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Halloween events in Queen Anne

October 30th, 2009 by Thea

Halloween is almost here, and there are numerous ways to celebrate the spookiest of holidays on the hill tomorrow!

The Upper Queen Anne Merchants Association is putting on the annual trick-or-treat event. From 3-5 p.m. merchants along Queen Anne Ave N between Galer and McGraw will be handing out candy to kids in costume.

The Queen Anne Farmers Market is also back for a special “Pork & Gourds” Halloween market from 3 to 7 p.m. at Queen Anne Ave N and Crocket. The lineup includes a pumpkin pie contest at 4 p.m., a creative costume contest at 5:30, and a variety of vendors and mobile food options including Maximus Minimus, Skillet, Kaosamai Thai, Dante’s Inferno Dogs, Marination and Parfait Ice Cream. Enjoy tunes by The Blair Street Mugwumps from 3-5 p.m. and RedDog from 5-7 p.m., and many more surprises, including brand new “piekus” and seasonal spontaneous poetry by Evan Peterson.

Neighborhood coffee shop El Diablo, and Queen Anne Books will be handing out dum dums and Fireballs all day.

Halloween at Whole Foods

If you’re going to be down at the bottom of the hill tomorrow, and possibly forgot to get your Halloween candy in advance, you can swing by Whole Foods for free snacks, treats, and a contest to guess the weight of a giant pumpkin.

And if you’re going to be seeking your candy house-to-house, be sure to check out the spookiest homes on the hill. Queen Anne has been voted the #2 neighborhood in the city to trick-or-treating, after all! And if you don’t fill up on candy, be sure to stop by and say farewell to Opal Bistro, which will be closed as of Sunday, November 1.

Superhero massacre

Thanks to Thatgirlkelly for pointing out the superhero massacre on 11 Ave W and Dravus. This is definitely worth a look!

Happy Halloween! And remember, stay safe.

And if you’re not going to be in the neighborhood this weekend, check out some of the events going on in Ballard, Magnolia and Fremont, where they’re having “Trolloween” for the Fremont Troll’s 20th birthday!

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