Begger's Night

Beggar's Night is just around the corner (October 30th) and soon our kids will be going door to door collecting pillowcases full of candy. But for a child with a food allergy or a food intolerance, finding treats to fill their pillowcase can be challenging and is often unsafe.

For the 2021 Beggar's Night, the City along with Elkhart Parks & Rec are looking for 20 or more households to offer non-food treats and display a teal pumpkin sign as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

What's the Teal Pumpkin Project? TPP is a simple way to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for the one in thirteen children living with food allergies, and many others impacted by intolerances and other conditions. Placing a teal pumpkin on your doorstep signals that, in addition to candy, you offer non-food trinkets and treats that are safe for all trick or treaters. More information can be found at

Help us make this Beggar's Night one to remember. Message the City here your interest in participating. The City will offer printed flyers to display in your yard and create a map for the Teal Pumpkin route. Individual households are responsible for purchasing non-food items. Moving forward, we'd love to see this become a permanent part of our Beggar's Night tradition in Elkhart. Thank you.

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Teal Pumpkin Project