It’s the spooky time of year once again and there’s no shortage of haunts, treats and sweets available this Halloween.
Several events are held throughout the weekend in Sequim and the surrounding area for children and adults. Some require admission while others are free and some have stipulations for entry, so plan accordingly.
Through Oct. 31
• Pumpkin Patch fun
Sequim’s Pumpkin Patch and corn maze is open and ready for business. The Pumpkin Patch, a 33-acre farm at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road is open from noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (9-10 a.m. for field trips) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Co-owner Theresa Lassila said the corn maze this year features an “Alice in Wonderland” theme designed by brother-and-sister duo Eric and Amanda Lawton. Lassila said she keeps the Pumpkin Patch going each year in memory of her father, Phil Lassila, who started the tradition in 1999.
U-pick pumpkins vary in cost depending on the size, type and style of pumpkin. The pumpkin shoot costs $5 for two pumpkins and a chance at $100 if it goes in the barrel. The maze costs $5 for youths 12 and younger to visit, $10 for 13 and older. To schedule an appointment for field trips, call Lassila at 360-461-0940.
Friday, Oct. 27
• College hosts horror film with live music
A silent classic horror film with live piano accompaniment? It’s hard to get more “Halloween” than that. Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema presents the quintessential vampire film,” Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror,” with an original live score by local composer and musician Linda Dowdell, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. The screening is free an open to the public, and features an introduction by Nick Thompson, local filmmaker and photographer. For more information, email Sean Gomez at email@example.com.
• Haunted Bordello in PT
Open only to those 17 and older, Port Townsend’s Haunted Bordello returns to 313 Walker St. on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7-10:30 p.m. by reservation. Tickets of $15 must be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com. At tour time, attendees’ names will be read off at will-call. Groups of three to five guests will be admitted to the house at once. The guided tour includes strobe lights, artificial smoke, steep stairs and graphic scenes.
Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Oct. 31
• Fifth Floor Haunted House
Port Angeles’ Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., will present “Twisted Myths & Fairy Tales” from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27; Saturday, Oct. 28; and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for youths 12 and younger. Profits benefit the Elks National Foundation, which supports community grants and scholarships. Participants embark on the haunted house by way of elevator to the fifth floor of the lodge, where “twisted” mystical characters await the unsuspecting. The haunted house does not allow participants or actors to touch — of course, that doesn’t restrict jumping out of shadowy corners.
Saturday, Oct. 28
• High school hosts ‘Haunted Hallways’
Sequim High School’s annual Haunted Hallways event is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the high school’s H building, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Parents/guardians can bring children dressed in costumes for Halloween activities and fun. No admission is required, but donations of canned food will be accepted and appreciated. This is supported by Sequim High’s ASB and campus clubs.
• Family scavenger hunt, events on tap
Olympic Nature Experience hosts a Fall Family Scavenger Hunt set for 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2741 Towne Road, Sequim. Along with the scavenger hunt, the event features storytelling, snacks and a bake sale. Cost is $15 per family or $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the Olympic Nature Experience. Call 360-461-7169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more about the event or to volunteer.
• Pumpkin party, fair at Sequim Prairie Grange
The Sequim Prairie Grange Pumpkin Party and Country Fair is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Glenda Clark Memorial Kitchen behind the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road. The event features pumpkin carving and cookie decorating. The doors to the hall open at 4:30 p.m. for the Country Fair, with food, games (ring toss, darts, fishing pond, etc.), guessing games and a cake walk with food available for purchase in the kitchen. Game tickets cost $0.25 each. This is an event for the entire family. Costumes are welcome. For more information, call Dorinda Becker at 360-683-8296.
• Halloween Bash at the Boys and Girls Club
The Carroll C. Kendall Unit Boys and Girls Club in Sequim, 400 W. Fir St., is holding a Halloween Bash from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Admission is $1 per person and includes 10 games tickets. There will be pizza, games, arts and crafts, a haunted house, costume contest and cupcake walk. It is open to the public and all ages are welcome.
• Halloween Party 7 Cedars Casino
7 Cedars is throwing a Halloween party and costume contest with musical guest Sway from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Club Seven, 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, Sequim. Costume contest begins at 11 p.m. and there will be $2,500 in cash prizes. No cover, guests must be 21 and over.
Sunday, Oct. 29
• ‘Owloween Party’, 275953 U.S. Highway 101, Gardiner, hosts an “Owloween Party” from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, to raise money for Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue. Bird rescue volunteers are bringing their rescue owls for the event, which will also feature games and prizes for youths, including 30 handmade great horned owl masks. Call 360-797-7100.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
• Sequim Merchants Trick or Treat
The annual Sequim Merchants Trick or Treat will be held at a variety of Sequim businesses between 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The free event, sponsored by the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sequim Merchants, features business owners with a posted picture of a pumpkin in their window handing out treats to children.
Trick or Treat in Downtown Port Angeles
The Port Angeles Downtown Association Trick or Treat is from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The event is open to costumed youngsters accompanied by parents or caregivers. Stores bearing a “trick or treat” sing on doors or windows offer treats to costumed children. Downtown streets remain open to traffic so care should be exercised when crossing streets. There will be two photo areas where people can get their pictures taken for free; one on E. Front Street and 1st Street.
• Trick or Treating at Ferrellgas
The staff at the Ferrellgas office will be handing out treats for children and pets from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 646 S. 3rd Avenue, Sequim.
• Trick or Treat at Sinclair Place
There will be trick or treating opportunities from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Sinclair Place, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. Bring your favorite monsters for a spooktacular good time and apple cider.
• Harvest Happening
Faith Lutheran Church, 382 W. Cedar St., Sequim, hosts a Harvest Happening from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Event includes hot dogs, candy, games and crafts and the public is welcome.
• Food for Fun at King’s Way
King’s Way Foursquare Church hosts “The Bash – Food for Fun” starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road. With fun for the whole family, this 20th-annual event features game booths, bounce houses, pony rides, a rock-climbing wall and more. Admission is a food donation which goes to the Sequim Food Bank. Hot dogs and snacks will be available for purchase. Friendly costumes are welcome. At 7 p.m. is a showing of “Luther,” celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Call 360-683-8020 or email to email@example.com for more information.
• Ghost stories on tap
The SKWIM and other Toastmasters club members host “A Ghost Storytelling Party,” a free event set for 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Sinclair Place, 680 W. Prairie St. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome. Coming in costume is encouraged. See 907529.toastmastersclubs.org or call 360-582-9145 for more information.
Through Oct. 30
• Boo Hunger Food Drive
Leadership students from Sequim High School will be placing paper grocery bags on door steps in the Sequim community on Wednesday, Oct. 25. On the bags, there will be a brief description of the food drive for when the bags will be picked up. On Monday, Oct. 30, students will go to the houses to pick up the bags. Students also will be hosting the food drive at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave, from Monday, Oct. 30-Friday, Nov. 3. Students will be accepting canned food donations as the entrance fee to the Haunted Hallways event on Oct. 28. All donations go to the Sequim Food Bank.