Boo Bash

What’s cuter than a kid in a costume begging for candy? Hundreds of kids in costumes (and grown-ups, too) who don’t have to beg because store owners in downtown Camas are literally throwing candy into their waiting bags and buckets.

Boo Bash is a Halloween tradition in downtown Camas, held from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Halloween every year. This year Boo Bash will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and you’re invited to add your “Boo!” to Camas’ bash. Come in costume but be prepared for the whatever the weather might do (rain is always a possibility) and bring jumbo-sized buckets, pillowcases, or maybe a wheelbarrow to hold all the candy you’ll get. Pretty much every single store in downtown Camas will be open and handing out candy to the crowds who are expected to throng the streets, forming a candy-fueled conga line up and down N.E. Fourth Ave. as well as side streets. Parking will be at a premium and you may need to walk a block or two, so coats or jackets and umbrellas are recommended.

After you’re done with your boo-bashing, you might want to stick around and have a warming coffee or hot cocoa at Piccolo Paradiso, grab a bite to eat at Mill City Brew Works or Nuestra Mesa, or (if you haven’t had enough sugar) sample the Halloween treats at Cake Happy. Click here for a walking map of downtown Camas to help you plan your visit.

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