Halloween happenings abound

Officially, All Hallow’s Eve, better known as Halloween, is Tuesday, Oct. 31.

But there are plenty of treats all weekend long for little ones and those who wish they still were. And come November, there’s All Soul’s Eve and Dia de los Muertos. Get out and be ghoulish.

North & Central Whidbey

n The CATCHING CASPER 5K RUN/WALK is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Coupeville Elementary School. Participants wear costumes and then trick or treat upon finishing. $20 per individual or $60 per family. Proceeds benefit the Coupeville High School Class of 2018.

n The Halloween TORCHLIGHT PARADE will be held later that day in Coupeville. Participants gather at Cook’s Corner Park at 4:45 p.m. for costume judging then the parade starts at 5 p.m. going down Front Street.

n The Whidbey Bicycle Club is hosting two TRICK OR TREAT BIKE RIDES through Fort Ebey. Rides are family and kid friendly. For more information, go to www.whidbeybicycleclub.org

n Sherman’s Pioneer Farm HAUNTED BARN is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. this weekend. Its FARM DANCE begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 with live music. PUMPKIN PATCH, trolley rides, HAY BALE MAZE and other Halloween Harvest events continue.

n Oak Harbor’s FRIGHTVILLE at the Roller Barn features a “No Scare” lighted tour of its ghastly “Carn-evil” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 28; tickets $4. Its full-fledged 30-minute tour through dark and decorated rooms is open 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28 and Halloween night, Oct. 31. Tickets $13. No refunds. All proceeds go to the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club; at the Roller Barn, 98 Barron Dive, Oak Harbor.

n The Fleet Reserve Association is hosting a KID’S HALLOWEEN PARTY, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 at 311 SE 8th Ave. in Oak Harbor. This free event, open to the community, will feature Trunk or Treat as well as games and other fun.

n Oak Harbor’s MIDWAY MONSTER MASH runs 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Get your zombie makeup at Whidbey Playhouse and then travel down to Traders Village for free family fun including music, food, crafts and games.

n Businesses at GREENBANK FARM are hosting “No Tricks, Just Treats” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank.

n Free MASK MAKING for children is 2 -5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at THE LOFT, 715 SE Fidalgo Ave., Oak Harbor. It’s followed by 5 to 9 p.m. SKULPT TOO GALLERY ARTIST RECEPTION and MASQUERADE PARTY. Live music. Public welcome.

n Coupeville’s GREAT PUMPKIN RACE will round out the weekend with races happening 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 on Alexander Street. The highlight of this free event is a unique side-by-side, single-elimination race featuring handcrafted, decorated “Pumpkin RaceCars” in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful and dramatic display of American ingenuity.

n On Halloween, the Oak Harbor Main Street Association is hosting NO TRICKS SAFE TREATS, 5-7 p.m. on Pioneer Way. Pioneer Way will be closed from Ely Street to Midway Boulevard so it is a safe environment for kids. Participate in the costume contest, tour the haunted school bus, get your photo taken at the Harbor Photo booth and stop by participating stores to collect some candy.

For more information on Coupeville events, go to www.hauntingofcoupeville.com

South Whidbey

n BOO LA LA at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA); Friday, Oct. 27 & Saturday, Oct. 28.

n CLINTON FALL FESTIVAL starts 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 with a chance to see some bats up close and learn about these mysterious creatures. Families are then invited to stay to do pumpkin carving and decorating, face painting, a wool craft with Cordula Hetland and water color painting with Carla Walsh from 2-4 p.m.

n PARTY at Island Nosh & MAKE Whidbey in Clinton; 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costumes, patio dancing, food and drink specials, shopping coupons.

n WESTERN HEROES perform at Taproom@ Bayview Corner: 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

n KRASHZEN AND MYLO perform at Bayview Hall: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

n HAUNTED FAIRGROUNDS at Island County Fairgrounds; 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

n A VERY CREEPY CONCERT AND CARNIVAL at South Whidbey High School; 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30: Go for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and terrifying tunes. It helps raise funds for the South Whidbey Middle School band program.

n SPOOKTACULAR LANGLEY in downtown Langley; 2:30 – 5 p.m. Halloween Day, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Enjoy the Truck or Treat and carnival games, sweet and savory treats and hot cider at the Langley Methodist Church.

n HARVEST FESTIVAL at Island Church in Langley; 5 p.m. Halloween.

n ALL SOUL’S EVE at Langley Woodmen Cemetery; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1.

n DIA DE LOS MUERTOS at Whidbey Island Waldorf School in Clinton; 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 1.

 

Scotlyn Helm tries to decide between the two pumpkins held out by her dad, Jerry Helm, at the pumpkin patch at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Scotlyn Helm, 2, cradles her new pumpkin with her dad, Jerry Helm, in the pumpkin patch at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Hayden Cooper brings back his pumpkin from the patch at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times