Photo Gallery | Halloween Events in Maine

Planet Dog's 7th Annual Halloween Party - Portland
Planet Dog's 7th Annual Halloween Party will feature free spooky brew and lots of slimy drool along with a Best Home-Made Costume Contest. 1st prize winner will receive a Bowser Bed worth $100, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive a cauldron of free Planet Dog "treats."

The store will be packed with scary, howling, happy dogs and humans. Free beer, other refreshments and free treats for two and four legged trick or treaters will be given out. Kids welcome.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Planet Dog Company Store
located at 211 Marginal Way in Portland. Phone: 207-347-8606

This is a free event for dog lovers and their animal companions. However, donations are always encouraged and accepted for the Planet Dog Foundation to help them support organizations that enable dogs to give back to humans in need. (207-347-8606) or by calling Planet Dog at 800-381-1516.

Planet Dog is a values-led, globally recognized designer and developer of innovative, high-quality and award-winning dog products. Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation to support canine service programs in Maine and beyond.

Fright at the Fort - Fort Knox
Fright at the Fort returns the last two Friday and Saturday nights this October, at the Fort Knox State Historic site, in Prospect, where the 19th Century granite bastion is transformed into a bad nightmare designed to put a chill into the bravest of living souls. Visitors are guided through the dark, fog filled, twists and turns of the massive granite fortification where the senses are bombarded by sights, sounds and lights that may as well have crawled out of the scariest horror movie.

A major daily newspaper called Fright “easily the best Halloween experience in the state”. Event organizers work to ensure that each version of Fright is different from the year before and add different elements on each of the four-night run. For those who have not been to Fright before and would like a sense of what the experience may be like, they are encouraged to visit the Friends’ web site at

Friday, October 21st, is being called “crew night’, because groups attending Fright with four or more people will receive a free pumpkin (while they last).

Saturday, October 22, will feature fireworks, at the conclusion of Fright, at 9:15 PM (the fireworks may be viewed from the Bucksport waterfront and not the Fort). Ghostport activities in neighboring Bucksport will be taking place all day Saturday, October 22, and will include a coffin race, trebuchet pumpkin chucking, pumpkin carving, chili cook off, concluding with the original George Romero,” Night of the Living Dead” movie (go to for Ghostport details).

Friday, October 28, the Pirates of the Dark Rose (dead pirates that is) will be joining the other zombies, monsters and ghouls to ratchet up the scare factor.

Saturday, October 29, is come in costume night as a warm up for Halloween the following day. Cap off your Fright evening with a trip to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, at the Alamo Theater, in Bucksport.

Fright takes place Friday/Saturday, October 22, 23, 29 and 30, from 5:30 PM until 9 PM (visitors should arrive by 8:30 PM). Tickets for Fright are $5 per person and advanced express line tickets are available for $7 per person. Fright express tickets allow people to avoid waiting in line and may be obtained by calling the Friends of Fort Knox at 469-6553.

Friends of Fort Knox, executive director Leon Seymour said “this may be the last year we can keep Fright at $5 per person, because the complexity and cost of the event keeps rising each event.

Proceeds from the Fright event helps the Friends of Fort Knox fulfill their mission to restore Fort Knox and enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine. The Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands manage Fort Knox on behalf of the people of Maine. For more information on Fright at the Fort and the Friends of Fort Knox go to their web site at

Sid Tripp's 16th Annual Halloween Bash - Portland

Boo Out Hunger! October 30th - Portland
Free mini costume sessions and prints.

Bring in a non perishable food donation for the Wayside Soup Kitchen of Portland and receive a free mini costume session and 4x5 print. 

Nosferau - Portland

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Wicked Walking Tours - Portland

Zombie Night - Portland
Mon, October 31, 2011
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
State Theatre
Portland, ME

Three Ring Nightmare, A Halloween Party - Portland
October 30, 2011, 12:00AM - 4:00AM
Geno's Rock Club

Join us for a night you won't soon forget, unless the Geno's bar staff has anything to do with it!

The PortSports Three Ring Nightmare will feature the PortSports debut of our very own DJ Mitch from Never Quiet Entertainment, Costume Contests, Games, Prizes, and much more.

Doors will open at 9pm, with the official party kickoff at 10pm, although if you purchase your ticket in advance and arrive before 10pm, you will receive one drink ticket on us!

Geno's is a CASH bar only, so please hit up the ATM before you arrive.

Sorry kids, this is a 21+ event.

Tickets are available in advance here:

Victoria Mansion Presents "Tales of Terror" - Portland!/event.php?eid=134832219944235

Family Friendly Halloween Dance Party! - Portland
Friday 10.28.2011, Starts at 5:00 PM, Ends at 7:00 PM, $6/$4 for SPACE members/free for kids under 2, All Ages
Parents: get the most out of your kids' Halloween costumes by dressing them up and bringing them down to SPACE for a costume dance party to kick off Halloween weekend! Sip some cider (adult and kid friendly versions available) and taste some local snacks while the kids dance, play spooky games and craft Haloween inspired goodies.

9th Annual Pumpkins in the Park - Bangor


Meet the cast and crew of The Movie 2
This Saturday at Bullmoose Music in Sanford. Lots of free stuff and family friendly so bring the kiddos in all their gory glory. People dressed as zombies are eligible to win gift cards, dvd's and movie props. Cast and crew will be giving out free signed posters too. Please share with your friends.


Haunted Church Fundraiser - Gorham
First Parish Gorham’s Fifth Annual Haunted Church Fundraiser
Gorham, ME October 28th & 29th — First Parish Gorham’s Youth Group produce’s their fifth annual Haunted House fundraiser on Friday & Saturday, October 28th and 29th at 7pm at 1 Church St. in Gorham, ME. This fundraiser helps fund the Gorham based youth groups ongoing volunteer efforts both at home and away.

This event now in its fifth year has become an annual icon of Halloween activities for the Gorham and surrounding communities. Each year this team of young adults has been frightening both young and old making this one of the most haunting experiences Southern Maine has to offer. Take a tour this over 200 year old historic landmark while it is converted to an asylum of dark terrors and frightening scenes of horror. While this event is run primarily by teens it is NOT for the light of heart. The tour is not recommended for anyone under the age of five and all children under 10 require adult supervision. We guarantee you will leave afraid. So bring your friends…you will not want to go alone.

Haunted Church Gorham

Fri. & Sat. Oct 28th and 29th


$4 – Kids

$6 – Adults

$20 – Family pack (min. one adult and up to four children)

First Parish Church

1 Church St.

Gorham, ME