Trick or Treat Trot is Oct. 31 |

Trick or Treat Trot is Oct. 31

Daily staff report

VAIL — Ghosts, goblins, rockstars, fairies, princesses and superheroes — plus young artists — should mark their calendars to attend the 21st annual Trick or Treat Trot on Oct. 31 in the streets of Vail Village and Lionshead.

Infants through children 10 years old and their families are invited to participate in the Vail Recreation District’s Halloween festivities, which begin at 1 p.m. at the Vail Public Library and feature a Halloween story hour. From 2 to 5 p.m., costumed children will gather and trick or treat through the streets of Vail Village and Lionshead village, receiving goodies from participating merchants. Participating merchants are identifiable by an oversized jack-o-lantern bag displayed at the entrance.

In past years, more than 300 children and their families have participated in this informal costume parade and celebrated Halloween in the shops and restaurants of Vail. Children also are invited to enter the annual Trick or Treat Trot coloring contest.

Entering the coloring contest

Entry forms are available at local schools, preschools and in the Vail Daily. To participate, children are asked to decorate the contest form or submit their own Halloween-inspired drawing to the Imagination Station in Lionshead or at Red Sandstone Elementary or Edwards Elementary by 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Prizes will be given to the top three designs in each age category. Winners will be announced during the Trick or Treat Trot.

A limited number of Trick or Treat Trot bags will be available at the Vail Recreation District Community Programming, located above the welcome center in the Lionshead parking structure on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the Vail Police Department. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags.

Trick or Treat Trot is organized by Vail Recreation District Community Programming and sponsored by Vail Daily and Pazzo’s Pizzeria. For more information on the Halloween festivities, call 970-479-2292 or email

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