Updated last: 10/6/2022
Halloween and Fall activities may still look a little different from pre-pandemic. But I hope that won’t stop you from celebrating this fall! If you’re still not comfortable with crowds or collecting candy from strangers than opt to do something at home.
Every Fall/Halloween my family and I take in all things pumpkin and spooky, from pumpkin patches to trick or treating. This year we’ll be enjoying trick or treating and all the festivities.
What are your plans for Halloween?
If you’re local to the South Sound(or Kitsap Peninsula) area and looking for something fun to do this season, check out the list below I’ve done a lot of the research for you. Of course some festivities may be canceled and/or limited, there are a lot of activities still.
*Event dates and information is beginning to be posted, but be sure to come back often to see if anything has been added. Some events require registration and spots can fill quickly. Please check out the individual websites for any changes before you head out. And be sure to read and follow any of their rules and regulations.
If you’re looking for something spooky to do, be sure to check out the list of Haunted Locations & Attractions in Washington.
Fun & Delicious Fall and Halloween Recipes:
- Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
- Pumpkin Choctaw Fault Cake
- Zucchini Bread
- Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Apple Pie
LIST OF SOUTH SOUND PUMPKIN PATCHES & FALL FUN – 2022
Check out all the fun happening this fall in the South Sound and I’m including the Kitsap Peninsula, as that is where my family and I live now!
- Schilter Farms
Open September 24th thru October 31st. You’ll love to wander in the Pumpkin Patch, take an old-fashioned wagon ride, and explore a 5-acre corn maze! With acres of attractions and lots of good things to eat, you’ll make fun memories with a day in the country.
Located at 141 Nisqually Cut Off Rd SE, Olympia.
- Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm
Weekends end of September thru October 31, Pumpkin Patch and Family Event with games, rides, animals, vendors and food.
Located at 9402 Rich Road SE Olympia
- Hunter Family Farm
Opening October 1 until October 31. More details to be announced on their website.
Located at 7401 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia
- Rutledge Corn Maze
Rutledge Corn Maze has something for everyone! Get lost in our giant corn maze or hunt through our pumpkin patch for your perfect pumpkin. Daytime Activities include story time with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, corn hole, and swings! We also have ladder ball, a calf roping station, a cow train, and a corn cannon(some activities are weekends only)! When the sun sets Rutledge not only offers the regular corn mazes but a Haunted Corn Maze and a Zombie Paintball adventure too! Now you can rent a firepit there.
Located at 302 93rd Ave SE, Olympia
- Pigman’s Produce
We have you pick strawberries and raspberries in the summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall. Typically the seasons opens October 1, but be sure to check their website before heading out.
Located at 10633 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia
- Sterino Farms
Details and dates for our pumpkin patch and corn maze will be coming soon!
Located at 6116 52nd Street East in Puyallup.
- Spooner Farms
During October most of the farm is available for your enjoyment as we celebrate fall the way we love – with fun for the whole family, including our pumpkin patch, corn maze, and more. Open Oct 1-Oct 31.
Located at 9710 State Route 162 E in Puyallup.
- Picha Farms
Opens September 25-October 31st, Hours are weekends 10 to 6 and weekdays 3 to 6. Plan on our familiar offerings such as pumpkins, hayride, kiddie trains, food and coffee vendors and our amazing cornmaze. But also look forward to some special events like bluegrass bands, special St. Bernard guests and more. Details and updates on what’s happening at the patch will follow regularly!
Located at 6502 52nd St E, Puyallup
- Maris Farms
Open Oct 1-31, check out their site for what’s available and ticket purchasing. Visit their website for all the information. We’ve done Maris Farms’ fall fun in the past and it’s an amazing place, although this year will look different from years past this is what it’s like pre-covid.
Located at 24713 Sumner Buckley Hwy in Buckley
- Double R Farms
“During the month of October our farm features a 5 acre corn maze and the largest selection of pumpkins in the valley. Come try your hand at one of three pumpkin slingshots. We even have one just for kids. We offer FREE tractor pulled hay rides on the weekends (weather permitting). In our 80 year old barn you will find decorative gourds, cornstalks, mini pumpkins, and edible squash. We also have live animals for the kids to see. ”
Located at 5820 44th St E, Puyallup
- Thomasson Family Farm
Thomasson Farm has u-pick pumpkins, corn maze, kids koral, lazer tag and so much more. Opening September 25-26, October 1-31
Located at 38223 236th Ave SE, Enumclaw
- Carpinito Brothers
On a clear day, the picturesque Mount Rainier serves as a beautiful backdrop for our beautiful Kent Valley patch & corn maze. Throughout the farm, you’ll encounter a sea of pumpkins, challenging corn mazes, kids’ activities, & plenty of photo inspiration. Opening date September 24th.
