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posted by: End User on: September 19, 2018 11:00:07 PM

Haunted houses are an all-American tradition! There’s something about the mix of falling leaves, cool air and the approach of Halloween that makes folks creative, crafting experiences that range from Scooby-Doo spooky to absolutely terrifying; we here in Kitsap love them every year.

We’ve already told you about the Kitsap Haunted Fairground, but there are plenty of other family friendly, spookerific activities on the Kitsap Peninsula this October!



Located in Port Orchard, the Therrien Manor Yard Haunt is a fun display of exactly how incredible local ingenuity can be! Inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion tour, the Therriens have crafted a family-friendly tour through the exterior of their home with all the spills and chills of the Anaheim original in the Pacific Northwest!



Pheasant Fields is an operating farm that offers educational tours about how people live and work on the farm! During October, they decorate with classic Halloween ornaments, lining their footpaths with creative Jack O’Lanterns and more – but the real draw is Kitsap county’s first living corn maze! It’s a fun, educational daytrip for the whole family.



Featuring one of the biggest corn mazes in the Pacific Northwest, hay bale rides, a huge pumpkin patch and more, Minder Farms Halloween events are a definite must-visit for any family visiting the Kitsap Peninsula. Located in Bremerton, this is a short trip from Silverdale that is well worth taking!



The pumpkin is the unofficial emblem of October and Halloween, and Creekhouse Farms produces the finest in the area! Specializing in heirloom varieties of squash and pumpkins, they are even able to grow personalized pumpkins with special messages emerging in the flesh of the fruit itself!

The season for personalizing pumpkins is over, but you can still visit Creekhouse for a haunted walk through some of the most abundant pumpkin fields in the state!

Of course, when you spend a day in the crisp air of fall, it’s always nice to return some where warm and cozy. The Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel has a welcoming fireplace in its lounge, and comfortable beds that are extra cozy in the fall! Book your room today!



posted by: End User on: September 11, 2018 2:45:18 AM
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October is coming, and that means scores of fun, family-friendly events here in Kitsap! If you’re looking for something to do that’s safe and wholesome that your whole family will love, then you owe it to yourself to come to the Pacific Northwest!



Bainbridge Island, a short drive from Silverdale, hosts a conservationist’s dream. The Bloedel Reserve is a 150 acre plot of land dedicated to conserving the ecosystems and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Created by Prentice Bloedel and his wife Virginia, the couple strived to aim for the elegant simplicity of the Japanese garden, espousing that zen philosophy of harmony with nature in a purely Northwest style. It’s a wonder to behold at any time of year, but the changing of the leaves in autumn makes it an especially beautiful sight.

If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with the kids, then be sure to visit anytime in October after the 2nd for Bloedel Squash Scavenger Hunt! Kids are given a list of squash to look for throughout the reserve, turning a lesson about plant ecology into a fun game! It’s amazing how much kids love this learning opportunity, and it’s an absolutely gorgeous setting for it. Don’t miss out!



Of course, the real family fun of October is completely spookified! If your kids are up for a bit of a scare (nothing truly frightening, we promise), then take them to the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Bremerton all October for a spooky good time! Experience haunted houses, a twisted fairy tale, paintball zombie hunting and more! We look forward to it every year, and one trip will show you why.

Looking for family accommodations on the Kitsap Peninsula? The Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel is a great destination for families! Featuring an indoor heated pool and close access to the beach for tidal exploration, kids love it here and so will you!