For many years, Beggar’s Night in Clark County was held on the Saturday before Halloween, which many people felt made it easier for parents and children who did not have to hurry to get ready and go out on a school night.
In 2019, Beggars Night was moved to the day of Halloween to keep consistent with some neighboring communities. However, New Carlisle and Tremont City kept their trick-or-treat on Saturday that year. The one-year change drew both criticism and praise, but the date has returned to the Saturday before Halloween in recent years.
New Carlisle is also holding trick-or-treat on Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Last week, Springfield police and fire chiefs Allison Elliott and Jacob King shared safety tips for Halloween. These include wearing costumes without trip hazards, being alert while driving or crossing near vehicles and having light sources when it’s dark outside.