As we watched neighbors adorn their porches in orange twinkling lights this past weekend, it reminded us to start organizing plans for Haunts, Halloween and Brewfest! If you haven’t already, make sure to visit one of the farms to gather your pumpkins and cornstalks. Seven farms participate in the Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins, and not only offer pumpkins, but delicious food, corn mazes and a whole lot of fun for kids and adults alike. So, here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect rest of October!
SNOHOMISH VALLEY FESTIVAL OF PUMPKINS
There are seven farms participating in this season-long festival highlighting pumpkins, corn mazes, farm animals and harvest adventures for the whole family. These farms are spread throughout the Snohomish Valley. It’s definitely worth trying to visit them all because they each offer something unique and magical. Most now offer fire pits that can be rented for groups, and after dark scary haunts for the young ones and older crowd who want to be scared silly. Read more about what each farm has to offer here.
HAUNTS AND FRIGHTS
Many of the farms feature after dark adventures like the Haunted Swamp and Zombie Paintball, as well as non-scary nighttime mazes. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight and call ahead to rent one of their fire pits, and save some room for the concessions found inside some of the mazes. Lots of screams, chain saws, laughing clowns and more. Click here to find out more about what each farm has to offer after dark!
This year marks the fourth annual Snohomish Brewfest. This year it will continue in its new location at the Snohomish Events Center located at 1011 Second Street. Washington State has some of the best craft breweries in the area, and this event is a testimony to that trend. This event has grown to over 1000 people enjoying live music, samples from over 20 breweries and tasty food. IT’S THIS WEEKEND! So mark your calendar and follow their Facebook page for brewery and sample updates. All proceeds benefit the Snohomish Senior Center and is their main fundraising event.
Friday, Oct. 24th from 6-10pm
Saturday, Oct. 25th from Noon – 4pm
Saturday, Oct. 25th from 5-9pm
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR AT SNOHOMISH AQUATIC CENTER
A twist on Halloween, the Snohomish Aquatic Center is offering a fun evening combining water fun, costume contest, cake walk, huge inflatable in the competition pool and more. Come see the aquatic center at its spookiest. 4pm-7:30pm on Halloween!
HALLOWEEN IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SNOHOMISH 2014
Halloween is on a Friday night this year, so make it an extra special occasion! Bring the little ones to Historic Downtown Snohomish on First Street where many of the businesses will hand out candy between 3pm-5pm.
Do you have a favorite neighborhood to trick-or-treat in? Snohomish has a lot of areas to take the kids, so ask around! Then plan your after dark adventure at one of the farms. Essentials: umbrella, flashlight, healthy snack for in between candy eating, extra bags for candy and costumes, water bottles and jackets. Stay warm and have a screaming time!