Maine Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Maine.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Halloween Silent Film Night - Saco, ME - Oct 17 to Oct 30, 2020
Drive in (250 car lmit) and online optons available. The organists of the Kotzschmar organ compose soundtracks to some silent films.

Pumpkin Train - Portland, ME - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2020
Autumn is a beautiful time of year on the coast of Maine! Enjoy the beauty of the season with a visit to the museum and a ride aboard the Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and decorate a miniature pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies.

Halloween Potluck & Scary Readings - Boothbay Harbor, ME - Oct 29, 2020
No potluck for 2020 but the scary readings are still on, with limited seating available. Normally: The Opera House will once again be decorated for the Halloween season, awaiting the arrival of brave community members for the annual community potluck dinner and evening of scary readings. Please bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert (no breads, please), with plenty to share, in addition to a serving utensil. Also, please remember to bring a plate and fork for yourself. The Opera House bar will have beverages available, please do not bring your own. Wear a costume, or not. Following dinner members of the community will read stories and passages – frightening, unsettling, scary and more. This is intended to be a grown up Halloween event and they do not suggested for families with young children. Doors creak open at 5:30 pm, no early admission – dinner at 6. Readings at 6:45.

Trolley-Ween - Kennebunkport, ME - Oct 31, 2020
Treats on their last regular day of the season. Don’t forget the costumes!

Little Monster’s Ball: A Sweet Fall Festival - Portland, ME - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: 9-noon. This one-of-a-kind, snoozing-crawling-toddling-friendly, definitely not scary, baby oriented costume party is the Birth Roots’ creative endeavor to bring more fun and attention to early parenting. Local businesses and organizations have come out in a huge show of support for this idea, partnering with Birth Roots as “activity sponsors”, providing either a toddler activity station or tabling on topics of interest to parents. The intention is to create an event that specifically & successfully supports and acknowledges the unique developmental window of the youngest among us, crawling and newly toddling babies, and newly established parents.

2019 Events

Ghostport - Bucksport, ME - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Annual spook-tacular Ghostport festival in downtown Bucksport offers something for all ages, from the Lil’ Goblins Parade down Main Street to Jonathan Buck’s Race to the Grave

Pumpkin Harvest Festival - Saco, ME - Oct 19, 2019
Vendors, costume contest, pumpking carving, food and treats, bed races, contests, dancers and live entertainment, and more

Downtown Trick or Treat - Gardiner, ME - Oct 25, 2019
Go trick or treating in costume in downtown Gardiner from 3-5pm

Poe: Tales of Fear & Suspense - Camp Neddick, ME - Oct 25 to Nov 10, 2019
A theatrical dining experience with dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe

Halloween Boat Party - Portland, ME - Oct 25, 2019
POPSiCKEL returns to close out the season with its biggest boat! This is your chance to dress up in your spookiest costumes and get wild on moonlit Casco Bay. Get your crew together for an exorcism on the dance floor.

Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Fun Run - Yarmouth, ME - Oct 26, 2019
Make your own scarecrow (bring clothes), costume contest, fun run and more

All Souls Walk - Kennebunk, ME - Oct 26, 2019
Begin at the Museum for a narrated walk with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. The tour lasts about one hour.

Cosplay Halloween Party at Empire - Portland, ME - Oct 26, 2019
Come party the night away with Portland’s kicking, flipping, and splitting drag queen Kat Walker for Drag It Up! Hallowqueen Masquerade. She’ll lip sync the house down, and shock you into laughter with her sassy stand up comedy. 21+

Space Halloween Party - Portland, ME - Oct 26, 2019

For more Halloween fun in Maine, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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