Downtown merchants in Mooresville and Statesville will give out candy to ghouls, ghosts and Lady Gagas on Monday, Oct. 31.

The Mooresville Downtown Commission has organized its family friendly Halloween event from 3 to 5 p.m., while the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation holds trick-or-treating from 4 to 6 p.m.

In Statesville, participating businesses will display an orange pumpkin with the downtown logo in their windows. Candy will be given to ages 12 and younger.

“It’s exciting to see the sidewalks of downtown come to life with the hundreds of parents and children taking part,” said Marin Tomlin, director of the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation.

For more information about the Statesville event, call 704-878-3436 or email

For details about Mooresville’s event, go to