Halloween Options Besides Trick or Treating

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COLUMBIA - Trick-or-Treaters will be out tonight getting candy, but there are plenty of other options besides the traditional Halloween celebration.

Columbia is hosting its SPOOKtacular tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Missouri Events Center. The event is for children ages 12 and under.

Other events include Trunk or Treat held at Southside Baptist Church in Fulton, Family Fun Fest in Warrensburg, and Halloween Trick or Treat Trail and Rocktoberfest in Moberly.

Trunk or Treat lasts from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Family Fun Fest will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Rocktoberfest will be from 6 until 8 p.m.

Trick-or-Treaters should expect many of the traditional candies tonight. IRI, a market research firm, found the top give candies for Halloween. They are:

  • Reese's 
  • M&M's
  • Snickers
  • Hershey's
  • Kit Kat

Another study found Americans spend about 12.6 billion on chocolate per year.