outlets- Boo Bash

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

800 U.S. Highway 400 S., located in the Gazebo adjacent to Brooks Brother’s

Guests of all ages are invited to cool off with a King of Pops popsicle as they join the center for festive face painting, balloon animals and Trick-or-Treating at participating stores. A Halloween photo booth will be available for guests to snap their spookiest pictures and shoppers who donate $5 to Susan G. Komen will also receive a More Than Pink pumpkin to decorate on-site.


Oct. 29

Liberty Baptist Church- Trunk or Treat

5 p.m.

280 Liberty Church Road