From scary to harvest-themed, Seattle festivals celebrate fall with plenty of zest.
Through Nov 2: Nile Nightmares
The creepiest haunted house in the state returns to Mountlake Terrace, with six updated attractions. www.nilenightmares.com
Oct. 26: Pumpkin Bash
Join the Woodland Park Zoo animals in celebrating Halloween with pumpkins for the animals and trick-or-treating for the kids at the family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. See how hippos, bears, Malayan tigers, birds and other animals interact with pumpkins at this event aimed to enrich the lives of zoo animals. One child 12 years and under in full costume receives free admission to the zoo with a paid adult. Event comes with zoo admission.
Oct. 26: Fremonster Spectacular
A Halloween event for the adults: enjoy drinks, a dance party, performances and a costume contest at the Fremont Foundry. Ages 21 and up.
Oct. 27: Harvest Fest
Venture to West Seattle for this festival that features festival-goers in costume, a chili cook-off, musical parade and root beer garden.
Oct. 27: The Museum of Fright
The Museum of Flight transforms into a Halloween carnival with games, a multitude of activities and frightful surprises.
Oct. 31: Fashionably Undead 9: An Experiment in Terror
MoPOP’s annual event includes a costume contest, dance party and the frightening exhibit “An Experiment in Terror.”