All Hallows Eve approaches, and homeowners along Belfast’s locally legendary Cedar Street are decorating their houses and yards in preparation for the annual onslaught of little ghosts, ghouls and goblins — along with, reportedly this year, perhaps even a few mini-Trumps.

According to Google Frightgeist, an experimental trend website, the top five costume searches in the greater Bangor area of Maine are 1. Pebbles Flintstone, 2. Dorothy Gale, 3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 4. Witch and 5. Elsa. (Maine search results are also shown for the Portland and Presque Isle areas.)

Nationally, Harley Quinn, Star Wars, superhero, pirate, Batman, Minnie Mouse, witch, Minions, Joker, Wonder Woman, those Mutant Turtles, princess, mermaid, Catwoman, vampire, Maleficent, dinosaur, clown, doll and Princess Leia, in that order, round out the top 20 online searches for costumes. Donald Trump makes the national search list at 105, but the site shows zero results for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

As kids and adults around Waldo County decorate yards and seek out or create their costumes for this year’s fun, planning is under way for a variety of Halloween events.

On Friday, Oct. 30, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and Belfast Parks and Recreation Department will host a Harvest Fest on Belfast Common with pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, pumpkin sand art necklaces, Halloween games, face painting with Waterfall Arts, free goody bags from Belfast Police Department and more.

Stockton Springs Community Library kicks off local celebrations Saturday morning with its annual children’s Halloween party from 10 to 11:30. Kids and their adult companions are invited to come in costume for games, stories, crafts, treats, prizes and surprises. Admission is free. FMI: 567-4147 or visit

Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., hosts a Saturday afternoon Halloween party from 2:30 to 4:30 with Dana and Friends (puppets and magic), touch-and-feel boxes and healthy treats for the whole family. Free. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 24.

In Unity, join the fun at a Trunk or Treat party, beginning at 4 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, 13 Depot St.

Crossroads to Calvary Church, 1106 Augusta Road, Morrill, will have a harvest party on Halloween day, 2 to 4 p.m., for children 3 to 12 years old. There will be crafts, games and refreshments. For more information, call 342-4044.

Morrill Baptist Church will hold its annual Trunk-R-Treat on Halloween, 4:30 to 7 p.m., with lots of candy as well as hay rides, games, hot dogs, hot drinks, popcorn, and more. The whole family is invited to stop by and show off their Halloween costumes.

Searsport Lions Club invites all for Halloween trick-or-treating from 4 to 6 p.m. at its Prospect Street clubhouse.

Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library is having Halloween trick-or-treating Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Lincolnville is putting on its annual family-friendly Harvest Festival from 5 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Activities include a climbing wall, bounce house and games, with candy, refreshments and drawings for prizes — something for all, children and adults alike. Open to the public at Lincolnville Central School, this is free to all comers. For more information, call 850-499-5294.

In Winterport, on Halloween afternoon and evening, courageous souls can drop into the Haunted House at 176 Main St., in what once was a Methodist Church. In this second year of creating Halloween fun, Larrabee Property Co. and Winterport Recreation Department are teaming up with volunteers to create a haunted maze.

In its most recent Facebook Post, Larrabee Property Co. was looking for volunteers, more decorations, and bundles of strapping, tarps and plastic for the extravaganza. Items can be dropped off at the Larrabee office at 384 S. Main St., Winterport.

Chris Young and Arpel's are among supporters who already have donated items, and the event itself is staffed by the Larrabee and DaSilva families, Chris Young, and other volunteers. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

Unity Raceway is creating a Terrifying Haunted House and Grandstand, and Trunk or Treat Halloween fun Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, at 6:30 p.m. These events are free to everyone, although donations are accepted. Organizers suggest participants bring their cars – decorated or not – to park and pass out candy from their trunks, or bring their kids to the Trunk or Treat for free.

They promise the Haunted House will scare even the bravest, but they’ll also have a less scary, kid-friendly version for visitors to enjoy by request. Admission to the Haunted House is $5 (free for children 6 and younger) and it lasts over five minutes.

Fort Knox in Prospect is offering “Fright at the Fort,” Friday and Saturday nights, from 5:30 to 9. This year’s theme is “Water over the Damned,” so expect watery wraiths at the annual haunting of the historic fort on Route 174. Cost: $10; $5 for children younger than 12; $12/$7 for express tickets, available at FMI: Proceeds support Friends of Fort Knox preservation efforts.

“Boogie-Down Halloween Night,” an emergency benefit concert/dance party, is planned in the Fall Out Shelter of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast, 6 to 10 p.m. Suggested donation $10; proceeds go to a reliable car for the Belfast Poet Laureate. Wild, creative costumes are encouraged; festivities include performances by bands, poets, DJs and others. Handcrafted hats and other items for sale. FMI:

Searsport Lions Club invites the community to a Halloween costume dance party, 8 p.m. to midnight at the clubhouse on Prospect Street, with Lanphier’s Music, a cash bar by Rollie’s Remote, the kitchen open for snacks, plus a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple; proceeds benefit the Lions Club’s building fund for roof repairs. Call 322-5957 for reservations.

All events listed occur on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, unless otherwise indicated.