Halloween in Bend, Oregon
Halloween is on the way and we’ve rounded up a spooktacular collection of ideas to help you eat, drink, and be scary.
October 11th & 12th | 4:00 – 7:30
Get your haunt on! Bring your flashlights, comfortable shoes, and plenty of nerve! Experience a one-hour tour around historic downtown Bend, telling tales from Bend’s past and weaving in a pinch of the paranormal and mystery of the unknown.
Event and ticket sales information here.
October 26th | 1:00 – 4:00
Trick-or-Treating: Meet and greet local Downtown Bend business owners as you trick or treat with your little ones. (12 and under)
Mystery Tour Scavenger Hunt: Too old to trick or treat or don’t have kids? Join our Mystery Tour Scavenger Hunt. Solve clues, complete the map, and be entered to win! (10 and over)
Costume Contest in The Commons: Show us your best costume and compete to win a prize. (12 and under)
Pumpkin Golf : Put-put mini golf into the mouths of carved pumpkins (12 and under)
Halloween Party at Bend Brewing Co.: Hay bales, petting zoo and (of course) lots of fun, silly Halloween music by our special DJ. Family Friendly. (All ages)
Slow Bike Ride at BELLATAZZA: How SLOW can you ride your bike? Come compete with your friends and win prizes!
Analogue Tintypes Portraiture Halloween Pop-Up at Found Natural Goods: In spooky October tradition, Found is bringing back the unique opportunity to sit still for nearly 30-seconds and be captured on tin by Tintype Photographer, Jason Chinchen known as Analogue Tintypes here in town. For more info or to sign up, click here.
Townshend’s Tea is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project so they will also have non-food treats for kids with allergies.
Classic Silent Film – Nosferatu at The Tower Theatre: Get into the spooky Halloween mood with the classic silent film Nosferatu the way it was intended to be seen, accompanied by a live orchestra! Travel back to the roaring 20s with the Tower Theatre and see Nosferatu as it would have been screened originally, with its hauntingly beautiful authentic musical score, in this performance perfect for music and film fans alike!
Event information here.
October 26th | 6:00 – 8:00
Experience Halloween festivities at the High Desert Museum! A Halloween party like you’ve never seen! Dare to enter the haunted Spirit of the West exhibit. Family fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged!
Register to attend this event here.
October 31st | 4:00-7:00
Head down the Old Mill District for their annual kids Halloween bash. Stores will hand out sweet treats to the kiddos. There’ll also have hayrides, apple cider samples, reptiles, dancing, art projects, dancing, pet costume contests, and more.
Event information here.
Trick-Or-Treat Hot Spots
While there are many places and communities to enjoy an evening of traditional Halloween fun, two favorite haunts in Bend are found in the NW part of town: NorthWest Crossing (NWX) and NW Craftsman Drive, on Awbrey Butte.
NWX is a great place for kiddos of all ages to stroll through the community with seasonally decorated and welcoming front porches, nice wide sidewalks, and friendly neighbors offering sweet treats to all. NW Craftsman is known for the awesome decorations on neighborhood homes along with a safe street to enjoy the festivities (as the area is shut down to cars for the occasion).
Quick Links – Spooktacular Halloween Local Events:
- Central Oregon Pumpkin Patches
- Cyclocross Crusade – River City Bicycles
- Halloween Events – VisitCentralOregon.com
- Pumpkin Carving – McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School
- High School Prom Halloween Party – Maragas Winery
- Boneyard Halloween Bash