Join us on Sunday afternoon as we revive a cherished and long-standing tradition, Fairhaven Trick-or-Treat!
Show off your costume, bring your friends and family, and explore Historic Fairhaven Village in the beauty of the PNW autumn. Discover participating businesses who are offering tricks and treats.
For our participants, please practice 6-foot social distancing and wear your masks when less than 6 feet from others or are planning on going inside a business.
We will not be offering photos again this year.
The History of Fairhaven Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Taimi Gorman created the original event in the 1980’s as manager of the Bellingham Mall, in response to parent concerns about traditional neighborhood trick or treating. She brought it to Fairhaven, where it was sponsored and promoted by the Old Fairhaven Association as an official, safe, and very popular event.
The business owners went from dispersing dozens to many hundreds of pieces of candy. The Fairhaven Ladies of the Evening dressed up (at their own expense) and strolled for local color. Not only children attend, but their parents do as well. The children of the 80’s are now bringing their children! It has clearly become a tradition.
Gordy Tweit at the Fairhaven Pharmacy donated photographs at no charge as a public service. Later, Phyllis McKee donated space at Finnegan’s Alley for the same.