2019 Halloween Stroll
Saturday, October 26 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Rain date Sunday, October 27
FREE Trick-or-treating throughout
West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square
in conjunction with the Town of West Hartford, the West Hartford Center Business Association, Blue Back Square, & the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Music | Giveaways | Crafts | Sports Mascots | Games & more!
Bring your kids in costume for all-ages fun!
Featuring a live performance in Blue Black Square by Sunny Train sponsored by
NEW this year: Designated Allergy-Friendly Area
We think that Halloween should be fun for all kids, so this year we our designating our Little Pumpkins lot (the former REI parking lot in Blue Back Square) as an allergy-friendly area. All vendors will be distributing non-candy items so that no child with food allergies feels left out of the fun! As in previous years, this area will also have hands-on activities geared toward children ages 0-3.
Many thanks to our Little Pumpkins sponsor, West Hartford-based
Fun for All Foods, who have created a line of food products
completely free from the Top 8 Allergens!
Come and enjoy a safe area for families looking to skip treats or food allergens altogether!*
*Please note that while vendors will not be distributing candy in this parking lot, Stroll attendees may be bringing in/eating food in this area.
Route & Parking Information
Parking & Street Closures
You may park in any Town lot or parking garage, but please note that all standard parking rates apply.
Additionally, Isham Road from Memorial Rd to New Street, and the Raymond Rd parking lot next to REI (the Little Pumpkins lot) will be closed from 9am-1pm.
Participating Halloween Stroll businesses are located on Farmington Avenue, LaSalle Rd, South Main Street, Memorial Road, and Isham Road.
Additional booths will be set up on the Town Hall Lawn (along South Main Street), and in the REI parking lot off of Raymond Road.
There is no starting place for the Stroll. Just park and start wherever you like.
Be sure to check for the sign in the window of participating businesses before you pop in for a treat!
Little Pumpkins Lot | NEW this year: Designated Allergy-Friendly Area
The former REI parking lot (off of Raymond Rd) will again host the Little Pumpkins area, featuring activities and giveaways tailored to children ages 0-3, although 4 and 5 year olds are welcome, too! This lot will be closed off to cars and is perfect for keeping a close eye on the littlest visitors. The Moms & More tables will host sensory bins, while local nursery schools will have booths that feature crafts, activities, and of course, giveaways! NEW IN 2019: The Little Pumpkins Area will be a designated allergy-friendly area. Giveaways will be limited to non-candy items so your little ones can collect goodies without worrying about allergens in food products.
A Few More Highlights...
In addition to the many participating storefronts and booths, there are some additional stops you might consider visiting:
Hear from children's band Sunny Train in the Blue Back pavilion
Enjoy a beautiful fall themed photo area on the Town Hall Green sponsored by Hoffman Auto Group
Get a balloon animal created by Valentine the Clown
Get your child's face painted throughout the stroll!
Get a caricature of your little ghosts and goblins in Blue Back Square
Touch a fire truck located on the corner of Farmington Ave and Lasalle Road
Visit area vendors and preschools hosting fun activities and giveaways for your little ones throughout the Center, Town Hall Green, and Blue Back Square