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Halloween Happenings

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Halloween is a magical time of year where kids get to dress up and get candy. More and more adults are taking advantage of the holiday to dress up and party the night away. There's lots of haunting happenings all over the state. Here are a few ways to get your scare fix this Halloween.

Rocky for Equality to perform Oct. 27 - 30 The Next Generation Theater 

BREWER - The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be performed at the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer on Oct. 27 through 30 at 8 p.m., with an additional show at 11 p.m. on Oct. 29. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Equality Maine.

The show is for mature audiences only! Ages 16 and up and/or parental guidance is recommended. For tickets and more information contact Becca Hodgdon at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit

Fright at the Fort

PROSPECT - The annual frightfest returns on Oct. 28 and 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Fort Knox. Admission is $5 per person or $7 for express tickets.

Halloween isn't complete without taking a terrifying tour through the fort at night.

Day of the Dead at Harlow Gallery

HALLOWELL - Revisit the true meaning of Halloween and the Festival of the Dead. Join Hallowell artist Malley Weber in a weekend celebration and memorial for our recently departed and long past ancestors at the Harlow Gallery, 16 Water St., Hallowell.

Friday evening, Oct. 28 from 5-7 p.m.: Open poetry reading

Bring your old favorites, originals and most haunting, beloved poems or songs relating to ghosts, death and the after-life. All welcome.Saturday, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m.: Memorial flower wreath and sugar skull decorating

Come honor your loved ones by dedicating and decorating tissue flower arrangements to be displayed in the evening performance. Skulls can be decorated and eaten! Come in costume or as you are. Families welcome. Saturday, Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m.: Day of the Dead performance, written and performed by Malley Weber

This performance highlights the story of a young woman mourning the loss of her love. The poignant story is told through poetry, song and projected images. Special guest Alfred Lund will provide percussion. This performance deals with difficult subject matter relating to grief and loss and is not recommended for young children.

Donations will be accepted at all three Day of the Dead events. Proceeds will benefit the Augusta and Waterville Hospice programs for grieving families and public programs at the Harlow Gallery.

Halloween traditions in downtown Dover-Foxcroft

DOVER FOXCROFT - For the fifth year running, Center Theatre will present The Rocky Horror Picture Show: On the Screen and Live on Stage. The film carries an "R" rating, which will be strictly enforced. The 1975 cult classic will play Oct. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and midnight each night. Audience participation (minus fire and water) and costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Tickets are available Monday-Friday at Center Theatre's box office, located at 20 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft, or by phone at (207)564-8943. Purchases must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the show to receive advance ticket price. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: On the Screen and Live on Stage advance price $8 and $10 at door. Wes Booth Family Magic Show prices: $10 at door; members, seniors, students - $8. Plan ahead to attend a show at Center Theatre and save!

Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival

FREEPORT - Camp Sunshine's ninth annual Pumpkin Festival, presented by Hancock Lumber and Androscoggin Bank is being held on Oct. 29 from 12 noon to 8 p.m., with kid's activities, costume parade, corporate carving challenge, whoopie pie eating contest, pumpkins-on-wheels derby and a spectacular display of 6,000 lit jack-o-lanterns at the L.L. Bean outlet in Freeport.

All proceeds from the event will go to help Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Camp Sunshine has set a goal to raise $60,000 - enough to sponsor an entire week at Camp Sunshine for 40 families in need. Festival participants can help by sponsoring pumpkins for $10 each (every $10 donation is entered into drawing for two round-trip tickets on JetBlue). As of Oct. 19, Camp Sunshine is 1,542 pumpkins short of its goal of 6,000 sponsored pumpkins. To sponsor a pumpkin(s) prior to the festival, visit or text CAMP to 20222.

Trick or treating in downtown Bangor

BANGOR - Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of downtown Bangor on Saturday at the second annual Downtown Bangor Trick or Treating event, which provides a safe environment for parents to bring children trick or treating during daylight hours. The event will take place on Oct. 29 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Last year over 200 children participated in this community event.

Participating businesses will be identified by a special poster that will be placed on their front door or window during the event. Currently over 20 businesses ranging from retail and restaurants to service businesses and arts organizations have signed up to participate. Visit for a complete list of participants which will be regularly updated until the day of the event.

Downtown businesses are invited to sign up by contacting Shirar Patterson at 207-992-4234 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

There are also several special events planned at downtown businesses throughout Halloween weekend. For the most up to date listing of downtown Halloween events, visit the online calendar at

Soylent Green's Music Showcase

BANGOR - Brooklyn-based band Holy Ghost will be performing at the Shriner's building at 586 Main Street in Bangor for Soylent Green's Halloween Dance Party on Oct. 30. Tickets are available at

There will be go-go dancers, and Monster will be giving out free energy drinks. The show is for all ages, but there will be a full bar for adults 21 and older.Get your costumes and glow sticks ready! Costumes and glow sticks are not required, but you know you wanna.

Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Find more information on Facebook:

The Annual Kenduskeag Haunted House

KENDUSKEAG - The Annual Kenduskeag Haunted House is being held on Oct. 29 and 30 from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Kenduskeag Cole Ball Field. Find more information at Your Kenduskeag on Facebook.

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