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Halloween 2017 -- Costume Parades, Pumpkin Carving, Jack O Lanterns

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Adults

WCLZ Halloween Party with The Motet - Portland, ME

Oct 31, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Aura, 121 Center Street Portland, ME
The dance party delivery squad is coming! The Motet brings its Halloween Special to Aura. The set list will feature the band’s favorite picks from all of the genres and years of its signature funky spin. For guests age 18 and older.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Telephone: 800-745-3000

Children & Families

Longfellow's Haunted House 2017 Family Tour - Portland, ME

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street Portland, ME
Based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" ("All houses wherein men have lived and died / Are haunted houses") the tour is led in a way that evokes the family members that died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. The Family Tour is 30 minutes, followed by cookies and cider. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 207-774-1822

Cruises

Lighthouse Legends, Lore & Haunts Cruise - Bath, ME

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 243 Washington Street Bath, ME
Explore the legends and lore of 6 Midcoast Maine lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light. Hear of the lives of the families manning these icons as well as some ghost stories of the lights and history of the area. Cruise guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours.
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Admission: $65; youth age 6-12, $42; kids under age 6, $5
Telephone: 207-443-1316

Film

Halloween Silent Film – “The Phantom of the Opera” - Portland, ME

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Organist Tom Trenney provides an improvised soundtrack for this classic silent film. Come early for pre-concert activities, including a costume contest!
Time: Preconcert activities, 6 p.m.; Costume Contest, 7 p.m.; The Phantom of the Opera with Tom Trenney, organist, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.

Historic

Ghostly Bangor Walking Tours 2017 - Bangor, ME

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street Bangor, ME
The Bangor Historical Society's Ghostly Bangor Walking Tour feature tales veiled in unsolved mysteries, murder and the past residents who may still linger in the Queen City. Tours stroll through the streets of Downtown Bangor and last approximately 90 minutes. Dates: October 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; kids age 12 and younger, $5
Telephone: 207-942-1900

Longfellow's Haunted House Tours 2017 - Portland, ME

Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street Portland, ME
Evoking the various family members who died in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and based on Longfellow's poem, "Haunted Houses" (the opening lines are above) these popular tours always sell out!
The 30-minute Family Tour is followed by cookies and cider. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required.
The 60-minute Adult Tour is followed by beverages, including beer and cider, and snacks in the ell of the house. Advance reservations are required. For ages 21 and older.
Time: Family Tours, October 27, 28 at 5 p.m.; adult tours October 25-28 and 30 at 6 p.m.
Admission: Family tours, $15; adult tours, $20

All Souls Walk 2017 - Kennebunk, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME
Begin at the Brick Store Museum for a narrated walk with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. Tour lasts about one hour. Not too spooky, it’s perfect for the whole family. No reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
Time: Continuous tours begin noon with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person; $30 per family

Victorian Frightful - South Berwick, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, 5 Portland Street South Berwick, ME
Hear Victorian tales of hauntings and horror read in portrayals of their authors, including Edgar Allen Poe, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Sarah Orne Jewett, in the Victorian surroundings of the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum at night. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
Time: Shows at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m. Shows are one hour.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $9; kids age 3-12, $6
Telephone: 207-384-2454

All Souls’ Walk 2017 from the Brick Store Museum - Kennebunk, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Brick Store Museum Kennebunk, ME
Begin at the Brick Store Museum for a narrated walk with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. Tour lasts about one hour. Not too spooky, it’s perfect for the whole family. No advance reservations required. Tickets.
Time: Continuous tours begin noon, with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.
Admission: $10/person; $30/family

Music

Purple Brainz 5: A Halloween Tribute To Prince - Portland, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street Portland, ME
For five years, Dean Ford and The Keepsakes present Ford, as Prince, performing everything from “Purple Rain” to other material from the catalog of his royal badness between the years 1978 and 2004.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $15-$17

Older Teens & Adults

Night Terrors Haunted Woods Walk 2017 - Kittery, ME

Sep 5, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park 506 US Route 1 Kittery, ME
Join Night Terrors for the spookiest walk through the woods on the seacoast. It features six sets with ghouls, clowns, witches, and the pitch-black maze. Soar through the night's sky the Zombie Zip Line Tour. Travel on six zip lines directly over Night Terrors Haunted Walk. Reservations are required for Zombie Zip Line Tours.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Zombie Zip Line Tours, $35; Haunted Woods Walk, $15
Telephone: 207-439-8838

Fright at the Fort - Prospect, ME

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Fort Knox, 740 Fort Knox Road Prospect, ME
Endless corridors, creepy costuming, and things that go bang in the night will make your skin crawl during the anual haunted house at the Civil War-era fort. Dates: October 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children under age 12, $5
Telephone: 207-469-6553

Dark Rites 2017 at Haunted Castle - New Harbor, ME

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Haunted Castle, 2634 Bristol Road New Harbor, ME
A castle rises out of the mist, lights flickering in the chill air. The High Priestess summons you to her labyrinth of secrets. Witness rituals drawn from ancient lore, and assist her followers in their conjurings. Obedient guests will be rewarded with sweets. Dates: October 27-29, and 31.
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 207-677-3741

Outdoor Activities

Junkins Haunted Estate 2017 - Kittery, ME

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 87 Wilson Road Kittery, ME
Over two acres of Halloween decorations surround a quarter-mile path across the haunted swamp. If you want the candy, you’ll have to make the trek. Candles lit your way through the woods and over the bridge. Scary characters are waiting for you. Free event. Kids under 19 must be accompanied by an adult. Email: hauntedestate@aol.com. Dates: October 20-22 and 27-31, 2017
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Parties, Dances, Balls

Halloween Potluck & Scary Readings 2017 - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
Boothbay Opera House will be wicked with Halloween decorations for this community pot luck dinner and scary readings. Bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert. After dinner, people will read stories and passages – frightening, unsettling, scary and more. This fun night is for grown-ups, not kids.
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Space Halloween Party 2017 - Portland, ME

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress Street Portland, ME
Halloween party honors New Wave with music by Sunset Hearts as The Cure, members of Contrapposto, Superorder (& more) as Cocteau Twins, The Psychic Dicks as Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Blood Caps as The Replacements. Glamorous Halloween photo-booth by Samuel Cousins.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Halloween Silent Film Night – “Phantom of the Opera” - Portland, ME

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
See the 1925 movie “The Phantom of the Opera” with live organ music by Thomas Trenney. Pre-concert Activities and Treats at 6 p.m.; costume contest at 6:30 p.m.; film and organ accompaniment at 7:30 p.m.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $20; seniors, $18; students, $10; kids age 12 and younger, free
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Science & Nature

Night at the Museum Flashlight Tours 2017 - Hinckley, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 L.C. Bates Museum, 14 Easler Road Hinckley, ME
Stuffed birds, fish, cats, and wild animals inhabit the L.C. Bates Museum. These BYO-flashlight tours are fun, not too-scary and fine for kids, full of ways to learn about the animals of the Maine wild. Expect kitschy Halloween decor. Dates: October 21, 27, 28.
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $1-$3
Telephone: 207-238-4250

Trains

Pumpkin Train 2017 with Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad - Portland, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore Street Portland, ME
Enjoy the beauty of the season with a ride aboard our Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and paint a miniature pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies. Dates: October 21, 22, 28, 29.
Time: Open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; trains leave on the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 207-828-0814