Halloween In Washington State: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Washington state that are sure to be a scream.
— Chris Wessling
At Washington state's Scream Fair, one price grants admission to four haunted houses that will thrill Halloween revelers. Visitors can come face-to-face with the most infamous horror-film slashers of all time in Movie Maniacs. Grimm's Scary Tales offers fairy tales gone horribly wrong. The Walking Dead Outbreak Z leads guests through the zombie apocalypse. Brides of Dracula is a gauntlet of female vampires. Scream Fair is open six days in late October. Tickets are $13, or $25 for a VIP Scream Pass (which allows visitors to skip waiting in line). For children and families, Boo Country is a non-scary alternative.
1775 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264 | Get Directions
House of Terror
Is there anything scarier than a killer clown? Find out at Washington state's House of Terror, the brainchild of haunt expert Scott Kolling. House of Terror is open all weekends in October but promises even more frightening fun after Halloween. That's when scare-seekers can experience Finger Flashlight Nights and venture into the pitch-black house accompanied by only a tiny beam of light. Tickets are $15, or $25 to enter the VIP Speed Line. Children and families can experience the House of Terror during Lights-On Day for Kids.
19802 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036 | Get Directions
At Stalker Farms in Washington state, terror is always in season. Venture into its outdoor Field of Screams, where legend says the creepy Slasher family created the ultimate scarecrows -- out of "meat" raised right on the farm. The Last Laugh is an additional, smaller haunt, where visitors will bump into clowns dedicated to eliciting screams rather than chuckles. Stalker Farms is open most weekends in October. Tickets are $15, or $20 for the Big Haunt Combo Deal. For the littlest goblins, there's a corn maze that offers non-haunted Halloween fun.
8705 Marsh Rd., Snohomish, WA 98296 | Get Directions
Take a peek at Scream Fair -- if you dare.
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