EKU Event to Provide Festive Fun, Candy for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween


Families who still want to trick-or treat on Halloween night are invited to Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum for “Halloween and Hoops,” an indoor event that will fill up the candy bags without getting trick-or-treaters soaked. A rainy weather forecast prompted local officials to reschedule official trick-or-treat hours to Saturday evening in Richmond, Berea and Madison County. 

Trick-or-treating will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. in the auxiliary gym of Alumni Coliseum, with candy provided by EKU, the City of Richmond, and Richmond Tourism.

After that, a free men’s basketball exhibition game featuring the EKU Colonels and the Berea Mountaineers will take place in the main gym with a 7 p.m. tip-off. The game will feature a costume parade and contest. Admission is free and includes general seating. EKU Dining will provide free popcorn to any child in costume or EKU gear.