Best places to take the younger children trick-or-treating?

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MaddyS

United States

#1 Oct 26, 2009
This is my daughter's first Halloween and my husband and I are coming in to go to his parents house before we go trick-or-treating. Our daughter is almost 2, and I wAs wondering where the best places to go trick-or-treating in Middlesboro? I have heard people say Ambleside before, However, I don't know this to be 100% true. I figured I could get the real story here from the fine folks on topix before I got it elsewhere. Thank you (ahead of time)!!
BOO

Pineville, KY

#2 Oct 26, 2009
Last year some of the churches hosted Trunk or Treat. It is basically members of the church decorate their cars and trucks and give out candy from their trunks and tailgates in the parking lot. They have games set up for the kids to play and win toy prizes. They had free drinks and popcorn, one place in Arthur, TN had a bon fire and haystacks to sit on by the fire. There was music, contests for best costume and best decorated car. It was so much fun and lasted far beyond the door to door trick or treating. It is a safer way to take the kids out and is so much fun. you should check it out.
Donna

Carthage, MO

#3 Oct 26, 2009
Cumberland Avenue.
ideals

Pineville, KY

#4 Oct 27, 2009
Amblesside is my kids favorite.
and also around the walking park near binghamtown i think its called edgewood. im not for sure.
but that area is cool as well.
LookingIn

Versailles, KY

#5 Oct 27, 2009
Ambelside and the trunk or treats at the local churches as posted are you safest and best bets.

In Ambelside watch out for some of those damn fools on ATV's riding the streets they have about as much sense as a goat that's been hit upside the head with a shovel sometimes when it comes to being safe around pedestrians and vehicles for that matter.

Bring a Flashlight as well, Ambelside has no street lights.
Donna

Carthage, MO

#6 Oct 27, 2009
Ambleside is overrated.
MaddyS

United States

#7 Oct 27, 2009
It may sound silly that we aren't going t-o-t'ing in Lexington, but we have not lived here long and we wanted her grandparents to be able to see her. Thank you for the advice--- what about the area around the college and the Y ? Is that a good place to go?
Mall

Harrodsburg, KY

#8 Oct 27, 2009
The stores in the Middlesboro mall give out candy as does Wal-Mart.
trick with no treat

Brownsville, TN

#9 Oct 27, 2009
With the current economic impact i don't know if the rich people at Ambleside will be able to afford candy this year. Why are all the rich ass people living at Ambleside.
am I the only one

Middlesboro, KY

#10 Oct 27, 2009
Ambleside is full of snobs everyone thinks people are well too do but the ones who lives out there is no better than nobody else.They will never live to see their houses paid off
baby blue

Middlesboro, KY

#11 Oct 27, 2009
Donna wrote:
Ambleside is overrated.
The reson ambleside is over rated is because cumberland ave.is so dead..Back when I was a child cumberland ave.was the bomb..
Donna

Carthage, MO

#12 Oct 27, 2009
baby blue wrote:
<quoted text>The reson ambleside is over rated is because cumberland ave.is so dead..Back when I was a child cumberland ave.was the bomb..
I know! Trick or treating on Cumberland Avenue is like something right out of a movie!
Donna

Carthage, MO

#13 Oct 27, 2009
The real money isn't in Ambleside. That is just the working class! There is alot of old money in Middlesboro that have the old, sweet houses!
lmao

Macon, GA

#14 Oct 27, 2009
well I wouldn't go to amblbleside just for the fact it is a bunch of tight wads, they only give one piece of candy...you know they can do better than that.
noetown

Lexington, KY

#15 Oct 27, 2009
MaddyS wrote:
This is my daughter's first Halloween and my husband and I are coming in to go to his parents house before we go trick-or-treating. Our daughter is almost 2, and I wAs wondering where the best places to go trick-or-treating in Middlesboro? I have heard people say Ambleside before, However, I don't know this to be 100% true. I figured I could get the real story here from the fine folks on topix before I got it elsewhere. Thank you (ahead of time)!!
Noetown is the best. you won't find a light on at every house, but every home passing out candy will give your child a handful. ambleside and cumberland avenue (just like pumpkin alley back in the day) will give you one piece of candy per house (too many kids go to those places). Your child will have more fun if they end the night with a heavy treat bag.
LookingIn

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 27, 2009
"Ambleside is full of snobs everyone thinks people are well too do but the ones who lives out there is no better than nobody else.They will never live to see their houses paid off "

You obviously do not know many people at Ambelside. There are snobs everywhere. And for the record I know of are several houses out there paid for in full.

