Last updated: October 27, 2021
A community announcement from Abaton Consulting.
It’s back, baby!
Davis Downtown is making plans for the 2021 Davis Downtown Treat Trail.
That is right!
Davis Downtown and our local downtown businesses are rebooting this annual Davis, CA event, making it bigger and better than before.
Not only is the Treat Trail back for 2021, this year’s line-up has a couple of new items that will make this Davis event truly SPOOKTACULAR!
Outdoor Trick or Treating is permitted
In news from the Davis Enterprise, outdoor trick-or-treating is OK, provided specific precautions are followed. This means that children, families, and friends can enjoy a fun and safe
Here are some of the safety tips provided in the news article.
- Gather outdoors and in small groups.
- Wear protective and well-fitting masks.
- Keep close interactions short.
- If you feel sick, stay home.
You can get all the details here. If you don’t subscribe to the Davis Enterprise, now is the time to do so.
Now to the details for the Downtown Spooktacular…
Davis Downtown Treat Trail
Davis Downtown’s annual Treat Trail is right around the corner. Head to downtown Davis on October 31 for lots of spooky tricks and plenty of delicious treats.
Over 30 downtown business are planning to hand out mouth-watering treats to the little ghouls and goblins who are enjoying downtown festivities.
The Treat Trail is scheduled to run on October 31, 2021 from 2:30pm to 5pm this year.
This long-running tradition is a favorite of parents and children alike. People from far and wide head to downtown Davis to join in the fun. Woodland, Dixon, and Sacramento fans all participate in this uniquely Davis event.
Davis Downtown Treat Trail Video
Want to see for yourself? Here is a Treat Trail video that highlights what happens in the downtown on Halloween.
This year will likely be a bit different as our community follows safety pandemic protocols resulting from COVID-19.
The Davis Downtown Treat Trail is perfect for the little ones. No need to canvas the neighborhood late at night in search of tricks and treats.
The Treat Trail takes place in the afternoon so you can have some fun, grab dinner at a downtown restaurant, and then head home to get the small children to bed.
Plus, you get to stay home and hand out candy.
What could be more fun?
During the Treat Trail, downtown businesses open their doors and welcome their spooky guest. Not only will you find some treats, businesses will sometimes provide special giveaways, coupons, or other goodies. It is a great reason to come out and support your local businesses.
Want to know which businesses are participating? In years past, Davis Downtown has provided a paper map and business window signs. This year there is a cool interactive online map.
- Yolo Berry Yogurt
- Upper Crust Baking
- Three Ladies Cafe
- The Vine Inn Davis
- The Vault Board Shop
- The Paint Chip
- The Good People Farms | NorCal Cannabis (FREE Delivery Only)
- Temple Coffee Roasters
- Team Alpha BJJ Academy
- Sweet and Shavery
- SPCA | Yolo County Thrift Store
- REMAX GOLD Theresa Home Selling Pro
- Elizabeth Picasso Salon. Bumble and bumble.
- Lu’Ro Jewelers
- Logos Books
- Let Them Eat Cake
- Davis Creamery
- Davis Craft and Vintage
- Davis Cards and Games
- Cultivé Frozen Yogurt
- Cajun Feast
- Bohème Hip Used Clothing
- Best Western University Lodge
- The Avid Reader Bookstore
- Avid & Co.
- Armadillo Music
- Discovery Christian Church
- Davis Food Co-op
- Mishka’s Café
- Davis Varsity Theatre
- Massage Envy
- Woodstock’s Pizza Davis
Enjoy the Show
The best thing about Davis Downtown’s Treat Trail are the costumes. Many of our visitors pull out all the stops and create elaborate Halloween costumes.
You want a Halloween show? Grab a chair and hang out at E Street Plaza. You will be treated (literally) to some amazing Halloween costumes. Be sure to social distance while enjoying the fun.
One of the big treats at the Treat Trail is the appearance of the Ghostbusters and the Ectomobile. These guys are awesome. Elaborate costumes. Amazing props. Plus, the ECTOMOBILE! Wow! We are hoping they show up again
People are so creative.
This event happens RAIN OR SHINE. Be sure to keep an eye on weather reports and pack an umbrella.
Is there more? Absolutely.
Here are some images from previous Treat Trails
Zombie Mash (After-Party)
How often do you get to party with Zombies? Not very often, I’m sure.
This is why you need to need to make sure that your head is completely attached and go to the Zombie Mash after-party at Davis Commons from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Where is Davis Commons? It is at 500 First St in Downtown Davis.
The Davis Downtown Zombie Mash is the after-party for the 3rd Annual Zombie Bike Parade.
At the Zombie Mash, enjoy an assortment of food, drink, and dessert choices while you party with other zombies while you enjoy music provided by DJ Duke.
Check out some of the information at
During Treat Trails of Halloween past, there has been plenty of other things to see and do. Much of the entertainment has been centered in and around E Street Plaza.
Past events at E Street Plaza have included:
- Dia de los Muretos
- Mariachi Music
- Aztec Dancers
- Storyteller performances
- UC Davis Princess Pals Photo Op
- Live music
- Craft tables
- Instagram photo contest
- Artist caricatures
The Zombie Bike Parade
This Halloween, Sunday, October 31, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm, the Davis Bike Loop will be alive (well maybe not so alive) with Zombies!
Put on your best zombie, zombie hunter, or zombie victim costume, grab your bike and head to the Davis Bike Loop where you will encounter more zombies than you thought lived in Davis.
At various locations on the route, you will get to enjoy a variety of activities that are special to this event.
Here is a list of activities taking place along the Zombie Bike Parade route. You can even download a map.
Watch out for falling, errr, SKYDIVING ZOMBIES!
The Zombie Bike Parade will wrap-up with zombies skydiving into Community Park in Davis, CA at 3pm, This grand finale is made possible by Skydance Skydiving in Davis.
Here is the link to get all the info for the skydiving zombies.
The full entertainment lineup for the 2021 Treat Trail is not out yet. Will see what spooky fun materializes and provide and update when the information becomes available.
Information about the Davis Downtown Treat Trail, Zombie Mash, and Zombie Bike Parade consolidated and brought to you by Abaton Consulting – your downtown Davis website designer.
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