Siblings Alaura, Jesse and Kennedy Williams of Langley visited at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville, searching for the perfect pumpkins. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Siblings Alaura, Jesse and Kennedy Williams of Langley visited at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville, searching for the perfect pumpkins. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Yes, there will be Halloween

Halloween is going to be different this year. Here’s a list of COVID-safe events.

Halloween this year is going to look different from years past, but there are still ways for kids to find some treats — or tricks.

Oak Harbor and North Whidbey

• Visit The Spooky Museum at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor 6-10 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31. It offers a haunted house adventure through a museum experience, all with COVID-19 rules for museums in place. There won’t be any human actors but it still promises a scare. Reserve tickets for $7 or buy them at the door for $10. All proceeds go to the Help Save the Roller Barn Campaign. 98 Northeast Barron Dr., Oak Harbor.

• Join the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, virtually, for Harry Potter Trivia Night 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 26. Registration is $5 per person and the top three scores receive a prize. For more information, visit their website or call 350-675-3755.

•The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host drive-thru trick-or-treating 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 30 on the small road next to their building while supplies last. 32630 Highway 20, Oak Harbor.

• The Robinson’s Funny Farm will host a drive-by trick-or-treating event 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 and will give away goodie bags to people of all ages who are in costume. They will also be celebrating grandson Leo’s birthday so make sure to honk or wave. 134 W. Green Valley Road, Oak Harbor.

•The Whidbey Island Lions Club is hosting a trunk-or-treat event at the Blue Fox Drive-In noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. Masks are required and costumes are encouraged during this free event. For more information, call 360-679-9468. 1403 Monroe Landing Road, Oak Harbor.

Coupeville and South Whidbey

• Coupeville visitors can find scarecrows scattered around downtown and vote for the the one they think is best. Scarecrow maps can be found at the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce or the Coupeville Library.

• Pumpkin artists can bring their painted or carved pumpkins to downtown Coupeville from Oct. 17-28 to take a photo of their art and enter into a contest. Put the pumpkin on a hay bale and upload a picture to the contest page to win prizes from local businesses. The top three winners will be announced in the Whidbey News-Times on Oct. 31. A link to the pumpkin carving contest can be found at the top the home page at

• Coupeville’s modified Cars in Costume Halloween Torchlight Parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Costumed participants in decorated cars will drive down Alexander Street to Front Street (everyone must stay in their cars). There will be candy stations on Front Street and volunteers on hand to make sure any spectators are socially distant.

• Local businesses will be handing out treats at Clinton Community Hall 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 31. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes and must stay in their cars. 6411 South Central Ave., Clinton.

Pumpkin Patches

• K & R Farms in Oak Harbor has a pumpkin patch and corn maze, complete with a towering Will-hay Nelson and other statues. 36699 Highway 20, Oak Harbor.

• Case Farm in Oak Harbor has a pumpkin patch and farm animals to view, along with squash, corn and other gourds. 98 Case Road, Oak Harbor.

• Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville offers plenty of pumpkins and treats, with hay wagon and trolley rides on the weekends. Located at 46 S. Ebey Road, Coupeville.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville found the perfect pumpkins. Photo by EMily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Alaura and Kennedy Williams at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville found the perfect pumpkins. Photo by EMily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

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