For over 30 years the Saturday before Halloween in beautiful historic Downtown Albany Oregon little ghouls and goblins take to the streets to fill their bags with goodies. Every year since my children were able to walk we have made the trek. All the fantastic merchants get into the spirit decorating their shops and dressing up in fun costumes. Plus there is a costume contest for different age groups to the age of 12. Halloween 2010 was the last year my son was able to participate but he had the honor of winning 1st place in his age group 4 years in a row. I'm sure the other kids are glad they don't have him to compete with anymore. This is a fabulous fun event for families and a great place to see some amazing home made costumes (I'm not a fan of store bought costumes.) It's so nice to know that the traditional Halloween spirit is alive and well in small town America.
Here are some photos that I took at last years trick-or-treat. Some are a little fuzzy because I suck at taking pictures but I hope you enjoy them.
|My son the zombie! He won 1st place in his age group.|
|"Sons of Scotland, I am William Wallace."|
|My nephew the zombie!|
|My sister the pirate wench!|
|Who ya gonna call?|
|My son the zombie.|
|The walking dead run in my family.|
|His piano played "Ghostbusters"|
|My nephew won 1st place in his age group. Here he is demonstration how to walk like a zombie.|
|One of the fab merchants.|
|The best Edward Scissor Hands Costume I have ever seen. He made this.|