We do things a little different here in Ohio, a day and time is chosen by the neighborhood. It is usually the Sunday before Halloween from 3-5pm. I assume that this is supposed to make it safer for all the kids running around but it has taken us a few years to get use to it.
We had some friends come over and bring their daughter because our neighborhood is perfect for trick-or-treating. With this being our first Halloween in this house we assumed there would be a lot of kids out. We were so right, almost every house on our street was very decorated and people sit out in their driveways just handing out candy. This made me fall in love with our house a little bit more then I already am.