Halloween festivities have taken over October. I can remember the days when such spooky extravaganzas only occurred the weekend before Halloween or on October 31 itself. Nowadays, there's an abundance of candy-coated celebrations scattered throughout the entire month of October.

Trunk-or-treats, fall festivals, haunted houses, and creepy carnivals bring endless Halloween fun to Cheyenne. These festivities are all well and good - as a parent, I appreciate the opportunities to bring my child to a safe, fun event where he can show off his costume and engage with the community. After a few of these events, my son is all stocked up on candy for a year.

But, as far as I'm concerned, nothing can beat the timeless tradition of going trick-or-treating on October 31. I'm a firm believer that Halloween candy just tastes better if you have to walk a few blocks to earn your horde of sweets.

After growing up in Cheyenne, you learn a thing or two about the sweetest spots for trick-or-treating in town. Check out this list of can't-miss candy hot spots in Cheyenne:

The Pointe

The Pointe community has a ton of cul-de-sacs perfect for the ardent trick-or-treater. My son has scored several full-sized candy bars from this neighborhood each year.

Click here for more info on the Pointe neighborhood.

Saddle Ridge

Saddle Ridge is a newer neighborhood in Cheyenne that is super walkable and has a ton of houses participating in trick-or-treating.

Click here for more info on the Saddle Ridge neighborhood.

The Governor's Mansion

Did you know you can meet Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady Jenny Gordon on Halloween? They open the Governor's Residence (5001 Central Ave.) to trick-or-treaters - come say 'hi' and meet their friendly dogs while you're there!

Click here for more info on trick-or-treating at the Governor's Residence.

Bar X Ranch

Growing up in Cheyenne, we referred to this as the 'rich' neighborhood. Residents pull out all the stops in this neighborhood - full-sized candy bars are usually up for grabs here.

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The Avenues 

If you feel like bringing the kids to a scenic trick-or-treat area, head to the Avenues. The area is super walkable, and, let's face it, there's no prettier place in Cheyenne to trick-or-treat.

Click here for more info on the Avenues neighborhood.

Sun Valley

Sun Valley is one of my favorite areas to trick-or-treat! The neighborhood is usually decked out in decorations, and the residents bring their a-game to trick-or-treaters.

Click here for more info on the Sun Valley neighborhood.

The Nightmare on Arapaho Street

Cheyenne's free haunted house (707 Arapaho Street) doubles as a premiere destination for trick-or-treating! Bring the kids for treats and a few fun scares while you're there. BONUS: The neighborhood around the house is great for a trick-or-treating stroll.

Click here for more info on the Nightmare on Arapaho Street.

Where are your favorite trick-or-treat spots in town? Share them below:

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