"well I wouldn't go to amblbleside just for the fact it is a bunch of tight wads, they only give one piece of candy...you know they can do better than that."

What do you expect a half a bag for each person? They could turn the lights off and not give out anything. Some people would bitch if you hung them with a new rope.
kittty kats mommy

Winchester, KY

#17 Oct 28, 2009
Well my daughter will be turning 3 in December....so I can relate
It's difficult to find a good place to take a youngster especially when you have to worry about traffic and the cold nights these days.....
I have enjoyed talking my baby girl to the mall the past two years I think its from 4-7...
but you don't have to worry about them getting sick, being too cold, or running out in front of a car.....and you will have alot of fun.....each store has someone sitting at the door handing out candy and they have a contest....
Too Bad

Lebanon, TN

#18 Oct 28, 2009
Too bad kids can't just GO.

Not too very long ago...when I was a kid....when Halloween came....my folks would help us dress up...and we'd just go.

Neighborhood to neighborhood to neighborhood....we'd go and go...further and further from home...until we started feeling a little uneasy...

And NOT because we were scared about crazies...but simply because we were getting so far out, we might not find our way back.

Most folks gave out candy...but several had home made brownies, candy apples, mult-color popcorn balls, rice crispy treats, cookies.....

The wonderful, caring housewives really put a lot of work into fixing up all those treats....by hand.

Shame.

Leigh

Carthage, MO

#19 Oct 29, 2009
kittty kats mommy wrote:
Well my daughter will be turning 3 in December....so I can relate
It's difficult to find a good place to take a youngster especially when you have to worry about traffic and the cold nights these days.....
I have enjoyed talking my baby girl to the mall the past two years I think its from 4-7...
but you don't have to worry about them getting sick, being too cold, or running out in front of a car.....and you will have alot of fun.....each store has someone sitting at the door handing out candy and they have a contest....
That is good, but I'm all about tradition. I want my daughter to be able to enjoy trick or treating like I did as a child, going house to house. That is so much fun. Getting cold is just part of it. Throw some layers under the costume and head out. Just got to know the neighborhood you are tot'ing in.
YUMMY CANDY

Middlesboro, KY

#20 Oct 29, 2009
Too Bad wrote:
Too bad kids can't just GO.
Not too very long ago...when I was a kid....when Halloween came....my folks would help us dress up...and we'd just go.
Neighborhood to neighborhood to neighborhood....we'd go and go...further and further from home...until we started feeling a little uneasy...
And NOT because we were scared about crazies...but simply because we were getting so far out, we might not find our way back.
Most folks gave out candy...but several had home made brownies, candy apples, mult-color popcorn balls, rice crispy treats, cookies.....
The wonderful, caring housewives really put a lot of work into fixing up all those treats....by hand.
Shame.
I remember those days. You didn't have to worry about poison in the candy, razor blades in the apples, people kiddnapping your kids, etc..... I use to go with my sisters every year by ourselfs. You can't do that no more, Hell, I don't let my kids 2 feet away from me now. To many crazy people in the world these days, plus crazy a$$ drivers. I am orig from GA and there was a certian spot where cops would block off the street from traffic and thats all you saw was kids, alone, trick or treating. I miss those days. Anyway..... last year I took my kids to the mall and they came home with 1/2 bucket candy. Took them down cumberland and still didn't get a full bucket. I am going to try west end homes and then probably sit at the end of my drive and hand out to other kids, I know I don't do no 1 piece, HAHA.

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