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Weekend filled with Halloween haunts, pumpkin parties

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Oct. 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
October 28, 2011 1:53 pm

For many people, this weekend is really Halloween (even though the holiday falls on Monday). They’ll be out visiting pumpkin patches, wandering through mazes, checking out haunted houses, and getting their costumes on. If you’re still looking for a plan, here are local options for fun:

PUMPKIN PATCHES, CORN MAZES

(See our interactive pumpkin patch map for directions.)

Double R Farms’ Pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, restrooms, school tours, 3-6 tonight and Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 5820 44th St. E., Puyallup. 253-227-5385.

Loves Farm’s Pumpkins, corn maze, 2010 Meridian E., Edgewood. $4.50. 253-942-3667.

Jim’s U-Fish at Old McDebbie’s Farm’s Pumpkin patch, fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, pony rides petting zoo and farm animals, 10 a.m.-6 tonight-Sunday, 4924 268th St. E., Spanaway. 253-875-0356.

Maris Farms’ Pumpkin patch, corn maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted trail, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides and farm animals, 10 a.m.-6 tonight-Monday, last maze at 5:30 p.m., 24713 Sumner Buckley Highway, Buckley. 888-235-5439, 253-862-2848.

Picha’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Pumpkins galore, five-acre corn maze, pumpkin sling and weekend hayrides through Monday, Picha’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup. Cost varies – entrance to the patch is free. 253-841-4443, pichafarms.com.

Sasaki Farms’ Pumpkin patch, noon-dusk daily, 15308 188th St. E., Orting. 360-893-5973.

V2 Farms’ Corn maze, pirate ship, Old West town, tepees by the pond, pumpkins and famous brick barn. Daytime corn maze open at 10 a.m. tonight-Sunday; hay wagon haunt ride opens at 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pirates of the Plateau corn maze opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; the farm is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, V2 Farm, 20613 S.E. 436th St., Enumclaw. $5. 206-353-6695.

HAUNTED PLACES

Fright Factory Haunted House A portion of the proceeds will benefit Buckley community activities, 7-11 tonight and Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 400 A St., Buckley, $10. 206-419-3217, frightfactory.net.

2011 Fright Fest Weekends $24.99 and tax at gate or $22.99 and tax/fee at wildwaves.com. The Scream Factory Haunted House, “Reunion of Souls,” Bennie’s Carnival of Wonders and Thriller Wave Pool Dance Party, 7 p.m. Saturday; Booville, 6-8 p.m., is a scare-free kids zone. Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way.

Rutledge Farms Haunted Maze Tickets sold starting at 5 p.m., maze is open 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m., last ticket sold at 11 p.m. nightly through Monday, Rutledge Farm, 302 93rd Ave. S.E., Olympia. $11. 360-357-3700, rutledgecornmaze.com.

Haunted Firehouse A fundraiser that supports programs of the Family Support Center and Capital Playhouse’s Kids At Play. The Haunted Firehouse is on the corner of State Avenue and Capitol Way, Olympia, and will be open 5-10 p.m. through Monday. It features Jusby the Clown, as well as other well-known local actors.

My Morbid Mind Haunted House 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4548 Marvin Road S.E., Olympia. $10. $1 student and military discount with ID. A sprinkler system and other improvements have been added. mymorbidmind.com.

FAMILY EVENTS

The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour and Eerie Dances
7-8 tonight; 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 p.m. Saturday; 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Merlino Arts Center, Jan Collum Ballroom, 508 S. Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $5. 253-272-4219, tacomacityballet.com.

Halloween Train 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie. Roundtrip fares: $8 ages 2-12, $12 adults, $10 ages 62 and older. 425-888-3030, trainmuseum.org.

Pumpkin Palooza 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Puyallup, W. Main St, Puyallup. 253-840-2631.

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen Celebrate Halloween in the style of past centuries by listening to ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire, 7-9 tonight and Saturday at Fort Nisqually in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park. Follow a trail of glowing jack-o-lanterns to a blazing bonfire in the meadow beyond the fort’s walls. Storytellers from the past will send shivers down your spine as their words bring forth spirits of the fur trade. The evening begins with gentler tales that appropriate for all ages. After a break for complimentary cider and cookies, stories get darker. Dress for chilly weather. Chairs or blankets to sit on are welcome. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12 and younger, $20 per family. Get tickets at fortnisqually.org.

Fall Harvest For ages 3 to sixth grade, an afternoon of fun and festivities. Children must be accompanied by a parent and are encouraged to wear costumes. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. Donations of food for food bank or money for UNICEF.

LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma. Free. lemaymarymount.org.

Trunk or Treating 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. Free.

Trunk or Treat 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 150 S. 356th St., Federal Way. Free.

Tricks for Treatsnoon-5 p.m. Sunday, Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, 7338 26th Street E., Fife. Pet food donation. 800-730-3794, everydoghas.com.

Spooky Stories 2 p.m. Sunday, Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90th St. E., Bonney Lake. Free. piercecountylibrary.org.

Tacoma Mall Hosting Happy Haunting Halloween Party
1-3 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Mall, 4502 S. Steele St., Tacoma. Free.

Truck and Tractor Day Climb aboard trucks, decorate pumpkins, hayrides, 3-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8698 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood. Free, $1 for hayride. 253-983-7887.

FOR THE GROWN UPS

Halloween Party With Birds & Batteries, Peter Wolf Crier, & Goldfinch 8 p.m. Sunday, The Space Tacoma, 729 Court C, Tacoma.
$8. 253-254-6361, thewarehousetacoma.com.

FreakNight Festival 2011 8 p.m. Friday, WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. South, Seattle. $59. wamutheater.com.

Auburn Performing Arts Series presents a Halloween Movie “Night of the Living Dead” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. $3. 253-931-3043, auburnwa.gov/arts.

Cowboys & Aliens haunt Dance 5-10:45 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Elks Lodge No. 2388, 6313 75th St. W., Lakewood. $15 dinner and dance, $8 for dance only. 253-588-2388.

University Place for Art Fall Art & Concert Series A night with Edgar Allan Poe performed by Tim Hoban & Fabric Artists Helen Hein and Anne Doumit Sparks, 7-8:30 p.m. tonight, University Place Civic Bldg. Atrium, 3609 Market Square, University Place. Free Donations accepted. 253-565-8466, www.upforart.org.

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