The Town Commissioners decided at September’s Town Meeting to go forward with Trick or Treating in Queenstown for Halloween.

Trick or treating will take place on Halloween Night, Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Queen Anne’s County has guidelines in place to ensure a safer experience for all.

Queenstown will be following the County’s lead and we ask all participating in Halloween activities to observe these guidelines.


Make it safe and keep it fun – Social Distancing Guidelines and Best Practices for Halloween

Trick or Treaters

  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick or treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
  • Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing

Tips for Parents

  • Stay home if sick
  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance
  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children have reflective clothing
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home
  • Inspect candy

Tips for Homeowners

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Take the Safe House Pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters
  • Distribute candy on disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
  • Wash hands often

For more information and to take the Halloween Safe House Pledge visit halloween2020.org