Here’s your list of treat times in the Dover/New Philadelphia area

Americans are getting (Zag)nuts for Halloween.

The National Retail Federation believe that people will spending $10.6 billion this year during the holidays – everything from handing out candy to cheats, dressing up and decorating their homes and yards. Spending is expected to surpass the record $10.1 billion spent last year.

“Halloween is an exciting time for many families, and that excitement is reflected in the number of Americans planning to celebrate the holiday this year,” said National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay. in a prepared statement. “As consumers continue to revert to pre-pandemic behaviors, retailers are ready to meet that demand and help make this holiday fun and memorable.”

The group said individual consumers plan to spend an average of $100 on Halloween candy, decorations, cards and costumes, down from last year’s all-time high of $103 and the second highest. high in the history of the survey.

The National Retail Federation says it surveyed 8,283 consumers about Halloween shopping plans from September 1-6 and the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.1 percentage points.

Meanwhile, if you’re wondering the Buckeye State’s favorite candy, it’s not the buckeyes. According to, Ohioans’ favorite candy is M&Ms, followed by Blow Pops and Starbursts.

Scott Espenschied poses outside his Ackley Street NW home in New Philadelphia last week after putting the finishing touches on Halloween decorations.

When is a trick or treat in Tuscarawas County?

Here is an overview of treat times and days for cities, townships and villages in the Dover/New Philadelphia area:

Barn Hill: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29

Bolivar: 5:30 p.m. to 7:31 p.m. Oct.

Denisson: 2:30 p.m. to 4:31 p.m. Oct.

Dover: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29

Gnadenhütten: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29

Middle valley: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29

Mineral town: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29

Newcomerstown: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29

New Philadelphia: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29

PortWashington: 5:30 p.m. to 7:31 p.m. Oct.

Sugar creek: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29

Strasbourg: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30

Tuscarawa: 5:30 p.m. to 7:31 p.m. Oct.

Uhrichsville: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Zoar: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct.

Halloween decorations are seen at a house on Commercial Avenue SW and 3rd Street SW in New Philadelphia.

In the meantime, here are some of the Halloween-themed community events planned for the Dover/New Philadelphia area:

October 21-29

Ghost tours of the historic village of Zoar. Tour the historic buildings of Zoar by lantern light as the ghosts of Zoar tell you their haunted tales. Admission is $15 per adult, children are $7. Tours run every 15 minutes and begin at 6:30 p.m. The Visitor Center is located at 198 Main Street. Information: [email protected], 1-800-262-6195 or 330-874-3011. One must reserve; visit

October 25

Trunk-or-Treat at First National Bank of Dennison106 Grant St. 6-7:30 p.m. Free in the parking lot across from the Dennison branch.

October 26

Dover Lions Club Halloween Parade, 6:45 p.m. Admission to the parade is free. The deadline for registration is October 24. Parade participation information: For more information, call Jim Gibb at 330-407-7990 or 330-343-8437.

October 27

New Towne Mall Candy Crawl, 400 Mill Ave. SE, New Philadelphia. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Costumed children do tricks or treats around the New Towne Mall collecting candy from tenants. Participating tenants will display a teal pumpkin sign on the storefront that can be identified as providing an alternative for children with food allergies as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. Guests will also enjoy a live acoustic performance by Daniel Welsh set up near the food court and a free Halloween craft for the kids. Blessings in a Backpack will have a table near the fountain to collect community items during the Candy Crawl event. Find the list of items to donate by following New Towne Mall on

October 28

Trunk-or-Treat at the ParkRoswell, 7:00 p.m. Post-parade costume contest, approximately 8:00 p.m.

October 29

Lions Day Halloween Parade, 6-7:30 p.m. Midvale. The motorcade will leave Midvale Elementary School at 7 p.m.

Newcomerstown Business Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat at the Library parking lot on Main Street, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Trick-or-Treat at Lee Stadium from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Haunting at the Olde Main Street Museum, 213 West Canal St., 2-4 p.m. Haunted trail 7-10 p.m. at the site of the former Heller/Simonds factory, 640 Heller Drive. Other activities and food vendors will be available beginning at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be $10 and tickets that night will be $15. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is recommended for children 11 and under. For more information, visit the Newcomerstown Now Facebook page.

October 30

Dracula” to Trumpet in the Country at the Schoenbrunn Amphitheater, 1600 Trumpet Drive NE, New Philadelphia. 8 p.m. Information:

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