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Posted on: October 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Announces Trick-or-Treat Hours, House Decorating Contest, and Carbondale Halloween Events!

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CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce the official trick-or-treat hours will be Monday, October 31, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Residents wishing to hand out candy should light up their porches or driveways. 

Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear reflective tape or clothing and have their parents check their candy for potentially harmful objects. 

House Decorating Contest

Do you think your Halloween decorations are the spookiest in town? Or are they the most unique? Share pictures of your outdoor Halloween décor with the City, and be entered into our Halloween Decorating Contest! There will be two categories: Residential and Business. Entries will be included in the Halloween Drive Tour, a self-guided route to glimpse the spookiest of decorations! 

The winner in both categories will receive a $50 gift card to Ace Hardware and a yard sign to display proudly. (To enter, entries must be within city limits.) 

To submit an entry, email pictures of your display to (Please include a way to contact you later, in case you are a winner!) Entries will be judged on creativity, scare factor, and originality. All entries must be submitted by Monday, October 24, 2022. 

Carbondale Halloween

We hope you’ll celebrate the spooky season by attending some of our community’s Halloween festivities! Check out for a list of events, including old favorites like the Pumpkin Glow, Safe Halloween, the Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race, and more!

For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262. 

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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