Updated! Oct. 25-Nov. 1: There’s something spooky, chilly and monstrous for everyone

Your Halloween rundown: The coolest events for adults and kids

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:00am

    Are you all set to rage into the Halloween season? The Midcoast is getting an early start on the Witching Hour and we have combed every cool event going on we could find to bring you a comprehensive rundown of Halloween-themed events. We’ve color-coded these events for Adults and Kids to make finding them easier. Don’t forget that there is also a Candy Drive for the neighborhoods in Camden and Belfast most hit up for Halloween.

    Friday, Oct. 24

    · Adults and Kids: Fright At The Fort is seriously bugging out this year and the crowds are loving it. Visitors are led through the dark passageways of Fort Knox where indescribable things lurk in the shadows, creating screams of fright. Admission is $10 per person ($5 for those 12 and under) Additional information on Fright at the Fort 2013, may be found on the fortknox.maineguide.com. The three dates remaining, Friday/Saturday, Oct. 24, 25 and on Halloween. 5:30 to 9 PM (arrive by 8:45), tickets only $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.

    · Adults and Kids: Megunticook Campground is having a haunted hayride and village with a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show from 5-9 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10’ 12 and under $5.

    Saturday, Oct. 25

    · Kids: Skulls! From 1-2 p.m. at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on 9 Water Street in Rockland.Wildlife Biologist Beth Goettel will lead a program for school-aged children examining a variety of skulls to reveal facts about animals, including what they eat. FMI: click here.

    · Adults and Kids: A pumpkin carving and display is happening at The Muck, also known as Kirby Lake, on Lincolnville Ave - just up from Hannaford’s. Materials are supplied for the first 40 folks.  If you have a pumpkin from home, bring it along for the photo and voting.Starts at 4 p.m. Votes will be cast for the crowd's favorites and at 6 p.m., some prizes will be awarded. Apples and treats for everyone. FMI: Call the Chamber at 338-5900.

    · Adults and Kids: A free sketch-fest is happening at Waterfall Arts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the activities they will be doing is the Exquisite-Corpse-a-Thon. Imagine taking a very large sheet of paper and folding it in thirds, so all you can see is the top third. A few people draw the head and shoulders of a monster, then fold it over so just the middle third of the paper is showing. Another group draws the torso and then another group draws the feet. Hold the hold thing up you’ll see a crazy fantastical creature.

    · Adults and Kids: Fright At The Fort 5:30 to 9 p.m. (arrive by 8:45), tickets only $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.

    · Adults and Kids: Megunticook Campground is having a haunted hayride and village with a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show from 5-9 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10’ 12 and under $5.

    Sunday, Oct. 26

    · Kids: Planet Toys in Rocklandin Rockland is having a big anniversary and Halloween Party from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. They will have cake, cider, a raffle, and you'll get to meet ELSA from Frozen! Come in costume!

    Tuesday, Oct 28

    · Adults and Kids: If you’ve ever wanted to bust out those sweet patented Michael Jackson moves when the Thriller song comes on, you’re in for a treat. Kea Tessyman, owner of Kinetic Energy Alive Productions, has this dance down pat and it is so much fun to learn. She will be hosting a Dance Workshop-Fundraiser held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at High Mountain Hall, in Camden. Open to families and all ages. No experience needed. Costumes optional. Suggested donation of $20. For information or to hold your spot at the Workshop-Fundraiser, email director Kea Tesseyman at kineticenergyalive@gmail.com or call 2079754450.

    ·  Adults: The Flagship Cinema in Thomaston is hosting a free movie, The Shining at 10 a.m. This classic Stanley Kubrick movie is spectacular on the large screen–don’t miss it!

    ·  Adults: A very cool literary event for Halloween, the Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston is hosting Maine authors read tales or horror, mystery and suspense from 6-8 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 29

    · Adults: Lincoln Street Center is turning their weekly Open Mic into a Halloween Party this evening with a dance costume party with prizes for the best costume. The event goes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Come shake and rattle your bones!

     Thursday, Oct. 30

    · Adults and Kids: The Lincolnville General Store is hosting a pumpkin carving event.from 3:00-4:30 at Walsh Common in the Lincolnville Central School. For $2 they can get a pumpkin, and assistance carving the pumpkin. They are hoping some folks will donated their carved Jack-O-Lanterns to set up a display on Halloween when kids go trick-or-treating.

    · Adults: Kind of interesting, this combines highbrow with the supernatural. The Rockland Public Library, will present "'Enter Ghost', Shakespeare's Preternatural Universe" at 6 p.m. in the Library's Community Room. The performance, created and performed by seven members of the Society, will be a collage of vignettes containing various supernatural elements, from nine different plays, contrasting some of the scariest and most dramatic scenes in all of Shakespeare. FMI: click here.

    · Adults: The Camden Opera House is screening the iconic 1080s film Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis. What better venue to watch a scary film at this time of year than in their famously haunted, gorgeous Victorian venue?! Tickets are $8.50 and available at camdenoperahouse.com, (207)470-7066 or at the Camden Town Office M-F 9am-3pm.

    · Adults: Another eerie literary event, Damariscotta’s Maine Coast Book Shop is hosting GHOST NIGHT, at 8:00 p.m. Anyone who has had a personal experience with the paranormal is encouraged to share their story with the audience. Please contact staff member Lauri Campbell at campbell@midcoast.com or call 563-3207. Staff will be joined by Greg Latimer, author of "Haunted Damariscotta." Horror illustrator Glenn Chadbourne and author/speaker Van Reid will also be on hand to help set the mood.

