Wondering What to Do for Halloween? Check These Ideas Out


Several area communities have put together events to help families have lots of safe Halloween fun this year. Check out the list below:

Hermiston’s Treats on Main and Beyond – Participating businesses will be handing out treats along downtown Main Street on Friday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. Then all kinds of Halloween fun can be had at the Hermiston Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. The totally free event is recommended for kids ages 10 and under. It’s sponsored by Rogers Toyota of Hermiston.

Trick or Treat on Sixth Street – Umatilla’s annual event takes place on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. There’s a new twist this year – a sensory-friendly half hour from 4 to 4:30 p.m., when all lights will be on and there will be no loud noises or heavy smells. Be sure to stop by city hall for treats and activities.

Halloween Pet Costume Contest – The Umatilla Museum and Historical Foundation’s annual event is set for Friday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. in Village Square Park. Any pet in costume qualifies. Photos of pets taken during registration will be posted on the museum and Umatilla Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages, where the public can vote. Photos of the winners will be posted on Nov. 1.

Kids’ Halloween Party – The Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department will host a party from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Hermiston Community Center for children ages 5 through 12 only. Admission is $15 for the family’s first child, and $10 for each additional child. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/OR/hermiston-or/catalog.

Heppner Trunk or Treat – Hopeful Saints Ministry and the Heppner Outreach Council will be putting on the event on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Morrow County Fairgrounds. There will be trunks, carnival games, free dinner and a junk food walk. To host a trunk, just show up between 4 and 5 p.m. COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be followed.

Heritage Haunt – Heritage Station Museum in Pendleton is gearing up for the third annual event this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The ghost conductor will direct you to the haunted caboose entrance. From there, find your way to the spooky stations to play games and collect candy. There will be plenty of great places for photos.

Boardman Community Trunk or Treat – The Boardman Chamber of Commerce is hosting their second annual event on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the SAGE Center parking lot, starting at 5 p.m. Individuals and businesses interested in handing out candy can contact the chamber at 541-481-3014 or info@boardmanchamber.org.

Trunk or Treat on Main Street – The city of Ione will be hosting the event on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cars can start lining up at 4 p.m. between Green and Cherry streets. There will also be a car decorating contest. Contact Becky at 541-720-2040 with questions.