AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- The City of Auburn and the Downtown Merchants Association will be hosting a Downtown Trick-or-Treat event Wednesday.

Families are encouraged to visit downtown merchants to trick-or-treat for candy and other Halloween treats.

There will also be a costume contest as part of the event. All those interested in participating are encouraged to meet under the street lights on College Street on the University side for preliminary judging at 6:45 p.m.

Downtown streets will close for the event at 5:15 p.m. Downtown Trick-or-Treat is FREE and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Parents must accompany children to this event.