Davis Downtown Treat Trail 2023

by | Sep 14, 2023 | Community

A community announcement from Abaton Consulting.

Davis Downtown is making plans for the 2023 Davis Downtown Treat Trail.

That is right!

Spooky costumes, decorated strollers, and special treats from local downtown businesses will be making it bigger and better than before.

This ghostly event is still in the making and we are hoping that this year’s line-up will have a couple of new items that will make this Davis event truly SPOOKTACULAR!

Davis Downtown Treat Trail Date and Time

Davis Downtown’s annual Treat Trail is right around the corner. Head to downtown Davis on October 31, 2022, between 2:30pm and 5:30pm, for lots of spooky tricks and plenty of delicious treats.

Last year, over 30 downtown business provided mouth-watering treats to the little ghouls and goblins who are enjoyed downtown festivities.

This year, we will see how many businesses participate. It should be GREAT!

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.

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.


Participating Businesses

Want to know which businesses are participating? Well, Halloween is just around the corner and the list of of participating Treat Trail businesses is now available. Keep on scrolling so you can see which downtown business are the best stops for tricks and treat on October 31.

You will notice that Abaton Consulting, a downtown Davis business, is not listed. That is because I will be out and about taking photographs and video. If you see me, be sure to say, “Hi!”


  • Yolo Berry Yogurt
  • Helmus Optometry
  • Armadillo Music
  • Mars Wrigley
  • The Growing Groves Plant Shop
  • Woodstock’s Pizza Davis
  • Local Kitchens
  • Sanctuary Salon
  • Allstate – Phister Insurance Agency
  • T4 Tea for U
  • Davis Glass & Screen
  • Sweet and Shavery
  • Three Ladies Cafe
  • Pence Gallery
  • Peachy Lady
  • 3P Partners
  • APEX Cycles and Kaiju BJJ Academy
  • Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
  • Cultivé Frozen Yogurt
  • Tomaich Oral Surgery
  • Three Mile Brewing Co.
  • Let Them Eat Cake
  • Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate Inc. | Davis
  • Lyon Real Estate
  • Logos Books
    Bohème Hip Used Clothing
  • Avid & Co.
  • The Avid Reader Bookstore
  • Coral Bay Family Dentistry
  • Fleet Feet Davis
  • Good Friends Hawaiian Poke
  • G St Wunderbar
  • Starbucks
  • SPCA | Yolo County Thrift Store
  • Kumon Math and Reading Center of DAVIS
  • PDQ Parcel Dispatch
  • E Street Plaza
  • Vault Board Shop
  • The Mustard Seed
  • pinkadot
  • Massage Envy
  • Zia’s Delicatessen
  • Davis Food Co-op
  • Wines in Tandem
  • Urban Body Piercing
  • Consero Solutions
  • Tim’s Hawaiian BBQ
  • Angels Skin
  • Pure Barre
  • College Town Realty
  • Davis Commons
  • Zen Day Spa Davis
  • 3rd Street Jewelers
  • Davis Ace Hardware
  • FIT House
  • Lu’Ro Jewelers
  • First Northern Bank – Mortgage Lending Office

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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.

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

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The “Ghostbusters” suit-up for catching ghouls and goblins in downtown Davis

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

Past Treat Trail Info

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. We will see what happens this year. Very excited!

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 Ride

The Zombie Bike Ride, or the Zombie Bike Parade as some like to call it, will be held the day before Halloween.

On Sunday, October 29, from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., 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.

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Brought to you by the Davis Odd Fellows, The Davis Bike Campaign, and Norcal Trykers, the Zombie Bike Parade is approximately 12 miles of Halloween excitement.

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 Ride route. You can even download a map.

More Information

The full entertainment lineup for the 2023 Treat Trail is not out yet. We 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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