The Brookside Business Association just announced several changes to its annual Halloween tradition. One of those changes might affect your trick-or-treating plans. It's the 28th year for the event.
The business association says trick or treating will not be allowed in Brookside businesses this year. We were there as neighborhood business leaders came together for a news conference to make the announcement.
Another big change is the parade's start time moving from its typical mid-afternoon start to 11 a.m. on October 27th. That way, the parade won't conflict with the Tulsa Run like it has in years past.
The group says they've received a lot of feedback from businesses over the years and decide to make the changes. They say they want parents and trick-or-treaters to be used to the new plans before they make it to the 30th event in a couple of years.
"It was always tough to line up and down the sidewalks and wait for candy over the years," said Johnny McClanahan, Meyers-Duren Harley Davidson general manager.
"If you'd go through the operation, you'd see, but if you have six distinct Kid's Zone, where you have the costume contests, you have the candy and kids activities, we just think it'll be better and safer."
The Kid's Zones will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all trick or treating will be at those locations.
There will be a kids' costume contest at each location at 10 a.m. The pet costume contest will be at 10:30 a.m. at the City Veterinary Hospital 36th and Peoria.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 49th and Peoria and ends at 33rd and Peoria.