Stay warm while your zombies, princesses and action heroes collect their treats this Halloween with these SAFE trick-or-treating locations. Or you can enjoy the fright night with these haunted house locations around town.

We would also like to remind all drivers to stay alert and remember kids will be out in full force this Halloween, so drive carefully. Also, for those parents that like to drive to different hot spot locations around Reno/Sparks, don’t forget to fill up your gas tank at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers before you go.

LOCATIONS FOR SAFE TRICK OR TREATING IN RENO AND SPARKS

Trick-or-Treat in the Streets of the National Automobile MuseumNational Auto Museum
Thursday, October 31, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Trick or Treat in the Streets will be at Reno’s National Automobile Museum. While the children play games and collect candy at stations throughout the museum, parents will be able to enjoy more than 200 cars and authentic street scenes with facades, cars and artifacts. Entertainment will feature Jim Meitz, Reno’s premier magician and author of the children’s book “The Amazing Alexander.” Special admission: $2 per person. The Museum is on the corner of Lake and Mill Street in Reno at 10 South Lake Street Reno, NV 89501. Call (775) 333-9300 for information.

Safe Trick or Treating at the Nevada Humane SocietyHowl-O-Ween Poster 10-21-13 Final
Thursday, October 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Bring the family to Nevada Humane Society for Safe Trick-or-Treating with lots of free treats for kids in costume. Sip on hot chocolate and apple cider while enjoying spooky music and décor. Visit with pets and people in Halloween costumes. You can even adopt a four-legged goblin. It’s safe fun for the whole family and a great way to celebrate Halloween with homeless pets. You can even adopt a four-legged friend. The Nevada Humane Society is located at 2825 Longley Lane, Suite B, Reno. Call (775) 856-2000 for information.

Trunk or Treat at Comstock Park
Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – For this FREE event come in costume and travel from trunk to trunk and get all the candy your bags can handle. Each car trunk will be decorated and have a game for kids to play. Call (775) 284-4673 for more information. Comstock Park is at 1650 Carat Dr. in south Reno’s Double Diamond neighborhood. Sponsored by Hope Community.Halloween_Legends

Halloween Egg Hunt at Legends
Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Bring the kids (ages 1 to 10 years) for a free Halloween egg hunt starting at 5 p.m. Children will be broken out into age groups for the egg hunt. There will be trick – or – treating afterwards throughout the Outlets at Legends in Sparks. Wear your costumes (please, no masks) and get lots of candy. There will be a costume contest with prizes for the best three. Legends is located at 1310 Scheels Drive in Sparks.

Johnstone Studios 3rd Annual Trick or Treat for SPCA of Northern Nevada5.5"X8.5" Post Card Template
Wednesday and Thursday, October 30 and 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Johnstone Studios will be holding their 3rd annual Halloween photos trick or treat to benefit the SPCA of Northern Nevada. Bring in your kids and/or animals in costumes and, with a donation to the SPCA, get a free 5 x 7 print. The minimum value of the donation is $20 and can include such items as cash, new towels, Kong dog toys, spray bottles, duct tape, packages of paper towels and hand wipes, folding chairs, sturdy dog leashes and harnesses, dog and cat beds, treats, and collars. It is a first come, first serve basis, so get there early. There will be fun games and raffle prizes throughout the event.  Johnstone Studios is located at 720 Tahoe Street in Reno. For more information, call (775) 722-8647.

Halloween Carnival in Sparks
Saturday, October 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – This Halloween Carnival will be at ManorCare, 2350 Wingfield Hills Road in Sparks. Free activities include pumpkin toss, tattoos, pumpkin bowling, apple bobbing, costume contest, cookie decorating, cake walk, and trick-or-treating. There will be caramel popcorn balls and bottled water for 50 cents, and a haunted house for $3 per person, $5 for two, and $10 for four. For more information, call (775) 335-8275.

