Trick or Treat dates and times for Eastern Kentucky

Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 1:35 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Halloween will look a lot different this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, but many counties are pushing forward with limited activities.

State officials recently released guidelines for trick or treating to limit the risk of catching and spreading the virus.

We are in the process of compiling a list of dates and times from each county.

Keep in mind, this list is fluid and many officials have not made a final decision on their plans yet.

Below is what we have so far, with any additional restrictions other than those listed in the guidelines we link to above. TBD stands for “to be determined”.

CountyDateTimeAdditional Restrictions
Bell (Countywide)10-315-7 p.m.
Breathitt10-316-8 p.m.
Clay (Countywide)10-315-7 p.m.
Floyd (Countywide)10-316-8 p.m.
Harlan (Rest of the county)
City of Harlan (Trick or Treat on Main)
4-6 p.m.
3-5 p.m.
See Facebook post below.
Jackson (Countywide)10-315-8 p.m.Encourage businesses to set up outside if they are handing out candy to maintain social distancing
Johnson (Countywide)10-316-8 p.m.
Knott (Countywide)10-314-6 p.m.
Knox (Countywide)
4-6 p.m.
5:30-7 p.m.
Laurel (Countywide)10-316-8 p.m
Lawrence (Countywide)10-315-8 p.m.
Lee (Countywide)10-315:30-8:30 p.m.
Letcher (Countywide)10-314-7 p.m.Residents who wish to participate may indicate by turning on their porch lights. All participants are asked to wear a cloth face mask and maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
Leslie (Countywide)10-316-8 p.m.Masks and social distancing required.
Magoffin (Salyersville)10-316-8 p.m.
Martin (Countywide)10-316-8 p.m.
McCreary (Countywide)10-315-8 p.m.
Morgan (West Liberty)10-315-7 p.m.
Owsley10-315-8 p.m.See Facebook post below.
Perry10-315:30-7:30 p.m.No indoor activities, trunk or treats ok with social distancing and masks
Sykes will host drive-thru trick or treating at Perry County Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Pikeville (Nightmare on Main Drive-Thru Trick or Treat)

6-8 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
No door to door trick or treating, families can go to extended families homes, drive-thru events permitted if approved through the health department, social distancing and masks required
Powell (Countywide)10-316-8 p.m.
Pulaski (Countywide, includes all cities)10-316-8 p.m.
Rockcastle (Mt. Vernon and Brodhead)10-316-8 p.m.
RowanNo Events Planned
Whitley (Countywide)
City of Corbin
5:30-7:30 p.m.
6-8 p.m.
No annual downtown trick or treat event this year
Wolfe (Countywide)10-315:30-7:30 p.m.No trunk or treats, masks required and social distancing must be observed at all times

Owsley County Tourism announced a Trunk or Treat on Facebook. It will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the normal location of the Daniel Boone Days Festival off Highway 11. We do not know if this is the official event for the county or if more info about a date and time is coming.

Visit Harlan County released details about their annual event on their Facebook page. Officials said in the post they are still working out the details to keep people safe, so check back to see if any additional information has been released.

If you are a city or county official with one of the areas marked TBD above and you have made a decision about your community, please contact us by email at

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