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2023 Halloween Rundown: Events for adults, parents, kids

Updated with new listings and postponed events!
Fri, 10/27/2023 - 9:30am

    The Spooky Season is upon us! We have combed through every Halloween-themed event going on in the Midcoast to bring you a comprehensive rundown of events. From parties to art, from poetry to theater, we’ve color-coded these events for partying adults, parents, and kids to make finding them easier.

    Thursday, October 19

    · Adults: The Rockland Public Library will host Deputy Library Director Patty King as she shares her multi-year project of exploring cemeteries to find epitaphs, which she crafts into songs. This event starts at 6 p.m., is free, and open to all.

    Friday, October 20

    · Parents and Kids: Rockland Public Library is hosting a Halloween Hootenanny Party from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join Miss Katie for silly Halloween stories, six MONSTER-ous crafts, and more. Costumes are encouraged. FMI: Details

    · Adults and Parents and KidsThe Trail of Terror at the Union Fair officially kicked off last Friday and will take place Friday and Saturday nights (going through Oct. 28) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Suggested for 13 and older. $15 per person cash only. FMI: Tickets and details

    · Adults and Parents and Kids: Fright at the Fort is the Annual Halloween Scarefest in Prospect when Fort Knox becomes the largest Haunted House Tour in Maine. It kicked off on Saturday, October 14 (going through Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28) and goes from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. where monsters, aliens, zombies, and other scares lurk around every corner. Note, this year they do have a “Chicken Hour” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with no jump scares! Tickets are only online for $15. No purchase at the door. FMI: Tickets and Details

    Saturday, October 21

    · Parents and Kids: Penobscot Bay YMCA is holding a Monster Mash Halloween Open House that is free to the community, including a vampire’s ball, fun inflatables, a floating pumpkin patch, and more from 1 to 4 p.m. FMI: Details

    Friday, October 27

    Postponed· Parents and Kids: American Legion Post’s third annual Trunk-or-Treat Drive-Thru will now take place 11/3 takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free to attend! FMI: Details

    · Adults: Three Tides and Marshall Wharf Brewing are hosting a Halloween dance party at 7 p.m. with the band Rigometrics. FMI: Details

    · Adults: American Flatbread in Rockport is hosting a Halloween party with DJ Beatrix from 8 p.m. to midnight. They will have spooky drink specials, games, and all you can eat pizza buffet throughout the night. A $10 cover charge at the door includes pizza. FMI: Details

    Saturday, October 28

    · Adults and Parents and Kids: The third annual Belfast Lions Club Ghostly Gallop 5K run is Halloween-themed and we encourage runners and walkers to come in costume! Run goes from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and tickets are $20. FMI: Details

    Postponed· Parents and Kids: Hannaford Supermarkets in Rockland and Camden are postponing their trunk or treat to Saturday, November 3. from 5 to 7 p.m.  FMI: Details

    · Parents and Kids: Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host its Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. There will be treats, a costume parade, crafts, a story, prizes, and games. The event is free and all are welcome. FMI: Details

    · Parents and Kids: Trunk or Treat/Monster Mash at Leroy H. School in Winterport. Come for some spooky (but not too spooky) fun! Admission is $5 per family. There will also be dancing, games, a photo booth, playground fun, 50/50 Tickets, and popcorn from 3 to 5 p.m. FMI: Details

    · Parents and Kids: SaltWater Fields Wedding & Event Barn Kids’ is hosting a Costume Tea Party. Doors open at 12 p.m. Event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Ghosts, goblins, princesses, pirates, & more. Sing with Elsa, lunch, tea-time, a spooky walk with Miranda, & so much more. Tickets: $10/15. FMI: Details  

    · Parents and Kids: Inspiring Bright Beginnings Childcare Trunk or Treat at 3 Emery Avenue Thomaston has moved the original event to Saturday due to the weather. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies last. FMI: Details

    · Adults and Parents, and Kids: Watts Hall Community Arts is hosting "Tales of Terror" a unique Halloween-themed storytelling and variety show at 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 10+. Tickets $15. FMI: Details

    · Adults: Stone Tree Farm & Cidery is hosting its third annual Monster Mash celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. Serving wood-fired pizzas with a haunted tasting around the picnic grounds and various candy/wine pairings! The event is 21+ and admission is just one donation of a non-perishable food item. FMI: Details

    · Adults: High Tide in Rockland is hosting a Costumes and Cocktails party with DJ Scott B. 21+ event. 8 p.m. to midnight with a costume contest and cocktail specials. FMI: Details

    · Adults: American Legion Post is hosting a Halloween Party featuring the Tyler Healy Band. $15 per person. Cash bar. Goes from 8 to 11 p.m. FMI: Details

    · Adults: Rock Harbor Tap Room is having a Halloween Party starting at 6 p.m. with Dirtbag Daddy and EenoR WildeBoare. They’ll have a costume contest and some interesting giveaways. FMI: Details

    Sunday, October 29

    · Adults and Parents and Kids: Stone Tree Farm & Cidery is hosting its first Trunk or Treat event from 12 to 6 p.m. There will also be food trucks, a BBQ pit, and live music. FMI: Details

    Tuesday, October 31

    · Adults and Parents, and Kids:   DoryWoman Rowing will host the 5th annual Witches Row in Belfast Harbor from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Nicolle Littrell, the owner/operator of the local rowing service and licensed Maine Guide will be rowing her traditional-style wooden dory Sorciere with a crew of witches, warlocks and a maybe even a pirate.

    · Adults and Parents, and Kids: Lucky Betty’s will be hosting their annual Halloween Party with the bar open from 2 to 10 p.m. A DJ will be spinning and they’ll have candy for trick-or-treaters. 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) Please include relevant details.

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com