PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Join Enumclaw’s 2nd annual pumpkin carving contest this year, and your artistic creation could be displayed downtown for all to see over Halloween weekend.
The contest will accept pumpkins on Oct. 29 from 5 to 6 p.m., and there are five age groups for submission: 5 to 8 years old (decorate, paint or carve), 9 to 12 years old, 13 to 16 years old, 17 to 20 years old, and 21 and older.
The event is hosted by Enumclaw Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Finished pumpkins can be submitted at the big tent at the corner of Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue.
For more information, call 360-825-3594.
Halloween is coming to Buckley a little early this year.
Little ghouls and goblins will be able to enjoy a closed-down Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m.
“The Chamber aims to support as many businesses as possible and a Saturday event serves them better than a Sunday event as a number of them are closed Sundays,” Chamber President Ali Santman said. “Plus as an added bonus, parents have shared that they are happy to get two uses out of their kiddos costumes.
A Halloween tradition returns to Enumclaw, and Cole Street will be closed Sunday, Oct. 31 for Trick-or-Treaters from 4 to 6 p.m.
In addition to being able to visit local businesses and collect candy, more than a dozen businesses have volunteered to set up a pop-up tent to add to the festivities, said Kerry Solmonsen of the Enumcaw Chamber of Commerce.
“There will be plentiful treats,” she added.
Cruise Enumclaw will also be making an appearance by giving out donated Hot Wheels to kids in lieu of candy (as supplies last, and one per child).
The Black Diamond Eagles continue to host the city’s annual Halloween celebration.
This year, trick-or-treaters can walk Railroad Avenue from from 4 to 6 p.m. and collect candy from local businesses (the street will likely still be open to traffic, so activities are limited to the sidewalks).
But before you do, make sure to stop at the Eagle’s Club to pick up a stamp card, to be stamped by each business you visit; return the completed stamp to the Eagle’s Club to be entered in to a raffle. Prizes include gift cards to local businesses, historical items from the local history museum, and family fun baskets.
Refreshments like free hot dogs, hot cocoa, and cider will be provided.
DAYS NUMBERED FOR HAUNTED HOUSES
Maris Farms’ Haunted Woods is wrapping up its 2021 season. The final days to visit the attraction are Oct. 22 – 23, and 29 – 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as Sunday, Oct. 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
General admission tickets are $38 and Fast Pass tickets are $50; tickets can be purchased at www.marisfarms.com.
New this year are Haunt & Play tickets, which adds $15 to your ticket price in exchange for being able to arrive up to four hours earlier before your Haunted Woods time and participate in all farm play activities (which includes the corn maze, the Hot Seat Escape Room, and the mechanical bull).
The Fright Factory
The Fright Factory has a few days left to churn out those last frights of the season. The final days to get your scare on are Oct. 22 – 24, and Oct. 29 – 31. Operating hours vary; head to www.frightfactory.net/ for more info.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, or $25 for a fast pass.
As always, the Factory is a cash-only venue, and you can receive $1 off by donating canned food at the door.