Halloween Information

Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat 

Friday, October 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for our Spooktacular Annual Downtown Trick or Treat in Boo-tiful downtown Belleville. This annual event is  scheduled the Friday before Halloween, and is for City of Belleville children ages 12 and under, per city ordinance.


City of Belleville Halloween Ordinance

To help ensure 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 from the City's Code of Ordinances. 


Belleville Area Humane Society's Howl'oween Pet Parade

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Located in the Parking Lot behind Bennie's Pizza Pub & Margarita's in Downtown Belleville

Watch people and pets in costume during this fun parade hosted by the Belleville Area Humane Society in downtown Belleville.

Halloween Pet Parade Flyer 2023

The History of Candy Corn 

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 early beginnings in Belleville, IL in 1869 at jellybelly.com.

Candy Corn
Jelly Belly History