Seacoast Halloween Trick-or-Treating events perfect for the younger crowd!

Listen, if you’re giving out candy, I’ll be there.

Have some kids who feel the same way? Here’s a list of area trick-or-treating events that are perfect for the younger revelers who may appreciate a more day-lit, non-scary atmosphere to house a bag of candy.

Exeter Halloween Parade & Trick-or-Treat
Friday, October 27, 10:00am-2:30pm
Every Halloween season, Exeter puts on a great family-friendly evening that starts and ends with trick-or-treating with a parade thrown in the middle! Led by the Exeter High School Blue Hawks Band, the parade will begin at the Water Street end of Swasey Parkway and finish at the center of the the parkway at the Pavilion where there will be light refreshments and awards. Costume judging and trick-or-treating from downtown businesses will begin at 10pam with the parade following at 10:30am. Children are also invited to trick-or-treat following the parade. Visit for more info.

Rochester Trick-or-Treat on the Town and Zombie Walk
Friday, October 26, 4:00-6pm
This fun, popular downtown event will start at 4:00pm and last through 6:00pm for costumed children 10-years-old and younger.  The children are invited to go door-to-door at the local participating businesses to get treats and goodies. Participants are asked to gather in the Union Street parking lot at 4:00pm to pick up treat bags and maps indicating participating businesses.  Bags and maps will be available until 5:00pm or until they are gone! The young children’s event is followed by the popular and ghoulishly delightful Zombie Walk for teens and adults. For more information, visit or call 603-330-3208.

Newburyport Downtown Trick or Treat
Friday, October 26, 4pm-5pm
Swing on down to the beautiful waterfront in Newburyport as they celebrate Halloween for a special Halloween trick-or-treat event intended for small children accompanied by an adult. Downtown Newburyport trick-or-treat locations include The Tannery Marketplace, Market Square, Merrimac, State, Pleasant, Inn and Water Streets. For more information visit

Downtown Dover Trick-Or-Treats
Saturday, October 27, 11am-2pm
Dover Main Street welcomes you to dress up in your favorite costumes and join us on Saturday, Oct. 27th for the Downtown Dover trick-or-treats at tons of your favorite businesses from 11am – 2pm! Come pick up your Map at the Cocheco Mills Courtyard. The first 250 kids to get to the courtyard get a free trick-or-treat bag! At 12:15 we will have a costume contest for the following categories: Adult best dressed, teen best Halloween spirit, child best dressed and family themed costumes. Visit for more info.

Newmarket Halloween Haunt
Saturday, October 27, 2pm-6pm
The Newmarket Recreation’s Annual Halloween Haunt promises to be bigger and better than ever this year! There will be a variety of all-ages free, fun, somewhat spooky activities, games, candy and prizes. Get a lift from the spooky shuttle bringing people from the Rec to trick-or-treat at many of the businesses on Main Street (look for the Halloween Haunt logo at storefronts for participating businesses). Visit for more details.

Durham Trunk-or-Treat
Sunday, October 28, 3pm-5pm
The Durham Evangelical Church at 114 Dover Road offers a safe way to enjoy the Fall season with your family. Kids can go from trunk to trunk to receive pre-packaged candy from costumed car owners. Nothing scary, only fun for kids and adults of all ages. For more info, visit

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