St. Helens, Oregon celebrates the cult classic

By Derek Lawrence
October 03, 2016 at 09:16 PM EDT
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For the residents of St. Helens, Oregon, where the Disney Channel movie Halloweentown was filmed, Halloween will be a monthlong celebration.

The small town, which is located about 30 miles north of Portland, is once again paying homage to the 1998 fan-favorite movie and its sequels with the annual Spirit of Halloweentown festival.

For all of October, St. Helens has recreated Halloweentown, minus the witches (we think), complete with elaborate decorations and callbacks from the film, including the front of city hall featuring a Halloweentown arch and a giant pumpkin.


The festivities kick off in earnest on Saturday, when Kimberly J. Brown, who starred as Marnie Piper in the first three films of the series, comes to town. Brown will be at the festival on Saturday and Sunday, where she is expected to make an appearance in costume, take photos, and light the giant pumpkin in the town square.

Brown also attended the festival last year, as evidenced in the Instagram post below.


Other events planned for the weekend include haunted tractor rides, costume contests, and a Howl-oween 5K dog walk. For more details, visit the Columbia Country website.

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