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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town of Mount Airy Halloween Guidelines 2020

The Emergency Response Team and Town Leadership reviewed both Carroll County and Frederick Counties suggestions. Carroll supports traditional Trick or Treating to restore more normalcy to our children with several precautions listed below. Frederick County, a more populated county, has discouraged it this year. Once again Mount Airy is united and respects the more rural approach, similar to Carroll County. You may choose to follow Frederick County’s, more cautious, approach. It’s up to you! Those participating please follow safety suggestions. Those NOT participating please leave your porch lights off as the traditional symbol.

Carroll County Recommendations - Officials at the Carroll County Health Department say if following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rules, it is safe for kids to trick-or-treat as long as they social distance and wear masks:
·         Stay with people you live with
·         Social Distance
·         Wear a Mask
·         Stay home if you are sick
·         Wear facial coverings
·         Non-Contact options: Candy Chute, Bags
More Town Options and Information:
Spooky Safari Adventure Week
October 20 - November 2, daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. This year we will have a trail take-over by all kinds of animal characters! Join us for this new two-week event. Bring the family, pack a picnic, and walk one of our hidden gems of Mount Airy, Rails to Trails. Parking available Downtown and in Watkins Park. While Downtown, stop by and enjoy one of our charming restaurants or retail businesses. Make memories on Main! For extra excitement bring a flashlight and walk the trail at dusk to see if our animals come to life! Please don't feed or touch our featured guests along the trail for this event. If you are walking the trail and capture a good photo on your Spooky Safari Adventure, share it with us for a chance to win a Mount Airy swag bag. To share your photos, feel free to post to our event wall or email us at
**Please remember while enjoying our parks to keep in mind social distancing & wear a mask when appropriate.**
MAMSA HalloWeekend
October 30 - November 1st: MAMSA is not letting COVID stomp out all the Halloween events!  Join them for a fun-filled and safety-conscience weekend starting Friday night with an "The Park After Dark" event featuring Fireside Spooky Story Time at the Simpson-Baker-Bowlus Popup Park, followed by MAMSA's Main Street Candy Crawl on Saturday and Pets on Parade on Main on Sunday!  For more information and tickets, go to

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