Don't know when to trick-or-treat? Cities all over Arkansas are debating whether Saturday or Sunday is ideal. I have a feeling that many kids will be double dipping and trick-or-treating Saturday and Sunday.
Most of the central cities have decided to go ahead and celebrate on Sunday. Here's a list of which cities are celebrating when.
Saturday, October 30:
Benton, Bryant, Malvern, Searcy, Batesville and Pine Bluff
Sunday, October 31:
Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Maumelle Sherwood and Hot Springs
Why the change? Many of the cities are saying that they don't want trick-or-treat time to cut into church time. Some are claiming that school is on Monday, and it makes better sense to trick-or-treat on Saturday.
I think Little Rock made the right choice, but I suggest locals be prepared to get a few early arrivals taking advantage of Saturday night.
Just for fun, I looked at all the years Halloween has fallen on a Sunday in my lifetime: 1982, 1993, 1999, 2004, 2010 and hopefully I'll still be alive the next time in happens in 2021. I only remember changing the day one time, but I guess I would have outgrown trick-or-treating by 1993.