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A fun Guide to learn more about Halloween, WV Cryptids, Dia de los Muertos, and how to stay safe this holiday season.


The global pandemic has forced many events to cancel or transform on a dime. Be sure to check the event details page and/or contact the event organizers directly for the most up to date information for any event you plan to attend. 

Learn more about Staying Safe as you celebrate this holiday season. 

Morgantown Trick-or-Treat

Morgantown Trick-or-Treat

The 2021 dates for Morgantown Trick or Treat have yet to be announced.

If you plan to trick-or-treat you should follow these guidelines:

  • Don't trick-or-treat if you feel sick;
  • Stay outside and keep it moving;
  • Stay in your own neighborhood;
  • Keep groups small;
  • Wear a cloth mask
  • Give others space when passing;
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before eating candy.

If you plan to give out candy you should follow these tips:

  • Be innovative and don't use a communal candy bowl;
  • Space candy out on a table or group candy in individual grab-and-go bags;
  • Don't hand out candy if you or someone in your home is sick;
  • Keep your porch lights out if you do not want to participate.

To read more, see the City of Morgantown's website

2021 Community Events

WVU Campus Recreation Trick or Trot 5K logo

Trick or Trot 5k

In celebration of the crisp fall weather and haunted holiday, Campus Recreation will be hosting their third annual fall-themed 5K race. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, experience breathtaking fall campus views and have some skele-fun while they race! Race your fears this Halloween and take part in our Spooktacular event. 

Race registration is $15 per runner. 

Official race will take place Saturday, October 16th from 8am-10am.

Learn more about this event (linked)

Five people and one horse in Halloween costumes modeled after the Avengers pose for a photo in front of the horse's stall

Halloween with the Horses

The popular community activity provides families and children with the opportunity to visit the farm, meet WVU’s teaching herd and receive a treat bag in a fun and safe atmosphere.

Currently scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, from 2–4 p.m., at the J.W. Ruby Research Farm in Reedsville

Learn more about this event (linked)

Spooky Sprint Logo with WVU Medicine Logo

Spooky Sprint 5K Run/Walk

The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties Emerging Leaders will host the Spooky Sprint Virtual 5K Run/Walk in October! The event is sponsored by WVU Medicine!

Race registration is $50 per participant.

There will be a virtual option the following week for those who can't or prefer not to participate in person.

The in-person race will take place Sunday, October 24, 2021. 

Learn more about this event (linked)