Best Trick-or-Treat Neighborhoods in or Near Augusta, Maine
One of the 1 million-plus cool things about living in or near Augusta, Maine is that—every year like clockwork—some of our favorite neighborhoods become “trick-or-treat neighborhoods.” Folks trying to be sane, serious adults find themselves pushed aside so goblins, witches, superheroes, and more can fetch the limelight. If you’re one of the sane, serious (or not-so-sane-or-serious) adults accompanying small spooky people this Halloween, here are nearby neighborhoods where you can score some yummy candy—and maybe check out a neighborhood or two for prospective house-buying!
“Trick-or-Treat Water Street” | Augusta, Maine
One of Augusta’s all-time favorite Halloween block parties for kids returns! Sponsored by the Augusta Downtown Alliance, “Trick-or-Treat Water Street” is like a magical Halloween street fair, in which numerous businesses, stores, and restaurants set up booths and offer children a safe place to trick-or-treat. FREE admission. The night before Halloween—Saturday, October 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
6th Annual Fall Harvest Fest | Augusta, Maine
This “trick-or-treat neighborhood” is centered at The First United Pentecostal Church of Augusta, 10 Wilson Street. The much-loved Annual Fall Harvest Fest kicks off at 5 p.m. with a great “Trunk or Treat,” followed by horse-pulled hayrides, live animals, bounce houses, face-painting, crafts, games, live music, free hot dogs, hot cocoa, homemade goodies and—to top off the evening—a gigantic candy rain! FREE admission. Saturday, October 30, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Halloween on the Farm | Livermore, Maine
Children AND adults … Hear ye! Hear ye! Come dressed in your best Halloween costume (that’s right—children AND adults!) and enjoy a full bevy of Halloween activities on a real farm just a half-hour from Augusta! You can also feed their fallow and red deer; enjoy delicious, fresh-pressed cider; and much more! FREE admission. Saturday, October 30, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Winslow, Maine | Named “Best Town to Trick-or-Treat in Maine”
A while back, an organization called “24/7 Wall Street” considered an interesting, novel question: Where is the best town—in each of the 50 states—for children aged 14 and younger to trick-of-treat? The verdict for Maine: the quaint, tightly-knit town of Winslow, just 20 minutes north of Augusta. Among the factors that made Winslow stand out were its low crime rate, low poverty rate, and even the number of Halloween-themed businesses nearby, such as costume stores and haunted houses.