2018 Halloween rundown: Coolest events for adults and family-friendly events

Updated with more listings
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:30am

    Every year we do this Halloween Rundown, it gets bigger and better. Just like last year, Halloween falls in the middle of the week, so we’ll have events before and after on both weekends to share. We have combed through every cool event going on to bring you a comprehensive rundown of Halloween-themed events. From parties to art, from poetry to theater, and to haunted houses, 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. 26

    · Adults and Parents and Kids: The Belfast Makers are opening the doors of its highly haunted playhouse, the Basil Burwell Community Theater, for three chilling nights. Questionable characters will attempt to guide foolhardy adventurers through the labyrinth inside the old Church at 17 Court Street. Many are expected to survive the trip and make it all the way through, but safety is not guaranteed.Friday, October 26 • Saturday, October 27 • Wednesday, October 31 5:30 to 7 p.m: Free admission. Spooky Tours for all ages.

    · Parents and Kids:  Ashwood Waldorf School’s annual All Hallows’ Eve Walk takes place from 5-6:30 p.m. Free. FMI: Ashwood Waldolf Walk

    · Adults Join FOG Bar and Cafe for the annual Halloween Hootenanny Spectacular. This year’s theme is ‘Animal Farm ‘ A Frightening Place Just Outside All Of Our Haunted Souls’ Wildest Expectations. Animals Will Revolt, Rules Will Be Made... & Broken... Zombies Will Walk The Farm... The band playing will be Farmer Funk & The Disgruntled Livestock. No Cover • 21+  Starts at 8:30 p.m.

    · Adults and Parents and Kids: Fright at the Fort’s theme this year is “King of Horror”based on Stephen King’s iconic novels and short stories. The best haunted house in Maine goes from
    5:30 - 9:00 pm on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, october 27. Arrive no later than 8:30 pm to experience the full 20+ minute tour.  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. Additional information on Fright at the Fort may be found on the fortknox.maineguide.com 

    Saturday, Oct. 27

    · Parents and Kids: Want to go out and do an adult Halloween and don’t have a babysitter? Kids Unplugged (Belfast) is throwing a Parent’s Night Out from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with crafts, costumes, games, pizza and a movie. Price: $30 per kid or $50 for two kids. Reservations required.

    · Parents and Kids: The Boothbay Railway Village is not doing its annual Ghost Train this year (returning in 2019.) Instead, join them for a Railway SPOOKtacular from 2 to 8 p.m. A ghoulish afternoon and evening of monstrous family fun.  Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and bring along their own trick-or-treat bag. Tickets.

    · Adults Crosby Center (Belfast) is hosting a play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, which tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s and is an allegory to the McCarthyism of the 1950s. The play goes from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.  The play also runs Sunday night, October 28. Tickets.

    Cancelled· Adults  CMCA  (Rockland) is back with their annual themed Halloween event; this year it’s Dark Matter. Don't be a "normal matter!" Step inside the galaxy and get lost in the mysterious power of dark matter. This one is looking like another crazy night filled with all sorts of fun yet unknown to mankind. Expect a costume contest, cash bar (21+), music, dancing. Goes from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets sold at the door.

    · Adults Edgar Allan Poetry Slam at The Pour Farm Brewery (Union). For Halloween, celebrate the macabre, the morbid, and the melancholy at The Pour Farm brewery in Union, Maine! Read a spooky poem you wrote, bring a classic, or just come out and drink a few beers with the ghosts. From 7 to 9 p.m.

    · Adults: Trackside Station (Rockland) is holding their annual Halloween dance party with Just Teachers playing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Costumes encouraged with prizes and a $5 cover.

    · Adults: Bowen’s Tavern (Belfast ) is having their annual Halloween party with the band, Fallen. Best costume contest; winner takes $150 prize. The band starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

    · Adults: Myrtle Street Tavern (Rockland) is having a Halloween Hootenanny with the band, The Shizzle, with a costume contest, giveaways and oddities from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    · Adults: The Country Rose Lounge (Belfast) is throwing a their annual Halloween party with the Tyler Healy Band from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a costume contest with prizes. No cover.

    · Adults: The Black Harpoon (Port Clyde) is throwing a Halloween party from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. with the band Living Room Circus.

    · Adults: Island Zero screens at the Strand Theatre. Written by NY Times Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen and directed by Josh Gerritson, the horror film Island Zero is about the inhabitants of a fishing island off the coast of Maine who find themselves mysteriously cut off from the outside world after the ferry suddenly stops coming. When dead bodies turn up along the water's edge, the hardy band of survivors must find out who, or what, is killing them. Shot at midcoast locations, and the cast includes some local talent. Followed by Q&A with director Josh Gerritson. Starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $8.50.

    Wednesday Oct. 31

    · 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.

    · Parents and Kids: Another Trunk or Treat for children through 6th grade will be held at the People’s United Methodist Church (13 Chapel St.) S. Thomaston from 4 to 6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in Fellowship Hall.

    · Adults: and Parents and Kids: Thriller Flash Mob. Each year Kinetic Energy Alive teaches the community how to do Michael Jackson’s Thriller Dance in six weeks and takes to the streets on Halloween night to dance right in the middle of Pearl Street, a well known trick-or-treating community gathering area. To learn more about how to join visit: Thriller Dance

    · Adults: Ada’s Kitchen is throwing their second  Halloween bash with special cocktails, costume prizes and The Dolphin Strikers rocking all night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    · Parents and Kids: Alder & Vine (Belfast) will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. with trick or treating; crafts for kids; nacks and beverages and “spooky sights and sounds.”

    · Parents and Kids: The Lincolnville General Store is hosting a community Halloween party inside the Grampa Halls building, directly across from the General Store,where there will be a photo booth. Come dressed in your finest expression of yourself and participate in our annual costume contest. Two categories, one for best group, one for best individual. Starts at 5 p.m.

    If we’ve missed anything, please email any corrections/updates with the subject line: “Halloween Rundown” to news@penabypilot.com