The Tricounty’s rural population doesn’t usually go for trick-or-treating—but that won’t stop youngsters from finding Halloween-themed fun around the area. Here is a listing of events around the area. Do you have an event to share with the community? Send it to us here. We’ll update our listing as new information comes in.

On Oct. 20 is Trick or Treat Night at Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park from 7 to 9 p.m. for ages 5th grade and under. A Haunted Trail is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for ages 12 and over, with $5 admission. For more information, contact Graciella Guerrero at 505-468-7500. Volunteers for cleanup greatly appreciated.

On Oct. 21 is a Harvest, Halloween, Pumpkin Chunkin Tour at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 per kid, and $15 per adult. Events include hay rides, carnival games, a pumpkin carving contest, giveaways, hot food and drinks, arts and crafts table, sampling cheese, a S’mores pit, and face painting. A movie, Hocus Pocus, will start at 6 p.m. For more information contact Michael at 505-384-0033 or

Also on Oct. 21, a Fall Festival will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Edgewood, across from Sonic.

Ghouls and goblins are invited to South Mountain Elementary School for indoor trick-or-treating Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Big B’s Grub Shack will have food to purchase. Local businesses are invited to set up a booth and candy donations are welcome. Admission is one canned food item and an adult chaperone. For info contact

On Oct. 28, a Fall Festival will be held at Mountain Valley Church in Edgewood from 4 to 6 p.m., offering free family fun including games, food and candy. For more information, call 505-281-5566.

Also on Oct. 28, look for a Boo-taculair Halloween party and carnival at The Barn Boutique in Moriarty, which will host a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, jumper, food and face painting. For more information, call 505-433-2598.

On Oct. 29, a Trick or Trunk will be held at Crossroads Bible and Fellowship in Edgewood, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 505-832-0909.

On Oct. 30 a Halloween Hike will be held at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, starting at 6 p.m. This is a guided night hike, so headlamps or flashlights are required. Donations are appreciated. No pets allowed. For info contact Vanessa at 505-281-5259.

On Oct. 31, a Fall Festival will be held at First Baptist Church in Moriarty, offering family fun in the form of games, candy and food. Free. For more information, call 505-832-6385.

On Oct. 31, the annual Halloween fun night at Old Tyme Shop returns with candy, cake walk, treats, games, Scary-oke, hot dogs, prizes, and more. Decorate your car and hand out candy. Ten miles south of I-40 on NM337 (South 14). Contact Barbie at 505-281-3892 for details. Free!

On Oct. 31, the 24th annual Trick or Treat Trailer to Trailer will be held at RV Sales in Moriarty from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $1 or a single can of food; the event benefits Bethel Community Storehouse every year. For more information, call 505-832-2400.

Also on Oct. 31, Trunk or Treat in the Smith’s in Edgewood’s parking lot NE side from 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Safe trick or treating, and hot drinks. Hosted by McDonald’s, Chili Hills, Aaron’s and Legacy Church. Contact Debbie for more information, at 505-286-9202.

A Halloween Festival with free games, prizes, candy, a bouncy house, snacks and movies, will be held at Tremko Karate in Moriarty OCTOBER 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. For information call 505-228-1885.

On Oct. 31, a Trunk or Treat event will be held at the Edgewood Library from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Carnival games and haunted house with small admission. Events include a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, and decorated trunks (vehicles) contest. Hot drinks and safe trick or treating. Edgewood Police Department is accepting candy donations. For more information contact Tracy at 505-281-5117, ext 3.