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Halloween events in Whatcom County have been going the whole month of October and will come to an end Tuesday, Oct. 31. Here’s a list, of some events that are sure to give you your fix for frights:


Downtown Trick or Treat 3-5 p.m., Downtown Bellingham, 1310 Commercial St. Free. Stroll throughout the streets of downtown in your best costume for a fun and safe trick-or-treating alternative for kids and families. Just look for the balloons at participating downtown businesses for your candy and treats. Details: 360-527-8710, downtownbellingham.com.

Dressed as an octopus, Joshua Beard, 3, holds on to his mother's arm as he and Miles Lipson, 3, in a doggie suit, trick or treat in Fairhaven in 2008. This year’s event will run from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday. Staff The Bellingham Herald file

Fairhaven Trick or Treat 3-6 p.m., Historic Fairhaven District. Come to Fairhaven for a huge community Trick-or-Treat afternoon. During this annual event in Fairhaven, join all sorts of small (and not-so-small—yes, all ages in costume welcome) goblins, princesses, wizards, heroes and animals at decorated shops in Fairhaven, with treats at most of the merchants (look for the poster at participating locations). Details: fairhaven.com.

Halloween Stories with the Bellingham Storytellers Guild! 3-6 p.m., Village Books, 1200 11th St. While you’re trick-or-treating in the Fairhaven district this year, stop by the Readings Gallery and stay for our annual Halloween story time, featuring ghoulish tales from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild. Details: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com.

BAAY Haunted House: The Nightmare on Railroad 6-11 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. $5. The brewery’s warehouse and beer garden will be transformed into spooky scenes filled with ghosts, ghouls, and surprises at every turn. Will also feature live performances by the BAAY zombie dancers. Details: 360-647-5993, baay.org.

Costume Contest 8:30 p.m., Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Free Make it over to Chuckanut Brewery and get into the costume contest at 9 p.m. to win Chuckanut schwag. Details: 360-752-3377, chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

Thrillingham 2017 8 p.m., Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Join a Bellingham Halloween tradition. Get your best moves ready for the Michael Jackson Dance-off, with prizes for the adult winner and the children/youth winner. Dance party afterward. Details: 370-715-0283, Facebook.com/Thrillingham.

Check our calendar. Look for other Halloween-related events at our entertainment calendar.

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