Milford businesses plan Hall-O-Weekend of events Oct. 29

There will be something for everyone during the Downtown Milford Business Association’s October Hall-O-Weekend, from a costume parade to ghost stories.

To start off the season, on Oct. 21, a nostalgic 1950s tradition will return, as the windows of many retailers and restaurants will be decorated by the Platt Technical High School students. Visitors are welcome to stroll and vote for the best window decoration by posting a photo with the hashtag #VoteHalloWindow on the DMBA Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

A walking app called RoundGPS can be downloaded to facilitate a walking tour of the downtown and decorated windows. Photos can be posted at #HalloWeekendMilfordCT.

Next, on Oct 29 there will be a number of events for the Hall-O-Weekend.

The fourth annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m at Lisman Landing, 37 Helwig Street.

The event is sponsored by the law firm of Harlow, Adams and Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Credit Union. All proceeds benefit Milford's Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen. For more information and registration go to milfordtrickortrot@com.

Hall-O-Weekend Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 29

9 a.m. Annual Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk – Lisman Landing

11–11:45 a.m. Scary Storytime – The Gazebo

11 a.m.– 4 p.m. Fall Marketplace – The Green

11 a.m. Registration for Costume Contest, Parade — the Green

Noon — Costume parade followed by costume contest and trick or treating throughout downtown

1 to 5 p.m.  ‘Crawl-O-Ween’ – area restaurants

2 and 5:30 p.m.  Pantochino Productions presents “The Bewitchingly Scrumptious & Extraordinary Mr. Trick and Mrs. Treat” at the Milford Arts Council

6–6:30 p.m. Milford Ghost Stories by Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks – The Green

7 p.m. ‘Hocus Pocus,’ a family Halloween Movie, sponsored by Colonial Toyota, on the Green

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Milford Arts Council Scholarship Fund. Tickets for Hall-O-Weekend are available at Visit Eventbrite for event details and ticket options.

For more information, visit, or call (203) 745-4946.