THINGS YOU CAN DO ALL MONTH LONG

The Museum of Peculiarities and Oddities

New this year. Enjoy this tongue-cheek collection of all things strange, weird, interesting and unusual. Located on First Street across from Halloweentown Square.

Sponsored by The Chronicle

Open daily beginning October 2

1 – 6 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday – Friday, Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Haunted Tractor Rides to the Alien Landscape

Ride to the Alien landscapes You can get off and grab some photos, then catch the next shuttle. About 20 minute ride. $3 per person. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends.

Spooks Shuttle

Take the Spooks Shuttle from Halloweentown Plaza to the historic Houlton business district. Shopping, restaurants, boutiques and an arcade. Shuttle runs continuously during seven days a week. Ride is about three minutes. Shuttle riders get a Seek the Spirit of Halloweentown game card, good for a keepsake coin.

Face painting and balloon twisting in spirit of Halloweentown Square. Weekends 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stroll around Halloweentown Square anytime. Visit the giant pumpkin or take a selfie with the haunted taxi. Across First Street stroll up Bella’s walk from the movie Twilight.

FRIDAY, October 6

This is Halloween: A live concert

Join the Halloweentown choir for a spooktacular show featuring songs from classic and contemporary Halloween favorites. Admission is FREE. Presented by Actors Reaching Out, a nonprofit performing arts organization from Central Florida. 6 p.m. Wauna Credit Union Stage – Riverfront.

Saturday, October 7

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Fredric’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

Featuring locally grown pumpkins for sale, food court with home style foods, indoor games, face painting, free hay rides, picture spots, music and entertainment, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, horse rides, bounce house and local vendors. FREE. St. Frederics Church 175 South 13th Street.

1 p.m. Street Performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

3 p.m. St. Helens Halloween Parade

Sponsored by the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. Parade begins at the historic train depot in Houlton and travels down Columbia Boulevard to Halloweentown Square.

3:30 p.m. Bite of Halloweentown

A SHEDCO to benefit for Columbia Pacific Food Bank and the school backpack program.

5 p.m. Sande School of Horsemanship Boot Scootin' Benefit Dinner & Auction to benefit Local foster kids, special needs and at risk youth.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. This is Halloween: A live concert

Join the Halloweentown choir for a spooktacular show featuring songs from classic and contemporary Halloween favorites. Admission is FREE. Presented by Actors Reaching Out, a nonprofit performing arts organization from Central Florida.

7:30 p.m. Community Pumpkin Lighting

Bring your family and dress in costume. It’s a fun time with an old time feel. Take photos, see the new displays and enjoy the season. No celebrity appearances are planned at this community gathering. Halloweentown Plaza. Free.

8 p.m. Music by Hit Machine

Grab a brew and prepare to put on your dancing shoes. Prizes for best costumes. Dedication of Wauna Credit Union Stage - Riverfront. Free.

SUNDAY, October 8

10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Fredric’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

5th Annual fundraiser featuring locally grown pumpkins for sale, food court with home style foods, indoor games, face painting, free hay rides, picture spots, music and entertainment, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, horse rides, bounce house and local vendors. Free. St. Frederic Church 175 south 13th Street.

1 p.m. Street Performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps

1 p.m. Family pumpkin carving contest

Bring your pumpkin to the Wauna Credit Union Stage and let guests vote for the best. First prize $200, second prize $100, third prize $50. Free.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com

3 - 5 p.m. This is Halloween: A live concert

Join the Halloweentown choir for a spooktacular show featuring songs from classic and contemporary Halloween favorites. Admission is Free. Presented by Actors Reaching Out, a nonprofit performing arts organization from Central Florida.

FRIDAY, October 13

8 p.m. Grab a Ghoul and Grab a Goth Adult Dance Party

Party on the waterfront with DJ Owen. Prizes for best costumes. Beer garden, liquor sales. Free admission Wauna Credit Union Stage.

SATURDAY, October 14

Noon The Monster Dash

 Presented by Rotary Club of Columbia County. With an apocalypse, zombies, a fun run, good friends and great food, who could ask for more? This 5 K and 10 K road run is a benefit for local veterans. It’s a spooktacular event. Participants must register by Sept. 15 at https://raceregistration.uberthons.com/Register/?event=40761#!

1 p.m. Street Performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Meet the cast of Halloweentown

A once in a lifetime experience to meet and greet the original cast of the Disney classic Halloweentown. Come meet Marnie, her mother Gwen and her younger brother Dylan in person. This is the most exclusive private function to meet the stars. No professional cameras, but selfies and cell phones are allowed. Tickets are $175 and limited to 60 guests. Tickets on sale at https://destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

6 – 7:30 p.m. Jim Fischer Music

Spirit of Halloweentown Plaza. Free.

7:30 – 8 p.m. Pumpkin lighting and monument dedication

with Marnie, Gwen and Dylan. Spirit of Halloweentown Plaza.

