Halloween happenings abound in Issaquah, nearby

October 23, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

Revelers explore a hay maze during the 2009 Green Halloween Festival. File

Enciso Family Farm, featuring you-pick pumpkins and fresh Christmas trees; an old country store with snacks, cozy fireplace and a selection of specialty gourds and pumpkins; a barn from the 1800s; tractors from past and present; and more, 19417 196th Ave. S.E., Renton, 206-595-5845

Pumpkin Patch at Trinity Tree Farm, featuring pumpkins for sale in the shop or farm stand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, open daily through Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 14237 228th Ave. S.E., www.trinitytreefarm.com

Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Oct. 24-31, Beaver Lake Park, Southeast 24th Street, Sammamish; The family scare runs from 7-7:45 p.m. nightly. The full scare runs from 8-10 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $10 per person for a family scare; $16 per person for a full scare. Donate a can of food and receive a $1 discount on tickets. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.

Fall Fun Fest, for ages 6 and younger, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, Issaquah Community Center, wear costumes, activities, prizes, $2 suggested donation

Cougar Mountain Zoo Pumpkin Bash, featuring scavenger hunt, free return ticket to anyone wearing a costume, pumpkin-themed enrichment lectures and face painting, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 19525 S.E. 54th St., admission is $5 for ages 2 and older, www.cougarmountainzoo.org or www.facebook.com/cougarmountainzoo

Green Halloween Festival, featuring Reptile Man, games and rides and Thrill the World Flash Mob, is from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at Blakely Hall and Village Green, Issaquah Highlands, $1 for ticket or $20 for unlimited fun, www.ihwebsite.com or www.facebook.com/Highlands.Council. Volunteers needed; email Christy at christy.g@ihcouncil.org.

Kids Harvest Party, featuring carnival games, prizes and treats, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Foothills Baptist Church, 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., 392-5925

Issaquah Valley Senior Center carving demonstration day trips, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, $18 for members or $20 for nonmembers

Make Your Own Zombie or Calaca (Skeleton) Barbie, for teens, 3 p.m. Oct. 30, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430

Trick or Treat at Gilman Village, featuring a friendly Frankenstein, for ages 12 and older, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31, 392-6802

Halloween Carnival, featuring trick-or-treating, pony and train rides, inflatables, s’mores, face painting, games, crafts and concessions, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Fox Hollow Farm and Equestrian Center, $5 for adults, $10 for children ages 1-17, 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., 996-0575, www.foxhollowfamilyfarm.com/events/halloween

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