Portland October 13, 2017
The One Small Town Near Portland That Transforms Into A Halloween Wonderland
If you really want to get in the Halloween spirit this year, head to St Helens, home of the Spirit of Halloweentown. This month-long celebration of the season is a spooky, fun time based around the Disney move Halloweentown that was filmed in the small city.
While activities will be taking place all month, the largest celebration of the festival is the pumpkin lighting ceremony, taking place in the St Helen's Riverfront District.
The year the pumpkin lighting is set for October 14th in the center of the Courthouse Plaza.
From Haunted Houses to Haunted Hotrods to a ride to an alien landscape, this epic Halloween town has it all.
The entire city transforms for the event and nights are especially frightful. Join in on a Walk to the Underworld Waterfront in the dark for a spooky good time.
There will be plenty of frights throughout the town that will ignite fear and fun for all.
There will even be a little current pop culture thrown in to keep things interesting.
But most of all the event is a fun time for families and adults who just want to come together and celebrate the season.
The Museum of Peculiarities and Oddities is a fun stop that will introduce you to all things strange, weird, interesting and unusual.
Events throughout the day will keep everyone entertained. There will be costume parties, variety shows, treasure hunts, and radio theater performances.
Pony rides, face painting and balloon animals will interest even the youngest visitors.
While there are plenty of spooky attractions that you can visit, the overall Spirit of Halloweentown is one of fun celebration.
The event concludes on Halloween with a Trunk or Treat Cruise In for all the costumed kids hoping to score some Halloween goodies.
The Haunted Hearse Rally is sure to be a freaky fun time and something you will remember for years to come.
For fans of the original movie, cast members Kimberly J. Brown, J. Paul Zimmerman, Judith Hoag, and Emily Roeske will be on hand for a reunion, meet and greets and other events. This year there will also be a tribute to the on-screen matriarch of the film, Debbie Reynolds, who passed away in 2016.
There is plenty of food on site and in the surrounding community, so you can come and stay awhile.
Apparel and souvenirs are available for sale on-site as well.
This fun event draws a large crowd, so be sure to plan ahead to get there in plenty of time for the events you plan to attend.
There is parking at the 1st Street Lot by the Riverfront and it is $10 - cash only. Other events vary in price, and many events are free.
For more information and to view the complete schedule of events, check out this
Spirit of Halloweentown information.