8:30 p.m. 13 Nights on the River presents

The Horn Dawgs followed by Night Jams with Jose. Grab a beer and sit a spell. Wauna Credit Union Stage – Riverfront. Free.

SUNDAY, October 15

1 p.m. Street Performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

1:30 pm  Four-legged–friends Costume Contest

Bring your entry and line up to walk the square. All four legged friends must be controlled at all times. Categories for funniest, scariest and most original. Prizes are $50 per category. Owners may be part of the costume. Bring your pet and line up under the city hall sign beginning at 1:30 sharp.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

FRIDAY, October 20

Mystery Hour radio theater: War of the Worlds

Relive Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast that terrified the world. Presented by Shoestring Community Players. St. Helens High School LooWit room. For information http://www.sscpmusicals.com

SATURDAY, October 21

Noon – 4 p.m. Haunted Hot Rod and Hearse Rally

Bring your most haunted hot rod, classic car or hearse and win $250, $100 or $50. Event is free and open to the public. No entry fee for vehicles, whatever demons may possess them. Haunted vehicles should arrive by 11 a.m. at Halloweentown Plaza.

1 p.m. Street Performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

2 - 7 p.m. McBride Elementary School Fall Harvest Festival

Live and silent auction 2774 Columbia Blvd.

5:30 p.m. Windermere Masquerade Ball

A gala event of the season. Sponsored by Windermere/St. Helens Real Estate, the ball is a fundraiser for Windermere Foundation and is held in the pavilion at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This year’s live entertainment features the rock ‘n roll band Decades. Restricted to 21 and over. Tickets are $15 each or $25 a couple and available at Windermere offices in St. Helens and Scappoose or at the door.

8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 13 Nights on the River

Music and a giant bonfire Wauna Credit Union Stage. Kate and The Crocodiles followed by Patrice's playlist.

Mystery Hour radio theater: War of the Worlds

Relive Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast that terrified the world. Presented by Shoestring Community Players. St. Helens High School LooWit room. For information http://www.sscpmusicals.com.

 SUNDAY, Oct. 22

9 – 11 a.m. Bloody Ole Daylight

Drag your carcass out of bed and tip a bloody?

1 p.m. Bite Me Family Bike Ride

Treasure hunt for vampires and other creatures. Sponsored by Columbia River BMX.

1 p.m. Street performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op with Little Mermaid actors for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

3 p.m. Happily Harriet - A Time to Share

Featuring Harriet, Debbie Reynolds friend in the movie Halloweentown. Listen to Harriet recollections about Debbie Reynolds What was Debbie like on set? Warning: there could be adult language. Tickets: destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

7 – 11 p.m. Teen Halloween Costume Party and Dance

A fundraiser sponsored by the St. Helens Youth council. Registration required. Merrywether Place, 1070 Columbia Boulevard.

Mystery Hour radio theater: War of the Worlds

Relive Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast that terrified the world. Presented by Shoestring Community Players. St. Helens High School LooWit room. For information http://www.sscpmusicals.com.

FRIDAY, October 27

7 – 10 p.m. Scarecrows, tales in the Dark

A super scary experience visit to McCormick Park after the sun goes down. For information: http://www.sscpmusicals.com.

SATURDAY, October 28

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Children’s Fair

Sponsored by Kiwanis Day Breakers

This is the 26th year for the family fun and education event. Ronald McDonald is back this year.Vendors and service organizations offer loads of kid oriented games and activities, all for free. At St. Helens High School Commons. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Admission is free.

1 p.m. Street performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

2 – 6 p.m. Wish Upon a Pony costumed pony rides

A Spirit Halloweentown tradition who will be dressed up in Halloween attire. Tickets available on site. Cash only. Next to Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront.

5 p.m. Lil' Spooks Parade

Sponsored by The Chronicle

Dress up and be part of this terrific gathering. This family oriented parade is open to kids and adults of all ages. Human powered wagons and floats are welcome, but no motorized carts, skateboards or vehicles. Prizes. Parade assembles beginning 4:30 p.m. at First and St. Helens Streets and proceeds down First Street. Trick or treat participating businesses after the parade.

Actress Diane Franklin from Better off Dead and other cult classics will lead the parade along with the wonderful Harriet.

7 p.m. Costume Dinner Party

Deer Island Manor. Limit of 30 tickets total. $50 each or $90 per couple. Costumes are mandatory.

7 – 10 p.m. Scarecrows Tales in the Dark

McCormick Park http://www.sscpmusicals.com

SUNDAY, October 29

1 p.m. Street performance by character actors Hocus Pocus

Free performance at the courthouse steps.

2 p.m. Very, Very, Very Good Variety Show

Featuring the Hocus Pocus character actors. Photo op for ticket holders after the show. Wauna Credit Union Stage on the riverfront. Tickets at destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

7 – 10 p.m. Scarecrows Tales in the Dark

McCormick Park http://www.sscpmusicals.com

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