Halloween 2016: Trick, Treat, Repeat

halloweenJeepers creepers, it’s Halloween weekend! Here’s a rundown of some events in and around Corvallis where you can pretend to be somebody else for a few hours, dance a bit, and maybe even get some candy. Halloween’s on a Monday this year, though, so be prepared to celebrate a couple days early this year.

‘City of the Dammed’ • Oct. 8 to 31
The nationwide famous “City of the Dammed” show is back this year with their Graveyard of PAC-12 schools and any kind of enemy to Beaver Nation. The graveyard runs almost all month, but the real show is on Halloween night, with their nine-minute haunting laser show. Apparently this year they’ve got animatronics that top previous years, so head over to NW Elder Street to check it out.

This event is free and open to the public. Shows stop at 10 p.m. on Halloween night. 

Halloween Six-Day Celebration at Impulse • Oct. 25 to 31
Impulse Bar & Grill is kicking off Halloween with a Taco Tuesday eating contest on Oct. 25. Their celebration will last through Halloween and will include a Thursday Heaven and Hell Party, a Halloweekend Home Game Afterparty, a Black Tie Affair on Sunday, and a Costume Contest on Monday!

Events are 21+ and guests cannot wear masks or face paint that interferes with ID verification.

Trick or Treat for Canned Goods • Oct. 29
Oregon State University’s Center for Civic Engagement is hosting a trick or treating event in the Witham Hill Oaks area. Rather than looking for candy, they’re in search of canned goods or donations to benefit the Human Resource Service Center at OSU’s Food Pantry.

This event is open to OSU students, staff, faculty, and affiliates and those with culturally appropriate and sensitive costumes. 

The Haunting of the Majestic Theatre • Oct. 30 and 31

The Majestic is turning into a kid-friendly haunted house that includes a tour of the 102-year-old theater, a game room, and a balloon artist. Cartoon, fantasy, and various movie characters will be present.

$3 entry includes free photos, balloons, healthy treats, and coffee.

Melon Shack Haunted Corn Maze • Oct. 28, 29, 31
The Melon Shack on Highway 20 has prepped over seven acres of corn for you to get lost in, and it’s likely that you will. Survivors get donuts and they’ve also got plenty of pumpkin patching.

This event is $10 and runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Haunt • Oct. 29
Show Thrill Entertainment is claiming to throw the craziest Halloween party this year at Memorial Middle School in Albany. It’s an EDM and Trap music show with five different DJs, complimented by a costume contest.

This event is open to any student in grades 8 to 12 with a student ID. $10 entry and $20 for VIP. No masks are allowed. Adult supervision will be present.

The Donaca Haunted House • Oct. 29
The Donaca House in Lebanon is getting a haunted makeover this weekend. Beware, though—additions are based off of real life hauntings experienced throughout the history of this house. Good news: the event welcomes you even if you’re 101 years old. Not 102, though.

Hauntings begin at 7 p.m. $5 for ages 13 to 17, $10 for 18+.

The Elks Lodge Halloween Ball • Oct. 29
Put on your costume and head over to the Elks Lodge for an 80s-themed ball, complete with a costume contest. Two bands, Left of Center and Into the Storm, will rock the night away with you.

Tickets are $7.50 and doors open at 6 p.m.

A Very Scary Dinner Party • Oct. 29
The Sweet Red Bistro in Albany is hosting a dinner party, with their staff “dressed to kill.” They’ll be serving up items like bat wings, poison apple salad, steak diablo and wicked shrimp, and a forbidden pumpkin cake.

$50 per guest, costumes encouraged, and by reservation only.  

Electric Halloween Party • Oct. 31
The Green Room Aloha and Americanna are throwing an electric Halloween party at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The lineup includes three separate DJs beginning at 7:45 p.m. and lasting until midnight.

Tickets are $10 online or at any Green Room location. This event is 18+ with a beer garden for 21+. 

Downtown Trick or Treat • Oct. 31
Drop into downtown Corvallis on Halloween Day from 1 to 5 p.m. for the annual Trick or Treat. Businesses with Trick or Treat signs in their windows will be participating.

Other weekend events in town include live music and costume parties at Squirrel’s Tavern, Bombs Away, and Greenberry Tavern.

By Regina Pieracci