Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville hosted its annual Trunk or Treat Festival on October 31, 2011. The event has become a huge hit, drawing children and adults alike from Taylorville and many of the surrounding communities. This year, it was estimated that over 2000 people attended the festivities that featured approximately 25 vehicles decorated in a huge variety of themes. There was music, free hot dogs, nachos, pop corn, hot chocolate, bounce houses and candy. Lots and lots of candy.
Calvary Baptist started the outreach program in 2005 as a way to provide the children of the area with a safe alternative to Trick or Treating. The festival has grown in attendance and participation each year, with this year being the biggest by far.