Located at 27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent
- Patterson’s Farm Market
Family-owned and operated, satisfying our loyal customers for 30+ years in the Gig Harbor community. Pumpkin patch, open now.
Located at 3817 55th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor
- Old McDebbie’s Farm & Jim’s U-Fish
Pumpkins are here! Come enjoy the last month of the season. Pony rides, fishing and more. Friday-Sunday (10am-6pm)
Located at 4924 268th St E. Spanaway WA
- Creek House Farm
They raise organic, heirloom pumpkins and open the farm to the public in the fall for u-pick pumpkins, farm animals to visit, autumn crafts, a hay ride, a pumpkin play area, and many opportunities for photos! By appointment only.
Located at 6060 E. Collins Rd, Port Orchard
- Pheasants Field Farm
Info from 2021 – “We will be ready to open up for corn maze tickets & pumpkin sales Oct. 1st at 10am until 6 pm and those hours are daily until Oct. 31st. except for Sunday. Sunday’s our hours are from noon until 6 pm. We are a leashed dog-friendly place and we require all guests to be wearing face masks to be admitted to our farm!!! We hope to see you!!! There is no admittance cost or parking fee to visit our farm!”
Located at 13274 Clear Creek Rd, Silverdale
- Fat Turnip Farms
Pick your own pumpkins in October and be sure to check out their farm stand.
Located at 9701 Norheim Wy, Kingston
- Suyematsu Farms
Bring the family to pick pumpkins and other fun fall festivities.
Located at 9229 Day Rd, Bainbridge Island
- Turnbull Farm
Small family farm that you can come pick pumpkins at, open weekends on the Key Peninsula!
Located at 1512 Whiteman Rd SW, Lakebay
It’s early in the season, so come September I should know all the dates and info. Stay tuned. If it’s
crossed out, I haven’t seen any info yet.
All Season Long:
- The ‘Scarecrows of Fircrest’ Display Contest– October 1 – October 31 Drive around the town of Fircrest and look at all the scarecrows in the yards/porchs.
- Scarecrow Display of Downtown Port Orchard – Starting October 19th, scarecrows can be displayed at the Port Orchard Market or at a downtown business. The contest is open to families, individuals, businesses, not for profit organizations, if you’d like to participate in displaying a scarecrow check out this post.
- Legends Haunted Ranch & Torture Chamber in Roy, WA – It’s back! Starting October 8, The Haunted Ranch is open every Friday and Saturday from 7:30am to 12:00am. Not for the faint of heart though. $35 per person. 32421 Tisch Rd S Roy, WA 253-223-8579
- Haunted Forest at Grand Farms on the Key Peninsula – September 30-October 30th Vaughn, WA This year promises a very unique haunt experience. If you are a fan of medieval horror fantasies like Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, and Lord of the Rings, then imagine entering a world of necromancers, dragons, and evil minions of a terrible Queen. She has cast a dark spell on the forest and you will have to brave them on your quest through the haunted forest!
Do you have younger kids or some timid adventures in your party? Join us during Twilight hour (6pm-7pm) for our mild scare hour.
- FrightHouse Station– is Tacoma’s ultimate haunted house, located at Freighthouse Square near the Tacoma Dome. It is located in a nearly-15,000 sq. ft. concrete basement, once used to store corpses during World War II(Not a joke!). Recommended for those over age 12. Open weekends September 30-November 5
- Fright Fest at Wild Waves – Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 8 – 31, 2021. More details coming soon.
- Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk – Oct 1-31, free admission. People of all ages come to walk along Bainbridge Gardens’ historic Nature Trail, to view hundreds of hand designed pumpkins. For many families, the Pumpkin Walk has become a Halloween tradition.
- Port Gamble Ghost Walk – October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31, November 5. A three-hour guided tour of the history and paranormal in one of Washington State’s oldest towns. Purchase tickets on their site. Ages 16+
- Spooky Season Teen Hangouts at the Sumner Library – Saturdays in the month of October, 1-2:30pm. This is your time and your space to kick it with friends. Spooky Season activities and games will be provided but you can also just take it easy, hang out, be together, and relax. The vibe, the antics, the playlists, it’s all up to you!
