TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Trick-or-treaters got all the candy they could handle this weekend as organizers and event leaders welcomed children from the area to downtown Terre Haute for a fun and safe Halloween.

From costumes to candy and an occasional scare, Halloween made it’s return to the Wabash Valley.

Businesses such as Repeat Boutique at the Meadows Shopping Center said they take pride in giving their families a fun and safe way to trick-or-treat.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had no idea what we were going to run into this year because we didn’t have it last year but it’s been a great turnout,” Dawn McCracken, owner of Repeat Boutique said. “Fantastic costumes, just a fun day.”

From E.T. to Captain Jack Sparrow, the Halloween spirit at Cannonball Harley-Davidson trick-or-treat event was evident. Marketing Manger for Cannonball Abigail Scharton said it is important to give families a unique experience.

“A time for kids to come by with their parents,” Scharton said. “Especially for kids to get to come down where their parents spend most of their time and get some candy, enjoy music and get to dress up.”

Scharton said part of Cannonball’s objective is to champion the community and live adventurously, which she explained Halloween is the perfect time for. McCracken said she hopes today served as a way to kick off the holiday season.

“Wonderful even that the Meadows puts on. It’s great to see the community come out,” McCracken said. “It’s been amazing. Meadows is doing a good job. We’re getting more stores out here. It’s the place to shop here in Terre Haute.”