Are children trick-or-treating Saturday or Sunday? That's the question a lot of parents are trying to figure out the answer to. Halloween falls on Sunday this year, a school night, which is why two communities in the Mohawk Valley have moved their trick-or-treating to take place Saturday.

On Thursday, the City of Utica announced that they recommended that 4PM to 7 PM on Sunday, October 31 to reduce litter and disruption in neighborhoods.

To add to that, the city of Little Falls and the town of Ilion have announced that they recommend trick-or-treating take place in those locations on Saturday evening.

According to city officials, Little Falls conducted an informal poll and found that parents would prefer to take kids trick-or-treating the night before.

Ilion Mayor Brian D. Lamica says the board of trustees found they would be able to have more police officers on duty Saturday night rather than Sunday.

Both locations have their trick-or-treating time from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Know of any other communities with a different trick-or-treat time? Let us know in the station app.

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If You See a Trick-Or-Treater With A Blue Pumpkin...

It's for a reason.

If you see someone carrying a blue pumpkin candy bucket, it probably means that the child is autistic. This has been going on for a few years now so you may not have heard about it.

The blue pumpkin candy bucket has caught on and some stores have been selling blue pumpkins for autistic kids and adults. In fact, the blue Halloween bucket has become the unofficial symbol of awareness for autism and its misconceptions.

Trunk Or Treat At These Marvelous Events Around The Utica and Rome Area

If you're looking for some good old fashioned Halloween fun for you and the family, you should try Trunk or Treat events.

For those that don't know, trunk-or-treating events are a safer, less-spooky alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. When you show up to one of these events, members of the organization decorate the trunks of their vehicles in Halloween-themed decorations and pass out candy to the children in a safe area.

There are plenty of these events happening across the Utica, Rome, and Syracuse areas even. Here's a look at a listing, and if we missed any, text us on our app to add them to this list:

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Not sure what exactly to be for Halloween this year? No worries. These DIY Halloween costumes will be appreciated by anyone within the Utica area.

23 Of The Coolest Central NY Pumpkin Carvings

Did you carve a pumpkin cooler than this? Send it to us inside our station app!