Bangor Parks and Recreation has modified its Halloween Touch a Truck event, to allow for social distancing.

Halloween is posing its own challenges this year, as parents try to find a balance between allowing kids to dress up and have some fun, and still keeping them safe. It looks like modified gatherings are going to be a big help in allowing the little ones to celebrate Halloween. The folks at Bangor Parks and Rec wanted to find a way to still hold their annual Halloween party, while still making it safe for everyone. So they came up with the newly modified Don't Touch a Truck N Treat party.

As in past years, there will be a variety of large vehicles for the kids to see up close. But there are a few rules everyone will need to follow:

  • Party-goers will not be allowed to touch or climb on the trucks.
  • Everyone will walk by the vehicles, with family groups socially distanced from each other.
  • Back tracking will not be allowed, in order to avoid any cross-contamination between groups.
  • All participants, young and old, will wear face coverings at all times.

There will be four sessions, during the event, and only 75 people will be allowed into each. Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required. Be sure to include all the members of your family in the ticket count, when you order them, and show your tickets at the door on the night of the party. You can reserve your tickets online for one of the following time slots:

  • 4:00 - 4:30
  • 4:30 - 5:00
  • 5:00 - 5:30
  • 5:30 - 6:00

Bangor Parks and Recreation is also holding a Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Day on October 17th. All supplies are provided, including pumpkins, for a fee of $10 for Bangor residents and $15 for non-residents. Again, pre-registration is required through the Bangor Parks and Rec Department's website.