- Story Hour(ish) Presents: Spooky Story Time – Virtual, register to attend. Join us every Wednesday in October at 6 p.m. for Story Hour(ish) Presents: Spooky Story Time: A story time for grown-ups! Each week Librarian Patrick Rayment will share an hour(ish) of short stories, poems and other readings.
- Bats at the Library! Take & Make Craft Kit – At Little Boston Library. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday starting October 24-28. Enjoy a bat exhibit from the Burke Museum and learn about these amazing flying mammals; then take home a fun craft kit to create your own bat. Pick up during open hours.
- Harvest Home at Fort Nisqually – September 10, 11am-5pm Join us at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at the Harvest Home festival. The day will include popular Victorian games, traditional music and dance performances, and the arrival of the hock cart carrying the last sheaf of wheat through the fort to the granary. Everyone is welcome to come down and press cider, make a corn dolly, and help us send off summer 19th century style.
- Touch a Truck at Sprinker Park, September 10. Does your child have a love for trucks and large vehicles? Then check out Pierce County’s Touch-A-Truck free event. Kids of all ages will love to climb, run around, sit in and even honk the horns of many types of trucks and vehicles at Sprinker Recreation Center located on 14824 “C” Street South in Tacoma.
- Cider Swig at LeMay Car Museum – September 24, Following the pandemic imposed hiatus, the Cider Swig returns with dozens of regional ciders to sip, live music, and award winning “curbside cuisine” by area chefs and their food trucks/tents! Northwest cidermakers will present over 100 ciders (and related libations). Ciders presented for sampling in the Cider Garden, will be for sale under the Cider Tent, so you can take your favorites home to enjoy!
September 30 – October 3:
- Tacoma Greek Festival – St. Nicholas’ Greek festival September 30, October 1 & 2, 2022. There are changes from past years, and you can be sure to find much of your favorite Greek pastry and food booths, and of course, our Festival dancers.
As always, all pastries are prepared hand made right here at the St. Nicholas kitchen.
- Scarecrow Festival October 1, 11am-4pm Family friendly entertainment, carnival games, hayride, food and vendor booths and more. More info to come.
- Harvest Festival – Dacca Park in Fife October 1, 10am-6pm. Fife’s Harvest Festival is the city’s biggest community celebration, bringing in more than 10,000 participants. The festival features a variety of performances, activities, crafts, food, and vendors. This family friendly event is free to enter and is a great way to welcome fall!
- Key Peninsula Farm Tour – October 1-2. Key Peninsula Farm Tour & Harvest Festival offers a yearly farm tour and harvest festival event on the Key Peninsula in Washington. Visitors tour local farms, craftsmen workshops, and harvest events in October. Free to attend and fun for all ages!
- Mexican Folk Art – Catrinas Class– October 2 at Yoked Farmhouse & Brewery. We have partnered with Colibri Soul Studio to bring you this incredible class! Join us in learning how to make paper mache Catrinas. All materials included. Recommended for ages 10+. Beverages are available for purchase. The workshop is a $40, but we offer a sliding scale for those who need it.
- Steilacoom’s 47th Annual Apple Squeeze – October 2, 10am-4pm in historic downtown Steilacoom.
- Take & Make Craft Kit at the Parkland/Spanaway and Orting Libraries – October 3, Stop by the the library to pick up a Take-and-Make kit to complete at home! This month we will be supplying materials for a Creepy Moving Eye Portrait. Available until supplies last.
- Family Friendly Spooky Stories – October 7th at the Downtown Bremerton Library. Visit the library after hours to hear some gently spooky stories and songs with local author Ash Van Otterloo. Costumes welcome! In partnership with Ballast Book Company. Adults and teens are welcome to stay late for Tales of Terror from 7-8pm.
- Oktorberfest at the Manchester Library – October 8, 12pm-3pm. Fall-themed activities, crafts and treats for the whole family at Manchester’s qa’qad Stormwater Park. This event is offered in partnership with the Manchester Community Association.
- Oktoberfest Northwest – October 7-9 at the Washington State Fair. Oktoberfest Northwest hosts Western Washington’s largest Munich-style Oktoberfest celebration with German biers in steins, brats, games & more. Non-stop live entertainment in the Munich Festhalle, plus Weiner Dog Races, Stein Dash 5K, Sports Haus, Bavarian Bier-lympics, Root Beer Garden, kids’ activities including pumpkin decorating, face painting, and join in the fun of the Northwest’s exclusive Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions! Rain or Shine – Indoors!
