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Old 10-31-05, 10:36 AM
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what time is trick or treating tonight?

i assume its like 6-8?

sheesh.. when i was a kid.... we lived on a miliary base.. and the scheduled time use to be longer AND later

2nd part of the question:
does it annoy you if people show up before or after the scheduled trick or treating time.. do you answer the door.. do you give the candy.. do you chase after the kids cursing and swing a long wooden stick with a nail through it.
Old 10-31-05, 10:38 AM
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There's a set time? I'll be ready from sun down until midnight.
Old 10-31-05, 10:39 AM
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Strong agreement.

I think twikoff's thing about a "scheduled time" is left over from growing up on a military base.
Old 10-31-05, 10:51 AM
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In my town, they have 'suggested' that people try to wrap it up by 2030.
We'll probably start out around 630-7, and go till it gets too dark/my boy gets tired. 830 is theoretically his bedtime, so that fits.
If we're done giving out candy, we turn out the outside lights and blow out the pumpkins. If people come up to a dark house and ring the bell, especially repeatedly, yes, that does make me mad. If we have candy left over, we will generally leave it on the porch for people to help themselves.
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My town is 3-7.
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For whatever reason, I always thought that 6pm was the unofficial start time, to allow people to finish dinner (which really doesn't seem to apply anymore).
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There is an official time? Count me as clueless. I'll be taking my little girl out about 6. Probably won't last all that long.

As for end time, it being a school night should be a factor. I think when it is on the weekend kids are allowed a little later.
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No...every town has their own hours. Check your local listings.
Old 10-31-05, 11:17 AM
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Mine is 6-9. And for some weird reason, they do it the night before too.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
No...every town has their own hours. Check your local listings.
yep
noone checks local listings, so everyone goes by whatever time they want
hell, most people dont even know that their town has local listings

where Im going.. Im not sure where to check their local listings....
Old 10-31-05, 11:41 AM
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Hopefully not too late. This'll be my first Halloween at my current place and I have no idea how many children to expect.

Actually I'm going to stay late at work tonight and then go grocery shopping. I'll let my roommates handle the kids (since they like to leave every light on in the house).
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No scheduled time - just when it's dark. It usually drops off a lot after nine, but there will still be some stragglers and older kids out. Lit pumkins and porchlights are the signal that you're passing out candy; we blow 'em out & turn 'em off when we're done.
Old 10-31-05, 12:23 PM
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Local listings? Under what? The city? The county? Newspapers? Online? What are you talking about?
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Most cities have websites these days. Most cities have local papers. Most cities have a city office as well, which usually has a phone. If your town is so small that it doesn't have any of those things, just plan on going from 6:30 until 6:37. You should be able to hit all of the houses in that span.
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My house, 5:30. See you then.
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When it's dark, the kids come and I usually turn off the lights and take down the decorations at 9:00. I won't answer the door after 9:00.
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I think traditionally it runs just after the end of dinner time up until the sun sets. At least, those were the rules of my neighborhood growing up. Here's some holiday distraction from work: www.creepycrossword.com. Happy Halloween!
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Didn't even look. After last year with 75% 'carpool'd' from the projects and 16yrs+ old I gave up.

But I am with twik...when I was a kid we went out AFTER the sun went down till you were too tired to keep going on.
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My town is 6 to 9. On two nights! - the 30th and 31st! Can you believe that shit? Two nights of Trick or Treating?

Edit: AndyCapps: I see I'm not alone.
Old 10-31-05, 05:16 PM
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Today is a holiday? I didn't know that!
Old 10-31-05, 05:37 PM
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You know what my favorite part of Halloween trick or treating is...?

The MILF neighbor moms that bring their kids around. Some even come out in costume.
We have already had a hot looking witch and a catwoman.
Hoping for a naughty nurse next.

Kids started here right after school at 3:30 and it would not surprise me to still get a couple around 9pm or so. It's a very pleasant and mild evening out here tonight which usually keeps up the crowds.
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no time, if anyone comes to my door tonight I'm killing them




the above statement was a joke, don't call the cops.
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I looked around. Out city has hours (5-7) but that's only for the downtown city event where retailers will be giving out candy etc in stores. Doesn't mention anything about residences. I still haven't ever heard of "trick or treating" hours outside of this thread.
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6:30 to 8:00 here
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Starts at dark, ends when I run out of candy to give out.

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