Join us for The Spirit of Halloweentown in St. Helens

September 19, 2017

If you have not checked out Portland's very own local gem of Halloween culture yet, you will definitely want to this year. Based off of the popular Disney movie Halloween Town which was filmed right here in St. Helens Oregon, and free to the public. The town comes alive every October recreating the atmosphere of the moviie all over again. 

 

Earth Fairy Entertainment will be offering face painting again every Saturday and Sunday in downtown St. Helens again this year. You can also expect to find balloon twisting, pet walking balloons, and glitter tattoos at our fun booth. 

 

Below is a schedule of events for the 2017 Spirit of Halloweentown:

 

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

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. 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. Frederics 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. FREE. Wauna Credit Union Stage – Riverfront.

 

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.

3 p.m. Meet Diane Franklin

Have a chance to meet Diane Franklin a prolific actress know for her roles in Better off Dead, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the Last American Virgin and Amnityville II: the Possession. There will be a photo-op and autograph signing. Tickets online at https://destination-experiences.ticketleap.com.

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.

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.

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.

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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