Bay Realty Blog: Trick or Treat in Homer Alaska Follow the Right Route!

Trick or Treat in Homer Alaska Follow the Right Route!

We moved to Homer in 1989. We hadn’t been here for over a month when Halloween Happened! We were living on the corner of Main and Bayview and we thought we were ready. Big Pumpkin Head filled with lots of candy and a couple of back up sacks. The weather was cold, the snow was thick on the ground so we wondered how many people might really bring theirs kids out and knock on our door.


We heard the first knock, children giggling and “Trick or Treat” it all started from there. It was unbelievable how many children dressed up as ghosts, pumpkins, pirates, princesses and more knocked on our door! They just kept coming. Jim went to the store to get more candy. Then he went to the store to get more candy again. Then he came back and said there was no more candy. We had some quarters rolled up in Ten dollar rolls and started giving them quarters.

We ran out of money! It was intense!


We had no idea we were living in the Halloween Triangle…. the Streets where everyone came to trick or treat from as Anchor Point and Diamond Ridge and East End Road Maybe even from across the bay! That tradition is still going strong although they now plan the routes so the traffic is one way and block off the streets from 5-8pm. Below is the map showing the coordination of traffic for the safety of all! Be careful out there Stay on Course and have a Happy Halloween!!

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Comment balloon 15 commentsDebra Leisek • October 30 2019 12:41AM


Morning  Debra.

I know we'll have more goblins than we have candy for, so I'm off to the local store to buy more today

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 12 months ago

Good moring, Debra Leisek I can honestly say, no matter what part of Franklin I lived in, I've never experienced that.... I get about 15 kids...


Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 12 months ago

Good morning Debra. No little goblins knocking at the door here in downtown Chicago. While in Florida, our community received them by the bus load and we sat at the end of the driveway ready for action. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 12 months ago

How fun, Debra. I feel as if I live in the Ballantyne triangle of Halloween trick or treaters in Charlotte we go through so much candy each year! And I enjoy it.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 12 months ago

Good mornoning Debra. Wow, what an incredible story this is. What took you to Alaska?

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 months ago

Hi Debra - some neighborhoods really get into the "spirit" of Halloween with lots of participation.  I remember as a child non-neighborhood kids arriving by carload to our neighborhood to trick or treat.  It's rather cool to see that tradition continues in Homer Alaska.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 12 months ago

The kids (and parents) in Homer are a tough bunch. Not going to let a little cold and snow stop them from enjoying the one night they can get FREE candy.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 12 months ago

Hi Debra- I remember when we first moved into our home in Leesburg, VA. I'd been told that we'd have a lot of kids but had no idea I'd end up with over 125 of them!!!  Enjoy your great spot for Halloween!!!! 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 12 months ago

Hope you stocked up James Dray No Trickes just Treats!

15 Kids is very doable! 150 scares you! Thank you Barbara Todaro !

There is something to be said for both scenarios Wayne Martin 

Happy Halloween everyone!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 12 months ago

Halloween is about having fun Nina Hollander ! I hope yours is all good!

Hello Sheila Anderson  My husband worked up here a lot and I finally joined him Its a long way from Kansas but we love living in Alaska

Hello Michael Jacobs It really is a wonderful community tradition and keeps everyone safe and happy!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 12 months ago

You are so right Carol Williams Alaskans are extra tough! This is a mild year in the 40's and no snow! No long johns!

Thank you Kathy Streib You know how it feels to have that onslaught of happy faces! Hope you have a great night too!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 12 months ago

Well, Halloween 2019 may have come and gone but your Halloween story is the best I read! This little Halloween Triangle you live in has the SWEETEST kids and those cute little faces are lucky to have the best house in the neighborhood to go trick-or-treating every year. I loved your story!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 11 months ago

Wow Debra, what a story, I am sure since that incident you are always prepared for Halloween.... I believe that certain parts of the country need to disclose that to the new owners so they can prepare... clearly it would not be a deal breaker to know you will get hundreds of Ghouls  visiting you on Halloween:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

We actually do disclose the Halloween Jamboree on the Hill when we sell homes up there  Most people love it...  Good to See you Endre Barath, Jr.  I have missed you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  You have inpired me to try and write a little more... open up. I appreciate YOU!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

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