Portland Celebrates Halloween Downtown

Last year, the 10th annual Halloween Downtown event was cancelled due to snow storm Alfred. This year, Portland is getting a little trick-or-treating time in before a potential Hurricane hits the area.


With threats of widespread power outages and potential storm damage dominating the weather reports for New England, the town of Portland celebrated their 11th Annual Downtown Halloween on Friday night, well in advance of any storm fallout.

Last year, the annual event was cancelled due to the damaging effects of storm Alfred. This year, businesses were open and little ghouls and goblins were wandering the streets in search of yummy treats. Participating businesses were marked with a paper pumpkin in their store window.

In addition to be able to trick-or-treat at participating local businesses, Youth Services' Haunted House, located at 265 Main St., was open to scare up a little fun from 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.

The evening is organized through Portland's Youth Services in conjunction with local businesses to create "a fun, safe and happy Halloween event for Portland pre-school through intermediate school age children."

WFSB 3 was in Portland on Friday talking to some of the trick-or-treaters and local businesses regarding the event. See the full video here.

Mary Krogh October 27, 2012 at 08:38 AM
What a fantastic night ! We had to be visited by aprox. 1,000 trick or treaters if not more. Everyone was smiling and had a great time ! Portland PD needs to be commended for a great job with traffic control and keeping everyone under control. Youth services- hats off for a superb job ! Bailey's Bargains
Wendy Vincent October 27, 2012 at 01:05 PM
That's great, Mary! Glad to hear it was such a great success!


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