The Halloween forecast calls for skeletons, ghosts and cats to be seen early that night in Pittsburgh, along with kids (and adults, most likely) wearing superhero costumes or dressed up like their favorite characters from TV shows, movies or streaming services, or video games like Fortnight.

The City Of Pittsburgh set trick or treat hours for Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. (In the suburbs, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM is more common.)

For the second year in row, trick or treat happens on Halloween itself– although last year’s festivities were certainly different. This year’s are expected to be much more like the usual.

I think that, particularly if you’re vaccinated, you can get out there and enjoy it.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on CNN’s State of the Union (video)

Costume sales are reported to be up substantially.

It’s all about the candy, right? Gone are the days of the Clark Bar favorite. If the national trends hold up locally, people are likely to give out Reese’s Cups, Skittles, M&Ms, Starburst, Hot Tamales, Sour Patch Kids, Hershey Kisses, Snickers, Tootsie Pops and Tootsie rolls. Twix and Kit Kat bars are popular locally. But the big local favorite?

locally, Hershey’s Mini Bars take home the top ranking


A bag of chips is also a perennial favorite.

Trick Or Treat Rules For 2021

During trick and treat, Pittsburgh residents are urged to keep their children safe. The following will help:

People who are driving are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families.

Across America, people are spending their money and time decorating with pumpkins of all sizes and colors, putting up Halloween-themed lights and wreaths.

But the big thing is there’s a pent-up demand for candy, Halloween shenanigans and the orange and black (or black and gold) traditionally associated with Halloween. It all comes together on Halloween night.