Should there be an age limit for trick-or-treating?

It’s a question many of us will ask this Halloween, when we answer the door to find a teenager staring back at us, one who’s much taller - and more intimidating - than any of the pint-size pirates and princesses who knocked earlier.

Experts say that by high school, most teens stop trick-or-treating on their own. That’s usually when they decide it’s cooler to spend time with their friends - at scary movies, or Halloween parties.

However, in places like Meridian, Mississippi, Belleville, Illinois and several communities in Virginia, it’s against the law to go trick-or-treating if you’re over age 12. And if you break the law by wearing a mask or going door-to-door, you’ll face a $100 fine.

Police say the laws are about safety.  Because there are many people who don’t want to open the door for strangers who are taller, stronger, and wearing masks. So, what do you think? How old is too old to go trick-or-treating? Drop me a message at