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Ghoulish Family Fun at North Oregon Coast Halloween Festival

 

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10/08/07

Secrets of the Season

Ghoulish Family Fun at North Oregon Coast Halloween Festival

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.

“Halloween 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.

Things 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 (SDDA).

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 Pancake restaurant.

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 and Astoria.

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.

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues. On 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 Girl.”

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.

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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 Mall)

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”

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20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

Tuesday ,October 30th
5pm Downtown Merchants Window Halloween Decorating Contest and Pumpkin Carving Contest Judging

Wednesday, October 31st
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)
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For more information call Laurie Oxley at 503.717.1914 or director@seasidedowntown.com

 

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