Updated last: 9/27/2023
Halloween and Fall activities are bigger and better then what they have been the past couple years! Get out there this season, and have some fun!
Every Fall/Halloween my family and I take in all things pumpkin and spooky, we love participating in all the festivities leading up to All Hallows Eve, and of course the kids love getting candy!
What is something that is on your families must do this season?
Are you local to the South Sound & Kitsap Peninsula areas? If you’re looking for something fun to do this season, check out the list below I’ve done a lot of the digging for you.
*Event dates and information are beginning to be posted, be sure to come back often to see if anything has been added. Some events require registration and spots can fill quickly. Also, 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
- Best Homemade Mac & Cheese
- Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Apple Pie
LIST OF SOUTH SOUND PUMPKIN PATCHES & FALL FUN – 2023
Check out all the fun happening this fall in the South Sound and Kitsap Peninsula areas!
Open September 30th-October 31st, 2023. You’ll love to wander in the Pumpkin Patch, take an old-fashioned wagon ride, and so much more! With acres of attractions and lots of good things to eat, you’ll make fun memories with a day in the country. New 2023- Low Ropes Obstacle Course and 5-acre “Top Fun” giant corn maze.
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-October 31, 2023. 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. Open daily, September 17-October 31, 2023
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 season 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! – Check out their site.
Located at 6116 52nd Street East in Puyallup.
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.
Opens October 1-October 31st. Plan on our familiar offerings such as pumpkins, hayride, kiddie trains, food and coffee vendors and our amazing cornmaze. Bluegrass Festival events happening on the weekends October 8-30.
Located at 6502 52nd St E, Puyallup
Open Oct 1-31, check out their site for what’s available and ticket purchasing. Expanded Play Areas, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Woods, Light Show. 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. Check their website for hours.
Located at 38223 236th Ave SE, Enumclaw
•Old McDebbie’s Farm & Jim’s U-Fish
Pumpkins coming soon! 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
Bring the family to pick pumpkins and other fun fall festivities.
Located at 9229 Day Rd, Bainbridge Island
Small family farm that you can come pick pumpkins at, open weekends on the Key Peninsula!
Located at 1512 Whiteman Rd SW, Lakebay
We will be open for our fall festival/pumpkin patch Friday-Sunday starting September 29 through the end of October. Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Western town play area, outdoor games, photo ops, and 90 farm visit. Reservations only.
Located at 7777 Rosedale St NW, Gig Harbor
More of a farm stand, but you can still get pumpkins and other seasonal products. We’re open Friday-Sunday 11-5 beginning the first weekend in April and running through Christmas Eve.
Located at 5925 Artondale Dr NW Gig Harbor
Fun Fall Events
I’ll try and keep this post as updated as I can. So, come back often! If it’s
crossed out, I just haven’t seen any info yet, but that doesn’t mean the event’s not happening.
All Season Long:
•Libraries hold events all season long, most if not all, are free. Check out your local library, if it requires registration be sure to sign up quickly as they fill up fast.
Pierce County Library
Tacoma Public Library
Kitsap County Library
•Check out your local arts and crafts small business’, as many are hosting fall themed nights.
•September 30-October 29, 2023 – Haunted Forest at Grand Farms on the Key Peninsula – 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.
•September 29-November 4, 2023(Weekends) – Fright House 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.
•October 6 – 29, 2023 – Fright Fest at Wild Waves – Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
•Every Friday & Saturday in October – Port Gamble Ghost Walk – 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+
•Halloween Costume Swap at Kidimu on Bainbridge Island – for more information visit.
September 19th – October 7th
Drop-off clean, outgrown, no longer needed children’s Halloween costumes and accessories.
Saturday October 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 10am – 12pm
Come swap or “shop” for a “new-to-you” costume!
•Starting October 6, 2023 Legends Haunted Ranch & Torture Chamber in Roy, WA – The Haunted Ranch is open every Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm to 12:00am. Not for the faint of heart though. 32421 Tisch Rd S Roy
•October 1- October 31, 2023 – The ‘Scarecrows & Skeletons of Fircrest’ Display Contest– Drive around the town of Fircrest and look at all the scarecrows in the yards/porches.
