MainStreet Dayton invites local churches to participate at PumpkinFest

2013 PumpkinFest (GaryBolden/RheaReview)

MainStreet Dayton invites local churches to participate in “Trunk-or-Treat” at PumpkinFest

Dayton, Tennessee (Sept. 6, 2017) As part of PumpkinFest, MainStreet Dayton is hoping to increase community involvement by inviting local churches and non-profits to participate in “Trunk-or-Treat” during the downtown Trick-Or-Treating on Saturday, October 28th.

PumpkinFest is Friday and Saturday October 27-28, 2017 in Downtown Dayton. This is our 12th year and we are excited to bring new events this year, and to get the community more involved.

We are inviting local churches to come to Market Street in Downtown Dayton and set up a tent and table to pass out candy, pamphlets, brochures, or other items appropriate for children during Saturday night Trick-or-Treating from 5:00-7:00 PM.

PumpkinFest was originally intended to be an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. In the last 12 years it has grown into a 2 day, 100+ vendor event, with more than 10,000 attendees.

“This year’s ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ is a great opportunity for churches or non-profit organizations to get their name out to a crowd that they may not otherwise come into contact with”, said MainStreet Executive Director, Rachel Marshall.

The “Trunk-or-Treat” will not be a traditional trunk-or-treat, as there will not be vehicles allowed due to safety concerns. Instead, participating groups will bring tents and/or tables to decorate and will pass out candy and other items.

“We are excited about the prospect of partnering with area churches and non-profits,”said Marshall. “This is something we’ve talked about for a while, how to include them in PumpkinFest, so we hope to get a good response.”

For more information and the application form, please visit; or call Trunk-or- Treat coordinator, Jill Noga at (423) 802-4924 or There is no cost to participate.

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