Halloween in Lincoln County 2021 | News
This Halloween will be the second the world has been exposed to under the COVID-19 pandemic, with most communities in Lincoln County looking to protect the trick or treating this weekend by promoting activities with health precautions.
The following list includes many of the local Halloween events scheduled across the county this weekend:
Lincoln City Haunted Happenings
Explore Lincoln City helped organize a number of socially distant get-togethers for Halloween this year.
• Haunted Taft Walking Tour: Haunted Taft takes guests on an eerie stroll through the historic Taft District of Lincoln City on Saturday. Guests can hear spooky stories from the mysterious ghost schooner of Siletz Bay to a haunted barefoot bartender at the oldest operating bar on the Oregon coast to legends of pirates and the exploits of pioneers. Tours are $ 25 and tickets can be reserved at hauntedtaft.com.
• Spooky Spectacular Drive-Thru Haunted House: This drive-thru trick-or-treat experience takes place on Sunday in the Lincoln City Outlets parking garage from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A sensory experience is offered from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., while all pranks and animations run into high gear at 4:00 p.m., including creepy animatronics, smoke machines, music, and creepy interactive characters.
• Cheeky Cauldron Costume Contest: The Cheeky Cauldron, located in 1640 NE Highway 101, is a Harry Potter-themed store in Lincoln City that is hosting a costume contest throughout October, the winner of which will be announced on October 31st. Also host Hallow’s High Tea events October 31st and 31st, in addition to in-person Potions classes and tarot readings both in person and online. Please visit Cheekycauldron.com for more information.
For more Lincoln City Halloween events, visit www.oregoncoast.org/events.
The haunted attractions of Lincoln City
Explore Lincoln City has also compiled a list of “haunted” places along the seven mile long smile encouraging residents to visit in October.
• Siletz Bay Ghost Ship: 150 years ago a ship drifted into Siletz Bay at the south end of Lincoln City, and legend has it that the ship was full of supplies but not a soul on board. Until the early 2000s, the ribs of this schooner could be seen peeking through the mudflats of Siletz Bay before they were completely swallowed by the earth. To this day, the Ghost Schooner is occasionally seen sailing into the bay before vanishing into thin air.
• Legend of Devils Lake: It is said that in the greenish depths of Devils Lake something lurks with tentacles and mysterious. Oral Native American legend speaks of an “evil spirit,” an octopus-like creature that lives in the lake.
• Breakfast with Matilda: The Wild Flower Grill (4250 NE Highway 101) is said to have a benevolent ghost named Matilda who loves to open and close closets. On one occasion she jiggled a locked doorknob on a clerk’s toilet, then pushed the door open without unlocking it – but no one was there. A witness claims to have seen Matilda walk past him in the restaurant and disappear onto the balcony.
• Lincoln City Glass Center: Lincoln City Glass Center (4821 SW Highway 101) is home to several haunts from the building’s checkered past and can see a 1940s milk truck popping up on foggy nights, the portrait of Baby G who became found in the building and now mysteriously moving around, and visits to the memorial glass art created from the ashes of the deceased.
• Snug Harbor: Snug Harbor (5001 SW Highway 101), the oldest continuously operating tavern on the Oregon coast, is home to the ghosts of rowdy lumberjacks and fishermen who will make their name for themselves after it closes and will be served by the famous barefoot bartender.
• Haunted North Lincoln Historical Museum: Perhaps the ghosts of Lincoln City are comfortable amidst its history, as more than one has been felt at the North Lincoln Historical Museum. The former museum curator claimed to hear “human” noises wandering through the exhibits while working alone late at night. Clairvoyants say a group will meet around the conference table on the second floor – perhaps based on the days when the building served as a meeting room for the city council.
Toledo Main Street trick or treating
The city of Toledo is inviting families to trick or treating on Main Street this Halloween. The participating companies will hand out goodies from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Masks are required to participate.
Toledo trick or treating train
Toledo Police and Toledo Fire Brigade have organized a trick-or-treat train bus route in Toledo
Toledo residents can donate any goodies they would normally give out on Halloween at drop-off points at Toledo’s JC Market, Olalla Valley Golf Club, one of Toledo’s school buildings, the fire station or the police station.
If you have any questions about the event, call 541-336-2121. A map of the event’s bus route can be found on the Toledo Fire Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Toledo-Oregon-Fire-Rescue-214307029497203.
Forest of Freaks Haunted Attraction
The Forest of Freaks is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 116th Street and Dogwood Street in South Beach. Entry to the haunted house attraction is $ 8. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/forestoffreakshaunt/.
Trick or Treat in Salishan
Several shops in the Salishan Marketplace are hosting a trick-or-treating event Saturday night from 1pm to 4pm.
Participating shop windows are: Hopscotch Toys & Games, Gentlemen’s Hair Co. Adventure Collective, Siren’s Sweets, Roboar Gallery and Unique & Knotty.
The Squatchsami Food Truck will also be on site, serving beer-baked fish and chips, homemade clam soup, and craft beer.
Witches from Depoe Bay Food Drive
To support the Depoe Bay Food Pantry, the Depoe Bay Witches are hosting their 12-5pm on Sunday this Halloween.
The witches accept cash, checks and non-perishable groceries as donations, which are also accepted in the Remax office before or after the main event.
Newport Decoween – Canceled
Newport canceled its annual Decoween trick-or-treat event this year due to COVID-19 concerns and instead encouraged residents to consider alternatives to trick or treating this October.
The city has asked residents who want to continue distributing candy or hosting Halloween events to adhere to the following guidelines:
• Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
• If possible, distribute treats outdoors.
• Package treats individually instead of storing them together in bowls or other containers.
• Wash or disinfect your hands before handling treats.
• Wear a mask.
Trick-or-treaters are also asked to wear a mask and be respectful of those who hand out treats and follow guidelines.
Newport also asked those who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 to refrain from attending this year’s events.