- Cider Squeeze & Oregon Trail at Meeker Mansion – October 8, 10am-3pm. Bring your family and friends and join us at our fun annual Cider Squeeze event.
- 4th Annual Macaroni Kid Gig Harbor Trunk or Treat – October 8, 3-5pm. Get information and tickets here.
- Lakewood Truck & Tractor Day – October 8. Free hayrides, hard hats, and pumpkins (1 per family while supplies last). Enjoy pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, and a giant slingshot for pumpkin chucking! Children can climb on dozens of giant trucks and tractors and sit in the driver’s seat & honk the horn. Make this favorite fall festival a family tradition! Food trucks on site. Free parking.
- Halloween Movie Night – Oct. 8 · 5PM, The Heritage Museum in Poulsbo. We dare you to join us upstairs in the museum for a special Halloween movie night experience! We will have tricky treats and petrifying popcorn available. Costumes are highly encouraged!
- Founders Day at Pioneer Farm – October 9th from 11-4pm. Free admission. Free Pioneer Farm and Indian Village Tours, Wagon Ride $1/person, Make a Candle $1 each, music, food, games for the entire family.
- Tacoma Moon Festival – October 10, 1-7pm at the Chinese Reconciliation Park. The 10th Annual Tacoma Moon Festival is a live festival featuring dancers and musicians, artists and craftspeople and hands on activities for kids and the young at heart. Food vendors and the Wine and Beer Garden will feature local food and drink. Visitors can go to the popular teahouse tent to sample varieties of tea. Docents will be on site to lead tours of the park, explaining the tragic expulsion of the Chinese community in 1885 and the City’s commitment to build the park as a place of contemplation and renewal.
Family Day Spooky Shenanigans at the Museum of Glass – October 9. Explore the Victorian era parlor game of Thaumatropes and fall into the bewilderment of All Hallows’ Eve! MOG’s own education staff will teach you how to create visual illusions to mystify your friends and family.
- Teen Spooky Movie Night at the University Place Library- October 13, 4-6:30pm. Get your hair raised and your spine chilled during Teen Spooky Movie Night at University Place! Open to ages 13-18.
- Spooktober BIRC Teen Night in Bainbridge Island – October 14, 8-10:30pm. Make this Friday frighteningly fun with the Spooktober BIRC Teen Night. Join us for spooky activities for all teens. $12 pre-registered, $20 at the door.
- Hoot n Howl at NW Trek – October 14-15, 5-9pm(two weekends) Put on a costume and come explore the park at twilight! Lights, animals and spookiness…oh, and candy too. Play games in the picnic pavilion, plus pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe.
- Candlelight Tour – at Fort Nisqually October 14-15 6-9pm. Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men, women, and children of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This year, guests will arrive in October of 1859.
- Halloween Lawn Games – Oct. 15 · 11AM-2PM The Poulsbo Historical Society Lawn Join us on the lawn for some SPOOK-TACULAR games! Pumpkin ring toss, Pumpkin bowling, and Monster sack races! Costumes are highly encouraged!
- Point Defiance Zoo Boo – October 15-16, 9am-3:30pm! Costumes, animals, candy and more fun! Free with admission and membership.
- Pumpkin Painting at the Downtown Bremerton Library – October 15, 10:30am-12pm. Paint and decorate a little pumpkin to take home. A little pumpkin will be provided, but feel free to bring one of your own! Wear something that can get messy. Space is limited to first 25 participants.
- Gourd Burning, Painting & Coiling Class– October 15. “We have partnered with Colibri Soul Studio to bring you this incredible class!Join us in learning how to decorate gourds by wood burning and using special gourd paints. All materials included. Recommended for ages 12+. Beverages are available for purchase. The workshop is a $45, but we offer a sliding scale for those who need it. We can’t wait to see you!”
- Painted Pumpkins & Cookie Decorating Family Fun – Yoked House Farmhouse & Brewery in Port Orchard on October 16. Lets paint pumpkins and decorate cookies! This family friendly class provides guided instruction, material and a whole lot of fun. $20 tickets for pumpkins and $10 for cookie decorating. To secure your spot please send ticket price to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note containing your contact info.
