Experience the Traditions of A Real Halloweentown At One Of These Small Yet Charming Locations

Spooky season is just a few days away which means it’s time to start planning fall activities as well as

Experience the Traditions of A Real Halloweentown At One Of These Small Yet Charming Locations

Spooky season is just a few days away which means it’s time to start planning fall activities as well as fall getaways.

Heading to a big city for festivals is fun however, have you considered something smaller this year? We all know of the infamous city of Salem, Massachusetts. It’s one of the most popular places to visit during Halloween due to its over-the-top amazing job at celebrating the season. The list although, does not stop with them. Check out these other wonderful small towns across the U.S. that will fully immerse you into the Halloween spirit (no pun intended).

St. Helens, Oregon

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s only right for me to start with St. Helens, Oregon. After all, it was the filming location of the famous Disney Channel Original Movie, “Halloweentown.” This small town, located just 30 north of Portland, hosts the Spirit of Halloweentown Festival from mid-September through October 31st. They welcome guests 24 hours a day on weekends and weekdays to celebrate the town’s history and the season of spooky.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Estes Park, Colorado

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Home to the famous and historic Stanley Hotel, Estes Park is a quiet mountainside village in Colorado. The Stanley Hotel is reportedly a haunted property and the inspiration behind Stephen King‘s novel “The Shining.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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October in Estes Park is filled with Halloween themed events including costume contests, a murder mystery dinner, trick-or-treating on Main Street, their Autumn Gold Festival and much more.

Anoka, Minnesota

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“The Halloween Capital of the World,” is what Anoka, Minnesota is known for. The community comes together each year to put on various events like pumpkin competitions, a house decorating contest, kid-friendly Halloween movie screenings, a costume parade, and more. The initial purpose of these events was to keep kids out of trouble in the neighborhood however, it’s grown to become a place for locals and visitors to enjoy in October.

Cynthiana, Kentucky

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This city goes all out for Halloween. When visiting here you’ll encounter over 500 skeletons decorated on store windows and homes.

Starting in September, they have spooky season-themed events every weekend. The city hosts fall festivals, parades, ghost walks, and a witches’ night out. And, if you’re looking for an extra spook, Cynthiana is also home to one of the most haunted places in Kentucky, the Rohs Opera House.

Dearborn, Michigan

 

 
 
 
 
 
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My home state, Michigan!

Dearborn, Michigan has been hosting its annual Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village event for 40+ years. So, safe to say that they just might be experts in this. Therefore, you should probably visit. Anyways, alongside the 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns that light up are harvest markets, ghostly performances, and a Hallowe’en Express that takes you along a ghoulish and shocking journey through Greenfield Village. Downtown then offers pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. A perfect outing or weekend trip for the whole family.