Trick-or-Treat Numbers from Across Ferndale

Ferndale Patch asked residents from across the city to tell us how many trick-or-treaters they had. These are the numbers.

In a very informal survey, Ferndale Patch asked residents from across the city to tell us, via our Facebook page, how many trick-or-treaters came to their door.

The numbers vary from just two to nearly 400.

All of the numbers were submitted via Facebook. Some of the submissions didn't have cross streets so we weren't able to map them out. The submissions that provided cross streets were plugged into our map on the right hand side. To view the number of trick-or-treaters, just hover your curser over the pin and it will display the count.

For the submissions we weren't able to map, we've kept them below.

Feel free to share the number of trick-or-treaters that came to your door by telling us in the comments.

Thanks for the participation Ferndale!

  • Molly Blaney Novack: Pearson, went through 150 pieces by 7:15 p.m. Crazy!
  • Tracey Lehr: We got like ten. I was very disappointed. :( On Kenwood
  • Monica Paul Hackney: Meadowdale and handed out about 200 pieces before 8 pm. Had to turn off the porch light and hide after because we ran out!
  • Debbie MacLean Rossman: 30-ish on E Woodland.
  • Dean Smith: My neighbor said 382 on Pearson.
  • Keith Eagles: I am on Hazelhurst we prob got near 400 similar to the person on Pearson.
  • Samm Wunderlich: We went through five 100+ piece bags, a box of pretzel and veggie straw bags and some glow sticks. At least 250 kids!
  • Laura Jablonski: About 60 on St Louis.
  • Debbie Furze: Maybe about 50. Love the little ones!
  • Rob Wunderlich: Oakland Park in (Pleasant Ridge) ... we easily had 200 kids. Turned out lights about 7:45 p.m.
  • Bethany Young: Around 400 on West Marshall.
Scott Myers November 01, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Why doesn't Ferndale have OFFICIAL Trick or Treating hours? We were ready to go at 5:30 (Pleasant Ridge's start) but kids didn't start showing up until about 7... then there were still kids wandering the street after 9...
Terry Parris Jr. November 01, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Why do you want "official" trick-or-treating hours?
Scott Myers November 01, 2011 at 05:52 PM
To be properly prepared for the Trick or Treaters coming by... Some people prepare by putting out pumpkins, playing scary music, getting into costume, etc... but right now... it gets cold sitting on the porch for an hour before the first trick-or-treater arrives. AND this way you'd know when it's actually over and don't have to sit in your house with the lights off until it looks like there aren't kids walking up and down the street anymore. Until Ferndale I never lived in a place that didn't have set times.
Kathi Manteuffel Seidl November 01, 2011 at 06:01 PM
@Scott: I'm with you...a lot of communities have "beggar's hours"...usually 4:30 or 5:00 until 8:00. Kids who are still wandering the street after 9:00pm are too old to be going door-to-door. Keep the trick-or-treating to the under-13 (or no older than 8th grade) crowd, please. After that, feel free to dress up or go to a party, but don't go door-to-door.
Terry Parris Jr. November 01, 2011 at 08:53 PM
That's interesting... but I've never lived in a place that HAS had "official" trick-or-treating hours. When I was a kid it was from dusk until most of the lights were off. I know Rochester (or Rochester Hills) only has trick-or-treating hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seems awfully constricting to me.
Terry Parris Jr. November 01, 2011 at 08:56 PM
In the end, you make your own decision about keeping your light on, right? If you keep your light on after 9 p.m., those kids are going to come to your door (I know I would if I was still out there at that time). On top of that -- 4:30 p.m. to start trick-or-treating? Most parents aren't even home for work yet, as well as most people passing out candy. Trick-or-treating on Halloween during the day just seems against everything that is Halloween.
Eric Son November 01, 2011 at 09:31 PM
man o man it was vacant here on vester , took a friends kid out trick or treatin for the first time , some mean people chained there big pit bull to a tree in the shadows 2 feet from the sidewalk no fence! , thought maybe it was a nice dog but heck no it stood up with all its fur up growled n started barking , couldnt even see it till you were next to it on the sidewalk , scared the little guy pretty bad. what kind of people do that? it was the second house from webster school on the dead end of meyers street.
ann st.peter November 02, 2011 at 12:19 AM
We've been trick or treating in Ferndale for 10 years and the time frame has always been 6pm-8pm. I think the city used to post it, but haven't seen it in a while.
Terry Parris Jr. November 02, 2011 at 12:25 AM
Where did you hear/see this time frame when you did hear/see it? Did the city used to post it on the website? Or at city hall?
Nikki B November 02, 2011 at 11:01 AM
I was BEYOND bummed!!! I had maybe 40 trick or Treaters and a quarter of them were adulty teens. I had candy left over!! Kept my light on til 9p just to try and get rid of it. Last year wasn't great either, but i think more kids were out. Also I don't think Trick or treating should be reserved for only 13 and under, If your in a costume and at my door I have no problem giving you a piece or 2 but try any of that "I'm a rapper" crap and peppermint or some other non desireable treat will make it in. Halloween on a weekend and yeah parties are expected but a Monday - Thursday? Paint yourself up and have a good time!!!
Sarah Maki November 02, 2011 at 01:24 PM
I wouldn't mind older kids TrTing if they were in costume. We had SO MANY teens in regular clothes or parents that were walking with kids that had their own bags. Kind of lame. Next year I think we'll pass out candy while the little guys are out then turn off the light and take the party to the back yard.
Lucas Zdenek November 02, 2011 at 04:34 PM
I trick or treated until I was 18! I always dressed up and went with friends though. We weren't home for it this year but we still had a couple come to the door around 9:15. I used to live where the restriction was 6-8 because after dark it gets dangerous crossing streets. I always liked it best when it was dark but 6 is too early to be really scary.
Linda Baker November 02, 2011 at 05:21 PM
On W Maplehurst, W of Pinecrest we had the least number of kids that we have ever had in 20yrs - I gave out handfulls of candy! My lights were on at 6 and off at 8 as has been the norm for years - no older kids without costumes this year and nobody came to the door after the lights were out - even the younger, newer families that have little kids didn't have their lights on at their houses (maybe took their kids out and missed my house for some reason) and several of the homes that usually give out candy didn't this year - perhaps because of the economy? Trick or Treating should be for the little ones - have a scary event if you want to but don't deny the little ones the fun by making it too scary for them.
Deena Kachadoorian November 02, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Linda, we were mobbed On West Maplehurst between Pinecrest and Livernois. from 6:15, until I ran out of treats about 8:15 and turned out my porch lights. Loads of kids were trucked in by parents. There were so many kids on my front porch at one time, I had to keep them from grabbing from the basket.
Terry Parris Jr. November 02, 2011 at 08:16 PM
I think I trick-or-treated until I was 15. Is 15 too old?
Deena Kachadoorian November 02, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Not if you're in costume and polite!
Amy Butters November 03, 2011 at 03:12 AM
So Terry, what was your costume when you were 15?
Terry Parris Jr. November 03, 2011 at 03:18 AM
I was a hobo.


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