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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for people who get their thrills from paranormal activity and buckets of fake blood. This October, Seattle and its neighboring towns sink their teeth into the Halloween season with frights of all kinds, from a haunted tour through Washington’s oldest city to site-appropriate scares at the Georgetown Morgue to a walk through a creepy old barn curated by a macabre master. For even more events, scary and otherwise, check out our complete Halloween calendar.
The Fright on 44th
Taking a turn from their previous “haunted hospital” haunts, this free fright invites brave bookworms to enter a “haunted library” filled with chilling tales like IT, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Goosebumps, and other classics.
Columbia City, Oct 27 & 31
Georgetown Haunted History Tour
Discover the creepy secrets that lurk behind the street corners of Georgetown at this ghostly tour.
Georgetown, Oct 17-19
Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
This annual haunted village of doom—which takes place in an actual former morgue—hosts scares all throughout autumn. Bloodworks Northwest will be onsite on select Saturdays and promise VIP access to those who volunteer to donate blood.
Georgetown, through Nov 2
Haunted House at Magnuson Community Center
The community center will hark back to its roots as a military base for this haunt—we’re hoping for an eerie rendition of “Taps.”
Sand Point, Oct 25-26
Market Ghost Stories: A Haunted Excursion
Experience the sunny Pike Place Market in a new, creepy light on this ghostly tour through its alleys and arcades. The improv masters of Unexpected Productions are sure to keep things interesting.
Downtown, through Oct 31
Underground Paranormal Experience
Paranormal spirits are said to haunt the underground caverns that used to be the city streets before the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. Using “sophisticated investigative equipment employed by trained professional paranormal investigators,” search for ghostly activity yourself.
Pioneer Square, Friday-Saturday & Thurs Oct 31
EAST OF SEATTLE
Nightmare at Beaver Lake
Wander deep into the woods of Beaver Lake Park, leading to a haunted house at this unique indoor/outdoor haunting experience. There are sure to be frights behind every tree and around every corner, so don’t go with a full bladder.
Sammamish, Friday-Sunday & Oct 30-31
WEST OF SEATTLE
Ghosts, skeletons, pond monsters, and other creepy-but-harmless characters will punctuate this hayride along a pumpkin-lined trail. Afterward, kids and families can shake off any spooks by making crafts, sipping warm drinks, and playing games.
Bainbridge Island, Oct 21-23
Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds
Distorted fairy tales, zombie invasions, and slaughter estates are just a few themes to expect at this haunt.
Bremerton, Friday-Saturday & Oct 31-Nov 2
NORTH OF SEATTLE
Carleton Farm Frights
The cornfields of Lake Stevens crawl with unsavory ghouls every year as the farm plays host to Zombie Paintball, a Haunted Swamp, a Zombie Farm, and a no-haunt dark maze.
Lake Stevens, Oct 11-27 & 31
Concrete Ghost Walk 2019
Spot the ghoulish characters that haunt Concrete businesses on Saturday nights and learn about the town’s history.
Concrete, Saturdays through Oct 26
Run into creepy dolls, ghosts, and all manner of freaks at this Oak Harbor haunt.
Oak Harbor, Friday-Saturday & Thurs Oct 31
Haunted Fort Casey
Now in its fifth year, the historic Fort Casey State Park will welcome ghosts from its storied past (embodied by Whidbey Island Community Theatre actors) to take you all the way back to 1914. Kids can steer clear of scares with age-appropriate activities and trick-or-treating.
Coupeville, Oct 25-26
The garden will make a transformation both sinister and festive by hosting Halloween haunts, special treats, a Spirits & Spirits beer garden featuring local microbrews and cider, a glowing Jack O’ Lantern Lane, and more.
Kingston, Oct 25-26
This elaborate scare begins at the Curse of the Nile, where a sinister pharaoh awaits his next victim. From there, those who escape the tomb can move on to the Ballinger Asylum, through the Ballinger Cemetery, and into the depths of the Infernum (aka the Gates of Hell) before winding up at the 3D Circus and Clown Town Revival.
Mountlake Terrace, Friday-Sunday & Oct 31-Nov 2
Port Gamble Ghost Walk Tour
Port Gamble is known to be rife with ghosts and paranormal activity. This tour takes you through some of the town’s most “active” buildings, so bring a buddy.
Port Gamble, Friday-Saturday & Thurs Oct 31
Thomas Family Farm Haunts
In addition to their annual tradition of Zombie Paintball (where human visitors climb aboard a hayride and pummel the undead with paint-filled pellets) and the Nightmare on 9 haunted house, the Snohomish farm will add a haunted hayride and escape rooms to their roster of October scares.
Snohomish, Saturday-Sunday through Oct 27
SOUTH OF SEATTLE
Cinema of Horrors
If you dare, venture to Kelso to pay a visit to a twisted farmhouse (we’re picturing X-Files season 2 episode 4 vibes), an extra-freaky circus show, and other haunted attractions.
Kelso, Friday-Sunday & Oct 31-Nov 2
Fright Fest 2019
Wild Waves will offer six weekends of thrills this fall for kids and adults alike, including a nightly “parade of ghouls.”
Federal Way, Saturday-Sunday through Nov 2
Frighthouse Station Haunted House
Tacoma-dwelling ghosts and ghouls will lurk in the shadowy corners of two equally creepy haunts.
Tacoma, Thursday-Saturday & Sun Oct 27
Ghost Hunt in Steilacoom
Established in 1857, Steilacoom is Washington State’s oldest city, making it a hotbed of alleged ghostly activity. Starting at Topside Bar & Grill, this tour through the city’s historic downtown district will make stops at the Albert Balch home, the Bair store, and “a mysterious building in the woods” before reaching the freakiest (aka most haunted) destination: the Orr Family home and wagonship.
Steilacoom, Fri Oct 25
Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog
With the power to preserve bodies for years and years, a peat bog is an underrated destination for anyone who loves a good ghost story. On this tour, you’ll get to hear about the Shadow Lake Nature Preserve’s particularly haunted bog, which is also home to creepy critters like spiders and bats.
Renton, Fri Oct 25
Haunted Forest At Grand Farms
The forest will be adorned with creepy medieval characters (blood-thirsty queens and courts!) and things that jump out at you (dragons!). If you’re totally freaked out, comfort yourself with treats from food trucks and sip complimentary coffee and hot chocolate.
Vaughn, Friday-Sunday through Oct 31
Haunted Forest of Maple Valley
Walk down a mile-long haunted trail, knowing that your proceeds will help support youth organizations like Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
Maple Valley, Friday-Saturday through Oct 26
Maris Farms Haunted Woods
From a flashlight corn maze to a trek through the haunted Buckley woods, the farm will provide a month’s worth of scary activities.
Buckley, Friday-Sunday through Oct 27
My Morbid Mind
Saunter through a creepy old barn curated by “Master of the Macabre” Kevin Noah. The annual haunted house, which started out as a display on Noah’s front porch, is replete with several new rooms, animatronics, pneumatics, special effects, and more to freak you out.
Lacey, Friday-Saturday, through Oct 31
Rutledge Farms Haunts
The farm’s pumpkin patch and corn maze may look harmless by day, but at night they become host to undead creatures and ghouls skulking about. Choose between zombie paintball and a haunted corn maze (or opt for both).
Olympia, Thursday-Sunday through Oct 31
Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour
Take a tour through the Seattle Chocolate factory after hours for tricks and treats, as you search for clues to solve a mystery and find a hidden treasure.
Tukwila, Thursday-Sunday through Oct 27