•October 1-October 31, 2023 –Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk – 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. Battle Point BBQ or Sauced will bring their food truck on Saturdays in October (see the schedule below), and this year, you can get coffee and donuts from Sweet Dahlia on three Sunday mornings.
•Scarecrow Display of Downtown Port Orchard – Starting October 18th, 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.
Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds – TBA
•September 1-3, 2023 – Olympia Harbor Days – The Olympia Harbor Days Festival, a free event offered every Labor Day Weekend, is an award winning free and family friendly event that showcases many of the vintage tugboats of the Puget Sound with a walk aboard show at the docks and races in the bay.
•September 1-24, 2023 – Washington State Fair in Puyallup
•September 9, 2023 – Harvest Home at Fort Nisqually – 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.
•September 9, 2023 – Touch a Truck at Sprinker Park, 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.
•September 9, 2023 – Fiesta De La Familia – at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, Noon-7PM. Enjoy food, a beer garden, live entertainment, an art show, and hands on crafts. See roaming entertainers and a sand artist in action. Kids will enjoy balloon making, face painting and more.
•September 9, 2023 – Tacoma Moon Festival – 1-7pm at the Chinese Reconciliation Park. The 11th 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.
•September 10, 2023 – Fall Family Blast at Chapel Hill Church – Gig Harbor, 11:30am-1:30pm. Bring blankets to sit on and enjoy live music on the grassy hill by The Locals. Delicious food from Millville Pizza and Iscreamery will be available for sale. You can also sample coffees from Coffee Oasis and let us know which one you like best! Kids can enjoy bounce houses, chalk drawing, and face painting as we kick off the fall. Invite your friends and neighbors!
•September 16, 2023 – Free Children’s Workshop: Fall Harvest & Scarecrows– 10:30am-12:00pm, at Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor. Ages: 5-11, Children will make their own scarecrows and harvest fall vegetables from the garden. Each workshop is limited to 21 children and must be pre-registered. Registration for each workshop opens 30 days prior to the event.
•September 16, 2023 – Harvest Party on the Lawn in Poulsbo – 10am-4pm. Museum Campus Lawn. Fall is in the air! Join us for fun treats, hot apple cider and cocoa, and lawn games and fall crafts!
•September 23, 2023 – Cellar to Attic Tour Day, Meeker Mansion in Puyallup – Noon – 4pm
•September 23, 2023 – Lula Fest (Hispanic Heritage Celebration) – 3-9pm. Downtown Olympia. Performances, food and vendors.
•September 23, 2023 – Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
•September 23, 2023 – JBLM Oktoberfest – 11am-8pm Enjoy German-style bands, games, prizes, family dancing, rock wall, kids’ crafts and much more. Admission and entertainment are free; food, beverages and brews available for purchase.
•September 23, 2023 – Harvest Tea Party in Bremerton – 2-4PM, The West Side Improvement Club is hosting another Tea Party. This will be a Harvest Tea Party for the whole family. We will provide a variety of teas, sandwiches, cookies, and more as well as fun entertainment such as crafts and games. Tickets are only $20 per person. Very limited tickets will be sold at the door, so reserve your table today.
•September 23, 2023 – Harvest Tea Party – Bremerton, 2-4pm. The West Side Improvement Club is hosting another Tea Party. This will be a Harvest Tea Party for the whole family. We will provide a variety of teas, sandwiches, cookies, and more as well as fun entertainment such as crafts and games. Tickets are only $20 per person. Very limited tickets will be sold at the door, so reserve your table today.
•September 24, 2023 – 3rd Annual Ciderhaus Oktoberfest – Poulsbo, 12pm. We will have delicious food specials, Oktoberfest beer sampling and pairing from local breweries, a live band with the fun ‘Hometown Band’ showcasing local talent with their brass and upbeat Bavarian melodies, and even some fun games for the entire family.
