Remember “trick-or-treating” in the early ’60s? Can you smell the Tootsie Pops, Sugar Daddy pops, and Dubble Bubble Gum all mixed up in your pillowcase-turned-treat bag? This time of year always takes me back…maybe because of my penchant for retro candy! If you are looking for some good, old-fashioned family fun, I’ve compiled a list of some spooky and not-so-spooky family events around the Seattle area:
Carleton Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Everett/Lake Stevens
Watch the Pumpkin Cannon in action! Also…pumpkin patch, hay rides, kid’s play area, and “FREE Reins Chickens” trivia corn maze in Everett. Find out more at http://www.carletonfarm.com/
Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Festival, Carnation
Steam train, pony rides, mini-fair rides, farm petting zoo, corn maze, u-pick pumpkin field, and more…in Carnation just 45 minutes from Seattle! More info at http://www.remlingerfarms.com/.
Fall Festival at Camp Korey, Carnation
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, s’mores and snacks. Before you head out to Carnation, get a corn maze coupon on their website: http://campkorey.org/fallfestival.
Toddler Pumpkinpalooza, High Point
October 27, 10am – noon: Free pumpkin painting and games for little ones ages 1-5 at the High Point Community Center and Field, 6920 34th Ave. S.W. in West Seattle. Call 206-684-7422 or visit their Facebook page http://goo.gl/kDrPa.
Ghostology Event, Montlake
October 27, 6pm: Wear your costume and go on a ghost tour in the dark, for kids ages 10 and younger at the Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle. For more info call 206-684-4736.
Fall Harvest Family Fun, Seattle Center
October 27, 5:30pm – 7pm: Fun for the whole family at The Children’s Museum. Bring your own pumpkin for carving, snacks, and activities. Find out more at http://goo.gl/8jy7D.
Looking for grown-up events? Like a retro horror film – Night of the Living Dead (1968)? Check out Seattle Weekly’s list.