FAQs for Trunks

40+ local businesses and organizations attended Newburyport Trunk or Treat on October 14, 2017, at New England Sports Park.  Curious about hosting a trunk? Here are some FAQs:

Does my trunk theme have to match my business/organization?
Nope – any kind of Halloween decor works provided it isn’t too scary for the little kids. Just remember to bring signage or a sandwich board displaying your business or organization’s name and/or logo!

How much space will my trunk have?
Plan on having about 2 regular-size parking spaces for your trunk. You are welcome to set up a small table or activity outside your trunk.

What kind of treats should I give out?
Candy is obvious, but you might also consider some other non-food/non-allergy items. Some trunks are giving out stickers and stamps, etc., instead of or in addition to candy options. If you are offering both candy and non-candy options please package them separately.

How much candy/treats do I need?
Plan on enough pieces for at least 750 kids, and enough promotional materials for 300 families.

Can I hand out promotional materials to parents?
Yes, just remember to keep the items small and easy to carry around. You may also run a raffle or other contest at your trunk to capture email addresses, just be aware that other trunks may be doing the same. Keep it simple!

Can I choose my trunk parking spot at the event?
Parking attendant will assign parking spots on a first-come, first served basis, and there are no “bad” spots! If you and a friend would like to park your trunks next to each other, your best bet is to caravan into the venue to ensure that you’ll arrive together.

How does the voting work for Best Trunk ($500 cash prize)?
Upon check-in, each trunk will be given a numbered (removable) pumpkin decal to be displayed prominently on the vehicle. Families will be given a voting card where they will indicate their favorite trunk by number. Each completed voting card is also an entry for a raffle prize to encourage families to return their cards upon exit.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email shannongaither@macaronikid.com.