University of Richmond students will don costumes, help decorate pumpkins, paint faces and lead games as they host area families at Trick or Treat Street Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Westhampton Green. Children will be able to navigate mazes and “trick or treat” for candy throughout the event.

This year, pets also will be center stage as radio station Lite 98 brings its popular Pet Costume Contest to Trick or Treat Street. Kat Simons, Lite 98 mid-day DJ, will host pet and child costume contests, and a panel of judges will award prizes in a variety of categories. The kids’ contests will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the pet contests start at 1:30 p.m. Prize categories will include, for pets: most original, scariest, funniest and owner-pet look alike. The children’s categories will be most creative/original, scariest, cutest and overall best costume.  

All pets must be registered. Registration is available at or at the event. Pets must be friendly, and owners must follow all rules as outlined on the website.

Trick or Treat Street is organized by the university’s fraternities and sororities with participation by many other student organizations. Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to FeedMore. Food and beverages will be available, with a portion of the proceeds also benefitting FeedMore.

For more information, contact 804-289-8505 or

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