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.
Participating Businesses: Firehouse Arts and Events, Shirlee Bird, Zane Burger, Current and Furbish, Bellingham Coding and Robotics, Compass Realty, Whatcom Art Market, Serendipity, Fairhaven Runners and Walkers, Cafe Blue, Village Books and Paper Dreams, Drizzle, Acme Valley Cafe, Fairhaven Taco, Real Living Bayside Realty, Creativitea, Colophon Cafe, Silvery Moon, The Garden Room, Sweet Bellingham, Whimsey, OVN, Bella Rose Boutique, Fairhaven Village Inn, Rennaisance Glass, The Redwood Group eXp Realty, Adored – a lovely boutique, Bay to Baker, Fairhaven Toy Garden, Sirena Gelato, Bellingham Electric Bike and more…….
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.