REMINDER: You Can Visit Halloweentown IRL Mary Zakheim October 3, 2016 Trending Stories Halloweentown, possibly one of the greatest Disney Channel Original Movies to ever grace our TV screens, obviously was a huge hit with the nineties crowd fresh off our collective disappointment at our lack of acceptance letters to Hogwarts. The 1998 film franchise captured the hearts of many a magic lover with its imaginative look into the life of 13-year old Marnie Piper when she finds out that she’s a witch and discovers the existence of a magical hidden realm: Halloweentown. And, in case you forgot, Halloweentown, was filmed in the real-life town of St. Helens, Oregon. From January to September and November to December, this is what St. Helens looks like: It’s #WorldPhotoDay! Show us your best pics of St. Helens using #StHelensOR pic.twitter.com/hNAItSkLu7 — City Of St.Helens (@sthelens) August 19, 2016 Pretty much just as you’d expect a small riverside town in northwest Oregon to look. But every October, the city transforms into a nineties kid’s daydream. That’s right. St. Helens, Oregon becomes… Halloweentown! Another shot of the giant pumpkin, sitting behind our brand new arch! 🎃 #SpiritofHalloweentown #StHelensOR #giantpumpkin #halloween #october A photo posted by Spirit Of Halloweentown (@spiritofhalloweentown) on Sep 28, 2016 at 3:52pm PDT Complete with a giant pumpkin, skeleton taxi drivers, and lots of magic, the city spends the entire month of October celebrating all things Halloweentown. Anyone know where Benny is? Time to break out the taxi because OCTOBER STARTS TOMORROW!!! #StHelensOR #SpiritofHalloweentown #october A photo posted by Spirit Of Halloweentown (@spiritofhalloweentown) on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:59pm PDT Like, seriously. This town goes ALL OUT. St. Helens is in major transformation mode! Our little city hall has turned into “Stonehinge” and is closely guarded by a team of gargoyles… #SpiritofHalloweentown #StHelensOR A photo posted by Spirit Of Halloweentown (@spiritofhalloweentown) on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:45pm PDT And next weekend, Halloweentown fanatics will get the thing they’ve always wanted: A chance to meet our favorite Disney Channel witch, Marnie Cromwell-Piper. Hard to believe it’s already a month until I’m hosting the @spiritofhalloweentown festivities in St. Helens, Oregon, where the 1st #Halloweentown was filmed. Come join us October 8-9 for photos, a costume contest, and lighting the pumpkin in the town square! For more info on activities & tickets go to: https://cityandtownevents.ticketleap.com 📷: @katelh17 @coughingcandle (thx!😊) A photo posted by Kimberly J. Brown (@officialkjb) on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:32am PDT Yeah, you read that right. And she’s not just attending the celebrations — she’ll be acting as this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies: Lighting the pumpkin in the town square, hosting cocktail meet-and-greets, and generally bringing the spirit of Halloweentown to St. Helens. I posted a sneak peek video from my #halloweentown appearance this past weekend on my YouTube channel! There will be more posted soon but I wanted to share this video selfie for now 😊 A huge thank you to everyone who came!! Here’s the direct link or click on the link in my bio: https://youtu.be/5lYH9bef9tk #spiritofhalloweentown A video posted by Kimberly J. Brown (@officialkjb) on Oct 12, 2015 at 2:27pm PDT There will be a boozy brunch meet-and-greet (sign us up), cab ride photo ops (please let us come), a costume contest parade (we’re booking our flights now), and that’s all on October 8th – 9th… Not even Halloween! (We told you the town takes October seriously). A photo posted by Spirit Of Halloweentown (@spiritofhalloweentown) on Aug 23, 2016 at 6:06pm PDT But that’s not even all — the celebrations continue all the way ’till Halloween where St. Helens will welcome Anya and Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the town! Hey Buffy fans… Guess who is joining Xander at out Spirit of Halloweentown celebration? That’s right, we’re welcoming Anya, to St. Helens on October 29th! Photo ops available! Get your tickets today at discovercolumbiacounty.com. #SpiritofHalloweentown #StHelensOR #buffythevampireslayer #halloweendecorations #vampireslayer A photo posted by Spirit Of Halloweentown (@spiritofhalloweentown) on Sep 20, 2016 at 4:05pm PDT Anyone else thinking about moving to Oregon?