HALLOWEEN SHOPPING: Tyler Galberth, 13, points to some of the masks that might interest his cousin, Shane Hardy, 2, while shopping for costumes at Ron’s Halloween Store, 740 Clifty Drive, on Wednesday. Children and adults have several places to dress up and go to in the area during the seasonal events. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
HALLOWEEN SHOPPING: Tyler Galberth, 13, points to some of the masks that might interest his cousin, Shane Hardy, 2, while shopping for costumes at Ron’s Halloween Store, 740 Clifty Drive, on Wednesday. Children and adults have several places to dress up and go to in the area during the seasonal events. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
Ghosts, ghouls and Halloween costumes of all kinds plan to invade local neighborhoods around Jefferson County and the surrounding area before and on Halloween night looking for candy and other goodies.

The annual event of trick-or-treat will take place on Saturday before Halloween, as well as the night of Halloween depending on the location.

Trick-or-treat night for Madison, Hanover and Jefferson County will be Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Austin and Scottsburg in Scott County, and Carrollton, Milton and Bedford in Kentucky will have trick-or-treat on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. North Vernon will host trick-or-treating from 5 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night.

The Hanover Masonic Lodge will host an open house and trick-or-treat Oct. 29. The open house will be an all-day event beginning with breakfast at 6 until 10:30 a.m. Trick-or-treat will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Two communities will host parades during Halloween and the trick-or-treating events. Vevay's Halloween Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and trick-or-treating will begin after the parade until 8 p.m. The parade is expected to last about a half-hour, Linda Smith with Switzerland County Tourism said. The parade will begin at Ferry Street. Most trick-or-treaters will stay along the parade route, she said, but some children will venture back to their own neighborhoods.

 Versailles will begin trick-or-treating on Halloween night from 5 until 7 o'clock. The town's Halloween parade will follow after trick-or-treating ends at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at the American Legion in Versailles and travel to the town square. A costume contest will be held at the square after the parade.

Trick-or-treating might pay for some children willing to part with their candy after the Halloween events. A day after Halloween and all of the trick-or-treating, a Madison dentist's office will collect candy in a Candy Buy-Back program on Nov. 1.

Drs. Ben and Bob Canida's dental office, 904 E. First St., will have an inflatable slide and other goodies for children willing to turn in candy for cash from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A raffle for gift cards and other treats including apples, pretzels and goodies from the treasure chest will be available during the event.

Children willing to turn in the candy do not have to be patients of the dental office to participate, Vicki Black with the dental office said, but parents must accompany children to the event.

"We'll have a scale here and a container to collect the candy kids bring," Black said. "We have a really good time."

After the event, the candy collection will be on display in the dentists' front office until "the tooth fairy takes it away," she said.

Last year, about 48 pounds of candy was collected from trick-or-treaters a few days after Halloween.

Trick-or-treating on Oct. 29:

6 to 8 p.m. - Hanover, Madison and Jefferson County.

6 p.m. - Vevay's Halloween parade begins. Trick-or-treat follows until 8 p.m.

Trick-or-treating on Oct. 31:

6 to 8 p.m. - Austin, Scottsburg, Carrollton, Milton and Bedford

5 to 7 p.m. - Versailles trick-or-treat begins. Parade to follow after 7 p.m.