Halloween Postponed to Nov. 10 in Fairfield [UPDATE]

While Trick or Treat on Safety Street has been cancelled, the town will host a 'Trunk or Treat' on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

[Editor's note: The Chamber of Commerce event "Trick or Treat on Safety Street" has been canceled. Below refers to general trick-or-treating around town in honor of the holiday Halloween.]

Update, Nov. 6

From the latest CodeRed alert from First Selectman Michael Tetreau:

Due to the Nor'easter forecast to come Wednesday, the town is asking everyone to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, Nov. 10.

"Let's give our crews a break and give them time to clean up both from Hurricane Sandy and the upcoming Nor'easter," Tetreau said in the CodeRed alert.

Though the Chamber of Commerce's Trick-or-Treat on Safety Street has been cancelled, town employees and the police and fire departments invite everyone to participate in a "Trunk or Treat" event on Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the north parking lot of the Fairfield Center train station.

"All are welcome," Tetreau said.

Original Post, Oct. 30

Halloween in Fairfield has been postponed to Wednesday, Nov. 7.

A decision regarding Trick-or-Treat on Safety Street, originally scheduled for Halloween afternoon, is expected to come by Wednesday morning.

Prior to the decision, some Fairfield residents supported for postponing the holiday -- though preferred to see it postponed to the weekend.

"I say reschedule all school festivities for Friday and Halloween for Saturday," Paula Morón Slesh said on the Fairfield Patch Facebook page.

The Department of Public Works and United Illuminating will be taking care of 272 cases of trees entangled with wires Wednesday, so holding trick-or-treating during the day -- another option mentioned -- was out of the question.

Jill Kovacs said she'll be ready for kids on Halloween on whatever the day the town picks.

N.C. October 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM
If Halloween is being rescheduled why not move it to Saturday or Sunday, which are undoubtedly better days for most families. That still leaves four or five full days for storm cleanup. Poor decision, in my opinion.
Jason Silver October 31, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Dumbest thing I've ever heard. Reschedule Halloween for a Friday or Saturday, not a Wednesday.
Theresa O October 31, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Trick or treat on safety street is totally cancelled. They are not rescheduling.
Restaurant Snob October 31, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Mill Plain Road area and surrounding streets will be open for Halloween. So parents you can bring your kids here.
Ava R. October 31, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Halloween is a Pagan holiday and should NOT be celebrated at all. Do you celebrators even know what you are celebrating? Fairfield, think twice about what you are teaching the youth. Seek the narrow path, the path of the God fearing righteous and God will have favor on you and yours. Matthew 7:13-14 ...
Restaurant Snob October 31, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Ava R. "Halloween shall go on, even giveth storms or wind or lack of light." - Matthew 10:8-12
Ava R. October 31, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Dear Restaurant Snob...Mark 3:29 "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation." Halloween is a Pagan holiday and celebrating it is sending a clear secular message to the youth. We recognize this season by having a 'fall festival', and, trust me, tons of candy and treats are involved. Our fellowship is Christ centered.
Restaurant Snob October 31, 2012 at 09:22 PM
"For thee who disclaims his right on all others on the All Saint's Night is portrayed amongst thee as not knowing anything and shall remain silent..." Paul 4:20
Restaurant Snob November 01, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Had over 100 kids at our house tonight, 12 huge bags of candy gone, and it was great. Not sure what you complainers were doing...Probably watching repeats of Golden Girls and Matlock...
lovicia November 01, 2012 at 10:21 AM
You rock snob.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 05:41 PM
To clarify -- Trunk or Treat is an event during which the hosts (in this case, town employees & the police & fire departments) fill trunks of cars with candy and park them (in this case, the north parking lot at the Fairfield Center station). Trick or Treaters go from trunk to trunk instead of door to door.
kathleen November 06, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Can we just skip Halloween altogether? It seems a bit indulgent and ridiculous at this point.
Diane S. November 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Obviously Kathleen you are a lonely woman with no kids
R. Ludlowe November 06, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Don't be mean. Maybe Kathleen was just planning to dress as "Sandy" from Grease and now feels a little silly given last week's events.
kathleen November 06, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I am a practical, realistic mother of 3 kids that have just watched us dump the contents of our beachside home out on the sidewalk due to a hurricane. This week they have witnessed the lack of food, shelter, gas and hope from many of our shoreline communities. My kids will not miss a bucket of candy.
celeste davis November 06, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Kathleen, sorry for your loss. Is there anything we can do to help? Contact St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, 203/255-0556.
R. Ludlowe November 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I bet you feel bad now, Diane S.
Frederick Klein November 06, 2012 at 09:58 PM
They are showing repeats of "Golden Girls" and "Matlock"? What channel and at what time? (eagerly readjusting rabbit-ear antenna)
mark November 06, 2012 at 11:59 PM
i hope the kids just go out anyway tomorrow
fairfieldgal November 07, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Amen Kathleen!! Any time focused on rescheduling Halloween should be instead focused on the reality this storm has produced. While I'm all for kids having fun (yes -- I am a mother of three!), I say the town should have moved on. Obviously someone, somewhere is trying to tell us this! Ridiculous that Mike Tetrau had to devote one second of thinking to this holiday... which is OVER!
Restaurant Snob November 07, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Luckily, I had about 100 kids on Halloween and expect up to 300 kids tomorrow. Everyone who is against it -- you are also against this special day for the children (so have it during a Nor'easter) having fun during a terrible last 9 days thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Let's not forget this holiday is not for adults or obviously religious fanatics (Ava R., etc). What's next, we reschedule Christmas if the weather is too bad? Chanuka, Kwanza? I seem to remember a special Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer movie where Santa actually was going to cancel Christmas until Rudolph, the odd and cast-out one, was chosen to lead the way during the terrible snow storm and thank goodness Christmas was able to happen.
Joeseph Biff November 07, 2012 at 03:10 AM
I had 200 kids on Halloween and expect up to 600 kids tomorrow.
Restaurant Snob November 09, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Looks like your site has been hacked because I have seen multiple comments like this.


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