The Swiss Village merchants are planning an Octoberfest on Oct. 21.
"We want to be the first of an annual event for the family," said Becky McLarty, owner of Cozy Corners and one of the organizers. Participating merchants will welcome trick-or-treaters between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be: A costume contest, a jack-o-lantern contest, puppet making, apple bobbing, kids games and refreshments, including special treats for adults.
A rubber duck pond, a pumpkin ring toss and other games are planned.
There will also be face decorating and make-and-take crafts.
Participating merchants include: Circle K, Fireside Espresso, Candle Factory, Sugar Shack, Swiss Beauty Connection, Cozy Corners, Your Silk Garden, Chrisy's Cottage, La Sierra Mexican Food, Payson Florist, Paper & Metal Scrappers, and Cracker Crate.