Halloween Activities in the Greater Seattle Area
With a beautiful fall in the Pacific Northwest well underway now in mid-September, many of us are ready for all the spooktacular festivities that come with Halloween. For those of us who enjoy a real fright, we’ve compiled a list of creepy-crawly activities, events, and places in and around Seattle. These activities may not be family friendly, or they may only be appropriate for specific age ranges. Make sure to read each website’s recommendations regarding who can participate.
- Georgetown Morgue Haunted House: The mysterious Georgetown Morgue made the Historic Morgue Society’s “most intriguing historic urban morgues” list back in 1999, and there is no mystery behind why it made the list. The morgue has a tragic and horrifying history, and to this day the horrific 1968 Seattle Crematorium Massacre that took place there is embroiled in speculation. Each year, the haunted house portion of the morgue sees a bit of remodeling so that even returning fright seekers don’t know what to expect.
- Stalker Farms: Located just outside of Seattle in the scenic city of Snohomish, Stalker Farms is a haunted attraction put on by Stocker Farms each year. Touting itself as “the original haunted corn trails in Washington State,” Stalker Farms creates an immersive eerie experience through unique storylines, detailed makeup, and talented actors.
- Maris Farms: Buckley is a beautiful small town with jutting alpine mountains surrounded by rolling hills. And in the center of it all is Maris Farms. During Spooky Season, Maris Farms hosts an event featuring haunted woods, a corn maze, pumpkins, photo-ops and good eats.
- Northern State Recreational Area: For those who enjoy hikes, making the drive to Sedro-Wooley is a great opportunity to see the historical remains of what was once the largest facility in the entire state for the mentally ill. The grounds were designed and landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, who famously designed Central Park in New York City, along with 37 parks and playgrounds in Seattle. Northern State Mental Hospital included a mill, quarry, greenhouse, and several other facilities. In the 1950s, the hospital housed as many as 2,700 people. The plans included a cemetary, where more than 1,500 patients were laid to rest.
- Queen Anne True Crime Tour: For fans of chilling true crime stories, this may be the tour for you. The tour covers several famous Seattle cases, and takes you through Queen Anne Hill, Chinatown International District, and several neighborhoods in the downtown area.