- Pumpkin Painting– October 19, 3:30-4:15pm at Kingston Library. Paint and decorate a little pumpkin to take home. A little pumpkin will be provided, but feel free to bring one of your own!
- Haunted Trails of Fircrest – October 20 6:30-8:30pm Thelma Gilmure Park, more info coming soon.
- Hoot n Howl at NW Trek – October 21-22, 5-9pm Put on a costume and come explore the park at twilight! Lights, animals and spookiness…oh, and candy too. Play games in the picnic pavilion, plus pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe.
- Tacoma City Ballet Presents: The Haunted Ballet – October 21-23(two weekends) Celebrate Halloween and have Goulish fun with Tacoma City Ballet! We invite you to the hauntingly dressed Tacoma City Ballet School for The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour & Eerie Dances. This family-oriented production, celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, has become a cherished Halloween tradition in Tacoma. Appropriate for audiences of all ages, this captivating Halloween Treat is only 1-Hour. At every performance, Tacoma City Ballet will award Our Favorite Halloween Costume Prize to a member of the audience.
- Harvest Festival at Miracle Ranch – October 21-23. Free admission, Join us for a fall family outing at Miracle Ranch! This event is the quintessential family-friendly fall outing, with activities to keep your family in the harvest spirit. (Please do NOT bring pets with you.) There are some paid activities though and you can rent a cabin for the weekend, click the link for all the details.
- Drop-In Crafts: Paper strip fall art – October 22, 10-4pm at Kingston Library. Come in and create a fun and easy decoration for fall. All ages.
- Kids’ Pumpkin Lab and Artists Studio– October 22, 10am-12pm Little Boston Library. Decorate a little pumpkin and explore the fascinating science of pumpkins with your child.
- Halloween Lanterns – Oct. 22 · 11AM, The Maritime Museum in Poulsbo. Witches, bats, and black cats oh my! Pick up a creepy Lantern Take and Go craft kit and share a photo of your extra spooky lantern online, PHS Facebook and Instagram. Costumes are highly encouraged!
- All Hallows Eve & Harvest Festival– at Gateway Park October 22, more info to come
- Spooky Kids Day – October 23, noon-5pm at Crystal Cove & Tea in Tacoma. Come break geodes with us again at our Spooky Kids Day event! Come dressed up and trick-or-treat, pick out a crystal tumble, and shop tasty and amazing handmade treats with GoldenFinch Gifts! $10 per kid (this allows for the geode breaking, trick-or-treating, and picking out a unique crystal tumble!) We will also have larger geodes available for $25. This event is recommended for kids 2-12 years old, but all kids and those kids at heart are welcome!
LeMay Trunk or Treat – October 23 1:00-3:00pm – LeMay Trunk or Treat is a community family fun event where kids can enjoy a safe and unique way to trick-or-treat! Visitors will stay safe and dry in their vehicles as they drive along our haunted path of trunk hosts. This socially distant, family-friendly experience is for children up to 12 years old. Treat bags will be handed out at the end of the route. Pre-registration required.
- Spooky String Art at the South Hill Library – October 24, 5-6pm. Create a spooky (or not so spooky) piece of art using string, a hammer and nails. Registration required.
- Teen Book Club – October 25, 4-5pm. Join your local librarians and teens from across Pierce County for a virtual book discussion on Zoom! This month we’ll be discussing Spooky books. Open to teens ages 13-18. It’s October and we’re getting spooky! This month, read something that puts you in the Halloween spirit – that can be something terrifying, something atmospheric, something ghostly, or something goofy. Registration required.
- Teen Spooky Movie Night – October 25, 4-6pm at the Gig Harbor Library. For ages 12-18. This program will feature both a movie and craft to complete while enjoying the film! The movie, Hocus Pocus. The craft will be creating ECTOPLASM aka Glow in the Dark Slime – various colors of glow powder will be available to help you create a fun and spooky slime creation. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Registration is not required but encourage to ensure we have plenty of supplies on hand!
- Punk Histories at the Port Orchard Library – October 26, 4:30-5:30pm. Engage with some of history’s lesser-known heroes, pioneers and rebels in this school-aged story time focusing on forgotten histories. Lady Pirates.
- Haunted Headlights– Frontier Park in Graham, October 26-29 6-9PM. Graham is casting a ghastly glow this Halloween. Gather your ghouls and goblins for a slightly spooky drive through Frontier Park, where you’ll stay safe in your vehicle as you creep along our haunted path of eerie lights and apparitions. Tickets sold only online starting Oct 1.