•October 1, 2023 Steilacoom’s 47th Annual Apple Squeeze – 10am-4pm in historic downtown Steilacoom.
•October 1, 2023 – Harvest Sunday at Bible Baptist Church in Port Orchard – 10:30AM FALL IS HERE! Come join us for Harvest Sunday. After the service we will enjoy hot apple cider, cornbread, chili, and some yummy treats.
•October 6-8, 2023 – Tacoma Greek Festival– St. Nicholas’ Church in Tacoma. We’ll be back in full force for 2023. Look for the best Greek Festival ever! As always, all pastries are prepared hand made right here at the St. Nicholas kitchen.
•October 6-8, 2023 – Oktoberfest Northwest– at the Washington State Fair. Enjoy traditional Oktoberfest music and dance, authentic German food, a large variety of German beers poured in steins, Wiener Dog Races, Stein Dash 5K, Sports Haus, Bavarian Bier-lympics, Root Beer Garden, and the Northwest’s exclusive Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions. The event closes out Friday and Saturday nights with the Puget Sound’s top 80’s cover bands.
•October 6-7, 2023 –Candlelight Tour – at Fort Nisqually, 6-9pm. Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this outdoor 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 in the year 1859. Be entertained by songs, dances, and games. During the tours, these people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st century visitors. Advance ticket purchase is required for this popular event!
•October 7, 2023 – Pumpkin Fest at Port Orchard Farmers Market – 9am-2pm. Come enjoy kids fall activities, purchase pumpkins from our farmers enjoy the photo booth! Local potter, Sallie Nau with Salllie’s Custom Clayworks will be hosting a Paint your Own Pumpkin Event. Pumpkins are ceramic and will have to be picked up the following week. $15 for plain pumpkin and $20 for Jack O’ Lantern. Comes with a glowing light.
•October 7, 2023 – Scarecrow Festival – 11am-4pm Family friendly entertainment, carnival games, hayride, food and vendor booths and more. Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor.
•October 7, 2023 – Formal Halloween Tea in Tacoma – at Olive Branch Cafe & Tea Room. First annual Special Edition Formal Halloween Afternoon Tea Service, live pianist. Must purchase tickets in advanced, tickets go on sale September 3rd. Payments must be made by Tuesday October 3rd. First come first serve. There will be no tickets sold at the door.
•October 7, 2023 – Harvest Festival – Dacca Park in Fife, 10am-4pm. 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!
•October 7, 2023 – Children’s Day in Lacey – 11am-2pm, Huntamer Park. Join us for a great day of FREE, kid-friendly fun! Enjoy booths filled with games, activities, arts & crafts, entertainment, inflatables and more! Food vendors will be on-site. Event is held rain or shine.
•October 7, 2023 – NW Glass Pumpkin Patch Poulsbo – at Valley Nursery, 9am-3pm. Wander through a dazzling array of over 2,000 handblown glass pumpkins in a variety of colors, shapes & prices ranges. Come pick the perfect pumpkin made by local and other North American glass artists. Average prices range from $35-85. These glass art pumpkins are perfect for the autumn season, yet beautiful enough to display year-round. Come pick the perfect pumpkin for yourself or as a gift.
•October 7-8, 2023- Founders Day at Pioneer Farm– 11-5:30pm. Help us Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village restore our historic Stubbs and McClimans cabin roofs by purchasing All Day Passes for anyone Age 3 and up. Pioneer Farm and Indian Village Tours, Wagon Ride $1/person, Make a Candle $1 each, music, food, games for the entire family.
•October 7-8, 2023 – Key Peninsula Farm Tour – 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!
•October 8, 2023 – Fall Festival on the Ruston Waterfront – 10am-6pm. Enjoy Fall family (and PET) friendly activities right here at the waterfront! Come to the Waterfront Market at Ruston, Tacoma‘s Public Market!
•October 13, 2023 – Oktoberfest in University Place – in Market Square, 5-9pm. Be sure to invite your neighbors and friends to join you for a special fall evening filled with food, drink, entertainment and fun for all. In addition to genuine German fare and polka-inspiring oompah music and entertainment, plus children’s activities and games, event-goers will be able to enjoy a refreshing pint from a locally-sponsored beer garden.
