We didn't get much candy at home, so Halloween was our chance to make a big haul. Trick or treating was on October 31st and never rescheduled to a weekend night.
I was in grade school during the 1960s, and our family lived in a small suburb of St. Louis. At that time of year it seemed like it either rained, or so cold we had to wear a coat over our costumes. But that didn't stop us from trick or treating!
We used brown paper grocery store bags to hold our Halloween candy. Some kids had plastic pumpkins, but most used paper bags or pillowcases (no plastic bags in those days).
When it rained on Halloween, we had to hold our bags from the bottom to keep them from falling apart and spilling our candy!
Most houses had lighted jack-o-lanterns, but very few were decorated elaborately like today. We sometimes saw cardboard Halloween cut-outs hanging in a window, or a ghost hanging from a tree.
One time, though, we went up to a house where a scarecrow was sitting in a chair, but it turned out to be a man who stood up as we approached. We jumped and screamed (but still asked for candy).