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Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Ghoulish Family Fun at North Oregon Coast
|People and their pet brides are just one of the wacky things you'll
run across in Seaside that weekend
(Seaside, Oregon) – A ghoulish time is guaranteed
for all and all ages in the north Oregon coast town of Seaside this Halloween
season as the Seaside Downtown Development Association presents its “Halloween
Happenin’s” festival, October 28 to 31.
The four-day freak fest includes festive train rides, haunted
rides at the Carousel Mall, a costume parade for people and their dressed
up pets, an appearance by the Great Pumpkin, trick-or-treat events that
benefit charity, book signings and hefty helping of ghost tales.
Happenin’s” is an annual event is for all ages, sure to provide
memorable experiences for all participants. This is a weekend of fun for
the entire family on a variety of levels.
begin with train rides (weather permitting) downtown and an all-day haunted
carousel ride at the Carousel Mall, starting on Sunday, October 28.
Sunday, 1 p.m. brings the Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Parade,
where people and their pets get gussied up and join the crazed fun throughout
town, with the opportunity to win prizes. It starts at Quatat park. You
can pick up your entry forms at Seaside Mostly Hats (inside the Carousel
Mall) The Bridge Tender, and the Seaside Downtown Development Association
|More goofy fun from the costumed pet parade
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On Monday at 1 p.m., it’s the deadline for the Great
Pumpkin Carving Challenge. Turn in your pumpkin masterpiece to the SDDA
office, and it will then be displayed in the window of the Pig ‘N
At 7 p.m., experience your bones at their most chilled
as ghost stories of the Oregon coast spill out all over Beach Books in
downtown. BeachConnection.net editor Andre’ Hagestedt will recount
countless tales of spooks, spirits, paranormal legends, odd history and
the strange science of the coast, coming from every town between Florence
Bring canned food for donations to local food banks for
the trick-or-treat fun around town later on.
|Be your own pumpkin Jedi master at the pumpkin carving contest
On Tuesday, downtown merchants judge the decorating of
the storefronts throughout the area as well as the pumpkin carving endeavors
– all starting 5 p.m.
Wednesday (Halloween), there’s more trick-or-treating from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m., inside participating businesses. Fill the cornucopia with donated
food, and get your photos taken with the Great Pumpkin, courtesy of the
Daily Astorian. Photos will later be posted at Seaside-Sun.com.
From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Beach Books will feature the signing
and reading of Jimmy Pickering’s book “Skelly the skeleton
Seaside’s Halloween Happenin’s is sponsored
by the SDDA, Daily Astorian and Seaside-Sun.com. Events happen throughout
the downtown area. 503-717-1914.
Downtown Festive Train Rides (weather permitting)
All Day - Haunted Carousel Rides at the Carousel Mall
|Every year, the Seaside Aquarium gets especially elaborate with
their decorations - as part of the annual storefront contest in Seaside
Sunday, October 28
1 PM, Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Parade. Prizes and Fun for you and your
four legged friend! Join us at Quatat Park. Pick up your entry form at:
Seaside Mostly Hats (inside the Carousel Mall) The Bridge Tender (554
Broadway) Seaside Downtown Development Association (Inside the Carousel
Monday, October 29
1 PM, Deadline for the Great Pumpkin Carving Challenge. Turn in your pumpkin
art at the SDDA office located inside the Carousel Mall (300 Broadway).
Pumpkins will be displayed in the window of the Pig ‘N Pancake restaurant.
7 PM, spooky story telling with Andre Hagestedt at Beach Books (37 N Edgewood)
The Great Pumpkin will make an appearance! Bring canned food for the local
food bank “Trick or Treat so others may eat”
Tuesday ,October 30th
5pm Downtown Merchants Window Halloween Decorating Contest and Pumpkin
Carving Contest Judging
1 PM – 4 PM Trick-or-Treat so Others May Eat, Inside Participating
Downtown Businesses. Fill our Holiday Cornucopia with donated canned food.
Photos with the
Great Pumpkin! The Daily Astorian will be taking pictures with The Great
Pumpkin in the Carousel Mall.
Pictures will be posted at Seaside-Sun.com where they can be viewed, voted
for and purchased online - Win prizes!
3 – 5 pm reading and signing of children’s book “Skelly
the skeleton Girl” Written & Illustrated by Jimmy Pickering
at Beach Books (37 N Edgewood)
For more information call Laurie Oxley at 503.717.1914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family
vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with
over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection
of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses
– from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln
City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds
of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces,
beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked
cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and
up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River.
Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and
balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players;
movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa,
and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four
to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial
occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: smaller homes
with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and
fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to
the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces,
multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs,
cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another
sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes
– ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have
seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
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oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. Lincoln City’s only resort
hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled
against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine
in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight
dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other
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refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise
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room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms
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4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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