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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Updated: Oct 26, 2020

This year Halloween falls on a Saturday AND there will be a full moon! 🌕

Although we won't be celebrating like years past, there are still many things you can do to make it a memorable one.

Ways to spend a spooky and safe Halloween at home:

  • Pumpkin carving contest. Best pumpkin wins a prize! Loser does dishes. 🎃

  • Tell ghost stories outside around a fire pit while roasting something chocolate and gooey. 🔥 👻

  • Scooby slumber party. Make some Scooby snacks, grab a cozy blanket and binge watch classic Scooby Doo episodes all night. 📺

  • Halloween candy taste test. Buy some candy you haven't had before and hold a taste test. Leave the candy corn on the shelf. 🍬

  • Online Costume Party with friends. Just because you aren't going out, doesn't mean you can't dress up still. Bonus points if you add a custom virtual background to compliment your costume! 🦹

  • Host a virtual Scary Movie Night with friends and family. Almost every streaming service now offers a group watch function (Disney+, Hulu, Sling). Simply pick the movie, invite your guests and there you go. Everyone can enjoy a movie together. Make the special apple recipes below for the kids & adults to enjoy while you watch! 🤡

  • Socially distanced neighborhood tours to see all the spooky decorations. Make some hot cider and snacks to take along.💀

  • Support a local restaurant by ordering takeout. Get cozy on the couch and let the horror movie marathon begin. 🥡



Nearby Nature 24th Annual Haunted Hike - on Zoom Live!

10/23 from 6PM 8PM

Celebrate night creatures this year with a virtual pumpkin-lit hike in Alton Baker Park and meet an entertaining costumed bat, frog, spider, owl, and more. Free for members and $10/family for non-members ($5/family for non-members in need of reduced admission). Pre-registration online for each family-friendly hour long program is required. Zoom link will be sent via email.


TransPonder Spooky UnGala!

10/30 from 7PM - 9PM

This year's annual fundraiser has been re-envisioned to become a fully virtual event. It's going to be an ghoulishly delightful 2 hours full of:

  • Spooky Reports

  • Deadtime Stories

  • Surprise Performances

  • Awards

  • A Costume Contest --  costumes are encouraged but not required to attend

  • A Big Art Unveiling

  • And More!

Tickets to attend are just $15 - or you can pay more and get some limited edition swag along with your ticket purchase. The art printed on the merchandise is special commissioned artwork created by local trans artists and will be revealed at the event. Buying any of our swag this year not only helps support TransPonder but also supports local trans art as well!



Ring in the spooky season with an award-winning graphic novel that draws inspiration from classic B-Movie and comic-book horror: MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS by Emil Ferris.

The jitsi-meet up link will be provided the day of the event. Log in from wherever you are to be a part of the discussion!

Content Warnings: anti-semitism, nudity, sexually explicit, suicide.


The Eugene Ballet Company is hosting a virtual fundraiser "Home Is Where The Art Is" streamed LIVE from the Hult Center for the Performing Arts!

Tune in from the comfort of your home as you watch live interviews, pre-recorded updates on the company, and live dance snippets from some of favorite past and future performances. Emcee Peter van de Graaff will host this exciting evening.

  • Saturday, October 31st at 7:30 PM

  • Cost is $10.

Learn more about the new Midtown Arts Center:


Halloween isn’t the same without some scary entertainment to boost our spirits! We have the spooky man himself, Edgar Allan Poe, to get us into the mood for All Hallows Eve. Join us for a special evening of live performance and heart-pounding story-telling.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:30 PM PDT – 9:30 PM

  • $20 ticket is for the performance only


Museum of Natural & Cultural History

Virtual Little Wonders: Fascinating Fossils. An online event that runs all day from Oct 16th- Nov 19th.

Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can join in online for the Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month, they are celebrating National Fossil Day by investigating fascinating fossils. Who studies fossils? Where do you find them? What kinds of fossils are at the museum?

Create your own fossil craft! Little Wonders activity kits are available for pick-up at the museum starting Wednesday, October 14th. Kits are $5 each; MNCH members are entitled to two free kits each month; discounted kits are available to Oregon Trail or other EBT card holders. Supplies are limited and kits are available on a first- come, first-served basis. Pick up your kit Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., and while you're here, be sure to check out the amazing fossils on display to get ready for our prehistoric adventure.


Ways to spend a spooky and safe Halloween out & about:

If you do decide to venture out, keep in mind masks are still required in public places.


Oct. 24th-Oct. 31st: Food For Lane County Canned Food Drive

Standard Market Hours - Multiple Locations

5th Street Public Market has partnered with Food For Lane County to host a week long canned food drive in support of their mission to reduce hunger by engaging the community and creating access to food. Visit The Market during HalloWEEK, Oct. 24th-31st for seven days full of socially-distanced activities and give back with non-perishable food donation items. Food For Lane County donation sites will be located on the first floor of The Market in the fountain courtyard entrance, and also inside The Eateries, located on the second floor, or head to the link to donate from a safe distance.

