All the Best Haunts for Halloween
Scary and silly, haunted and wholesome, there's a world of things to do for Halloween in Tacoma and Pierce County. And if you want to make a real event out of it, follow our three-day itinerary for the ultimate freakiness, fun, and food.
Zoo Boo Weekend
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Oct. 15 to 16 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The annual fun, fall-themed weekend is always a hoot among families. There will be plenty of ghostly games and arts and crafts. Make your own spooky spider hat, test your ear by identifying sounds from nocturnal animals, and build a creepy, crawly bug out of sticks and stones. There will also be candy and treats for the kids (and don’t worry- the Kids’ Zone playground will be open to get out all that energy!). Look around the Zoo for decorations and vote for your favorite themed area.
Plus, pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! Watch as animals get pumpkins to munch on, see carved pumpkins in the plaza, guess the weight of pumpkins of all sizes, and watch divers in the Pacific Seas Aquarium carve pumpkins underwater (Sunday at 10:30am).
Costumes are encouraged for everyone (no face masks for adults, please). There will even be a costume parade!
Frighthouse Station - Tacoma's Ultimate Haunted Attraction
626 East 25th Street (Freighthouse Square)
Sept. 30 to Oct. 5
Tacoma's Ultimate Haunted House invites you to the dark underground where spirits walk, where lights fade and hopes dwindle.
Why face the horrors of reality when you can confront the horrors waiting inside? Reserve your tickets, bring some friends, and watch them shriek and lose bladder control. It's guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!
Wicked Fast 5K Halloween Run
N. 37th & Vassault St., Tacoma
Oct 29 – 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The 2022 Wicked Fast 5K Halloween Run: Bringing back the Halloween 5K tradition here in Tacoma! The Wicked Fast 5K registration will include t-shirts and glow-in-the-dark Halloween themed medals that are sure to scare the daylights out of you!
Halloween Bar Crawl
Steel Creek Tacoma
Oct. 29 – 4 to 11:59 p.m.
Join in on Tacoma’s best bar crawl! $1,000 grand prize for best costume! Exclusive drink and food specials! Waived cover at all venues! Awesome after-parties! Participating venues include Steel Creek American Whiskey Co., Dorky’s Arcade, Midgard Taproom, Pint and Pie, Puget Sound Pizza, Rusty Goat, Odin Brewing, and many more!
All Hallow’s Eve at Lakewold Gardens
Oct 14 to 31, Wed through Sun, 5 to 8 p.m.
Explore the grounds of Lakewold Gardens during the spookiest time of year! This coming October, as the days grow darker and dusk light dims, embark on a scavenger hunt for friendly (or fiendish) skeletons around the garden and win sweet treasures. Gather 'round as storytellers tell tales of ghoulish creatures from around the world. Learn the answers to your deepest darkest questions from a fortune teller. Discover mysterious scenes throughout the gardens to use as a backdrop for an otherworldly photo. And during the evening witness The Lakewold Haunting when Wagner House comes alive with creatures, light, and ghostly displays!
Also, on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. participate in a West African drum circle by Awodi drumming's Javoen Byrd. During the interactive drumming, hear folkloric stories about cats, witches, and magic. All in celebration of All Hallows' Eve!
Hoot ‘n’ Howl Weekends
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Oct. 14, Oct. 15, Oct. 21, Oct. 22 – 5 to 9 p.m. Last entry at 8 p.m.
Guests can walk Northwest Trek’s lit-up animal paths and try to find all eight trick-or-treat stations, play games like pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe, and snap spooky photos. Be sure to listen for nighttime animal noises (did you hear that howl?) and meet the barn owl, raccoons, or beavers and their keepers… you never know who you’ll find up and about! Plus, come inside the Cheney Discovery Center and learn about all things creepy and crawly, like a gopher snake, Pacific tree frog, or rough-skinned newt or join naturalists inside the Baker Cabin to learn about the amazing wild bats that roam the night sky near the wildlife park.
Over at the Kids' Trek nature-inspired playground, climb like a spider, swoop like a bat, and do freaky food science (6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. nightly).
Boo-Allup In Puyallup Trick Or Treat
October 31 – 3 to 6 p.m.
