Halloween is upon us this weekend and it’s time to celebrate a wonderfully spooky way to have fun with friends and family. Now that everyone has his or her Halloween costume (and if you don’t check out our last post about last minute DIY Halloween costumes) it’s time to find local event in Puyallup to show off that Halloween costume and get some treats. Here is a list of local events happening in the Puyallup and surrounding areas this weekend.
For some of the younger children ages 1-3, trick or treating isn’t really an option. Instead, the Puyallup Public Library hosts a “Toddler Treasures Storytime” Join Miss Carol for stories, song and rhymes to help entertain the young ones on October 30th at 11:15am. This is a free event that happens every Friday until November 21st. If you have any questions please feel free to call the library at (253) 841-5454.
Looking for a safe place to take the kids on Halloween for some trick or treating? The Puyallup Main street Association has the “Boo-allup in Puyallup Trick or Treat” experience in the downtown area of Puyallup. A ton of local businesses will be handing out candies and treats from 3-6pm on October 31st. Don’t miss this fun event for the whole family!
The South Hill Mall also provides a safe trick or treating environment for kids on October 31st from 4pm until 7pm. Participating merchants will provide candy while supplies last. Also bring a can of food to help support the Puyallup Food Bank. The donation center for the food bank will be located in the center court. October is also anti-bullying month so Captain McFinn and Friends will be at the mall from 3-5pm in the center court to help teach kids about the effects of bullying and how to stop it. To learn more about Captain McFinn and Friends and their mission please visit www.captainmcfinn.com.
The Cobweb Carnival a fun and festive carnival that includes games, bounce houses and a family friendly Halloween setting for kids in Puyallup. The event takes places on October 31st from 3 until 6pm and is located in the Pioneer Park Pavilion. This event runs in conjunction with the B”oo-allup in Puyallup Trick or Treating” event in Downtown Puyallup. This event is hosted by the city of Puyallup and is completely free to kids and their families!
For a more adult oriented night out, Wayne’s Inn Bar and Grill is having a Halloween Costume Party on October 31st. The doors open at 10 pm and people in costume get in free. There will be $4 Fireball whiskey shots, $1 Jello shots, and $500 in prizes for the best couples costume, the sexiest costume and overall best costume. Come dressed to scare or impress and potentially win some money!
For people looking for a fright this Halloween, there is no better place the Wild Wave’s Fright Fest. Fright Fest includes over 20 amusement rides, 2 haunted houses and BOOVILLE for children 12 and under. The two haunted houses featured are “The Chamber of Souls” and the “Play Ground Haunted House” in 3-D. Please note that the haunted houses are rated PG-13 so no children under 13 are allowed to enter. BOOLVILLE is a scare free zone that offers Halloween fun for children that includes the Monster Music Factory, a giant inflatable slide, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting a much more!
Maris Farms offers all different kinds of fun fall activities on their 5+ acre farm. They have an animal barn, a corn maze, pedal carts, a giant jumping pillow, a large pumpkin patch and much, much more! Maris Farms also has the Haunted Woods, which is sure to bring frights and delights to all who dare to visit. The Haunted Woods offers a creepy quest through the corn and the forest that is a fun and scary for people who dare to accept the challenge. Maris Farms is open through this weekend.
For a truly scary experience, check out the Fright Factory Haunted House. Open on October 29th and 30th from 7pm until 11pm and on Halloween night from 7pm until 12pm, the Fright Factory is sure to provide an awesomely scary experience that is very realistic and horrifying. General admission is only $12.00 and make sure to bring cash because credit and debit cards are not accepted. If you bring a canned food donation for the local food bank you will receive a dollar off the general admission price. They also have food and beverage vendors onsite along with parking. If you are ready for a truly scary and frightening Halloween experience, The Fright Factory should be one of your stops this weekend.
Make sure you have a wonderfully scary and safe Halloween this weekend. If you have any other suggestions of places to visit, please let us know on Twitter at https://twitter.com/puyallupcom. We look forward to hearing about any recommendations you might have!