Halloween is on a Tuesday this month! Tuesday! But no matter, we have combed every cool event going on to bring you a comprehensive rundown of Halloween-themed events. We've color-coded these events for Adults and Parents and Kids to make finding them easier. Don't forget that there is also a Candy Drive for the Camden and Belfast neighborhoods most hit up for Halloween.
Friday, Oct. 27
· Parents and Kids: The Union Fair turns the Union Fairgrounds into a Trail of Terror. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. The cost: $10 per person. This event goes every night Oct.27, 28, 30 and 31. See our recent story on how volunteers are coping with the vandalism. For detailed directions or for more info visit unionfair.org
· Parents and Kids: Trunks For Treats hosted by Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a "Silly Haunted House” with creepy things to touch and sniff, but not to scare with games, face painting, crafts and, of course, treats from the trunks of cars that are decorated for Halloween.
· Adults and Parents and Kids: The Morrison family in New Harbor opens their Haunted Castle's Keep Oct. 27-31, 5-9 p.m. each night, at 2634 Bristol Road. Free event. FMI: 677-3741. Read our story about it here.
· Parents and Kids: Ashwood Waldorf School’s annual All Hallows’ Eve Walk. takes place from 5-6:30 p.m. FMI: Ashwood Waldolf Walk
· Parents and Kids: The Boothbay Railway Village will once again be cloaked in mystical moonlight and creepy candlelight for the annual Ghost Train On Oct. 27 & 28. The first two trains at 4:30 and 5:00 are perfect for tiny tots. The trips leaving at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 will be a bit spookier as the sun sets. For older kids, plan to travel at 7:00, 7:30 or 8:00 p.m. when the creepy crawlies and sinister spooks will travel right on board the train with you and things will get scary. FMI: Ghost Train
· Adults and Parents and Kids: Fright at the Fort’s theme this year is “Fright at the Fort Goes Nuclear,” which takes place on Friday/Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m. (The last group to go through needs to arrive by 8:30 p.m.). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Pro-tip: it’s absolutely worth it to beat the lines and get advance express tickets at FrightXTix.com. Admission is $10 per person ($5 for those 12 and under) Additional information on Fright at the Fort may be found on the fortknox.maineguide.com
· Adults and Parents and Kids: The Crosby Center in Belfast will open its doors for a live theater experience for the first time in years when Midcoast Actors' Studio presents Frankenstein, both Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students. FMI: Frankenstein
· Adults Front Street Pub is throwing a Clown Party with a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. “It” is going to be off the hook with costume contest and prizes. $1 entry at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 28
· Parents and Kids: To celebrate the Halloween season, the Coastal Children’s Museum, located at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland, will be hosting a Harry Potter Day starting at 10 a.m. Kids are invited to join them for a day full of events and activities inspired by J.K. Rowling’s truly magical series of books. Alongside the museum’s regular fun offerings, families will get a chance to craft wands, brew potions, and create their own magical creatures. There will be a special craft at 11 a.m. to make snowy owls so kids can take home their very own Hedwig. Costumes are encouraged!
· Adults: CMCA’s annual Halloween party is always well attended. this year’s theme is “Parallel Universe” with live music by The Dolphin Strikers, dancing, a cash bar by Cafe Miranda and a costume contest. Best themed, individual, pair, and group (2+ people) costumes will win big! Admittance: $20; $10 Center for Maine Contemporary Art members. Tickets at cmcanow.org.They‘re also doing a pre-game party starting at 6 p.m. at Curator.
Adults: Boston based DJ Just Joan and Matty.T join forces to summon a dance party for Three Tides and Marshall Wharf Brewing’s Halloween Bash from 9 to 1 a.m. It’s free to the public: 21-plus and goes from 9 until DEAD.
· Adults: FOG Bar Halloween Bash: Have a horrifically good time with local band “Knox County Boogie Kings,” The Midnight Riders. Starts at 9:30 p.m. and goes to 12:30 a.m. $5 cover, 21+, costume contest with prizes live at 11 p.m.
· Adults: Trackside is holding their annual Halloween dance party with a “Bloody Good” Bash this year and Just Teachers playing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Costumes encouraged with more than $200 in prizes and a $3 cover.
· Adults: Black Harpoon in Port Clyde is throwing a Halloween party with The Tune Squad playing from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Costumes will be judged at 10 p.m. with prizes.
· Adults: The Country Rose Lounge in Belfast is throwing a RAW themed Halloween party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a costume contest with prizes. No cover.
· Adults: Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast is having their annual Halloween party and costume contest with cash prizes. The band starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.
· Adults: New this year is Thresher’s Brewing Co. throwing a costume party in Searsmont. (Will everyone dress up like Zach from Alone?) Food provided by The Grinning Dog LLC, nd entertainment by Between Dead Stations starts at 7 p.m. and it’s free to the public.
· Adults: Front Street Pub is hosting its 13th annual Halloween party, with prizes for the best costume. The festivities start at 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29
· Parents and Kids: ”Halloween Haunts” at Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta goes from 5 to 8 p.m. on a self-guided trail. Costumes are encouraged and bring a flashlight. Fee is $2 per person (2 and up) and DRA members are free.
· Parents and Kids: Little Shop of Horrors, a one-man miniature production, takes place in the Farnsworth library presented by David Worobec, a classically trained opera singer and puppet master. The program is free with museum admission; first come first served with seating
Tuesday, Oct. 31
· Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat: Vose Library in Union hosts a not too scary event with vehicles decorated in kid-friendly fashion for Halloween from 5 to 7 p.m.. Children will trick or treat at the vehicles, and can enjoy cider and a small snack at the library as well. There are places for 24 vehicles; those who want to take part should sign up by Oct. 26.
· Parents and Kids: The Lincolnville General Store is having their grand opening hosting a pumpkin carving event starting at 4 p.m. at Grampa Hall’s Yard with a costume contest, chili contest, Halloween dessert contest and pumpkin carving contest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
· Parents and Kids: Spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, haunted houses, witches, goblins, and more led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The "Let's Draw Together!" workshops, geared for ages 6 and up. 4 to 5 p.m. FMI: Drawing class
· Adults: This might be the only adult Halloween party happening on actual Halloween. Brand new Ada’s Kitchen is throwing a Halloween bash in its opening week with spooky specialty cocktails, a costume contest, prizes, deejay and dancing! Costumes encouraged! Goes from 6 to 9 p.m.
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