Halloween in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is freakishly fun, for kids and for kids that never grew up. Just drive around town and see the crazy, scary, silly scarecrows and pumpkins for a hint of how spirited the Kennebunks can be. You might even see some local “Sand Witches of The Kennebunks” wicked fun women dressed in witchy attire pub crawling about The Kennebunks… a booh’sie tradition among the “desperate housewives of KPT”. Don’t worry these are Good Witches, who do Good Deeds locally.
As for the best decorations, if you’ve never seen Kennebunk’s Summer Street decorated in the dark on old Hallow Eve, then you’re in for a treat … and a trick or two. Local legends tell that many of these grand old Sea Captains mansions are haunted… bwahhhh…
2018 Haunted happenings in Kennebunkport & Kennebunk this Halloween:
Oct 21 Sunday is the 9th annual Wicked 5k Fun Run/Walk– costumes are encouraged for this fun run through the streets of Kennebunkport, starting and ending at Nonantum Resort. Open to everyone, with amazing prizes and give-a-ways, most everyone leaves with something. Entry fee is $25 in advance, there is even a Kids popular 1K Fun Run for $5. The Wicked 5k benefits the KES, Kennebunkport Emergency Services.
Oct 19- Ghost Ship aboard the Spirit of Massachusetts is a floating party of frights and light bites, tickets $20, cash bar. Costumes are encouraged!
Oct 20 – Bentley’s Halloween Party is always a hoot. A spooky spirited night of live music, dancing, costumes, prizes, treats, and cash bar. Beware the freaks come out at night at this biker bar….
Oct 27 – Old Vines Wine Bar is celebrating Halloweekend with a decorations, spirited drink specials and costumes encouraged. You can be sure your favorite bar keeps will be dressed to impress. Boo!
Oct 29 Old Vines Dance Party – Monster Mash Up – costume DJ dance party, Happy Hour 5-6, Dance music starts at 9, so trick or drink people, best costumes win Old Vines gift cards.
Oct 30 Pu Pu Tuesday at Alisson’s – Bar Snack Appetizer Samplers every Tuesday night, like Wings, Crab Rangoon, Egg Rolls, Sushi, Ribs, Dumplings & so much more. Cocktail & Craft Beer specials galore. 5pm on…
Oct 31 Allison’s Halloween Wine Wednesday – talls for smalls, great prices on wine, 50% off carafes. Happy Hour starts at 5, wine specials all night Wednesday.
November 1 – Local Dish’s 8th Annual Halloween Party at Burleigh, Kennebunkport Inn – 7-10pm. Costumes are encouraged during this fun night of music with Ocean Ave Band featuring our local starlet Lisa Mills. This ghoulish good time includes spooky drink specials and prizes for best costumes!
The Kennebunk Farmers Market is every October Weekend on Saturday so get your pumpkins, ghourds and squash, plus farm raised fresh produce, harvest veggies, organic beef, and homemade goodies!
Halloween weekend is Mabel’s Lobster Claw last hurrah Oct 27 ~that’s not a Halloween event per se but its frightening that they won’t be open again till spring, so get your Lobster Savannah ~ bwah ha ha.
For the Kids:
Kennebunks’ Chamber invites kids to Trick-or-Treat in downtown Kennebunk, Lower Village and Kennebunkport Dock Square businesses Oct 31 from 4 -6 pm. Participating shops and businesses will have a pumpkin lantern on their door or window indicating they welcome trick or treaters. Be sure to thank these local business for having your little ghosts and goblins for a fun safe candy spree!
Halloween Night – Summer Street is the scariest place to be. Residents of the historic Victorian homes and mansions decorate with spider webs, ghosts and graveyards, strobe lights and scary skeletons to see if your kids are brave enough to beg for candy. Summer Street trick or treating is a spooky spectacular not to be missed. Rumor is many of these centuries old homes are haunted. Halloween is certainly wicked popular here!
Sunday November 4 is time to Fall Back, set your clock back an hour for Daylight Savings at 2am…enjoy that extra hour of sleep cause its going to be dark when you wake.
Wishing all the little ghouls and goblins a spirited, spooky but safe Halloween in Kennebunkport & Kennebunk Maine!
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