- Kitsap Eco Kids Storytime: Bats and Spiders– October 26, 11-11:30am at Silverdale Library. Bats and spiders (and their contributions to our local ecosystem) will be celebrated at this story time designed to strengthen your preschooler’s reading readiness and scientific understanding through early literacy activities and non-fiction books. Attendance is limited to the first 30 children.
- Special Edition Toddler Storytime– October 26, 10:30-11am at Bainbridge Island Library. Spark your toddler’s love of reading with a story time designed to build early literacy skills through stories, rhymes, songs and lots of full body movement. Join us for this special edition version with stories celebrating Halloween and El Día de Muertos. Wear your costume and bring a bag for a little trick-or-treating!
- Special Edition Preschool Storytime– October 26, 11:30-12pm at Bainbridge Island Library. Interactive stories, rhymes and early literacy activities designed to strengthen your preschooler’s reading readiness and to promote opportunities for social and emotional development. Join us for this special edition version with stories celebrating Halloween and El Día de Muertos. Wear your costume and bring a bag for a little trick-or-treating!
- Halloween Mason Jar Luminary – October 27, 4-5pm at Manchester Library. Pumpkin? Frankenstein? Ghost? Create a fall or Halloween-themed mason jar luminary. Limited supplies. First come, first serve.
- Teen Spooky Movie Night – October 27, 4-6:30pm at the University Place Library. Get your hair raised and your spine chilled during Teen Spooky Movie Night at University Place! Open to ages 13-18.
- Pumpkin Painting Storytime – October 28, 3:45-4:30pm at Sylvan Way Library. Listen to seasonal stories and paint a little pumpkin to take home! Registration required for supplies.
- Trunk or Treat – October 28 at Lucky Star in Silverdale. Local businesses and small vendors will be passing out candy in the parking lot of Lucky Star Consignment from 5pm to 7pm!
- Teen Fright Night – October 28, 6-9pm at Bainbridge Island Library. Are you ready for Halloween? Dress in your finest costumed attire for a night of seasonal festivities! Watch a scary movie, take part in an interactive ghost story, play a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons game (beginners welcome!), make creepy crafts, and much, much more! Snacks provided. The movies shown will be PG-13 and selected in advance by Bainbridge teens. Registration encouraged.
- Hit the Hay Fall Festival – October 28, 6-9pm The Coffee Oasis locations; Bremerton, Kingston, Poulsbo and Port Orchard. Join us for food, games, festivities, and tons of candy (for ages 13-25)! ALL FREE!
- Bay Street BOO BASH! October 29, noon-4pm. Trick or treating from 2-4pm at participating downtown businesses. Costume Contest noon to 4pm Pet Costume Contest at 4pm!
- Family Art Party: Halloween Fun – October 29, 11am-12pm at Silverdale Library. Paint a baby pumpkin and decorate a treat bag to prepare for Halloween fun. Space and supplies are limited to the first 25 participants.
- Boo Bash After Dark: Teen Lock In – October 29, 5:30-9pm at Port Orchard Library. After the Bay Street Boo Bash, join us for a night of Halloween-themed fun! Plan on scary stories, tricky games, lots of candy, and maybe a ghost or two. Registration appreciated.
- Tacoma City Ballet Presents: The Haunted Ballet – October 28-30 Celebrate Halloween and have Goulish fun with Tacoma City Ballet! We invite you to the hauntingly dressed Tacoma City Ballet School for The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour & Eerie Dances. This family-oriented production, celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, has become a cherished Halloween tradition in Tacoma. Appropriate for audiences of all ages, this captivating Halloween Treat is only 1-Hour. At every performance, Tacoma City Ballet will award Our Favorite Halloween Costume Prize to a member of the audience.
- Harvest Festival at Miracle Ranch – October 28-30. Free admission, Join us for a fall family outing at Miracle Ranch! This event is the quintessential family-friendly fall outing, with activities to keep your family in the harvest spirit. (Please do NOT bring pets with you.) There are some paid activities though and you can rent a cabin for the weekend, click the link for all the details.
- Fife Candy Shuttle – October 28, more info to come.
- Día de los Muertos Celebración – October 29, 2-3pm at the Tillicum Library. Come and Celebrate the Mexican/Latin Holiday Day of the Dead with us! We will remember loved ones who have passed on by decorating a sugar skull in their honor, enjoy traditional bread, hear a story, and make tissue paper crafts!
