The Dads of Castle Rock hosted their first annual Halfway to Halloween event at the Castle View High School north parking lot on June 12th from 2pm to 7pm.  30 vendors, a mix between local families and businesses volunteered to pass out candy to the estimated 600-700 kids as they trick-or-treated in the summer heat.

The Halfway to Halloween was an idea from Tanner Cole, the Dads of Castle Rock Director of Events.

“We wanted to have a Trunk or Treat style, basically Halloween without the kids needing to wear their winter coats. Kids and their parents often put in so much time and effort into making their costumes only to have to wear coats over them because it’s so cold outside when they are Trick-or-Treating.”

Tanner Cole

All the venders who were there to pass out candy to the kids were amazing. The decorations on their vehicles and trunks were all spectacular, and they all brought an incredible amount of energy to ensure the kids had fun. The IREA Lineman, the dragster, the classic cars, and the bounce houses were an incredible addition to the already incredible vendor line up.

Local food trucks Wada Rice Company, Passport Burger, and Kona Ice were on site providing everyone with delicious food and shaved ice to help cool everyone down.

The planning for the Halfway to Halloween event started in the middle of February, and countless hours were spent working through all of the logistics, permits, planning, and organizing so the event would be a success.

“We definitely made an impact in the community, as many parents thanked us for putting this on.

Nate Hoff, Dads of Castle Rock Director of Merchandise