Trick or Treat 2018: Where to Snag Halloween Candy in Haverhill, Methuen

Several area communities plan neighborhood trick or treating to celebrate Halloween. (File photograph)

Get ready, Merrimack Valley boys and ghouls! Several area communities are planning to mark the Halloween holiday with trick or treating and other seasonal events between now and Oct. 31. Here is a sampling of upcoming events, with the list updated as the holiday draws near:

Haverhill: Citywide trick or treat takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m.

Andover: A trunk-or-treat event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of South Church, 41 Central St.

Atkinson, N.H.: Townwide trick or treat takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Methuen: The Methuen Recreation Department hosts a Family Fall Festival at Greycourt Park with a costume contest and parade from noon-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Plaistow, N.H.: Townwide trick or treat takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sandown, N.H.: Townwide trick or treat takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.