    · Adults: Cuzzy’s Restaurant in Camden is throwing a “Scareoke” costume party with drink specials from 9 p.m. to midnight.

    Friday, Oct. 31 (Halloween)

    · Kids: The Rockport Public Library is starting a new tradition, the Library Halloween Party! There will be Halloween Happenings beginning at 4 p.m., and the library is staying open until 6:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, a haunted book-talk station and face-painting. Children will be making Spooktacular treat bags, Boooo-marks, and painting pumpkins.

    Updated! This event has been cancelled!· Kids: The Peril on Pearl Street awaits you this Halloween. Goes from 6-9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl Street in Camden. This haunted house is brought to you by volunteers for the Five Town Communities That Care Coalition. Suggested donation: $2.00

    · Kids: Waldoboro Fire Department will once again be filling guests with fear as they travel the halls of the former A.D.Gray Middle School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This year's theme is "Fairy Tales Gone Bad." Those who dare will be able to visit horrific scenes from their favorite childhood stories. Goldilocks and the Three Bears will keep company with Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Blind Mice, and many more. Note: The Halloween Night showing is not intended for younger children. Admission is $1 per person.

    · Adults and Kids: Rock City Cafe is hosting their Halloween Jamboree featuring Georgiana Butler. Goes from 7-9 p.m. for some Halloween fun! Bring the whole family! Games! Prizes! LIVE music

    · Adults and Kids: Fright At The Fort 5:30 to 9 p.m (arrive by 8:45), tickets only $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.

    · Adults and Kids: Celebrate the October Belfast Arts Final Fridays Art Walk on All Hallow's Eve from 5:30-8 p.m.! Over 15 Galleries will be open for the evening.

    · Adults and Kids: Megunticook Campground will be extending their second annual Haunted Campground on Halloween night. 7- 10 p.m. There will be a haunted hayride and a haunted village. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 17.

    · Adults: This is probably the most hip happening in the Midcoast for Halloween. Necessary Music and The Speakeasy in Rockland are throwing a Halloween party with Temp Tales latest episode "Andrew the Seal's Revenge" viewing at 8 p.m. The Halloween party kicks off with live music by The Dolphin Strikers. People are encouraged to dress up as Temp Tales characters. No cover!

    · Adults: Front Street Pub in Belfast is throwing a Walking Dead-themed Halloween Party and costume contest. $250 prize for best zombie and $250 prize for best hunter. There will be DJ's, dancing, games, prizes, passed food, and an outdoor special area for the whole weekend. $5 cover with passed apps. Goes from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    · Adults: Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast is having their second annual Halloween Party with the band, Oversoul starting at 9 p.m. There’s a $150 cash prize for best costume, winner take all. No cover.

    · Adults: FOG Bar in Rockland will be jamming with Just Teachers, from 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover.

    · Adults: Three Tides in Belfast is throwing an awesome Friday Fright Night, with a black light, 80s dance party for Halloween! Starts at 8 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m. music. 21+ No cover!

    · Adults: The Badger Cafe in Union is throwing a Halloween party! Starts at 9 p.m., with rockin' live music from All Stove Up!

    · Adults: Cuzzy’s Restaurant in Camden is throwing a “Red Light & Pirate Night” costume party from 9 p.m. to midnight. Sexy costumes or pirate costumes encouraged. Prizes, giveaways and drink specials.

    Saturday, Nov. 1

    · Kids: For those young ‘uns who were too little for the Waldoboro Fire Department’s haunted house, in the halls of the former A.D.Gray Middle School, this year's theme is "Fairy Tales Gone Bad," and a tamer version of the haunted house with minimal fright, will be held Saturday afternoon, 4-6 p.m. Admission is $1 per person.

    · AdultsFront Street Pub in Belfast is throwing a Day of the Dead Costume party to celebrate the Mexican holiday. $100 Cash Prize for The best face/hair/get up. $100 Cash Prize for The Best Full Day of the Dead costume There will be DJs, dancing, games, prizes, passed food, and an outdoor special area for the whole weekend. $5 cover with passed apps. If you have a meal at La Vida, show your receipt and the cover fee is waived.

    · Adults: Rouse yourselves up from the dead, The CMCA’s 2nd annual “Afterlife” party is going to be another hella Hallow fest at 86 Pascal Hall in Rockport.. If you went to the first one, you know how intricately decorated this will be. Tickets are $20 for members/$25 for future members. Music by Owen Cartwright. Bar set up by 40 Paper. Costumes required. Tickets are limited. Purchase online or call: 20-236-2875.

    · Adults: The Strand Theatre is doing a special one-night presentation from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, the DAMNATIONLAND 2014 program will feature world premieres of seven short films produced in Maine by Mainers especially for the Halloween season. These are dark, surreal, and fantastic pieces, and they offer film fans an excellent sampling of the talent producing independent film in Maine today. Starts at 10:30 p.m. $8.50 for adults.

    · Adults: Cuzzy’s Restaurant in Camden is throwing a “Natural” costume and karaoke party from 9 p.m. to midnight. Maybe they’re all worn out from the last two nights, because this is a “wear what you want” theme. Prizes, giveaways and drink specials.

    If you have any public events to go with this list, email Kay Stephens at news@penbaypilot.com