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October, 29, 2019

In order to have a safe and fun Halloween, the Village of River Forest has set official trick-or-treating hours from 3 PM – 7 PM on Thursday, October 31. Residents are asked to try their best to participate within these hours.

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips from the Village of River Forest:

  • Make sure your costume is visible to vehicles and others.
  • Instead of a candle to light a pumpkin, use a small flashlight or a liquid light stick that glows in the dark.
  • Purchase only flame retardant or flame proof costumes and masks. 
  • Be sure costumes fit properly to prevent tripping or falling and wear masks that allow full vision.
  • Do not trick or treat alone.
  • Only approach homes that are well lit and only approach the front door.
  • Stay on sidewalks and obey traffic signs/signals.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Adults should check their child's candy before they eat it. 

Have a safe and fun Halloween!