Spooky Halloween Hot Spots

The spirit of Halloween is in the air, and even though Oct. 31 falls on a Tuesday this year, spooktacular events in the region will keep you excited — and frightened — all month long.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Now, if you are up for something a bit more frightful, we have just the thing for you. The annual Nightmare at Beaver Lake transforms Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish into a horror-filled indoor and outdoor haunted house that will leave you screaming for your life. Hike through the woods while volunteers dedicated to fright emerge from the dark. All money generated is donated back into the community. Check the event website for further information on days and times. The nightmare will begin Friday, Oct. 13.

Nightmare on 9 Haunted House

The Nightmare on 9 Haunted House opens its doors on Oct. 7. Come see a gruesome story unfold on evenings in October at this haunted house — we dare you. This event is not recommended for children under 12; and tickets can be purchased on the website.

Oxtober Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate the season at the pumpkin patch that puts the “x” in Oxtober — the Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in Carnation. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October, enjoy the full festival of live music, crafts, hayrides, and the Kids’ Farm at Oxtober Pumpkin Festival. Browse the Farm Stand for certified organic produce and other seasonal vegetables, fruits, and plants. Magic beans are the currency used around these hay bales and are available for purchase at the festival.

Remlinger Farms

Enjoy some old-fashioned harvest fun with your whole family at the Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival. Five weekends of fun began on Sept. 23 when the farm opened for not only pumpkin picking but 25 rides; a corn maze; live entertainment; a petting zoo; and, of course, farm-baked treats. The fall fun will continue every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at the farm in Carnation.

Fox Hollow Farms

Find your perfect pumpkin in Issaquah at Fox Hollow Farms during the Fall Festival begins on Sept. 23 and ends on Oct. 28 with the Halloween Carnival. Bring your little goblins to enjoy a hay maze, animals, a massive corn bin, savory s’mores at the bonfire, and a train ride along the creek — you may even see the salmon moving upstream! Check the website for days and times.

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