Sweet Treats on Main Street


Melanie Bisbach photo

On Oct. 29, the Platteville Main Street program held its annual Sweet Treats event. This event was held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Platteville Police Department blocked off Main Street from Steve’s Pizza to the intersection with Water Street. 

This event allowed the children of Platteville to wear their Halloween costumes and visit the local businesses for candy. Sweet Treats is a fun time for everyone involved. People of all ages could be seen in different costumes; parents took the opportunity to dress up as well. Some families dressed up their pets and paraded them up and down the street. 

Some of the businesses involved were Platteville Cycling and Fitness Studio, Elements LLC and Mysticman Tattoo and Piercing. Most of the shops on Main Street handed out discounts and coupons to the parents and candy to the children. Some shops, like Platteville Cycling and Fitness Studio, also offered non-candy options to appeal to everyone. 

Volunteers were dressed up as various Disney characters. The Cat in the Hat was accompanied by Thing 1 and Thing 2. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were also in attendance, along with Tigger and Pooh.

Each year Walmart and Farm and Fleet donate much of the candy for the event. The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums offer free train rides and haunted mine tours. The Platteville Rotary club offers free pumpkin decorating. The Avalon Theater offered a free movie; this year’s movie was Casper. 

The Main Street program has held this event almost every year since 2010. The only year that Sweet Treats was not held was in 2020 due to COVID-19. Sweet Treats 2022 was a success.