TURLOCK, Calif. — Halloween is coming up fast! We hope you have your costumes ready because there are a couple of fun events going on in Turlock that will surely put you in a spooktacular mood. 

These events are safe and free. Be sure to bring your sweet tooth!

Downtown Trick or Treat

What: Trick or treat through downtown Turlock on Halloween. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock and the 12:10 Lions Club sponsor a day of Halloween fun, including a Halloween Maze. 

When: Thurs. Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Turlock at 1119 South Golden State Blvd, Turlock, CA 95380 

Cost: Free 

First United Methodist Church's Trunk or Treat

What: Family-fun, free event. Decorated cars, games for the kids, and candy. Come trick or treat in this safe, non-scary event.

When: Sun. Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church at 1660 Arbor Way, Turlock, CA 95380 United State 

Cost: Free

Don't forget to practice safe trick-or-treating!

Before you dig into that bag of treats, check for any tricks. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] says although tampering is rare, "a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items."

But we shouldn't just examine candy for tampering. If your child has any food allergies, make sure to dispose of any candy that could cause a "life-threatening reaction." Most popular Halloween candies, according to AAP, contain common allergens: tree nuts, milk, egg, soy or wheat. If everything looks good, then dig in, but don't eat everything all at once. Rationing your Halloween candy will not only prevent upset stomachs, but will allow you to enjoy your Halloween candy for days, and even weeks, later.

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