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Where to take your kids for trunk or treating
Suzan Breedlove arranges a skeleton decoration in front of a pirate ship display that was created by several members of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church for a trunk-or-treat event. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Halloween is approaching and it's time for kids to get out their best costumes and trick-or-treating bags for a night of collecting candy. If you’re looking for community events to trunk-or-treat, Hall County has you covered.

First Baptist of Gainesville

First Baptist is hosting their own trunk-or-treat with a costume parade, pumpkin contest, food, candy and more.

When: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27

Where: 751 Green St., Gainesville 

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Gainesville First United Methodist

Bring your best costume and the whole family for games, activities, prizes, food and candy. Along with decorated trunks to collect your candy from.

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27

Where: 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 

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Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal is hosting a night of family fun with catered dinner and decorated trunks with candy and prizes. Reservations are required in order to reserve a dinner from The Varsity and can be found at

When: 5:30-7 p.m. 

Where: 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville 

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Don Carter State Park

Looking to get some Halloween fun early? Don Carter State Park is hosting their own trunk-or-treat with activities at Shelter 4 for kids to come in their costumes and adults to decorate their own cars.

When: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 30

Where: 5000 N Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville 

More info: 678-450-7726

Christ Place Church

Christ Place Church is hosting a community event for family fun with their Light up the Night Trunk or Treat. The night will include carnival games, candy, inflatables, face-painting, a hayride and a showing of the Florida vs. Georgia football game.

When: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30

Where: 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville 

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Chestnut Mountain Church

A fall festival is being held for the community by Chestnut Mountain church. The night will include activities, games, food, music and the trunk-or-treat. There will also be contests and prizes for the most creative costume and the most creative car.

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27

Where: 4903 Chestnut Mountain Circle, Flowery Branch 

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