This Sunday, Oct. 26 from 3-6 p.m., Trackside Teen Center is hosting a Trunk or Treat in the Trackside and Wilton train station parking lots.
As part of this year’s festivities Trackside will be decked out as a Haunted House (4-6 p.m.) complete with spooky music and hot cider. The Pizza Truck Company (pizza and s’mores) and the Peachwave Truck will be onsite selling their wares as well. There will also be a “Monster Truck” for the kids to climb up on and check out.
According to organizer Artie DiRocco, the original Wilton Trunk or Treat was started 3 years ago when Wilton was hit by a freak blizzard, and the town cancelled Halloween. “A bunch of friends got together and refused to let their children miss Halloween,” he says, recalling how close to 80 people showed up at Cider Mill’s parking lot and opened up their car trunks so that the kids could trick-or-treat for candy that way. The even was pulled off by a simple word of mouth exchange.
Who knew that just one year later, Hurricane Sandy would ruin the holiday again. “It exploded in 2012 when there were hundreds of people from Wilton and surrounding towns. The event was so much fun for both the kids and their parents that I had dozens of requests to keep it going. So we relocated the event into the current location,” DiRocco says. Last year was the first year Trackside hosted the Trunk or Treat.
DiRocco says it’s an event that he hopes draws a lot of people and gets bigger every year. “We would love to get the word out as this is open to everyone and exclusively not exclusive! This is just a fun event for the kids and a safe environment for them to Trick or Treat in a controlled area. We have had people show up from Weston, Westport and New Canaan in the past as this is a great event and a great way to show off Wilton’s community spirit. The more the merrier! Please just show up with some candy and have some fun,” he wrote in his email for this year’s event.
Trackside is located at 15 Station Rd., next to the Wilton Train Station.
For all other Hauntings and Halloween fun, check out GOOD Morning Wilton’s “Boo!! The GMW Guide to Halloween.”