Updated last: 10/3/20
Halloween and Fall activities are going to look different from years past. But let’s not let the novel coronavirus put a damper on celebrating the holiday and season!
Every Fall/Halloween my family and I take in all things pumpkin and spooky, from pumpkin patches to trick or treating. Although this year will look a little different for us on October 31, we are opting to skip trick or treating and have a Halloween party.
What are your plans for Halloween night?
If you’re local to the South Sound 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 a lot of the festivities are canceled or limited, there are some activities to still enjoy.
*I’ll try keeping this post up to date but please check out the individual websites for any changes I may have missed – before you head out. And be sure to read 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.
List of South Sound Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun – 2020
Check out all the fun happening this fall!
Open September 26th 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
On October 31, the farm becomes haunted to celebrate this spooky occasion! For the time and more info check out the website.
Located at 9402 Rich Road SE Olympia
Hunter Family Farm
Opening October 2 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!
Located at 302 93rd Ave SE, Olympia
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
Details and dates for our pumpkin patch and corn maze will be coming soon!
Located at 6116 52nd Street East in Puyallup.
Information for the harvest fun is coming soon but the pumpkin patch is open Oct 1-Oct 31.
Located at 9710 State Route 162 E in Puyallup.
Typically opens Sept 28-October 31. More information coming soon on their website.
Located at 6502 52nd St E, Puyallup
They’re officially open for the season until Oct 31, check out their site for what’s available and ticket purchasing. Haunted Woods and FlashLight Maze are open Sept 19-Oct 31.
Located at 24713 Sumner Buckley Hwy in Buckley, 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.
Double R Farms
“During the month of October(starting October 3 at 10am) 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 date to be announced on their website.
Located at 38223 236th Ave SE, Enumclaw
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 to be announced.
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, most likely opens October 3rd.
Located at 3817 55th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor
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.
Spook-tober – Virtual Night Sky Tour – Oct 1-29 6-6:40pm Presented by Pierce College Science Dome staff, this 30-40 minute tour will incorporate a live talk and (weather permitting) real-time telescope observations captured with the Slooh telescope network. This program will run once a week for the month of October. Register online.
Haunted Forest at Grand Farms on the Key Peninsula – October 2-November 1 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!
Haunted Forest at Grand Farms Medieval Horror Live Show – Starting October 2- November 1. Also available this year we feature an On-Demand, online virtual tour for the first time ever! Go on the trail and brave the highwaymen looking for plunder, the orcs and bone devils, an evil queen, and all manner of ghastly creatures of the night, including a fire breathing dragon.
Harvest Festival in a Bag – Dacca Park in Fife October 2, 4-6pm. Free, while supplies last. To keep a small piece of the tradition alive, we will be giving out swag bags for kids at Dacca Park. The bag will include fall-themed crafts, treats, activities and more.
More Than A Trunk or Treat – October 2nd, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, Escape Hour Gig Harbor’s parking lot will be spooky, candy-filled, and ready to entertain. Each trunk will be decorated and themed after each of our experiences. There will be buckets and buckets of candy, free popcorn and hot cider, giveaways, a free raffle, and a pre-sale event for our upcoming Christmas experience. There will also be photo opportunities with your favorite characters, so come dressed up for the festivities! Tickets go live on August 31st at 6:00PM on our website. Mark your calendars! When you buy your tickets you will pick an arrival time.
National Night Out – Most cities/towns postponed their National Night Outs until October 6, 2020. Check your local areas National Night Out websites.
Virtual Ghost Tour – October 7, 8pm Come join us for the next installment of Pretty Gritty Tours virtual ghost tours. We will explore some of the most haunted locations in the Tacoma area and dig a little deeper into the stories behind them.
Catffeinated Fall Festival – October 10 11-4PM “Help us celebrate our 3 year anniversary and Catffeinated has had over 100 cat adoptions! We are throwing a fun fall festival, utilizing Catffeinated’s parking lot. We will have local vendors, raffles, giveaways and drink specials. Social distancing will be followed.”
Haunted Scavenger Hunt at Yelm Community Center – October 10, October 17, October 24 2-6PM – Come out and enjoy our first ever “Haunted Scavenger Hunt”. ” Rain or Shine” The cost is $5 per person or $15 for groups (up to 5 people). Children 12 and under must be accompanied for the entire event, by someone 16 or older. (no exceptions). ***All proceeds benefit the Yelm Senior Center*** Feel free to wear costumes, and be sure your phone is charged. You’ll want that selfie! Bring a flashlight!
Trick-or-treat Retail Market – Freighthouse Square Oct 9, 10, 11 Freighthouse Marketplace’s Covid safe retail market show!! come see all our wonderful retail and booth vendors in an indoor marketplace! Our building is sanitized and cleaned regularly. All vendors will be 6ft apart, pre screened for Covid, and be held to all regulations in regards to masks and sanitary care! guests are required to have a mask or some form of face guard and to keep 6ft apart. We will be limiting our occupancy to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Come Enjoy safely trick-or-treating while exploring our historic building full of shops and a wonderful food court! Costumes welcome!!!
