North Coast News: Ocean Shores Police Chief Mike Styner mans the Police Department trick or treat booth at the Ocean Shores Convention Center for young and old.

On the Beach: Have a ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween week

  • Thu Oct 20th, 2016 8:36am
  • Life

Now that the spooky October storm turned out to be a bit of a ghost here On the Beach, it is time to focus on all things “Spooktacular” for Halloween. Check out some fun activities for all ages.

The weather did cause some rescheduling of events. At the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge on Saturday, the previously scheduled Oktoberfest party has been moved to Oct. 22. Also, it is not too late to take the drive out to Seabrook for the first great pumpkin carving event! Professional pumpkin carver Eric Hawley will be here for the weekend to carve a giant 1,100-pound pumpkin that will be on display for the rest of the month. He will be carving Saturday, and you can participate in a family carving competition on Saturday at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for judge’s and people’s choice winners on Saturday at 6 p.m. Limited amount of pumpkins and tools for purchase, or bring your own. Email or check in to the cottage rentals office to sign up for the competition.

Then come back to Seabrook on Saturday Oct. 29th from 12-4 p.m. at Seabrook Town Hall as the North Coast Montessori hosts fun games for kids to celebrate the harvest season. Entry fee of $3 or 3 cans of food for local charity. At 4 p.m., there is trick or treating at Seabrook Town Merchants. From 8-11 p.m., Seabrook Town Hall hosts a 21+ Halloween party with DJ, karaoke, dancing and drinks, photo booth, costume contest.

Looking for some grown up creative fun? The Ocean Beach Roasters will be hosting “An Autumn Affair ” on Wednesday Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. An evening of celebrating all things Autumn. Enjoy featured beverages, appetizers, and Pumpkin Carving for grown-ups! Visit with local artists on technique ideas. Tickets are $20 and, space is limited: (360) 289-3100

New for the beach this season, North Beach High School TADD (Teens Against Destructive Decisions) will welcome the fall season with a “Trunk or Treat” event from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29; open to the public and aimed at elementary-aged students. Many local business and community members will be at the North Beach Jr./Sr. High School parking lot to help TADD. If you’re interested in hosting a station, contact Jodi Brown at 289-3888.

How about sharing some Halloween brew with the pirates at the Pirates Cove in Ocean Shores? Saturday Oct. 29th you can enter the Halloween Costume Contest at 8:30 p.m. Music, laughs and entertainment. Another “Last Saturday of the Month” event.

On Oct. 31, kids can start with the Small Business Spooktacular Trick or Treating from 3-6. Look for the orange “Spooktacular” signs in participating shops and businesses. If your business would like to participate as a stop, please email to get your pumpkin window sign.

Then from 6-8 p.m., the main Spooktacular takes place at the Ocean Shores Convention Center, hosted by the Ocean Shores Firefighters Association. Looking to host a booth? Contact Jim Caudle 289-4703 to sign up.

The biggest bash of the year for adults is at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. The party starts at 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Nightmare Ball, where your costume could win you cash.

Wherever you choose to celebrate Halloween, be safe out there and Spooktacular “On the Beach.”

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Daniela Werner, On the Beach columnist

North Coast News: The costume party is a popular part of the festivities at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.