•October 13, 2023 – Halloween Treats at Center of Norpoint – Tacoma, (Age 8-16) Organize a Halloween-themed class where kids can learn to make spooky treats like monster-themed cupcakes or ghost-shaped cookies! 5-7PM, pre-registration required.
•October 13-14, 2023 – Hoot n Howl at NW Trek– 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.
•October 14, 2023 – Annual Macaroni Kid Gig Harbor Trunk or Treat – 3-5pm. Get information and tickets here.
•October 14, 2023 – Cider Squeeze at Meeker Mansion – 10am-3pm. Bring your family and friends and join us at our fun annual Cider Squeeze event.
•October 14, 2023 – Lakewood Truck & Tractor Day – Noon- 3PM 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.
•October 14, 2023 – Family Day at the Museum of Glass: Hispanic Heritage Month – 1-4pm. MOG education staff will lead you in a variety of crafts celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
•October 14, 2023- Trick or Tree – at Spanaway Park, 10am-2pm. Please come by to TRICK-OR-TREE with us at the Spanaway Park Playground and pick up a free tree in an event with our partners at Green Tacoma Day – City of Tacoma.
•October 14-15, 2023 – Point Defiance Zoo Boo – 9:30am-3:0pm! Costumes, animals, candy and more fun! Free with admission and membership.
•October 14-15, 2023- Founders Day at Pioneer Farm– 11-5:30pm. Help us Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village restore our historic Stubbs and McClimans cabin roofs by purchasing All Day Passes for anyone Age 3 and up. Pioneer Farm and Indian Village Tours, Wagon Ride $1/person, Make a Candle $1 each, music, food, games for the entire family.
•October 17-19, 2023 – Haunted Hayride on Bainbridge Island – 2023 at Battle Point Park, 5:30-9pm. $11 per person, registration required.
•October 19, 2023 – Haunted Trails of Fircrest – Thelma Gilmure Park, more info coming soon.
•October 20-21, 2023 – Hoot n Howl at NW Trek– 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.
•October 20-22, 2023(two weekends) – Harvest Festival at Miracle Ranch – 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.
•October 20-31, 2023 – Trail of Tricks – University Place. Halloween creatures have taken over the Grandview Trail at Chambers Creek Regional Park! Starting at the playground, go along the trail in search of 10 creepy and spooky creatures but don’t pick them up as that could bring bad luck. Find all 10 creatures, fill out your scavenger hunt card, then turn in the hunt card to get a prize!
•October 20-21, 2023 – Trick or Tree: Glow in the dark egg hunt – Olmstead Tree Farms in Poulsbo. Don’t miss out on this fun family friendly event ! You’ll scour our Christmas tree field where thousands of hidden candy and toy-filled eggs are just waiting to be found. The best part? You’ll do it in the dark! You’ll hunt for both glowing and non-glowing eggs. 3 lucky golden egg winners will win a special prize each night! After filling your bucket you can wander through our Spooky Woods. But only if you dare! We are offering multiple nights in October and hope you’ll join us for this premier and unique event! But don’t delay, tickets are limited!
•October 20-29, 2023 & October 31, 2023 – All Hallows Eve at Lakewold Gardens – Discover the eerie charm of Lakewold Gardens as the Halloween season approaches! In October, as the daylight fades and the darkness sets in, take part in a thrilling scavenger hunt to search for elusive bats concealed amidst the ivy and swaying branches of the garden.
•October 21, 2023 – Halloween Carvival at Edison Square in Tacoma- 1pm-11pm. Something for all ages,, Kids/Teens showcase 1pm to 4pm, Adults ages 18+ showcase 6pm to 11pm(full bar). Live performances, vendors, and more! Purchase tickets here.
•October 21, 2023 – Harvest Fest at Star Center – Tacoma, Bring the family for harvest-themed fun featuring games and activities, inflatable slides, arts & crafts, live animal encounters, a costume contest and giveaways! Free, *Activities and giveaways provided while supplies last.
