Updated with more adult parties and Trunk or Treat locations

2021 Halloween Rundown: Events for adults, parents, and kids

Sun, 10/31/2021 - 7:00am

2020 was the year Halloween got canceled, much like everything else, but this year, it has roared back to life. Unfortunately, one of Midcoast’s biggest Halloween attractions, Fright at The Fort is not planning to run again this year. However, in the weeks leading up to October 31, 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, we’ve color-coded these events for adults and parents, and kids to make finding them easier.

Friday, October 22

· Adults and Parents and Kids: The Trail of Terror at the Union Fair takes place Friday night and Saturday night (as well as October 29 and 30) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night. $10 per person cash only; recommended for adults and kids 12 and older. FMI: Tickets and details

· Parents and Kids: The Shotwell Drive-in is hosting Hocus Pocus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. FMI: Tickets and details

· Adults and Parents and Kids: Midcoast Maine Trail of Terror is taking place in Washington this weekend, until Halloween. $10 and starts at 7 p.m. FMI: Tickets and details

· Adults: The Shotwell Drive-in is hosting the Exorcist from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m FMI: Tickets and details

Saturday, October 23

· Adults, Parents and Kids: Ghoulsport: Bucksport is holding a day-long Halloween festival in town starting at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a paranormal parade, food and drink vendors, ghost stories, games, and activities, trunk or treat and a Halloween dance. FMI: Ghoulsport

· Parents and Kids: The Shotwell Drive-in is hosting The Nightmare Before Christmas from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. FMI: Tickets and details

· Adults: The Shotwell Drive-in is hosting Scream from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m FMI: Tickets and details

· Adults: Maine Sport Outfitters is hosting four Maine authors to read spooky sections from their books from 5 to 7 p.m. Authors include E.J. Fechenda, Kevin St. Jarre, Meg North and Katherine Silva. Free.  FMI: Details

Sunday, October 24

· Parents and Kids: Halloween at the Y—Monster Mask Trick or Treat. Hosted by Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, this is a parking lot socially distanced trick or treat. Admission is free with a canned donation. Trunk set up starts at 1:30 p.m. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. FMI: Details

Thursday, October 28

· Adults, Parents and Kids: “The Addams Family” a musical by the Medomak Valley Players will run at Medomak Valley High School October, 28, 29, 30, and November 4, 5, 6 at 7:00 pm. There will also be two matinee performances on October 31 and November 7 at 2:00 pm. A trunk or treat opportunity for patrons to participate in as well as meet the “Addams” characters will be taking place following the Halloween
performance outside in the parking lot for anyone that has purchased a ticket to any of the eight shows. FMI: Details

· Parents and Kids: Spooktacular and Pumpkin Palooza at the Camden Public Library with games, activities, and stories 5 to 7 p.m. FMI: Details

Friday, October 29

· Adults: Halloween Bash at The Grey Owl in Rockland from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cocktails, cash prizes for costumes, and giveaways. $5 cover. FMI: Details

·Adults: Halloween Bash at Threshers Brewing Company in Searsmont, starting at 7 p.m. with a live band, Skyfoot. Tickets: $20. FMI: Details

· Parents and Kids: Halloween Escape Rooms at Kids Unplugged in Belfast. Join the Zombie Attack room, or bring the whole family to the Great Pumpkin Escape room. Starts at 6 p.m. FMI: Tickets and details

· Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat hosted by Sheperd and Pope Memorial Humane Society (181 New County Road, Rockland) 4 to 7 p.m. FMI: Details

· Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat hosted by Mathews Brothers Company (22 Perkins Road, Belfast) 4 to 6 p.m. FMI: Details

·Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat hosted by Fresh Off The Farm (495 Commercial Street, Rockport) 4 to 7 p.m. FMI: Details

Saturday, October 30

· Adults: The Camden Public Library hosts musical instrument creator and sound therapist Jim Doble in the Amphitheatre with dark and incorporate spooky sounds. “This will be a sonic meditation..with a little bit of ‘eerie’ thrown in to help us get in the mood for All Hallows Eve.” Bring a flashlight and something comfortable to sit or lay on.  FMI: Details

· Adults: Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. are holding a dance party in their open-air beer garden starting at 7 p.m. FMI: Details

· Adults: The Front Street Pub in Belfast will be hosting a late-night costumed Halloween party from 8 p.m. to midnight with a $10 cover. There will be outside spaces for social distancing and cash prizes fore best costume categories. FMI: Details

· Adults: Halloween bash at the Midcoast Athletics Center in Warren featuring the live band No Guts, No Glory from 7 to 11 p.m. 21+ event. Prizes for best costume. $20/ticket to preregister online. $25/ticket at the door.  FMI: Details

· Adults, Parents and Kids: Belfast’s Great Pumpkin Pageant with a costume line up at the boat house from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FMI: Details

Sunday, October 31

· Parents and Kids: Annual Halloween Costume Contest at Lincolnville General Store in Lincolnville. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., photos will be taken in “Grampa Halls” across the street from the store and the winner receives a gift certificate to the store. FMI: Rules and Details

· Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat hosted by Aldersgate United Methodist Church  (15 Wesley Lane, Rockland) 4 to 6 p.m. FMI: Details

· Parents and Kids: Trick or Treat hosted by Liberty Fire Department handing out candy (187 West Main Street, Liberty) Starts at 4:30 p.m. FMI: Details

· Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat hosted by the People’s United Methodist Church (Chapel Street, So. Thomaston) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. FMI: Karen Matthews, 594-1458

· Adults, Parents and Kids: The Camden Snow Bowl is doing Halloween chairlift rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Children 17 and under with costume, free. Adults $10. FMI: Details

Note: More events will be added for the week leading up to Halloween. Check back for more listings to come or email to list your event (Midcoast only).


Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com