Of all the winding roads in Newport, none is quite so beloved as the one that appears for just one night of the year — Trick or Treat Street at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Trick or Treat Street will return this Saturday, Oct. 28, as the aquarium partners with the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program to create a veritable bonbon boulevard, with 22 storefronts passing out candy and other treats.
The event, running from 6 to 8 pm at 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, provides a safe and dry environment for children 12 and under to go trick or treating.
Admission is one can of non-perishable food or pet food, all of which goes to Food Share of Lincoln County.
Nancy Mitchell, executive director for Food Share of Lincoln County, said the event represents the big kick-off for the holiday season, with last year’s Trick or Treat Street raising 2,600 pounds of donated food.
“The free admission with a donation encourages all community members, including low-income families, to enjoy the event,” she said.
The aquarium will close some exhibits at 4 pm on Saturday in preparation for Trick or Treat Street and re-open at 6 pm It will resume normal winter hours on Sunday, opening at 10 am and closing at 5 pm. For more information, call 541-867-FISH or go to aquarium.org.