Trick-or-Treat fun planned for downtown Dahlonega

  • Eli Turk had a spooktacular time at last year's downtown trick-or-treat fest in Dahlonega.
    Eli Turk had a spooktacular time at last year's downtown trick-or-treat fest in Dahlonega.

Dahlonega will once again be filled with kids, costumes and candy this Thursday as the city and its residents celebrate Halloween with Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega.
The city’s annual celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Public Square.
Trick-or-treaters can roam the streets of Dahlonega collecting candy from all the local vendors in their shops as well as at the visitors’ center.
The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the city closing the roads circling the square during that time in the interest of public safety.
A major feature of the annual Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega event each year is the costume contest put on by the Friends of the Gold Museum, in front of the museum.
Each year the children with the most eye-catching costumes enter the costume contest hoping to win.
The Friends of the Gold Museum will be judging, awarding prizes to first, second and third place as well as “the most original.
Registration for the contest runs from 5 to 5:30 p.m. with the contest beginning in front of the Gold Museum at 5:35 p.m.
Trick-or-Treaters can also get their fill of free candy by trick-or-treating at the University of North Georgia for Residence Life’s annual Trunk-or-Treat event where kids can go from car to car getting candy.
They will also have a photo booth, alongside the candy and popcorn for those dressed up in unique costumes to enjoy.
Mascot Nigel the Nighthawk will also be on hand for pictures and just to hang out.
UNG’s Trunk-or-Treat will be in Lot 16 behind Newton Oakes from 6 to 8 p.m.
All trick-or-treaters will need to be lined up in Lot 19 behind Memorial Gym to enter the Trick-or-Treat route.
UNG asks that those coming from the square  park at the school’s main entrance, while those coming from the Rec Parking Deck walk through the front parking spots in Newton Oakes to the lot behind Memorial Hall.
There will be signage and staff on hand to lead visitors in the right direction.
So whether you stick with downtown at Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega or the Trunk-or-Treat at UNG (or both), the kids and even their parents will enjoy Halloween night in Dahlonega.