As Halloween draws nearer there are plenty of family activities, pumpkin patches and other holiday events to check out this weekend and on Halloween. Here are some local choices.
PUMPKIN PATCHES/CORN MAZES
Picha’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through October. Picha’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup. 253-841-4443.
Double R Farms Pumpkin patch, corn maze and tractor-pulled hay rides, 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 pm. Saturdays and Sundays through October, 5820 44th St. E., Puyallup. 253-227-5385.
Jim’s U-Fish at Old McDebbie’s Farm Pumpkin patch, picnic area, pony rides and petting zoo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 4924 268th St. E., Spanaway, 253-875-0356. 253-370-5124.
Maris Farms Pumpkin patch, cow train rides, corn maze and haunted trail, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, corn maze open 1-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. Night corn maze, haunted woods also available. Call for complete schedule. 25001 Sumner Buckley Highway, Buckley. 253-862-2848.
Spooner Farms Harvest festival, pumpkin patch and corn maze, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 9710 state Route 162 E., Puyallup. 253-840-2059, spoonerberries.com/harvest-festival.
Thomasson Family Farm Pumpkin patch, corn maze and Kids Korral, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31; night time maze, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28-29. 38223 236th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. thomassonfamilyfarm.com.
Dark Hollow Haunted Forest 7-11 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Royal Arch Park, 20821 Renton Maple Valley Highway SE, Maple Valley. $15, $3 off with food bank donation.
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin patch, corn maze, and tractor-pulled hayrides, 9 a.m.-dusk daily, 1148 Central Ave. N., Kent. 253-854-5692, carpinito.com.
Hunter’s Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins, pumpkin patch, corn maze and pumpkin kiddie train, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 7401 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia. 360-456-0466.
Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm Pumpkins, horse drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patch, corn stalks, hay maze and corn maze, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 9402 Rich Road SE, Olympia. 360-491-7328.
Rutledge Corn Maze Haunted maze, pumpkin patch, horse drawn hayrides to the pumpkin patch, free parking and more, 10 a.m.-dark Mondays-Thursdays, 4 p.m.-dark Fridays, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, 302 93rd Ave. SE, Olympia. 360-357-3700.
Halloween Harvest Festival 2-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Washington Elementary School, 20 E St. NE, Auburn. Free. 253-931-3043, auburnwa.gov.
Tacoma Haunted House/Hillbilly Haunt 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, benefits Fisher House Foundation, 18 and older, adult themes. Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. $13.
Hell’s Gateway Haunted House High-tech scenes and props timed for the ultimate scare are controlled by movement, sound and a central computer, 7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct. 31, 2302 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma.hellsgateway.com.
Hellmouth Haunted House For NW Harvest, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31, Hellmouth Haunted House, 8415 Lawndale Ave. SW, Lakewood. Free.
Theatre of Lost Souls More than 20 scenes with indoor and outdoor areas sponsored by Paradise Theatre, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. weeknights Oct. 27-31, $9 ages 11 and older; $6 ages 10 and younger, Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Drive NW, Gig Harbor. 253-851-7529, paradisetheatre.org.
Fright Fest Scream factory haunted house, wave pool dance part, night rides and Boo-ville for little ones, 6-11 p.m. through Oct. 31. Wild Waves, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way. $23-$28. wildwaves.com.
Creepshow Terror in Tacoma Hollywood special effects artist Marcel Banks working with professionals, recommended for ages 13 and older, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27. Washington State History Museum, 1991 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. creepshowtacoma.com.
My Morbid Mind Haunted House New rooms, props, animatronics and more, 7-11 p.m. weekends and Halloween through Oct. 31. 4548 Marvin Road S.E., Olympia. $9-$11, 360-455-3330, mymorbidmind.com.
The Witches’ Ball 2012 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Dryer Masonic Center, 306 134th St. S., Tacoma. $20 single, $35 couple (in advance); $25 (at the door), terratacoma.org.
Halloween Radio Gala 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. $25; $40 for couples. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org.
Electric Ghost Riot Halloween-themed concert, 21 and older only, 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Temple Theater, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. $15-$40. lightsandmusic.com/event-electric-ghost-riot.
LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-2336, lemaymarymount.org/lemay-trunk-or-treat.html
Who Goes Bump in the Night? 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. $2.50 child; $2 member child; adults are free. 253-591-6439.
PhotoShock Freakshop – Drop In Photo Workshop Featuring a costume rack and a makeup artist so you can ghoul yourself up, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Main Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Free.
Annual Fall Festival and All Hallow’s Eve Walk Nightwalk 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27, Grinwood Lodge at Hick’s Lake, 6015 30th Ave. SE, Lacey. $5 in advance, $6 at the door. 360-866-8047, olympiacommunityschool.org.
Gentle Hallow’s Eve At Tacoma Waldorf School, 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Tacoma Waldorf School, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. $5; children younger than 3 get in free. 253-383-8711, tacomawaldorf.org.
East Pierce VFA Halloween Bash 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27, East Pierce Fire and Rescue Station 19, 350 State Route 162 E., South Prairie. Free, eastpiercevfa.org.
Fall Festival Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Olympia Christian School, 1215 Ethel St. NW, Olympia. 25 cents per ticket. ocssda.org.
Fall Festival 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. Free. puyallupumc.org.
Trunk-Or-Treat 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. Free. puyallupumc.org.
Trick or Treat on Antique Row Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Tacoma’s Antique Row, 743 Broadway, Tacoma. Free.
Trick or Treat with The Middle Floor Merchants noon-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Middle Floor Merchants @ Sanford and Son Antiques, 743 Broadway, Tacoma. Free admission.
Pumpkin Palooza 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31, STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma. STAR pass holders, boys and girls club members get in free; non-pass holders
pay $5 per child. 253-404-3939, metroparkstacoma.org/star-programs.
Street of Treats 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Sumner Downtown Association, 906 Kincaid, Sumner. Free. 253-70-9846, sumnerdowntown.com.
Harvest Trunk or Treat 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Gateway Church, 7310 12th Ave. E., Tacoma. Free. 253-537-6619, gatewaychurchtacoma.org.
Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen Halloween Storytelling A Fort Nisqually Foundation fundraiser, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. $5-$7. fortnisquallyfoundation.org, 253-591-5339.
Giant Pumpkin Carving 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27, Uptown Gig Harbor, 4701 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. 253-851-4557, uptowngigharbor.com.
El DIA de los Muertos Celebration 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 27, Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Free. 253-584-0252.
Halloween Family Fun Night 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Freight House Square Suite 203MA, 430 E. 25th St., Tacoma. Free. 253-305-0678, freighthousesquare.com
For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar