Halloween in Blue Hill

Join Area Businesses & Orgs, the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and the Blue Hill Town Office TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN SAFELY THIS YEAR.
FROM 2-5pm ON Halloween, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st, there will be Trunk-Or-Treating in the BHCS/GSA Parking Lots plus outdoor Trick-Or-Treating at several downtown businesses and organizations and on the lawn of the Town Hall (look for the bright orange signs at participating businesses). Keep an eye out for the Ghouls, Ghosts, and Goblins of New Surry Theater as you walk around town as well!!
*See participating businesses and trick-or-treat locations below*
Covid Safe precautions will be used in all locations and families are asked to follow all CDC guidelines, wear masks (make them a fun part of your costume!), keep together as a unit and practice social distancing while out enjoying the festivities. All Businesses/Orgs and Trunk Participants will be wearing masks and gloves, handing out only wrapped treats, and coming up with fun and creative ways to get the treats in the kiddo’s bags without direct contact at a 6foot distance. All trick-or-treating locations will be outdoors so families have plenty of space to spread out and remain safe. Please see below for the Maine CDC and DECD guidelines, which we are following and have verified with the Maine CDC over the phone. **”Trunk of Treating” is listed on their website as a high risk activity due to the typical crowds that gather around a car and reach into one bucket of candy. We have outlined our plan with the Maine CDC and they feel that we are making our Trunk or Treating a low risk activity. 
It is our hope that by offering this fun and festive event over several hours and during daylight hours that we can spread out the number of people milling around at one time. We are hoping this will allow kids in our community to enjoy this fun annual tradition in a safe manner.
If you are interested in hosting a trunk or having trick or treating at your downtown location, please contact the following:
Trunk Or Treat- Shawna Ambrose Townadmin@townofbluehillmaine.org
Downtown Sidewalk Trick-or-Treating- Anna & Sam at The Salon & Spa thesalonandspabh@gmail.com
General Questions- Chrissy Allen chamber@bluehillpeninsula.org
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES & LOCATIONS
and our suggested route for one way trick-or-treating foot traffic!
*PARK at the Schools and go through the Trunk Or Treat and then head out across High St towards Main St. in the following order*
  • Blue Hill Inn (Union St)
  • Blue Hill Public Library for Books!(Parker Point Rd)
  • Cynthia Winings Gallery (Parker Point Rd)

*HEAD DOWN MAIN ST & TO TOWN HALL*

  • Pet Provisions (Main St)
  • Blue Hill Co-op (Town Hall Lawn)
  • Parker Ridge (Town Hall Lawn)
  • Sandy’s Cafe (Town Hall Lawn) *with Coffee & Candy!
  • Town of Blue Hill (Town Hall Lawn) *2 Stations
  • The Salon & Spa (Main St)
  • Out on a Wimsey Toys (Main St)
  • Salt Meadow Properties (Main St)
  • Moyo (Main St)

HEAD UP PLEASANT ST SIDEWALK

  • Blue Hill Books (Pleasant St)
  • Blue Hill Baptist Church (Pleasant St)
  • Siam Sky (Mill St)

*HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL PARKING LOT*

  • First Congregational Church of Blue Hill (Tenney Hill) Drive Thru
  • DeepWater Brewing Co & Arborvine (Tenney Hill) Drive Thru until 4:30

*DRIVE up to Tradewinds & South Street*

  • Tradewinds (in the Lawrence Family Fitness Center Parking Lot)
  • Lawrence Family Fitness Center YMCA
  • Golden Sun Childcare (South St)
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Bathroom facilities around town will be limited. Please plan accordingly ?
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Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

Halloween Activities Guidelines

https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/seasonal-activities

This fall, Maine communities are focused on the safety of children and families and reducing COVID-19 transmission risk. Maine communities have worked hard to prioritize the safe reopening of schools. The following guidance for Halloween activities is intended to help support these efforts. It is also important to add a note of caution that the Maine COVID-19 situation may change at any point. Families are encouraged to monitor updated information at the time of planned activities.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Halloween it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • Correctly wear a cloth face covering to prevent disease spread when outside your home and around others that are not part of your household. A costume mask should not be considered appropriate for this purpose unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
  • Avoid confined spaces. Actively stay away from indoor spaces that don’t allow for easy distancing of at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Avoid close contact. Stay at least 6 feet away (3 or more adult steps) from all other people who are not part of your own household, especially while talking, eating, drinking, and singing.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.
  • Clean frequently touched items regularly.
  • If you are sick, or you have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home, not participate in in-person Halloween festivities, and not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
  • Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to celebrate Halloween.