The Petaluma Downtown Association presents its 2015
Halloween Trick or Treat Trail
through Downtown Petaluma
Saturday October 31st, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Join over 60 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hautingly "ghould" time from 3 - 5:30pm on Saturday October 31st as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma.
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Trick or Treat Trail Participants
|Acorn Chiropractic Club ||Free Range Provision & Eats ||Bovine Bakery |
|Lions & Tigers & Hair ||Little Luma ||Marisa's Fantasia |
|Old Chicago Pizza ||Old Shanghai Decor ||Peet's Coffee & Tea |
|Petaluma Community Access ||Alphabet Soup ||Athletic Soles |
|Aya Salon ||B. St. Mercantile ||Bistro 100 |
|Blush ||Bohca Bazaar ||Brian's Cosmetics |
|Cafe Zazzle ||Chick A Boom Vintage ||Copperfield's Bookstore |
|Finesse Salon || Flower Child Consignment || French Hen Antiques |
|Gallery One ||Heebe Jeebe ||Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery |
|Hotel Petaluma ||Knitterly ||Louis Thomas |
|Mi Pueblo El Centro ||Nicoles Fashion Boutique ||Old Republic Title Company |
|One Planet ||Ooh La Loft ||Opera House Collective |
|Paperwhite ||Past Perfect ||Petaluma Market |
|Petaluma Museum Association || Petaluma Pet Company || Petaluma Pie Company |
| Petaluma Wireless || Powell's Sweet Shoppe || Prince Gallery |
| Prodigy|| Red Lotus Tea & Gift || Rivertown Feed |
| Save Energy Company || Red Umbrella Consignment || Rex Hardware |
|Riverfront Art Gallery ||Robindira Unsworth, Inc. ||Serren's Closet |
|Shunzi ||Sonoma Coast Surf Shop ||Sonoma Spice Queen |
|Stink || Summer Cottage Antiques || Taps Resturant |
| The Pawn Advantage || The Shop || Thistle Meats |
| Uber Optics || Velascos|| Velvet Ice Collection |
|Vicki's Secret ||Vintage Bank Antiques ||World of Stereo |
|Yankee Girl Antiques ||Ivies on Kentucky Street ||Worthy of Love |
|Home of the Chicken || ||Riverfront Art Gallery |
If you want to participate but you are not on the list you can sign-up using the online form.
Enjoy these fun Halloween tidbits:
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
- Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
- Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
- Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
- The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
- Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
- Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
- Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.