Planning Halloween activities at home can turn out to be a lot of work. You spend weeks searching for the perfect costume, buying the good candy—only having to return to the store on Halloween night to buy whatever is left over because you ATE all the good Halloween candy—planning a party, building a haunted house, or both! Classic overachievers like ourselves often over-plan and then find themselves too exhausted to enjoy the fruits of their labor; let’s make this year different and plan a Halloween vacation to Bend. You can still play and frolic, but you won’t be inclined to overdo it!

Monster Dash 5K and Little Monster Mile, Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Drive

Those Halloween treats can add up, so why not be pre-emptive and burn up the extra calories before you eat them? This Monster Dash 5K and Little Monster Mile isn’t just good for you, it’s spookily fun as well! Wear your scariest costume (that doesn’t interfere with your running or vision), your best running shoes, and hit the road! The Little Monster Mile allows your kids to participate in the fun as well! Register at

Tales of Hallows Eve, High Desert Museum, 59800 South Highway 97

There is nothing more unique than getting all dressed up in your Halloween scariest and spending an evening hearing scary stories as you visit with live animals! The High Desert Museum offers Tales of Hallows Eve on October 28th from 6-8 PM for kids of all ages! The Spirit of the West exhibit has been known to feature some spooky sights and sounds; are you brave enough to enter?

Downtown Bend Trick or Treating, 916 NW Wall Street

There’s nothing a kid detests more than missing out on scoring a big bag of candy on the spookiest night of the year, and if you’re vacationing in Bend, your child doesn’t have to miss out! This wonderful event happens on Saturday, October 28th from 1-4 PM (head home on Monday, and your children can trick or treat again with all their friends on Halloween!) and offers pumpkin painting events and a costume contest in addition to the sweet, delicious, candy!

Scare Yourself Silly

Stay home in your Bend Vacation Rentals cozy cabin and watch a Halloween marathon of scary movies! Start a fire (Halloween nights are cool in Bend!), pour an Irish coffee or a mug of hot chocolate, and cuddle with your kids and family on the couch as you get your scare on for a wonderful night of goosebumps and chills! Reserve yours today; Halloween is just around the corner!

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