LEWISTON — Parents who exact a tax on their children’s Halloween candy score, get ready: Peter Geiger has 6,300 giant candy bars stashed away in preparation for Halloween on Wednesday.

Lewiston’s “master of Halloween,” is at it again, continuing his popular tradition of handing out full-size candy bars to thousands of lucky trick-or-treaters at his home on Brentwood Avenue in Lewiston.

Many locals know the flow of the operation — Geiger will announce a “secret” password on 92.3 Moose Radio between 6:30 and 9 a.m on Wednesday, the key to obtaining three king-size candy bars. Password-less children will only receive one bar.

Only five out of 2,507 trick-or-treaters didn’t have a password last year, and the password is spread around rapidly on social media, Geiger said in an emailed statement. 

Geiger said to maximize the flow Halloween night, he is going to move the point of entry from the front door of the house to the garage and introduce a “haunted” theme to the evening. 

Last year, widespread power outages didn’t stop the fun, and according to previous reports, there were 15 types of candy to choose from, including KitKats, Three Musketeers, Sour Patch Kids and Twix. 


Geiger also said he would give out special gifts to the 100th, 500th, 1000th — and so on — guests this year.

In 2002, the first year Gieger opened his home to masses of trick-or-treaters, 300 people came to his door. By 2017, the number had increased to 2,507 trick-or-treaters.

“I can’t let the public down,” Geiger wrote. “[I’m] not sure if I want to set a new record, but I will be ready.”

Peter Geiger of Lewiston displays his stash of Halloween candy as he readies for his favorite holiday in 2014. For this year, he said he’s ready to set a new record, besting 2017’s 2,507 visitors, if necessary. (Sun Journal file photo)

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