Historic Downtown McMinnville is gearing up for some family friendly scares this spooky Halloween season with a movie on Saturday, Oct. 28 and trick or treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Scream on the Green will present Disney’s “Monsters Inc.” on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Rated G, the loveable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it’s the monsters who are scared silly.
The movie is free, organized by Main Street McMinnville and Redemption Center, and offered on The Lot in court square. Bring a blanket. Redemption Center will also provide free popcorn and drinks to attendees.
In the event of rain, the event will take place in the Farmers Market under the pavilion.
Downtown Trick or Treat will be offered on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 2-5 p.m. for trick or treaters. Participating businesses and organizations will have a pumpkin sign in their storefronts, and Citizens Tri-County Bank will host a costume contest at 3:30 p.m. for the children, both pre-school and school-age.
Don’t forget the scavenger hunt. Trick or treaters can stop by the Main Street McMinnville booth to pick up instructions on the scavenger hunt of downtown ghosts and mysteries. There will be a photo booth available for children to capture their costumes.
Downtown shops are also celebrating the season. The Trendy Trunk is featuring hand-painted fall and Halloween scenes by Hen and Chicks Mercantile, and Juicy’s Wellness Café has new juices and pumpkin bars to share the flavors of fall.
“Beautiful downtown McMinnville provides a lovely background and comfortable setting for enjoying a safe and sugar-filled Halloween,” said Main Street McMinnville executive director Katie Kemezis. “We appreciate the generous support of the city of McMinnville which has helped make Scream on the Green possible.”