Bring your ghosts and ghouls to downtown Puyallup for a fun and safe Trick-or-Treating experience. Ghosts and Ghouls will have a scary-good time as they Trick-or-Treat our downtown businesses. This beloved event was put on hold last year due to COVID so we are excited to welcome everyone back to town!
Double R Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
5820 44th St. E
This family owned farm is conveniently located right off of River Road in Puyallup. Stop by to pick up some local pumpkins, try your luck as the pumpkin sling shot, get lost in the corn maze, or take a hay ride with a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier.
9710 State Route 162 East
A five-acre corn maze with over 3 miles of paths. It's fun for all ages with winding and mind-bending paths that take you through a unique design. Plus, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin sling shot, hay rides, farm animals, face painting, and more!
Maris Farms Haunted Woods
25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy
Your 30-minute terror begins in a haunted abandoned barn, home to a deranged circus of freaks and mutants. If you survive this, you’ll meander through a corn field loaded with your worst nightmares. You’ll enter the haunted woods through a turbulent vortex that leads you to more creatures lurking around every corner, waiting for the right moment to terrorize you.
This is truly not for the faint of heart! Do you have what it takes to survive the Haunted Woods? We challenge you!
Special Note: Due to an intense fright factor, the Haunted Woods is NOT recommended to children 10 & under or people with heart conditions.
The Fright Factory
2000 Collins Rd.
There’s a reason that Fright Factory continues to be one of the most well attended and highly reviewed haunted houses in the state of Washington, despite being almost 50 miles from Seattle and it’s because of the attention to detail.
When you get to the attraction, you are immediately whisked away to Halloween’s delightful insanity and the horror elements are ever present through every twist and turn. Aside from the excellent cast of assorted ghoulies and villains, when entering the VIP you are guided by delightfully gory clowns who are only happy to serve.
Sumner Street of Treats
October 31 – 4 to 7 p.m.
Bring your children to Historic Downtown Sumner for a night of Trick or Treating. This annual event is sponsored by the downtown merchants and is open to all children. The City even closes the street for the safety of the kids who will be celebrating along the main street as they show off their costumes and receive treats from the merchants.
My Haunted Forest
17616 S. Vaughn Rd NW
My Haunted Forest at Grand Farms is an immersive medieval horror themed haunt attraction located in Vaughn, WA. Now in its seventh year of business, it continues to grow and attract an ever further ranging audience. With fans young and old returning every year, the attraction continues to impress.
With features you can’t see anywhere else, as well as boasting a trail that gets longer every year, it is easy to understand the appeal. There simply is no other haunt attraction in the state like it. It’s been described as “renfaire meets scarefaire”.
Trick or Treat at Uptown Gig Harbor
Oct. 31 - 4 to 6 p.m.
A Spooktacular Halloween Trick or Treat event! October 31, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. throughout Uptown.
4th Annual Trunk or Treat
Gig Harbor High School
October 8 – 3 to 5 p.m.
Trunk-or-Treat has been a very popular event with ticket-times booking up fast. Secure your tickets for an afternoon of family fun before they’re gone!
Giant Pumpkin Carving
Uptown Gig Harbor
Oct 28 – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Professional Giant Pumpkin Carver Russ Leno will be back at Uptown Gig Harbor shopping center for the annual pumpkin carving display.
Rattle Dem Bones Bike Ride and Costume Contest
Gig Harbor Park & Ride
Oct 30 – 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Scheduled for the day prior to Halloween, Rattle Dem Bones is a bike ride and costume contest in which proceeds go toward the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation’s Community Recreation Fund.
Murder Mystery Dinner – I Love the ‘80s to Death
Ocean5 – Gig Harbor
Oct 28 – 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Wear your 80's best, or your 80's worst! We encourage super rad costumes and really big hair at this one-of-a-kind dinner party. Some of you will enjoy being detectives and solving this mystery and some of you will be a part of the production and become suspects! Dinner will be totally awesome street taco buffet!
We can't wait to go back in time to the best decade ever! Can you and your friends solve the crime?
Spooktacular Trunk or Treat
6050 20th St E, Fife, WA
Oct 29 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Trunk or treat is a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating door-to-door where kids walk through a parking lot, stopping at cars that have decorated trunks and receive candy. Costumes are encouraged and there is no age limit for the kids. Join us!