Halloween is a favorite time of year for all ages. The fond memories of fun costumes, pigging out on candy and good times with friends also inspire adults to join in the celebrations. Find frights and fun perfect for the kid in you right here in Chehalis, Centralia and beyond. 

Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with Shankz Blacklight Miniature Golf Holiday Escape Room. Opening in October, this fun new escape room features a Halloween portion that is very creepy and designed to create a huge scare. While there check out the fantastic black light 3D mini-golf and classic arcade games. Satisfy any sweet tooth with a cotton candy taco. Open Thursday to Sunday, don’t miss this one of a kind fun in Chehalis!

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Shankz 3D Black Light Mini Golf has hours of entertainment with the Dinosaur Research Facility Escape Room and new Holiday Escape Room. Photo courtesy: Shankz 3D Black Light Mini Golf

For a creepy time in the woods, head to Cinebar for Huntting’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Forest. It’s perfect for those who love a good thrill. At $13 per person, wander through the forest at night for a bone-chillingly good time.

Get spooked in a haunted gym at Scary-Nights Haunted House in BOO-Coda (Bucoda). With monsters galore, this haunted house is a screaming good time. Open 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Scary-Nights is also open the weekdays of Halloween from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m.

On October 12, find frights at historical locations around Historic Downtown Centralia with Ghost Walk: A Supernatural and Historical Folly. Featuring ghost hunter Ross Allison, tours start at 12:00 p.m. and are every hour on the hour starting at the Historic Train Station. While there, be sure to visit the Dark Market featuring bizarre, odd, and unique items.

Adults looking for a frighteningly good time join Small Acts of Kindness for Howling at The Moon! Rock & Boos Bash. This 21 and over costume party on October 12, starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 2:00 a.m. Rock all night with the sounds of Sucker Punched, Two Minute Miracle and Sitefire with special guest Glen Bui formerly with Steppenwolf. There will be four categories for best costume and prizes will be awarded. Party for a good cause. The money raised benefits veterans, local families with Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meal boxes, and Christmas presents for local children. Tickets are $25.00 and includes a BBQ dinner prepared by Boss Hoggs BBQ and a no-host bar.

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Join Lewis County Historical Museum for a night of real-life ghost hunting in Chehalis. Photo courtesy Lewis County Historical Museum

On Saturday, October 19 and 26, join the Lewis County Historical Museum in Chehalis with South Sound Paranormal Research at Ghost Tours of the museum after dark. With detection equipment and only flashlights to light the way, explore the museum’s attic and halls. Hear about past events that occurred at the museum, and possibly have an encounter too. This event is for individuals 13 and over only.

See if you can survive the zombie apocalypse at the Centralia College Zombie 5k Fun Run/Walk. On October 19, check-in for this spooky race is at 9:00 a.m. and be prepared to run for your life at 10:00 a.m. The fun includes candy, refreshments, outdoor activities, booths and more! Registration is due by October 14 to guarantee a T-shirt. Runners also receive a goodie bag and kids will love the zombie survival kids. Medals awarded to top finishers. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students with ID, kids under five are free and $60 for a family of four with $5 for each additional person up to eight people per family. Register on race day for an extra $5.

The Chehalis Theater hosts A Fright to Remember on October 26 from 6:00 to 11:30 p.m. Watch on the big screen Beetlejuice at 6:00 p.m. and American Werewolf in London at 8:00 p.m. or both for a spooktacular double feature. All ages welcome, with a full menu available and the balcony open for guests over 21. A costume contest is at 7:30 p.m. with prizes awarded to the top three.

The Chehalis Theater is freaking out fans with frightening films all October. Join them for The Adams Family on October 18, Hocus Pocus on October 19, and Stephen King’s IT on October 25.

Built in 1939, the Old Bucoda Gym is an eerie location for the Scary-Nights Haunted House. Photo courtesy: Jessica Reeves-Rush.

Celebrate in a haunted pub at Olympic Club’s Halloween Party. Wear a costume for the contest and enjoy music by My Siamese Twin. The party is free and is 21 and over. The hauntingly fun party is October 26 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Run to Survive at The Huntting’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Forest in Cinebar on October 26 at 12:00 p.m. Pre-register online for $35 and receive a T-shirt and medallion. The 5K run and obstacle course designed for climbing and getting dirty while outrunning the zombies has hidden cures along the way.

When Halloween rolls around and you want to have fun with the kids, join Twin Transit for a safe trick or treat event on October 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents and their little goblins are invited to hop on one of three Halloween transit buses provided by Twin Transit that will circulate between the Lewis County Historical Museum,  downtown Chehalis, Twin City Town Center (near Grocery Outlet), the Fairway Shopping Center, and Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP in downtown Centralia. Each stop will give families the opportunity to walk around and collect candy until the next bus arrives to take you to the next destination.

The fun of Halloween is not just for kids anymore. October is the perfect time for thrills and chills. Wander through the forest, get spooked with a scary movie or ghost tour, run from zombies, or don a fabulously frightening costume for fun at these events all month long.


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