The trick-or-treat season is here. But something seems a bit off…oh, that’s right—it’s still 2020. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to abide by mask-wearing rules on Halloween, though you may still want to find a safe alternative to trick-or-treating this year.
Why not trunk-or-treat, instead? You’ll have more control over social distancing between vehicles, and they’re a ton of fun! Plus, you get to decorate your Honda for Halloween, which is our favorite part of trunk-or-treating. Check out these decorating tips and local Ohio trunk-or-treat events to get into the spooky spirit.
Trunk-or-Treating Design Tips
Figure out your theme.
First step is to figure out your trunk-or-treat vehicle theme! Talk to your family – make it a fun, collaborative event. Do you want your car or SUV to be scary? Or cute? Or just fall-themed with pumpkins and scarecrows? The possibilities are endless.
Here are some ideas for fun Trunk or Treat designs you and the whole family can create:
- Spiderweb nest
- Vampire crypt
- Pumpkin patch
- Pirate’s treasure chest
- Noah’s ark
- Candy or bake shop
- Frankenstein’s monster
- Games (like Pacman, Candy Land, Minecraft)
- TV shows or movies (like Star Wars, Avengers, Nightmare Before Christmas, My Little Pony)
Design to your space.
Think of every way that you can use your space! From opening the back hatch and creating a space inside, to having items on the roof. You can turn your Honda CR-V liftgate into a giant monster mouth or bat cave, even.
If you really want to go all-out, the Honda Pilot is the ideal trunk-or-treating vehicle. It offers 109 cubic feet* of cargo volume with the 2nd and 3rd row of seats plopped down – more than enough room for all your Halloween decorations, candy, and even the pet dog (whose Jack Sparrow costume is impeccable, by the way.)
Don’t forget the treats are the reason you’re there!
Tricks and treats are both important. While you can come up with the most amazing, creative trunk-or-treat design, it’s important to remember that kids are here for the candy! So, don’t forget to buy enough for every Elsa and Mandalorian.
Where can you Trunk or Treat in Dayton?
Once you’ve decorated your car for trunk-or-treating, you’re probably going to need a place to show it off. Pop into one of these local Ohio trunk-or-treat events.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren, 7240 Peters Rd, Tipp City, OH
The Tipp City trunk-or-treat event is free and open to the public. Treats will be handed out by Church members wearing masks for COVID-19 protection. Contact the church for additional information.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tipp City Church of the Nazarene, 1221 W Main St, Tipp City, OH
Car trunks will be decorated, costumes worn and lots of candy eaten! The trunk-of-treat will also feature games, snacks, and other entertainment. Plus, it’s free! Find out more on their Facebook page.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S Co Rd 25A, Tipp City, OH
On top of trick-or-treating on Halloween night in Tipp City, you can also head to Ginghamsburg Church for their fun Trunk or Treat event in the afternoon. Bring a can of food or nonperishable food item for admission. Click here for more event info.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 South County Road 25A, Troy, OH
Free for all, this Trunk or Treat event is a great alternative to trick-or-treating on Halloween in Troy. All vehicles and guests will be spaced 6 feet apart, face masks will be required, and only store-bought candy or treats should be handed out.
Tipp City Trunk Show Outside Arts/Crafts
Saturday, October 10, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rusty Harden Studio, 259 N. 4th St., Tipp City, OH
Not into trunk-or-treating in Miami Valley? Maybe you’ll find something at the Tipp City Trunk Show. Over 30 local Ohio artists will open their cars, trucks, vans and buses to sell their unique and cool gift ideas in three parking lots at Rusty Harden Studio. Admission is free and there will be two food trucks.
Friday, October 16, 2020
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
George Rogers Clark Park, 930 South Tecumseh Rd, Springfield, OH
Take a drive through the park in your own vehicle and see spooky scenes along the way. Payment for the event will be done online prior to the event. Follow the event and learn more HERE.
All this talk about trunks and treats got you hungry for a new car? We’ve got scary-good Honda deals on models like the Honda HR-V, Passport and Pilot through the end of the year. Whether you want to lease or purchase, our Miami Valley Honda Dealers will help you save money – because we’re 100% “treat.”
* Maximum cargo space based on SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.