Monday, Oct. 26th: FREE Creepy Craft Kits by MECCA

11 am-5 pm Located Inside The Eateries

5th Street Public Market and Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts (MECCA) present Creepy Craft Kits, free, grab-and-go art kits for families to take and enjoy. Bring the family down and sit together for some quality spooky craft-building time or grab-and-go to enjoy in the comfort of home. These free, creepy craft kits will be located on the second floor, inside The Eateries and will be available while supplies last.

Friday, Oct. 30th: Parade Of Mischief with All That Dance Co.

4-6 pm on the strEATery, Multiple Locations

Twirl, tap or swing on down to 5th Street Public Market for a live Parade Of Mischief dance performance by a cast of creepy characters from All That Dance Co. Follow the troupe from the strEATery (5th Ave between Pearl & High Street) as they make their way through The Market with a costumed Parade Of Mischief for a safe, family-fun activity everyone will enjoy.


Go Ghosting. Do this by making a bag of Halloween-themed goodies and leaving it on a friend's or neighbor's doorstep with a note that encourages them to "ghost" someone else. Doesn't have †o be anything fancy. This is a great activity to get older kids involved in.


October is Spooky Month at Old Nick's Pub with their Wheels & Reels drive in Movie Nights.

  • 10/16 - Horror Express - THIS EVENT HAS ENDED -

  • 10/17 - Doctor Strangelove - THIS EVENT HAS ENDED -

  • 10/25 - Spider Baby - THIS EVENT HAS ENDED -

  • 10/26 - Sleepy Hollow

  • 10/30 - Hocus Pocus

  • 10/31 - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Purchase tickets from their website.



The Drake is hosting a night of comedy, as well as a costume contest. Enjoy some laughs, some drinks, arts & crafts and more at the Suddenly Sleepy Hallows Event.

  • Saturday 10/24

  • 7pm - 9pm

  • Must be 21+ to attend

50% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Suddenly Sleepy Org. & the Doernbecher Children's Hospital.


Springfield is observing el Día de los Muertos with multiple Latinx community cultural offerings including Make-Your-Own-Altar kits, virtual artist workshops, a local prize-laden altar competition and more. Make-Your-Own-Altar kit available for curbside pickups 4pm to 5:45pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:15am to noon Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at the Springfield Public Library; 541-726-3766 or


If you've never thrown an axe, I highly recommend it. Oregon Axe o

ffers anyone 12 and up a chance. There are always employees on-hand to make sure everyone is safe while having fun. No you can't bring your own axe.

Open Saturdays 2pm-10pm

  • Price is $25 per person if booked in advance or $30 per person on the spot for a walk in session.

Due to Covid, minimum advance booking is 4 people, however, walk in sessions can be less than 4.


Play 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark magic at Camp Putt. They covered the course in lights, gravestones, and spooky ambiance for two nights only. Round up your favorite fearsome foursome and reserve your tee time! Groups should be limited to household members only.

  • Oct. 17, 7-10 p.m.

  • Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m.

  • $25 per group. Limit: 24 groups per night.

  • Note: registration may be difficult on a mobile device. Please try using a desktop or laptop computer, or call 541-736-4544.


Dr.Filbertstein’s Circus Gone Wrong at Dorris Ranch, and you won’t want to miss their show! Experience the magic at Willamalane's Drive-thru Haunted Hayride. Attendees will remain in their vehicle through a loop at Dorris Ranch, stopping at entertainment stations featuring local circus-themed performers, take-home goodies, and more.

Warning: There will be clowns!

  • Oct. 22-24, 6:10-8:40 p.m.

  • Dorris Ranch

  • $35 per car. Limit: 150 cars per night.

  • Note: registration may be difficult on a mobile device. Please try using a desktop or laptop computer, or call 541-736-4544.


Halloween Downtown

Saturday, October 31 • 12-4 pm

Come down with your pod or family on a walking tour in costume! See the window and pumpkin decorations, get your photo taken and more! Due to COVID-19 there will be no trick-or-treating this year.

If you choose to attend, you are required to follow public health precautions to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask, washing your hands and maintaining physical distance.


Grab some friends and sign-up for a painting night at Vino and Vango. Upcoming public classes with an October theme are:

  • 10/15: Pumpkin Patch Cat’s Starry Night from 6:30pm–8:30pm. This class is discounted to $25/person.

  • 10/18: Moonlit Fairy from 3pm - 5pm. Class is $30/per person.

  • 10/18: YouTube Video Class Available. Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes each half on a 12″ x 16″canvas. $25/per person includes canvas/paint for both of you! Pickup supplies Thurs-Sat 4-6 pm

  • 10/24: Night Watch from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Class is $30/per person.


Tokes 'n' Treats is here again. This adult Halloween tradition is in its fifth year. Pick up a "Tokes 'n' Treats" hemp passport and get it stamped at participating dispensaries all month long for prizes. There will be a virtual concert for all treat route participants and sponsors. Tokes 'n' Treats is a fundraiser for the Last Prisoner Project. For every dispensary stop completed on the route, SugarTop Buddery will donate $1 to support the fight to end criminal injustice.

Participating Dispensaries: Deep Roots Cannabis, Electric Lettuce, Elev8 Cannabis, The Greener Side, The Herbal Connection, Mood Fine Cannabis, Next Level Wellness, Sweet Tree Farms, TJ’s Provisions and TJ’s on Willamette. 

This event is for ages 21 and up.


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