Monday, October 13, 2008

EVENTS: Halloween is Howlin'!

Every October, it suddenly seems like there are too many delicious things to do! This year is no exception. So far, here is a rundown of events that have come to our attention. First, items we've showcased already are listed here for easy reference (new events added 10/15/08):
  • Wicked Walking Tours of Portland

  • Haunted Freeport walking tours

  • Tales of Terror at Victoria Mansion

  • Zombie Kickball/March in Waterville (updated)

  • Fright at the Fort at Fort Knox in Prospect

  • Eastern Cemetery events in Portland

  • Thrill the World re-enactment of Michael Jackson's Thriller video in Gray

  • Now for the new items:

    WHAT: Bangor Ghost Lamp Tour -- Imagine presidents, gangsters and ghosts as you take this educational and entertaining evening walk through Bangor history.
    WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 7:00pm
    WHERE: Downtown Bangor Waterfront, Front St. Bangor. Meet at the River Front parking lot.
    COST: $5, children under 12 free.
    FMI: (207)942-1900,

    WHAT: Lantern tours of Haunted Damariscotta & Wiscasset with the Lady in the Red Cloak. Wearing the garb of the Victorian era, Sally Lobkowicz will take you, lantern bobbing, through the winding back ways of two of Maine's old riverside settlements, and related haunting tales of their ghostly denizens.
    WHEN:7:00pm, now through October 30th
    WHERE:Starting location will be divulged when you make your reservation by calling (207)380-3806
    COST: $10 per person, $5 for children under 12 years old

    WHAT: The 1830-built Maine house featured on the TV show Paranormal State is offering tours. We related the story of this haunting in a previous post, which you can read by clicking here. Proceeds will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society.
    WHEN: now through October 31st
    WHERE: 1226 West Road, Waterboro, ME.
    COST: $5 per person for self-guided tour (including pamphlet about the property's haunting), $25 for overnight stay.

    WHAT: Haunted Hayrides -- a local classic of the season, this 40-minute hayride through the haunted, dark forest next to Scarborough Downs started out 19 years ago on a farm in Gorham. Not the scariest, but definitely a lot of fun for all ages, with great outdoor atmosphere.
    WHEN:evenings, now through November 1st. Reservations recommended, call (207)885-5935 to pick a time and date. (NOTE: In past years, I've had a hard time getting anyone at this number during daytime -- it may be best to call in the evening.)
    WHERE: Next to Scarborough Downs, off Route 1 in Scarborough.
    COST: $13 per person, $9 for children 6 to 12 years old

    WHAT: Goffstown's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta! Travel over to neighboring NH to indulge your love of racing floating pumpkins. See full list of events here. What, you find this hard to believe? See some footage of other folks' floating pumpkin vessels here.
    WHEN:Race starts at 3:00pm, Sunday, October 19th. Events run Oct 18-Oct 19th.
    WHERE:Downtown commons, Goffstown, New Hampshire
    COST: Attendance is free!
    FMI:(603)497-9933 or click here for schedule of events
    NOTE: Check out a ton more spook-a-riffic and just plain fun New Hampshire events throughout October on New Hampshire Magazine's site.

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