- Ghosts in the Graveyard – Oct. 29 · 1PM Poulsbo Cemetery 20002 Caldart Ave NE. Take a tour of the historic Poulsbo Cemetery to find all the “Ghosts in the Graveyard”. In collaboration with actors from the Jewel Box Theater, PHS volunteers will become members of the past and enchant visitors with stories from long ago.
- Ghost Train Ride at Kitsap Live Steamers – October 29, 5-9pm. Kitsap Foster Care Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Presented with the generous support of Kitsap Live Steamers and other community partners. Come and ride the train through the spooky park!
- Dia de los Muertos in Tacoma– October 29, Join us for our second annual Dia de los Muertos on 6th Ave Saturday, October 29th from 2-8pm to remember the dead + party for the living! Paint your face, get dressed up or come as you are. Learn more about the history, join the sidewalk skeleton parade down 6th Ave, listen to live music on two different stages, eat latin food and shop local craft vendors.
- Dia de Muertos at Eastside Community Center in Tacoma – October 29, noon-7pm. Each year, we have a theme with which we honor and celebrate our loved ones who, are no longer with us. This year the theme is, “Like the water flows, life flows even after death.” As you know, the Día de los Muertos celebration originates in pre-Hispanic Mexico. To honor its roots and be accessible to our community, our commemoration will be in Spanish with interpretation in English so that other communities can enjoy it as well. At the same time, Calavera Collective will continual to fight for a future where we can celebrate this festival in some of the original languages of our ancestors. In this celebration we will have local artists and typical Mexican food in addition to our already traditional procession and community altar.
- NLA Spooktacular Trunk or Treat – Fife, October 29. Join NLA for our 3rd Annual Spooktacualr Trunk or Treat! This FREE event provides a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating door-to-door. Kids walk through a designated space, stopping at 40+ cars that have been decorated in various themes to receive candy. Costumes are encouraged! We will have contests with prizes and refreshments for everyone. Come join us and make it a Halloween to remember!
Follow the “Find Tickets” link to reserve your spot TODAY!!!
- Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp – October 29-30 at NW Trek, Watch our animals eat, play, stomp and chomp with pumpkins. Free with admission and membership.
- Haunted Club House in Bremerton– October 29-30. Do you dare go inside?
You may come face to wicked face with witches, ghouls, monsters or villains from your worst nightmares.
- Halloween Buggy Bash at Bug & Reptile Museum in Bremerton – October 30 & 31, 10am-5pm. Swing by to touch some critters and collect a free treat while supplies last!
- Mini Monster Mash – October 31, 10:30am-11am at Silverdale Library. Little ones are invited to get in the spooky spirit and celebrate Halloween with a dance party and costume parade.
- Halloween Parade– October 31, 11-11:30am Sylvan Way Library. Join us for a Halloween Storytime followed by a costume parade through the Branch. Pick up some treats! Costumes not required!
- Truck or Treat (Bremerton) – October 31, 5-9pm. West Side Improvement Club in Bremerton will be hosting the 2nd annual Neighborhood Halloween Celebration with a haunted Clubhouse, Trunk or Treat, and the Spooky Cafe will be open and selling a variety of delicious food and drinks. This is a free, all-ages event.
- Trick or Treat in the Harbor(Gig Harbor) – October 31, 3-4pm Outdoor events offer a safer environment for gatherings, our Halloween event typically draws more than 2,000 people. Details for 2022 to follow!
- Trick or Treat at Uptown(Gig Harbor) – October 31, 4-5pm more details coming soon.
- Trick or Treat Downtown Bremerton – October 31, 5-7:30pm
- Trunk or Treat in Tacoma– October 31 at Surehouse Open Bible Church, Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat. Cars will be lined up in our parking lot passing out goodies to children. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. See you there!
- Hometown Halloween Bainbridge Island – An all ages Island tradition, continues this year on Monday, October 31st, from 3:00-5:00pm on Winslow Way in downtown Bainbridge.
- Port Gamble Ghost Conference – November 11-13. See, hear and learn from real paranormal investigators and researchers & join in on night time investigations of some of Western Washington’s most haunted locations right in historic Port Gamble.
Check back frequently as I’ll update this post throughout the season. And please remember to check their individual site to make sure they are open and what rules are in place.
Lets have an amazing season and holiday!