Trick or Treat on the Central Coast

By Gretchen Ammerman | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

When Halloween falls on a weekday, many parties take place on the preceding weekend. But there are still fun activities for adults and monitored treat-amassing opportunities for costumed kiddos on all hallows eve.  

You can start the holiday off right by giving before receiving and getting some laughs while you are at it. The Witches of Depoe Bay will be hamming it up from 3 to 6 p.m. at the town's seawall to collect food and donations for the Depoe Bay Food Bank.


Rocky Horror Picture Show

One of the longest running modern Halloween traditions continues at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Janitors will be standing by to clean up rice and other things lovers of the show choose to throw.

Shows start at at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.

777 W. Olive St.

Ghosts at the Museum

Spooky stories start at 2 p.m. in the creepy confines of the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, where the collected things of the past create the perfect backdrop for all age-appropriate tales told by local storytelling favorite, Doug Force.

4907 S.W. Highway 101.

Newport Horror Story Schoolhouse

A haunted house at the Lincoln County Commons in Newport will send chills up your spine while simultaneously raising funds to support band and theater programs at Newport High School.

The house opens at 6:30 p.m., but the real scares will happen from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for students, $8 for adults.

633 N.E. 3rd St.

Sweets for the Sweet

Memories of going house to house to hit up your neighbors for candy are vanishing like ghosts at sunrise and are being replaced by new ones of communities banding together to make safer situations for sugar-hungry kids. Whether it's businesses or service organizations organizing these programs, here are a few of the places where costumed kids can still strut their stuff and stuff their bags or plastic pumpkins.

Trick or Treat on Main Street 

Participating businesses will be opening their doors all along Toledo's Main Street, starting at 5 p.m. 

Kiwanis Spooky Spectacular

Taft Elementary School in Lincoln City is turned in a creepy collection venue where, at least for this one day, kids will be dying to get into the classrooms.

5-7:30 p.m.

404 High School Dr.

Halloween Spooktacular

Head to Lakeview Senior Living in Lincoln City for this festive event. The big building won't be just a place to get candy. There will also be face painting, crafts and the Haunted Mystery Swamp. Trust me, you'll just have to see it for yourself.

6-7:30 p.m. 

2690 N.E. Yacht Ave.

Let's shake up the comments section below: What's your favorite Halloween costume? 

For other things to do on the Central Coast, check out our Daytime Events calendar. For evening entertainment our Nightlife page steers you to the top happenings on the Central Coast.

About the Author Gretchen Ammerman
Gretchen Ammerman received an Environmental Science degree from Humboldt State University and was soon running a state environmental agency in Hawaii. She gave it up for the glamorous life of the freelance writer. This led to steady employment as a newspaper editor in Lincoln City, OR, where she knew she was doing well when the paper was threatened with a lawsuit within a week. Though the work was rewarding, she returned to freelance writing to have more freedom to explore the beautiful state of Oregon with her adopted dog, Scout.