The Wendell Treat Trail is being hosted by Wendell Parks and Recreation on Friday, October 29, 2021, 5-8pm, and will offer an outdoor trick-or-treat event for children 12 and younger. This non-scary Halloween treat trail gives local businesses an opportunity to get face-to-face with the community they serve while creating a safe space for kids to go trick-or-treating without the worries of traffic.
The trail will be in Wendell Park, 601 W Third Street, Wendell, North Carolina.
The Wendell Treat Trail will host up to 53 local vendors that will be handing out pre-packaged candy at this free event. Several food trucks, including Jolly’s Catering, Tacos Campa, and Magnificent Concessions are scheduled to attend. The natural, wooded trail is one mile long, with a portion being wheelchair accessible. McClean’s Ole Time Café will have friendly Halloween decorations set up at the entrance of the trail. Costumes are optional and children must be accompanied by an adult on the trail.
The Wendell Parks and Recreation department expects a big turnout this year, with over 13,000 views on the event’s Facebook page. “We’ve been hosting this event for the past seven years,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Polaski. “We had 3,000 kids participate in 2019 and the event was previously nominated for the NC Recreation and Park Association’s Most-Innovative Program Award.”
Businesses may sign up for a spot along the trail up until noon on October 29. Only pre-packaged candy, business cards, pencils, or logo items will be given out. No selling of products will be allowed on the trail and decorations and costumes must be non-scary. A best-decorated booth competition will award the winning vendor a free Community Center rental. Interested vendors can contact Jeff Polaski at 919.366.2266 or via email to sign up.
The Wendell Parks and Recreation Department strives to be a leader in Eastern Wake County by offering high quality recreational, cultural, and leisure opportunities that will promote positive development and growth for Wendell citizens and visitors alike. Its mission is to provide open space facilities that will meet the needs of parks and recreation, preserve natural resources, and protect the historical integrity of the community for generations to come. Wendell Parks and Recreation hosts 29 different sports opportunities for children and adults, a community garden, bird watching, yoga and Zumba classes, senior walking, and hosts 11 special events each year.
Source: Megan Howard, Town of Wendell