The Cambridge (Maine) General Store and Restaurant, a community-builder for the town, will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event this Sunday afternoon. A little research tells me that, though Trunk or Treat is a new concept for me, it’s a tried and true Halloween option for others. Folks bring cars together and the kids do their trick-or-treating car-by-car, rather than house-by-house. Basically tailgating — but with costumes and candy. I can imagine that it’s a highly efficient candy gathering operation. In true American fashion, it’s even a marketing opportunity for a particular subset of the Halloween market.
The event will be co-sponsored by the store and the Town of Cambridge, which (I hear) has hosted Trunk or Treating in the past. Meanwhile, on Halloween in Cambridge, MA, I’ll be lighting up a carved pumpkin and hoping kids stop by during their old-style trick-or-treating.