•October 21, 2023 – Paint a Scarecrow – at It’s All About Art in Port Orchard, 3PM. This is a cutie and really fun activity!
•October 21-22, 2023 – The Haunt at WSIC– In Bremerton, 6:30PM-11PM, all ages, $5 suggested donation. Do you dare go inside? You may come face to wicked face with witches, ghouls, monsters or villains from your worst nightmares.
•October 21, 2023 – Movie at the Pool – Fife Aquatic Center, 6-9pm. Get your tickets now for this spooktacular event: Movie at the Pool, showing Hotel Transylvania. Splash and swim in the pool while watching a movie on our 20′ screen! Tickets will sell out fast. Be sure to purchase yours today!
•October 24, 2023 – Poe’s Crows Paint & Sip – Yoked Farmhouse & Brewery in Port Orchard. Fall Paint and sip ….What’s spookier than Poe’s crow 35 a person includes materials and instruction …food and drink available for purchase. Purchase tickets here.
•LeMay Trunk or Treat – TBA 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.
•October 20-29, 2023 & October 31, 2023 – All Hallows Eve at Lakewold Gardens – Discover the eerie charm of Lakewold Gardens as the Halloween season approaches! In October, as the daylight fades and the darkness sets in, take part in a thrilling scavenger hunt to search for elusive bats concealed amidst the ivy and swaying branches of the garden.
•October 25-29, 2023 – Haunted Headlights – Frontier Park in Graham, 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.
•October 27, 2023 – Truck Or Treat – Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor, 5-8pm. PenMet Parks is hosting a family-friendly “Trunk-or-Treat” event the weekend before Halloween.
•October 27, 2023 Hit the Hay Fall Festival – The Coffee Oasis, Join us for food, games, festivities, and tons of candy (for ages 13-25)! ALL FREE!
The PORT 1424 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma – 5-8PM
The Coffee Oasis Port Orchard Drop-In Center 807A Bay St, Port Orchard – 6-9PM
The Coffee Oasis Poulsbo Drop-In Center 780 NE Iverson St, Poulsbo – 6-9PM
The Coffee Oasis Kingston Drop-In Center 11212 WA-104, Kingston – 6-9PM
The Coffee Oasis Bremerton Drop-In Center 822 Burwell St, Bremerton – 6-9PM
•October 27, 2023 – Trick or Tree: Glow in the dark egg hunt – Olmstead Tree Farms in Poulsbo. Don’t miss out on this fun family friendly event ! You’ll scour our Christmas tree field where thousands of hidden candy and toy-filled eggs are just waiting to be found. The best part? You’ll do it in the dark! You’ll hunt for both glowing and non-glowing eggs. 3 lucky golden egg winners will win a special prize each night! After filling your bucket you can wander through our Spooky Woods. But only if you dare! We are offering multiple nights in October and hope you’ll join us for this premier and unique event! But don’t delay, tickets are limited!
•October 27, 2023 – Trunk or Treat in Silverdale – Hosted by Encore staff fill up on treats, and enjoy some festivities. 5pm-7pm
•October 27-29, 2023(two weekends) – Harvest Festival at Miracle Ranch – 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.
•October 27-28, 2023 – Make Seabeck Glow – Carving party and light refreshments. Oct 27, Noon-5pm and Oct 28 10am-5pm
•October 28, 2023 – Ghosts in the Graveyard in Poulsbo – 1PM – 3PM. First Lutheran Church Cemetery. Take a tour of the historic First Lutheran Cemetery to find all the “Ghosts in the Graveyard”. In collaboration with the actors from the Jewel Box Theater, museum volunteers will become members of the past and enchant visitors with stories from long ago.
•October 28, 2023- Ghost Train Ride at Kitsap Live Steamers– Tickets on sale soon! 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!
•October 28, 2023 – Trunk or Treat in Gig Harbor – 4pm-7pm. More info to come.
