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FALL FESTIVITIES AND FRIGHTS
Whether you’re looking for a daytime stroll through the pumpkin patch or a frighteningly good time in a haunted house, the Plateau has you covered.
Buckley’s Maris Farms does it all every October, from family-fun activities while the sun is up and a tour of terror once it sets. Start and end times vary depending on the day — check marisfarms.com for exact information and to buy tickets.
Daytime activities on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays include access to the corn maze, zip lines, the corn room, live pig and duck races, trout fishing the hot seat escape room, and evening light show, and more. Online tickets are $28 for 3 and older ($24 if bought in a week in advance) or about $32 on-site.
Nighttime activities begin at 7 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (except Oct. 2 and 9). Access to the (outdoor) Haunted Woods, a 30-minute haunted house, includes general farm admission for the activities described above, with some exceptions (like the escape room). General admission for online tickets is $38, or about $47 on-site.
To access all activities with the Haunt and Play package, ticket are $65 online, or about $81 on site.
Final notes: no on-site tickets sold between Oct. 14 – 23, and no activities are scheduled for Halloween.
Thomasson Family Farm
Enumclaw’s Thomasson Family Farm is open every day in October from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (noon on Halloween). Weekday tickets are $10, and gives you access to most farm activities like the corn maze, the trike track, giant games, the hay barn, and more.
Weekend tickets are $15, and include the above as well as a game of laser tag, access to the children’s zip line, and the apple slingshot.
Tickets can be bought at thomassonfarm.com.
The pumpkin patch is always free and dog friendly (keep them on a leash).
The Fright Factory
Buckley’s Fright Factory has been voted as one of the county’s top haunted houses multiple times, and is ready to do it again. The Factory, which is mostly indoors, opens Oct. 1, and then every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Oct. 30, plus Halloween. Opening times are always 6 p.m.; closing times vary.
Tickets are $20, or $35 for a fast pass ($1 discounts if you bring a canned food donation).
For more information or discounts, head to frightfacory.net or their Facebook page.
Hometown Harvest: Osceola Country Gardens, formerly known as the Matson Family Farm (46620 228th Ave. SE, Enumclaw), is hosting its annual Hometown Harvest Festival on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be baked goods for sale, provided by the Hygge 188 Lodge of the Danish Sisterhood, hot beverages, hot dogs, various crafts, and other activities for all ages. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Visit Osceola Country Gardens on Facebook for more information.
Coffee with a Cop: Coffee with a Cop is normally held every first Monday of the month at Enumclaw City Hall, 9 a.m. to 10. However, Oct. 5 is National Coffee with a Cop Day, and is being hosted at The Local from 9 to 10 a.m.
Hocus Pocus showing: Molen Orthodontics is hosting a free viewing of Hocus Pocus 2 at Enumclaw’s Chalet Theatre on Oct. 8. Check-in is at 10:30 a.m., and the film begins at 11:30. The event is free, but you’ll need to head to hocuspocus2.eventbrite.com to register; those who attend will also receive popcorn, soda, and candy for free. Maximum family size for reserving tickets is six.
Calling all witches: NW Magical Events returns to Cole Street with Witches Night Out on Oct. 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. Beyond the pub crawl, there will be prize drawings, costume contests, a scavenger hunt, and more. Tickets are $30, and can be bought at nwmagicalevents.com.
Fill the Boot: Enumclaw firefighters will be holding their annual Fill the Boot campaign on Oct. 9, and will be receiving donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the intersection of Cole Street and Stevenson Avenue for the morning through early evening. Please drive slow!
NAMI mental health group: The National Alliance on Mental Illness South King County is starting the Family-to-Family program on Oct. 15. It’s an eight-session course to educate family, significant others, and friends about mental illness and how to help their loved ones. Register at nami.org.
Battlefield Addiction Dinner: The nonprofit Battlefield Addiction, which aims to support those suffering from addiction and their families, is hosting their 5th annual dinner and auction at the Enumclaw Expo Center on Oct. 22, starting at 5 p.m. The event is limited to 240 attendees; tickets are $100 for singles, or $750 for a table of eight. Virtual tickets are also available for $25, and gives attendees the change to start bidding on the auction items early. RSVP at battlefieldaddiction.com
Harvest Market: The summer Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ market will be transforming into a Harvest Market as the weather shifts. There will be only two days of market fare on Cole Street under the big tent — Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, both from 3 to 7 p.m. Check numclawplateaufarmersmarket.org for more news and vendor updates.
Halloween on Cole: The big day is here! Cole Street will be closing down for trick-or-treaters from 4 to 6 p.m. Make sure you dress up. Businesses who are not already signed up to participate can email email@example.com and we will send you the details for set-up.
Cole Street Night Market: Vendors will be setting up under the big tent on Cole Street every Friday in October, from 4 to 8 p.m. In additional to foods, crafts, and other wares, shoppers will be able to enjoy fire pits on the closed street.
Brewskis with a Newsie: Come meet your local journalists on every first Wednesday of each month at Cole Street Brewery (1627 Cole Street, Enumclaw) from 5 to 6 p.m. This is an informal event where residents can pitch stories, fact-check articles, and talk shop. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-802-8220.
WIBIT Night: The Enumclaw Aquatic Center hosts WIBIT Night every first Saturday of the month, and features large, inflatable pool obstacle courses. Call 360-815-1188 to reserve your spot. Tickets for reservations are $7.75 an hour; drop-ins are $9 an hour.