Halloween Activities at the Washoe County Library
There will be a variety of free Halloween activities for kids and families at various branches of the Washoe County Library System…

  • Sparks Library, Saturday, October 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Making Potions. Bring a small, clean glass bottle with a lid and enough clear hand sanitizer to fill the bottle. We’ll show you how to add color, glitter, dried lizard tails, monster eyeballs and lots of other fun stuff to your potion. Seal it with colored wax and add a spooky label and you’ll finish off your one-of-a-kind creation.
  • Spanish Springs Library, Sunday, October 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Pumpkin Carving. Bring your own scooped-out pumpkin and turn it into a Halloween masterpiece with help from our carving experts. All ages welcome.
  • North Valleys Library, Tuesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. – Halloween Parade. Wear your costumes and join us for our 25th annual Trick or Treating Parade. We will be Trick or Treating throughout the North Hills Shopping Center.
  • North Valleys Library, Wednesday, October 30, 11:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Halloween Story Time. Wear your costumes to this special Halloween story time. After reading some spooky stories, we will Trick or Treat through the library and play some fun games.
  • Sparks Library, Wednesday, October 30, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Halloween Story Time. Readers beware! Wear your costumes and join in some spooky fun. We will be reading Halloween stories and making crafts. To finish off the fun, we will be trick – or – treating throughout the library.
  • Incline Village Library, Wednesday, October 30, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Halloween Story Time. Get in the Halloween mood as we read scary stories and do a fun craft. There might even be some treats! Be sure to wear your costume.
  • Spanish Springs Library, Thursday, October 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Trick or Treat at the Library. It’s Halloween and if you’re wearing a costume, we’re inviting you to Trick or Treat at the Library during our open hours. Happy Halloween!UNR_Volleyball Match

UNR vs. Fresno State Volleyball Game – Come Dressed Up for Halloween
No Halloween plans yet? Wear your costume to the volleyball match on Thursday to take part in our costume contest and you could win a prize. There will be candy for all fans that are dressed up.

HAUNTED HOUSES AROUND RENO AND SPARKS NEVADA 2013
Frightmare 2013

Frightmare is Northern Nevada’s Largest Haunted event. Conceived by two of the most recognized names in the industry, Frightmare has entertained more than 100,000 guests here in the Reno, Sparks area. Frightmare is located at Victorian Square in Sparks, next to the Century Theaters. 1250 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV.

Reno Forklift Haunted House
Reno Forklifts is holding a haunted house in which some of the donated proceeds will be going to Sparks Middle School. The haunted house is located at 171 Coney Island Dr. From October 29 – Nov. 1 from 6pm-9:30pm. Admission is free and all donations are welcome. Canned food donations are accepted as well

Reno Fright Fest Present Slaughter House
The “SLAUGHTER HOUSE” is Northern Nevada’s LARGEST EVER indoor Haunted House.  This year, our over 18,000 square foot Haunt undergoes a FULL REDESIGN from previous years as we set out to entertain thousands of eager customers with new, never seen before rooms, custom scares, and terrifying scenes that will have our guests running for the door. Remaining haunting dates are October 31 – November 3. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and open Late on Halloween! Located Beneath the Rise Night Club,Corner of 2nd and Sierra in Downtown Reno 210 N. Sierra Street. Tickets are only available at the door for $13. If you just can’t wait to be scared, a Speed Pass for $20 moves you to the front of the line. The Speed Pass and group tickets (20 or more) can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (775) 885-6999.Plenty of FREE PARKING at the Parking Gallery Garage.

Kingdom of Horrors
Kingdom of Horrors is billed as Reno’s scariest haunted house, so be forewarned. The haunting is based on the story of spooky stuff that went on at a Kilburn Estate deep in some swamp (see the website for the story), like people disappearing and having their souls stolen. Kingdom of Horrors is located at 515 E. 7th Street in Reno, next to Roller Kingdom. Open from 6 p.m. to as long as the crowd lasts this Halloween, and November 1 – 2. Admission is $12, or $15 for a Skip The Line Pass. Get a $2 discount by bringing an empty RockStar energy drink container. The information phone number is (775) 682-0998.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

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