When the rain poured, Abbeville took the party indoors.

Scare on the Square usually gives trick-or-treaters the chance to go from shop to shop on Abbeville’s square, collecting candy from store owners and from tables set up and staffed by local organizations. A downpour from thunderstorms passing over the area though drove the revelry indoors, and town officials were ready to provide costumed candy-cravers the shelter they need.

The festivities were relocated to the Livery Stable, where a perimeter of tables offered sweet treats for every caped crusader, wicked witch, pretty princess and ghoulish gremlin that came through.

Abbeville Community Development Director Mike Clary said the upgrades and renovation of the Livery Stable years ago was a wise investment, as it provides a space for events that have a hometown, community oriented feel.

This wasn’t the only recent event on the square to be affected by rain. The final day of the Hogs and Hens barbecue festival had to be cut short because of rain, and Clary said the Livery Stable was a perfect backup plan to avoid having to do the same with Scare on the Square.

“The weather has not been our friend recently, but I think this still turned out to be a great event,” he said.

Contact staff writer Damian Dominguez at 864-634-7548 or follow on Twitter @IJDDOMINGUEZ.