Halloween is on a Wednesday. Sigh. But despite the holiday’s unfortunate timing, there are a ton of spooky, scary and fun activities to be had. Whether you want to decorate Halloween cupcakes with Cupcake Royal, watch Dracula the ballet or scream your head off at Nightmare at Beaver Lake, we’ve got a wide range of activities that will make you excited (or scared) about Halloween again.
Pumpkin Patches Worth Going To
Dr. Maze’s Farm in Redmond offers pumpkin farm tours perfect for preschool through elementary aged kids, held every half-hour from 9am to 1pm Monday through Thursday Oct. 1-31. Learn how pumpkins grow, visit the farm animals, explore the field maze and choose your own pumpkin to take home. The costs is $8 per child. The patch is also open daily through the 31st.
It’s fall harvest time in Issaquah! Open every day from 10am to 5pm through Oct. 28, Trinity Farm and Pumpkin Patch has it all, from U-Pick pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, and even a bouncy castle and slide.
Hop on the hay wagon and find your perfect pumpkin at Jubilee Farm in Carnation, open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am to 5pm. Make your way through the hay maze, visit with farm animals, and pick out some seasonal goodies on your visit!
Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish has pumpkins and a mystery to be solved. Little kids can walk through a .3 mile corn maze while older kiddos (who are up for a challenge) can travel through a 3 mile maze to solve the puzzle of which animal kidnapped Farmer Joe. Thomas Family Farm also has monster truck rides, paintballing during the day and a haunted house and a zombie safari paintball hayride at night.
Halloween Cupcake Decorating
Indulge your sweet tooth at Cupcake Royale Bellevue’s “Decorate it Yourself” Cupcake Party, Oct. 29 from 4:30-6pm. There will be two demos, and kids can stay and learn how to design delectable mummies, spider webs, and pumpkins with the help of Cupcake Royale Specialists. Demo and decorating is $5, make sure to bring the kids in costume for a special deal! cupcakeroyale.com
Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
The Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Remlinger Farms is not one to miss! Open weekends through Oct. 28 from 10am to 6pm, the theme park and farm goes all out with fall festivities for all ages. Board the steam train, ride on flying pumpkins, make your way through the corn mazes, and don’t forget to take home a pumpkin! Click here for more information. remlingerfarms.com
Dracula, the Ballet
The International Ballet Theatre celebrates the hallowed season with their annual performance of Dracula at Meydenbauer Center, a thrilling production that the whole family can sink their teeth into! The show runs through Oct. 28, beginning at 7:30pm every night with 2pm matinees on Sundays. Ticket prices range from $25- $50, for more information and to purchase tickets visit Dracula. ibtbellevue.org
If you’re looking for an extra scare this season, visit Beaver Lake Park for the ninth annual Nightmare at Beaver Lake. The park is transformed from Oct. 19 through 31 (closed 10/22 and 23) into a haunted hallow filled with scary sets and an 1,800 square-foot haunted house. Admission is $10 per person for the Family Scare (7 – 7:45pm), $16/person for the Full Scare (8 pm to closing 10 pm school nights, 11pm Fridays and Saturdays). Bring a canned good for $1 off. All proceeds benefit the Sammamish Rotary Club’s high school scholarships and funding for community and international service projects.
Murder Mystery Dinner
Looking for a night of mystery and intrigue? The Murder Mystery company presents “Murder at the Masquerade” on Oct. 21 at the French Creek Manor in Snohomish, where you will be an attendee at the Billionaires Club’s annual Masquerade Ball. Immersed in a sea of masked suspects, will you be able to unmask the true killer? Admission is $60 per person. For more information and ticket sales click here.