Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

October, 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community
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Ghost Walk participants are led through Downtown Stayton by guides dressed in Victorian garb.

By Mary Owen

Attention all ‘geists and ghouls!

Halloween is just around the corner as is the second annual Stayton Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk. Sponsored by the Brown House Event Center with Revitalize Downtown Stayton, the event will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 to 8:15 p.m.  “It’s like trick-or-treating for adults,” said Steve Poisson, spokesman for the event.

Poisson expects to double last year’s 80-plus participants at this year’s romp around town, with stops at local shops, all handing out chocolate and sharing “very good” haunting stories.

“Tours begin at the Brown House and groups of eight people are led down High to Third Avenue by costumed guides,” he said. “Feedback from last year was very positive.”

Poisson called the event “lots of fun with interesting stories,” a great way to learn a little of the local history, some factual, some embellished, all very ghoulish.

Participating merchants will be open late so that ghost walkers can collect their chocolates while perusing special offers on merchandise.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 1, online only. Cost is $15 per person for tickets bought Oct. 1-17 and $20 for tickets purchased Oct. 18-25, when sales end.

For more information and ticket sales, visit the Brown House Event Center website at, Facebook, or call 503-769-8860.

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