October 20, 2011

Screamapalooza: Experience haunted Maine with array of Halloween events

By Avery Yale Kamila akamila@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

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Masks! Cleavers! Participants on a haunted hayride in Scarborough get some unexpected company.

Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

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ORIGINAL HAUNTED HAYRIDES

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; until 9:30 p.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

WHERE: Scarborough Downs Road, Scarborough

HOW MUCH: $13; $9 ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under (cash only)

INFO: 885-5935; hauntedhayridesmaine.com

 

WHERE: 249 Lord Road, Lebanon

HOW MUCH: $15 (cash only); not recommended for children under 13

INFO: destinationhaunt.com

WICKED WALKING TOURS

Learn about Portland's dark legends and ghostly tales during a twisted tour through the Old Port.

WHEN: 8 p.m. today to Saturday and Tuesday to Oct. 29; 7 p.m. Oct. 30; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

WHERE: Meet at Bell Buoy Park near Casco Bay Lines, Portland

HOW MUCH: $15; reservations required

INFO: wickedwalkingtours.com

MOONLIGHT CORN MAZE

Tackle the labyrinth with only the light of the moon to guide you.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Oct. 28

WHERE: Pumpkin Valley Farm, 135 Anderson Road, Dayton

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: pumpkinvalleyfarm.com

TALES OF TERROR AT VICTORIA MANSION

Listen as storyteller Lynne Cullen shares spine-tingling tales from the 19th century.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday (family night)

WHERE: Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 ; $15 museum members; $10 ages 17 and under

INFO: victoriamansion.org

THE HAUNTING

Explore the 42-room seminary and encounter visitors from beyond.

WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 28-29

WHERE: Parsonsfield Seminary, 504 North Road, North Parsonsfield

HOW MUCH: $10; $5 ages 12 and under

INFO: 793-8825

HALLOWEENFEST

Wear a costume and get into the spirit of the season with haunted hayrides, contests and special displays.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26, Gray

HOW MUCH: $7; $5 ages 4 to 12; free ages 3 and under

INFO: 287-8000

THE GAUNTLET

Take your chances on the Gauntlet Night Ride of Horror or opt for the Big Corn Maze Night Adventure.

WHEN: Dark to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30

WHERE: Harvest Hill Farms, 125 Pigeon Hill Road, Mechanic Falls

HOW MUCH: $15 for Night Ride of Horror (not recommend for ages 12 and under); $6 Big Corn Maze; $19 for both

INFO: harvesthillfarms.com/Gauntlet.html

'90s 'SCREAM' HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY

Dress as a character from a '90s-era horror flick and dance the night away to '90s jams. There will be a grotesque burlesque performance and a costume contest, too.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bubba's Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: "Nineties Nite" on Facebook

ZOMBIE NIGHT AT BULL MOOSE

Dress in your undead best and join the cast and crew of the Biddeford-made zombie film "2" for a costume contest and DVD signing.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bull Moose, 1364 Main St., Sanford

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 324-5786

GHOULWILL BALL

Show up in your best costume for a chance to win a $500 or a $250 Visa gift card at this event to benefit Goodwill's supported employment services. Music by The Waiters.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25

INFO: goodwillnne.org

'NOSFERATU'

Watch F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 silent horror film accompanied by a quintet playing the film's original score.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: space538.org

THE RAVEN, GHOULS AND RENEWAL: PAGAN POEMS AND STORIES FOR HALLOWEEN

Join the Poets Theater of Maine and channel the Pagan spirit of Samhain for a night of Halloween stories and dramatic performances.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27

WHERE: Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $7; $4 students and seniors

INFO: 233-4965

DARK FOLLIES PRESENTS 'THE SPIRIT OF VAUDEVILLE'

This vaudeville troupe offers up a wild Halloween ride filled with dancing witches and sneaky black cats.

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A cemetery is the last “haunt” on the Original Haunted Hayride in Scarborough.

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Portland Ballet will lead the audience in a dance from “Thriller” at the Symphony Spooktacular on Oct. 30.

 


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