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Your Guide to Halloween in Farmington and Farmington Hills

Watch for public safety officers who will be handing out treats in Farmington.

Have a safe and happy Halloween! Photo credit: Patch file photo
Have a safe and happy Halloween! Photo credit: Patch file photo
Halloween happens Thursday, and Patch has the scoop on the weather, safety tips and more going on in Farmington and Farmington Hills:

Weather

The National Weather Service predicts Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a 90 percent chance of rain and a low around 51 degrees. Sorry, kids. 


Farmington Public Safety treats

Look for officers who will be patrolling Farmington neighborhoods with bags of Halloween surprises for trick-or-treaters, starting at 6 p.m. 


Costume Contest at the Farmington Players

The Halloween performance of the Players' production of Dracula includes a costume contest for ticket holders at 7 p.m., judged by local celebrity “Sara” from the Stoney and Bill Show on 97.1 FM. You must have a ticket for that night’s performance for a chance to win a special prize in the contest. Tickets are on sale at farmingtonplayers.org or by calling the box office at 248-553-2955. 

Safety tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following advice for all trick-or-treaters:

  • Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • Limit the amount of treats you eat.  
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Always walk and don't run from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. 
  • Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. 
  • Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. 
  • Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Jennifer Garthe Williams October 30, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Looking for trick or trunks for tonight. anyone know of any?
Tanya October 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM
On Middlebelt just after 8 Mile, there are 2 churches that have signs saying "truck and treat" from 6-8pm
grama November 01, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Trunk or Treat!! NOT truck.
grama November 01, 2013 at 06:35 AM
Had over 70 kids in the wind and rain......Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor gloom of night will keep them from getting candy. :)

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