We're getting our broomsticks and witch's brew ready so we can party like the Cromwells in "Halloweentown"!

If you're looking for the ultimate travel destination this Halloween, we've got you covered! St. Helens, Oregon, hosts a "Spirit of Halloweentown" event every year for the entire month of October, and it celebrates everything amazing about Disney's Halloweentown movie franchise.

So why should you fly to Oregon and attend this event? Well, if you're a '90s kid ... Why wouldn't you?

Starting September 28, this tiny Oregon town is transformed into Halloweentown with movie-themed decorations (including the Giant Pumpkin) and costumed ghosts and ghouls wandering the streets. Spirit of Halloweentown features a variety of events all month long, including walking tours, haunted houses, hayrides, live music, street performances, photos ops, and parades. While there is always something to do no matter what day you go, most of the fun is scheduled for the weekends, so plan your visit accordingly!

Every year there are celebrity guest appearances, and this year, Benny the cab driver will be motoring his way around HalloweentownI wonder if he will be offering rides!! 

I. Can't. Wait. 

Benny Skeleton

Courtesy of Spirit of Halloweentown

What To Expect

WHEN: September 28 to October 31 (most of the fun happens on the weekends; check out the schedule here)
WHERE: St. Helens, Oregon | 275 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR
PRICE: Free admission with pay-as-you-go activities | Save money on all attractions with the $45 One Big Ticket package

The main event is getting the chance to visit Halloweentown in real-life (right?). But here's a list of both ticketed and free events and attractions. 

Free Events

  • Photo ops at Courthouse Plaza
  • Self-guided haunted tour
  • Scarecrow Trail
  • After Dark: Ghostly Walk in Downtown St. Helens 


Courtesy of Spirit of Halloweentown

Ticketed Events

  • Face-painting and balloon-twisting
  • A tour of the Columbia County Museum
  • Mystery Manor Kids and Nightmare's Haunted Houses
  • ShoeString Community Players' show about Frankenstein and his haunted happenings
  • Museum of Peculiarities & Oddities Walking Tour
    • Seek the Spirit of Halloweentown Coin Challenge
    • Festival of the Fairies
    • Walk to the Alien Landscape and New Alien Museum
    • The Tiny Parade of Pumpkins
    • Haunted Mansion
    • Witches Fire and Dance Show

Pumpkin Paintings

Courtesy of Spirit of Halloweentown

As well as the above events, Spirit of Halloweentown will include an international cheese display, bloody marys and bagels with Marnie, Bloody BBQ, Halloween cake-decorating, an I-scream social, a scarecrow contest, haunted tractor rides, and a masquerade ball. 

For updates, head on over to the event page on Facebook and their website!

Will you be attending this year? Have you already purchased your ticket to go? Have you gone to the event during the previous years? Tell us your plans in the comments!