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Treats and haunts offer Halloween fun

Tammy Malgesini

East Oregonian

Published on October 25, 2017 8:33PM

Cade Buchert participates in trick-or-treating in a homemade jellyfish outfit in 2016 on Main Street in Pendleton.

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Cade Buchert participates in trick-or-treating in a homemade jellyfish outfit in 2016 on Main Street in Pendleton.

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Twins Avery and Zoey Timmons dressed as “the chicken and the egg” during the 2015 Treats on Main in Hermiston.

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Twins Avery and Zoey Timmons dressed as “the chicken and the egg” during the 2015 Treats on Main in Hermiston.

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Katy Cook blows out her marshmallows while making s’mores with her friend Alicia Madrigal during a past Fall Festival at Bard Park in Stanfield.

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Katy Cook blows out her marshmallows while making s’mores with her friend Alicia Madrigal during a past Fall Festival at Bard Park in Stanfield.

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From area businesses and libraries to neighborhoods and fields, little princesses, super heroes and ghosts will have several options when it comes to treats and tricks during the Halloween season. Area activities include:

PENDLETON

The Pendleton Downtown Association and Pendleton Center for the Arts have teamed up for a fun Halloween afternoon. All little ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in safe trick-or-treating Tuesday (Halloween) from 3-5 p.m. Merchants who are participating will display a sign in the window.

Also, be sure to stop by the arts center to show off your creative costume and have your picture taken. The pictures will be posted on the Pendleton Center for the Arts Facebook page and then winners will be chosen in multiple categories, including best youth, teen, adult and pair or group. The winners will be awarded cool hand-crafted trophies and some extra treats.

For more information, call 541-278-9201 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1832578823720266.

Also, don’t forget about the massive Halloween Carnival, sponsored by Pendleton Parks & Recreation. The free event is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. It features carnival games, treats, prizes and more. For more details or to volunteer for the event, call 541-276-8100.

And, to help spread the Halloween spirit with the folks at McKay Creek Estates, stop in for their Halloween Party. The event is Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at 1601 Southgate Place. Residents with a pumpkin on their door will be handing out candy. In addition, the facility is hosting a costume contest for babies, kids and adults. For more information, call 541-276-1987.

The White Eagle Grange is offering “5 Days of Spooky Fun” with a haunted house. Serving as a fundraiser for the Grange Youth Fund and the Pendleton Fourth of July fireworks fund, the event features scary fun and treats for everyone.

Visit the haunted house Friday through Monday from 6-10 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 p.m. to midnight. The grange is located at 43828 White Eagle Road, which is off highway 395 South between Pendleton and Pilot Rock. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, contact Gail Wilson at gail11wilson@gmail.com or 541-310-9655.

HERMISTON

Treats on Main & Beyond offers safe trick-or-treating at downtown Hermiston businesses. Those participating will have signs in their windows. They will hand out candy Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.

The fun continues beyond Main Street from 4-7 p.m. at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395. Activities will include carnival games, bouncy houses, a haunted house, a giant pumpkin, prizes and lots of treats. Volunteers can still sign up to help with the event by calling Hermiston Parks & Recreation at 541-667-5018.

Also in Hermiston, Denise Medlock has created a haunted tunnel for kids to venture through on Halloween. Located at 629 E. Newport Ave., Medlock will hand out candy to kids. In addition, she will have stuffed animals on hand for babies and children who are diabetic.

Known for their lavish lawn display, which in the past included haunted tours, the Moore Horrors will only feature lawn decorations.

Due to family obligations and the overwhelming amount of preparation that goes into offering haunted house yard tours, Don and Emma Moore haven’t opened up their property to tours the past few years. However, the couple still welcomes people to drive by and take a gander at their ghoulish display, which is located at 510 W. Moore Ave., Hermiston.

To cash in on candy, kids are invited to a Trunk-or-Treat event at Hermiston Wal-Mart, 1350 N. First St. Treats will be handed out Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot near the store’s garden center.

Another Trunk-or-Treat event is being organized by Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. People are invited to decorate their vehicles and hand out candy Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. in the church’s parking lot, 565 W. Hermiston Ave. To volunteer or for more information, call 541-567-5812.

ECHO

The Echo Halloween Party is Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Echo City Hall, 20 Bonanza St. Open to all ages, the free event includes a costume contest, games, prizes, free hot dog dinner and more. For more information, call Diane Berry at 541-376-8411.

Also, fall fun is available for the next few days at the Echo Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. It’s open Thursday and Friday from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s located at 100 N. Dupont St., Echo. The cost is $10 per person, which is good all day for re-entry. Also, the maze’s Field of Screams, which costs an additional $2, is available for frights Friday, Saturday and Tuesday (Halloween) from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 509-528-5808 or visit www.echocornmaze.com.

MILTON-FREEWATER

Ghosts and ghouls are invited to go trick-or-treating at the Arts Portal Gallery. The event is Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at 508 N. Main St., Milton-Freewater. For more information, call Laura Rose at 541-938-5516.

STANFIELD

Stanfield is offering double the frights and Halloween fun as a Fall Festival is planned by the Stanfield Public Library. The event, which includes the Haunted Library, takes place Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the library, 180 W. Coe Ave., and Bard Park.

The cost for the haunted library is $3 per person. The Fall Festival at the park features games, hay rides, s’mores, a hay maze, cookie decorating, a hot dog meal and more. A wrist band for activities costs $5.

For more information, call the library at 541-449-1254.





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