What are you doing for Halloween? If the answer is “I don’t know,” you might want to consider attending one of these top events in the Northwest.
Stalker Farms, Snohomish
Everyone knows that clowns are one of the most terrifying things there is, and Stalker Farms takes advantage of that fear by offering a macabre magic show from Pogo the Clown with “psychopathic tendencies.” It also features a narrative-based haunted house in which a plague called “Blood Rot” has turned area residents into mutant cannibals. All costumed ticket holders will also get free candy on Halloween night.
MoPOP – Museum of Popular Culture, Seattle
MoPop will host the HAUNT Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28 at 8 p.m. Dress in your wildest and most elaborate costume and enjoy live music and DJ dancing, cocktails and go-go dancers as well as a monster costume contest with a grand prize of $1,000.
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
If you’re looking for something family friendly in Seattle, head to the Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday the 28th for its Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating event, free with zoo admission. The event includes storytelling and puppet shows appropriate for little ones, pumpkins for the animals and trick-or-treating for kids. One child, 12 years and under, will be admitted free if they wear a costume, with every full-price adult admission that’s paid.
Kirkland Zombie Wine Walk
If you’re like wine and zombies, this event is for you – they say “even the undead enjoy a good cabernet,” offering the chance to become your best zombie and lurch around downtown Kirkland on a tour that includes stops at a number of local wineries and breweries. You don’t have to dress up, but what kind of fun would that be? And, if you go all out you might just win a gift certificate to Kirkland’s Trellis Restaurant too.
Doom Funk Halloween Party at Nectar Lounge, Seattle
On October 31st, Nectar Lounge will host a funky monster mash at Nectar Lounge that includes five brass-funk groups from across the nation: Jonny Sonic, Gramps the Vamp, Actionesse, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps and Filthy Femcorps. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
Halloween Costume Party w/ Barrel Room’s Dueling Piano, Portland
The Barrel Room in Portland will host its annual Showbar Costume Party with Dueling Pianos featuring Liz Fohl with guest Shannon Bengford. Dress in costume to win fabulous prizes and enjoy drink specials all night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Function PDX, Portland
The latest and greatest culinary event space Function PDX will host two different Halloween parties: The first, on Friday, October 27, is a screening of Stranger Things season two and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The second is on October 31st, a Halloween Masquerade Happy Hour taking place from 4 to 9 p.m., featuring beer, wine, cocktails, and champagne. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you.
Punch Bowl Social Portland
Halloween is the best time of the year for horror film fans, and if you want to celebrate that, head to Punch Bowl Social, a bar and game room in downtown Portland on Saturday, October 28th at 9 p.m. Don your creepiest costume for the horror-movie themed party to compete for prizes and order up a bowl of the special Halloween punch, the Wolfsbane Punch punchbowl. There’s no cover charge, a live DJ will be spinning tunes, and there’s karaoke, bowling and video games too.
Tales of Hallows’ Eve, Bend
In Central Oregon, Bend will host a family-friendly Halloween party at the High Desert Museum on October 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. Live animals will appear during dramatic readings of cautionary tales, and visitors can enter the haunted Spirit of the West exhibit where ghosts of the frontier come alive! Costumes are encouraged and the museum’s cafe will also offer “ghoulish treats, eats and drinks,” including adult beverages.
Mill District Trick-or-Treating Bash, Bend
The annual trick-or-treating bash will be hosted in Bend’s Old Mill District on Halloween from 4 to 7 p.m. Dress up and collect treats, enjoy hot cider, enter your pet into the pet costume contest, hop on a hay ride, browse or buy arts and crafts, and check out the reptile petting zoo.
Dance of the Dead, Bend
Worthy Brewing hosts the ‘Dance of the Dead’ on Friday, October 27th at 8 p.m.. It will feature DJ Dojah and other DJS who will spin all-time favorite dance tunes as well as Virtual Reality, performers, prizes and plenty of food and drink.
Monster’s Ball, Couer d’ Alene
The Resort of Coeur d’Alene hoss a number of Halloween-inspired events, including a moonlit horror cruise, trick or treating, and the annual Monster’s Ball, for adults age 21 and over. The bash includes a live DJ and a costume contest with prizes.
Five Nights at Fattys, Boise
Fattys overs five nights of terror starting October 27th. Costumes are highly encouraged, and there will be contests with prizes too. In fact, there are $6,000 worth just for walking through the door, along with music, dancing, candy, and of course, plenty of drink.