CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - All eyes are on the forecast this Halloween. Rain in Thursday’s forecast is already causing some events to be delayed until the weekend.

The University of Virginia is rescheduling its annual Trick or Treating on the Lawn to Friday, November 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Madison County's Trick-or-Trunk is also moved to Friday night at the Primary School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Downtown Waynesboro Trick or Treat and Costume Contest is canceled.

Some neighborhoods are also planning to welcome trick or treaters tomorrow or Saturday, instead.

Police are urging everyone to be safe.


10/31/2019 Release from the University of Virginia:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 31, 2019 - The University of Virginia is delaying its popular Trick or Treating on the Lawn event by one day because of predicted rain.

The community event will take place Friday, November 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

UVA Lawn residents and student organizations will be stationed at each of the 54 rooms and the West Range to give out treats. New this year, UVA is partnering with The Soho Center to give away two Halloween-themed books, “Fright Club” and “Even Monsters Need Haircuts.” Each trick-or-treater will receive both books.

In its 48 years of operation, The Soho Center, which was founded in New York and moved to Virginia 30 years ago, has given away more than 1 million quality, new, hardcover children’s books to Head Start classrooms, after-school programs, children’s hospitals, Title 1 public schools and other child-related programs.