Seattle Festivals Promise a Frightfully Good Time

From pumpkins and beer to monsters and creepy crawlies, you'll find plenty to enjoy at these October fests.

From scary to harvest-themed, Seattle festivals celebrate fall with plenty of zest.

A collection of creepy props at Nile Nightmares Haunted House (©Dustin Glen Montierth Lighting)

Through Nov 2: Nile Nightmares

The creepiest haunted house in the state returns to Mountlake Terrace, with six updated attractions.

Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo is a treat for everyone. (©Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo)

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.

An aerial dancer in mid-routine at Fremonster Spectacular (Courtesy Crimson Haze Event)

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.

Two festival-goers enjoy a drink at Harvest Fest. (Courtesy Tami L. Volunteer Junction Photographer)

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.”