Is Rainy Weather Postponing Your Trick or Treating?

Many Pittsburgh area municipalities are postponing traditional Halloween festivities to avoid the expected nasty weather. Check our list to see if your community is among them.

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As Halloween weather reports roll in — calling for heavy downpours and high winds —  many Pittsburgh-area municipalities are postponing trick-or-treating to this coming weekend. 

The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of rain coupled with 20 to 30 mph winds on Thursday, with those conditions expected to continue through the evening. In the wake of this forecast, local communities — including Ross, Moon, McCandless, Forest Hills and Castle Shannon — are pushing trick-or-treating back to Friday or Saturday.

A spokesperson told KDKA TV there are currently no plans to postpone trick-or-treat times within the city of Pittsburgh.

If rainfall exceeds 1.2 inches as expected, this Thursday could be the wettest Halloween on record, according to Meteorologist Scott Harbaugh from WPXI. 

The last time trick-or-treaters faced a delay was in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Allegheny County
Castle Shannon – Saturday, November 2, 6-8 p.m.

Coraopolis – Saturday, November 2, 6-8 p.m.

Crescent – Saturday, November 2, 5:30-7 p.m.

Dravosburg – Friday, November 1, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Findlay Township – Saturday, November 2, 4-6 p.m.

Forest Hills – Saturday, November 2, 4-6 p.m.

Franklin Park – Saturday, November 2, 6-8 p.m. 

Marshall Township – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

McCandless – Saturday, November 2, 5-7 p.m.

McDonald – Saturday, November 2, 2-4 p.m. 

Moon Township – Saturday, November 2, 5-7 p.m. 

North Fayette – Saturday, November 2, 4-6 p.m. 

Pine Township – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. 

Richland Township – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

Ross Township – Saturday, November 2, 5-7 p.m.

Shaler Township – Saturday, November 2, 6-8 p.m.

South Versailles – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. 

Swissvale – Saturday, November 2 5-7 p.m.

Thornburg – Friday, November 1, 6:15 p.m. (Halloween Parade, Trick or Treat immediately following)

Wilkins Township – Saturday, November 2, 4-6 p.m. 

 

Beaver County
Franklin Township – Saturday, November 2 1-3 p.m. 

Hanover Township – Saturday, November 2, 6-8 p.m. 

Midland – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

 

Butler County
East Butler – Friday, November 1, 6-7 p.m. 

Evans City – Saturday, November 2, 3-5 p.m. 

Forward Township – Saturday, November 2, 3-5 p.m. 

Marion Township – Saturday, November 2, 3-5 p.m.

Saxonburg – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

Seven Fields – Saturday, November 2, 3-5 p.m. 

 

Fayette County
Connellsville – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

Washington Township/Belle Vernon – Saturday, October 26, 2-4 p.m. 

 

Lawrence County
Ellwood City – Saturday, November 2 1-3 p.m.

New Castle – Saturday, November, 4-6 p.m. 

Mercer County
Sandy Lake – Thursday, October 31, 4-6 p.m. 

Washington County
Bentleyville – Saturday, November 2 4-5:30p.m. 

Burgettstown – Saturday, November 2, 2-4 p.m.

Midway Borough – Wednesday, October 30, 6-8 p.m. 

 

Westmoreland County
East Vandergrift Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6-8 p.m.

Irwin – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. 

Lower Burrell – Saturday, November 2, 6-8 p.m. 

North Huntingdon – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

North Irwin – Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. 

Plans continue to change, so if your community has not yet updated trick-or-treating times, check with your local municipal office or police department.

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