This Halloween season, there's no shortage of events for those who get their thrills from ghostly tales and gory haunts. We've gathered all the options below, from the slightly spooky to the downright freaky, including creepy tours of Capitol Hill and Georgetown, and haunted houses from Georgetown to Port Gamble to Tacoma. For even more events, scary and otherwise, check out our list of last-minute and affordable Halloween events, or our complete Halloween calendar.
Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tours
Ghosts reside in all corners of Capitol Hill, from alleyways to historic landmarks. Hear about the creepy characters that have called the neighborhood home (including "Seattle's first serial killer," Dr. Linda Hazzard), the floating wine bottles that have been seen hovering in some old restaurants, and more. Costumes are encouraged (except for clown costumes).
Capitol Hill, Oct 27 & 30
The Fright on 44th
Get in the spirit of Halloween at this Columbia City haunt. Kids are welcome on Oct 28, but the festivities on All Hallows' Eve are strictly for grown-ups.
Columbia City, Oct 28 & 31
Georgetown Haunted History Tour
Discover the creepy secrets that lurk behind the street corners of Georgetown at this ghostly tour.
Georgetown, Oct 19-20
This annual haunted village of doom—which takes places in an actual former morgue—hosts scares all throughout autumn.
Georgetown, Thursday-Sunday & Oct 29-31
Market Ghost Stories
Explore the creepiest, most ghostly nooks and crannies of the famous open-air market with a group of local improvisers.
Downtown, Oct 19–31
Spooky Kayak Tour
Paddle on the lake by the light of full moon to get an earful of nocturnal wildlife (and ghosts!).
University District, Oct 27
Underground Paranormal Experience
Paranormal spirits are said to haunt the underground caverns that used to be the city streets before the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. Using "sophisticated investigative equipment employed by trained professional paranormal investigators," search for ghostly activity yourself.
Pioneer Square, Friday-Saturday & Oct 31
EAST OF SEATTLE
Night on a Dark Trail
Brave the darkness and walk through a trail in an abandoned RV campground, where you'll experience Halloween-themed theatrical performances ranging from kooky to straight-up spooky.
Snoqualmie, Friday-Saturday through Oct 27
Nightmare at Beaver Lake
Wander deep into the woods of Beaver Lake Park, leading to a haunted house at this unique indoor/outdoor haunting experience. There are sure to be frights behind every tree and around every corner, so don't go with a full bladder.
Sammamish, Friday-Sunday & Oct 30-31
WEST OF SEATTLE
Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds
Distorted fairy tales, zombie invasions, and slaughter estates are just a few themes to expect at this haunt.
Bremerton, Friday-Saturday & Oct 25 & 31
NORTH OF SEATTLE
Arlington Community Haunted House
After engaging in some nice fall activities early in the evening, stay on for a haunted house.
Arlington, Friday-Saturday through Oct 27
Carleton Farm Frights
The cornfields of Lake Stevens crawl with unsavory ghouls every year as the farm plays host to Zombie Paintball, a Haunted Swamp, a Zombie Farm, and a no-haunt dark maze.
Lake Stevens, Friday-Saturday & Oct 28 & 31
Run into creepy dolls, ghosts, and all manner of freaks at this Oak Harbor haunt.
Oak Harbor, Friday-Saturday through Oct 27
Head to Port Townsend for the seventh and final year of this "dead sexy" haunted house.
Port Townsend, Oct 26-27
The garden will make a transformation both sinister and festive by hosting Halloween haunts, special treats, a Spirits & Spirits beer garden featuring local microbrews and cider, a glowing Jack O’ Lantern Lane, and more.
Kingston, Oct 26-27
This elaborate scare begins at the Curse of the Nile, where a sinister pharaoh awaits his next victim. From there, those who escape the tomb can move on to the Ballinger Asylum, through the Ballinger Cemetery, and into the depths of the Infernum (aka the Gates of Hell) before winding up at the 3D Circus and Clown Town Revival.
Mountlake Terrace, Friday-Sunday & Oct 31
Port Gamble Ghost Walks
Port Gamble is known to be rife with ghosts and paranormal activity. This tour takes you through some of the town's most "active" buildings, so bring a buddy.
Port Gamble, Friday-Saturday & Oct 31
Stalker Farms Scares
Chuck, Suzie, and Eski are this year's featured slashers at the farm's haunted attraction. They'll scare your pants off while you try to work your way through mazes and puzzles, and you can vote on your favorite at the end.
Snohomish, Friday-Sunday & Oct 25 & 31
SOUTH OF SEATTLE
Brad's Boo Barn
While you dodge ghouls and creepy kooks in a haunted barn/slaughterhouse, you'll also be taking down zombie clowns with a paintball gun. (You can also choose the haunt-only option.) One reviewer wrote: "I got scared so bad my side hurt."
Spanaway, Friday-Saturday & Oct 31
Cinema of Horrors
If you dare, venture to Kelso to pay a visit to "Ma's house," where a creepy, bloodthirsty family awaits your arrival. Or, visit the new Dark Legends of New Orleans if witchcraft is more your thing.
Kelso, Friday-Sunday & Oct 29-30
Dead Ending Haunted House
This haunted house has been spooking people in Chehalis since 2012. Check it out if you like scary goblins and gallons of fake blood.
Chehalis, Friday-Saturday & Oct 30-31
Tacoma-dwelling ghosts and ghouls will lurk in the shadowy corners of two equally creepy haunts.
Tacoma, various dates through Oct 31
Haunted Chocolate Factory Tour
Take a tour through the Seattle Chocolate factory after hours for tricks and treats, as you search for clues to solve a mystery and find hidden treasure.
Tukwila, Thursday-Sunday through Oct 28
Haunted Forest at Grand Farms
The forest will be adorned with creepy characters and things that jump out at you. If you're totally freaked out, comfort yourself with treats from food trucks and sip complimentary coffee and hot chocolate.
Vaughn, Friday-Saturday through Oct 27
Haunted Forest of Maple Valley
Walk down a mile-long haunted trail, knowing that your proceeds will help support youth organizations like Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
Maple Valley, Friday-Saturday through Oct 27
Maris Farms Haunted Woods
From a flashlight corn maze to a trek through the haunted Buckley woods, the farm will provide a month's worth of scary activities.
Buckley, Friday-Sunday through Oct 28
My Morbid Mind
Saunter through a creepy old barn curated by "Master of the Macabre" Kevin Noah. The annual haunted house, which started out as a display on Noah's front porch, is replete with several new rooms, animatronics, pneumatics, special effects, and more to freak you out.
Lacey, various dates through Oct 31
Rutledge Farms Haunts
The farm's pumpkin patch and corn maze may look harmless by day, but at night they become host to undead creatures and ghouls skulking about. Choose between zombie paintball and a haunted corn maze (or opt for both).
Olympia, daily through Oct 31
Thomas Family Farm Haunts
In addition to their annual tradition of Zombie Paintball (where human visitors climb aboard a hayride and pummel the undead with pain-filled pellets) and the Nightmare on 9 haunted house, the Snohomish farm will add a haunted hayride and escape rooms to their roster of October scares.
Snohomish, Thursday-Sunday & Oct 31
Wild Waves Fright Fest
If you think theme parks are kind of creepy on their own, prepare yourself for Wild Waves' October transformation, which will provide visitors the opportunity to brave three haunted houses and ride roller coasters in the dark (eep!). Little ones can play in Booville.
Federal Way, Friday-Sunday through Oct 28