Halloween Information

Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat
The City of Belleville hosts an annual Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat event the Friday before Halloween. The event is held on East Main Street between High and Charles Streets from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. The City and local businesses and organizations provide free, kid-friendly treats to Trick-or-Treaters. 

This event is organized for children ages 12 and under. Children should come in a costume and must be accompanied by an adult.

View details about this year's Downtown Trick-or-Treat event scheduled for Fri., Oct. 27, 2017.

Halloween Safety Tips
Happy Halloween
Before you go Trick-or-Treating or host a Halloween Party, follow these Halloween Safety Tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone.

Halloween Ordinance
To help insure the safety of residents and Trick-or-Treaters, the City of Belleville adopted a Halloween Ordinance in October of 2008.

For details, read Chapter 130.19: Halloween Solicitation in the City's Code of Ordinances.

Halloween Candy Corn History
Happy Halloween
Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville, IL?

Gustave and Albert Goelitz started their confectionary, Goelitz Candy Co. of Belleville, IL in 1869.
Now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Co., the second generation of the Goelitz family specialized in the mass production of Candy Corn around 1898. It originated from their recipe for Royal Buttercreams. While production techniques may have changed over the years, it's still the same yummy recipe.

Read more about Jelly Belly's origins in Belleville, IL at jellybelly.com.