Although COVID-19 has created many challenges this year, we can still find safe, creative ways to enjoy the holidays. There are a bunch of local Halloween activities happening across Kitsap County. I’ve compiled this list, and all of these activities involve precautions such as wearing masks.
Halloween from the Comfort of Your Car
Haunted Hayride at Battle Point: This safe “spooky drive-thru” is for people of all ages. Characters and scenes will come out of the shadows as you drive. You must register in advance using Activity #541004 online at biparks.org or by phone at 206-842-2302.
When: Oct. 20, 21 and 22, 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island
Cost: $20 per vehicle
Trunk-or-Treat Drive Thru the Decades: Enjoy a blast from the past as you drive through the decades. Trunks and tents will be decorated, showcasing elements of the 1940’s all the way up to today. Kids can play an “I Spy” game along the way and designated staff with masks and gloves will be handing out candy while guests remain in their cars.
When: Oct. 31, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: North Kitsap Baptist Church, Poulsbo
Local Outdoor Activities to Enjoy
Pumpkin Walk: This local tradition happens every year at Bainbridge Gardens. Check out hundreds of painted pumpkins and add your own painted pumpkin to the trail! Visit throughout October to see everyone’s pumpkins on display. You can also dress up in your Halloween costume and take pictures with the “Great Pumpkin”. Masks are required. The Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club has been the beneficiary of the Pumpkin Walk for years. The Club has provided a safe place for children of essential workers. Donations are encouraged to support the Club.
When: The entire month of October, Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Bainbridge Gardens, Bainbridge Island
A Pumpkin Patch with Farm Animals and a Corn Maze: Looking for the perfect pumpkin? Visit Pheasant Fields Farm. They also have farm animals and a corn maze (see prices below). Entrance to the farm is free and masks are required. This is another one of those local, fall activities that people of all ages can enjoy.
When: Oct. 3 – 31, 2020, Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Pheasant Fields Farm, Silverdale
Cost: Free to enter the farm. Corn maze: $7 for adults and $5 for kids
Port Orchard Scarecrow Contest: Get creative by competing in Port Orchard’s 4th annual Scarecrow Contest. Visit the Port Orchard Market to check out all of the entries. There will be an awards ceremony on Nov. 2, 2020, to announce the winners. Review the official rules and then get started!
When: Oct. 19 – Oct. 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Port Orchard Market, Port Orchard
Super Squash Scavenger Hunt: Visit Bloedel Reserve to explore their gorgeous grounds and try to find all of the hidden squash, with help from a special map. Little kids will delight in being able to safely run around while adults get to take in their gorgeous gardens. Social distancing is easy in a magical place like this with over 150 acres to enjoy.
When: Oct 2 – 31, 2020
Where: Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island
Cost: Included with Admission. Tickets must be purchased in advance online via timed tickets.
Here’s to a healthy, happy fall with some festive fun!