Whether you like to be scared, want to get lost in a corn maze or are just looking for the perfect pumpkin, the Kitsap Peninsula has Halloween activities sure to delight your entire family. Here’s a look:
Pumpkin patches & corn mazes
Creek House Farm – This family farm near Manchester offers u-pick organic, heirloom pumpkins, plus autumn crafts, farm animals, hay rides and a pumpkin play area. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10-6 Saturdays and noon-6 Sundays through October. More info.
Pheasant Fields Farm – Visit this farm near Silverdale for pumpkins, a wide range of fresh produce and a two-acre, all-ages corn maze. Hours: 10-6 Mondays through Saturdays and noon-6 Sundays. Be sure to say “Hi” to Farmer Nikki. Details.
Minder Maze – This five-acre Bremerton maze is serious fun through October. Hours: 3-8 Wednesdays through Fridays, 10-8 Saturdays and noon-6 Sundays. Admission is $6 for children ages 5-17 and $10 for adults. Information.
Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk – Some 300 carved pumpkins light a woodland path at this annual family favorite from 6-8 Oct. 14-15. There’s also a hay maze, bounce house, photos with the Great Pumpkin, live music and food. Donations accepted for Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club. More.
Super Squash Scavenger Hunt – The grounds of Bloedel Reserve are covered with all manner of squash and pumpkins through Nov. 1. While kids follow a special map to find the hidden orbs, parents get to enjoy the garden’s fall color. Bloedel is open 10-4 Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students 13-18 and $5 for children 5-12. Details.
Harvest Fest – Celebrate fall with this free old-fashioned festival at Miracle Ranch Oct. 20-23. Activities include a rodeo, hay rides, petting zoo, hay maze, carnival games and old-time apple press. Meals, pony rides and pumpkin chucking also available for a fee. Information.
Haunted Hayride – Ride through the “haunted,” pumpkin-lined trails of Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point Park Oct. 24-26, where ghosts, zombies, mummies and historic figures lurk in the shadows. There are also crafts, games, hot cocoa and cookies at this family-friendly event. Rides are $7. Info here.
Ghost Train – Join Kitsap Live Steamers for this slightly spooky ride through the woods of South Kitsap Regional Park 5-9 Oct. 29. There will be fun and games for the whole family, food, trick-or-treating and more. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $5 and available here.
Spirits & Spirits Fest – What happens when you mix boos and booze? You get a week of fun Oct. 21-29 that includes a visit to the Poulsbo Beermuda Triangle, a glow-in-the-dark treasure hunt for kids and an adult costume party, plus specials at restaurants, breweries and wineries. Tickets are $25 and include a free ghost walk.
Haunted Fairgrounds – If you’re ready for some serious scares, Haunted Fairgrounds is for you. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween Monday. Lights-on tours start at 5 and cost $5. Full-scare tours run 6-11 on October weekends and 6-10 Oct. 31. Tickets are $15. Save $1 when you donate non-perishables for the food bank. Details.
Port Gamble Paranormal – The historic mill town of Port Gamble just might be the most haunted spot on the Kitsap Peninsula. Find out for yourself during guided ghost walks Oct. 14, 21, 22 or 31 or with a deep dive at the Port Gamble Ghost Conference Oct. 28-30. More info.