•October 28, 2023 – Trunk or Treat at Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club – 6-8:30pm. Wear your favorite costume, bring your candy bucket and prepare for some fun! Food truck on site.
•October 28, 2023 – Tacoma Bazaar – 11am-3pm. Street maker’s market celebrating Halloween highlighting 30+ women-owned small businesses with food truck, pumpkin painting, face painting, trunk or treat, music and espresso stand! 3025 S. Union Ave.
•October 28, 2023 – Dia de Muertos at Eastside Community Center in Tacoma– The Día de los Muertos celebration originates in pre-Hispanic Mexico. To honor its roots and be accessible to the community, this commemoration will be in Spanish with interpretation in English so that other communities can enjoy it as well. Also at the celebration, there will be local artists and Mexican food in addition to the traditional procession and community altar.
•October 28, 2023 – Harvest Fest at Norpoint – Tacoma, Bring the family for harvest-themed fun featuring crafts, treats, carnival games, dancing, a costume contest, and end the evening with Trunk or Treat! Free
•October 28, 2023 – Halloween Activity Party at Craft Theory – Lakewood, 1-4PM Join us for a festive Halloween Party at Craft Theory! We welcome families from around the Lakewood area into our space for games, snacks, and crafts this Halloween season. We’ll be having a costume contest with prizes as well so make sure you dress up! There will be at least 6 activities available. Purchase tickets online.
•October 28, 2023 – Teen Fright Night Lock In – Bainbridge Island Library, 7-9PM. Spend an evening locked in where you’ll need your wits to survive! Come and make zombie Barbies, have a Tarot reading, participate in a ghost’s story, watch a scary movie and much, much more! *Registration is preferred but not required.
•October 28, 2023 – All Hallows Eve – Gateway Park(in Gig Harbor) from 5pm-8pm. Face painting, hayrides, apple slingshots, pumpkin bowling, costume contest, trunk or treat, carved pumpkin displays, crafts, and so much candy!
•October 28, 2023 – Bay Street BOO BASH! 3-5PM. Trick or treating from 3-5pm at participating downtown businesses. The Port Orchard branch of Kitsap Regional Library is providing a story told from place to place that you can follow along, starting at Josephine’s Merchantile ( 701 Bay Street). No matter where you jump in, just follow the arrows and look for the STOP FOR CANDY signs.
•October 28, 2023 – Dia de los Muertos in Tacoma– Join us for Día de los Muertos Celebration on 6th Ave on Saturday, October 28th, from 11am-6pm, 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 procession down 6th Ave, listen to live music, eat latin food and shop local craft vendors.
This is a FREE family friendly community event. Main Stage in the TAPCO Parking lot. Kid’s Area and activities. Vendors throughout.
•October 28-29, 2023 – Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp – at NW Trek, 9:30am-3pm Watch our animals eat, play, stomp and chomp with pumpkins. Free with admission and membership.
•October 28-29, 2023 – Spooky Kids Day at Crystal Cove & Tea – South Hill Mall. It is that time again! We can’t wait for this Halloweens Kid’s Day. Come break geodes with us, dig for crystal tumbles, Trick-or-Treat from us and our wonderful pop-up vendors who will be joining us! Come hang out with a Mermaid, and learn from the Puyallup Valley Mineral Club! Feel free to come in costume! $10 per kid.
•October 29, 2023 – Family Halloween Party in Puyallup – 2pm-4pm, at Fruitland Grange. Bring the kids (in costume or not) to enjoy trick or treating, games, and more. This is an indoor event and will take place on the ground floor and upstairs. Hot dog meals will be available for a suggested donation of $5.00.
•October 29, 2023 – Trunk or Treat at South Kitsap High School – Put on by Newlife Church in Port Orchard, 5-7PM. Come to the South Kitsap High School dressed up in your Halloween costume and go trunk to trunk for lots of candy! It will be a family friendly event with coffee for parents to keep you warm!
•October 29, 2023 – Haunted Gym at Sound Elite Athletics – Port Orchard, 6-8pm. $5 per kid, ages 5 and up
•October 30 & 31, 2023 – Halloween Buggy Bash at Bug & Reptile Museum in Bremerton – 10am-5pm. Swing by to touch some critters and collect a free treat while supplies last!