Fircrest Costume Contest – October 12-26, for residents only. It’s time to get creative and start thinking about your Halloween costume. We’re excited to announce the Fircrest VIRTUAL Costume Contest! We have 6 different categories and really cool prizes. There’s even going to be a daily drawing the week of Halloween.
Drive In Movie – Lakewood, Fort Steilacoom – The City is excited to announce another Drive-in Movie experience – on October 16th we’ll be showing the award winning Disney and Pixar movie Coco at Fort Steilacoom Park! The movie will start at 7:00 p.m. $10 per vehicle – Each car gets a pumpkin, decorating kit and bag of popcorn.
All Hallows Eve Celebration Spooky Drive-Thru – Volunteer Park on the Key Peninsula – October 17 6-8pm Drive thru only event, costumes encouraged but not required. Free treat bag upon exiting the park.
Drive Thru Cider Squeeze – October 17 9am-4pm Meeker Mansion – For the first time ever the Meeker Mansion is hosting a drive-thru Cider Squeeze! Registration is required and is $20 per vehicle (size restrictions may apply as you will be driving through the historic carriage portico). You can preorder local Award Winning Apple Cider (Flash Pasteurized), Hard Apple Cider from Puyallup’s Cockrell Hard Ciders, locally made Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples & Apple Fritters to be picked up at the Mansion on October 17th at times assigned when you register. As you approach the Mansion you can enjoy a Model A car show featuring the Gallopin Gertie Car Club, hear from Ezra and Eliza Jane Meeker in their Oregon Trail covered wagon, and play the Oregon Trail game all from the safety of your vehicle.
Woof Woof Walk – South Hill Community Park October 24 Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a beautiful walk at Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Woof Woof Walk at South Hill Community Park along the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail in Puyallup.
LeMay Trunk or Treat – October 24 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! Families will drive through our estate, viewing classic cars decorated in Halloween themes staged along the path. A Goody bag filled with candy will be distributed to vehicles as they exit the property.
LeMay Craft Fair – October 25 10am-3pm Come shop Homemade Crafts, Direct Sales Companies, see classic cars, eat all the yummy foods, and much much more!!!! There is no fee for attending the craft show and only $10 for a museum tour.
THE HUNT in Fircrest – October 28-30 A great adventure and treasure are in your future.
Join the fun. The HUNT will happen October 28-30, 2020 between 9 am and 4 pm each day.
Tacoma City Ballet Presents: Dracula The Romantic Ballet Watch Party on Facebook – October 29, 2020 6pm-7:25pm Grab your favorite ghoulish snacks, check your internet connection, and join Tacoma City Ballet for a haunting good time as we relive the 2019 production of Dracula the Romantic Ballet!
Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat – October 30 3-4PM Pre-registration required. Join us for a drive-thru Trunk or Treat! Cars will be decorated, music will be playing, and each child will receive a candy/goodie from each booth.
Trunk or Treat – Puyallup October 30 6:30-8:30pm The whole family is invited to come enjoy the decorated trunks, candy, food, dunk tank and indoor bouncy inflatable obstacle course. Please no scary costumes.
Haunted Headlights – Frontier Park in Graham, October 30-31 5:30-8:30PM. 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.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Virtual Production) Tacoma Musical Playhouse – October 30 7pm, October 31 2pm and 7pm Come join Tacoma Musical Playhouse on for a spellbinding tale – THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW on Halloween!
This is the well-known, well-loved story of the schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones, and of course, The Headless Horseman. What will happen when Ichabod Crane comes face to face with the headless horseman? This new adaptation of the Washington Irving story is excellent for large groups and suitably spooky for Halloween!
Lincoln Business District Trick or Treat – October 31 12-5pm We are stocking up on candy and getting our 6ft poles ready for a safe, social distancing trick or treat extravaganza!
Kiddos in costumes can trick or treat in the Lincoln International Business District from 12pm-5pm, Saturday October 31st with participating businesses. We will have our 6ft poles ready to deliver candy safely!
Street of Treats – Downtown Sumner, safe Trick-or-Treating each Halloween. October 31st
Trick or Treating the Harbor – October 31, 2020 Gig Harbor
Boo-allup in Puyallup – October 31, 2020 3:00PM Journey out with your little ghouls and goblins on Halloween in a safe and fun trick or treating the environment. Dozens of downtown businesses will be handing out goodies and there will be more spooktacular festivities happening at the Pioneer Pavilion stage.
Free Zombie Apocalypse Drive Thru – October 31 6-8pm Belfair. Free Zombie Apocalypse Drive Thru on Halloween! Family fun packs will be handed out at the end of the drive thru!
Bonney Lake/Buckley Halloween Parade – October 31, 4:30pm Allan Yorke City Park. Welcome to the 2020 Halloween Parade. My idea is to get as many trucks as possible to decorate and go through neighborhoods passing out candy. I know my group will be stopping at the entrances so they can get in the bed but that part is up to y’all if you want to do the same.
Halloween “Car”nival Bonney Lake – October 31 4:30-6pm Drive through Trick or Treating at Creator Lutheran Church
Kids: Wear your costume and stay in your car as we pass treats to you.
Drivers (and anyone else with the window down): Please wear a mask/face covering to help stop the spread of Covid 19.
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!