•October 31, 2023 – Harvest Fest Family Fun and Ghost Gala at People’s Community Center – Tacoma, Bring the family for safe holiday fun! Activities include Trunk or Treat, arts & crafts, inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, and more! Free
•October 31, 2023 – Up & Atom Steam Days: Candy Catapult – 3:30pm-5pm, Fern Hill Library on S. 84th. Today we’ll be making catapults to launch candy corn and candy pumpkins. Experiment with your design to make it launch as far as you can! Suitable for grades K-8th.
•October 31, 2023 – Halloween Carnival in Fife – Join Fife Police Department for games, prizes and SAFE FUN at the Fife Halloween youth carnival from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Admission is free with the donation of one non-perishable food item for our local food bank.
•October 31 – Gig Harbor Waterfront Trick or Treat – 3-6pm Outdoor events offer a safer environment for gatherings, our Halloween event typically draws more than 2,000 people.
•October 31 – Uptown Gig Harbor Trick or Treat – 4-6pm more details coming soon.
•October 31 – Downtown Bremerton Trick or Treat – Celebrate Downtown Bremerton’s 25th Annual Trick-Or-Treat Street on Halloween night from 5:00pm–7:30pm.
The streets of 4th and Pacific will be shut down to cars for a safe area for your small ghouls, goblins, and fairy tale creatures to roam safely. Enjoy free Trick-or-Treating by participating businesses, a costumed puppy parade care of Gastro Pup (contact them for more details!), touch-a-truck care of Bremerton Fire Department, Bremerton Police Department, and Clark Construction, as well as a festive photo booth, and FREE parking available at the garage on Washington at 4th Street!
•October 31 – Hometown Halloween Bainbridge Island – An all ages Island tradition, continues this year on October 31st, from 4:00-6:00pm on Winslow Way in downtown Bainbridge.
•October 31 – Boo-Allup in Puyallup – trick or treat downtown Puyallup. 3pm-6pm
•October 31 – Spooktacular in Poulsbo – more details to come.
•October 31 – Halloween Trick or Treat in Port Gamble – starting at 1pm trick or treat the Port Gamble Businesses
•October 31 – Halloween Party at Kidimu on Bainbridge Island – Join us for our FREE outdoor Halloween Party on the Plaza on 10/31 from 1pm – 4pm. We will be celebrating with pumpkin science, painting ghosts & pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and more!
•October 31 – Masonic Trunk or Treat in Tumwater – Come check out this fun Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night from 4-7pm. Last year there were SO many cool trunks with all sorts of fun decorations, lots of candy and games! It is 100% free to attend but there will be boxes if you want to drop off a donation or two for the Family Support Center. We are in need of diapers, wipes, snacks, hygiene supplies, and new socks of all sizes!
•October 31, 2023 – Truck or Treat (Bremerton) – Starts at 5PM. West Side Improvement Club in Bremerton will be hosting the 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.
•October 31, 2023 – Trunk or Treat in Bremerton – Sylvan Way Church, 5pm-7:30pm
•October 31, 2023 – Trunk or Treat FWC Kitsap in Port Orchard – 5:30pm-7:30pm, This is a community event and the public is welcome! Everything is free and you won’t find a better way to spend Halloween. With over 50 trunks, there is an abundance of candy! We can’t wait to see you there!
•October 31, 2023 – Trunk or Treat at First Christian Church of Port Orchard – 5:30-7:30PM
•October 31, 2023 – Halloween Hullabaloo & Trunk or Treat – In Kingston, 5-7PM Come out to the church for Trunk or Treat, enjoy free refreshments, games, and plenty of family fun.
•October 31, 2023 – Fall Festival at Christian Life Center – Port Orchard, 6:30-8:00PM
Check back frequently, as I’ll update this post throughout the season. And please remember to check each individual site to make sure they are open and what rules are in place.
Lets have an amazing season and holiday!