Best Halloween Activities for Islanders It's getting spooky...
October 24, 2018  //  By:   //  Features  //  Comments are off

October is upon us and that means it’s time to get spooky for Halloween! The weather is finally changing from our hot summer into a cool, breezy autumn. The colors of the changing leaves are absolutely stunning and are sure to put all islanders in a cozy mood for the season. Going to the pumpkin patch, Kitsap Fairgrounds, and making treats are some of the most popular things to do this fall.

Suyematsu and Laughing Crow Farms are both located on Day Road, residing on the north side of the island. Both are staples for getting all types of pumpkins and gourds for the fall season, and each have stacks of hay and adorable set ups for pictures with friends or family.

“The pumpkin patch is by far the best part of fall. Not only are the leaves falling down, but going out there with your siblings is great. I couldn’t imagine a better October experience. With Halloween right around the corner, pumpkin carving is always welcome.” BHS junior, Max Eyrich, says when asked about his favorite festive activity.

Another thing you can do this October is going to the Kitsap Fairgrounds which are set up for the Haunted Fairgrounds, you can go on the weekends leading up to Halloween. The grounds are about 35 minutes out from the island (depending on where you live), but are well-known to be worth it.

The fairgrounds describes their attraction as being, “Entering this warped realm through our enchanted book and you will see all your worst nightmares come to life as you re-visit your favorite fairy tales in a darker view.” Tickets are $15 and there are options for range of scariness based on the time of day one decides to go.

Another fun activity that doesn’t require much planning, plus you can do it from the comfort of your own home, is making apple cider. The recipe doesn’t take long, and it can be a fun way to create new memories with friends and family. All it requires is some sugar, apples, and spices, along with a large pot to cook the ingredients in. The prep time is only fifteen minutes, making it a simple way to make a sweet treat.

Bainbridge Island is the perfect place to go out to the pumpkin patch with family or head to a friends house to make a sweet fall treat like apple cider, and it’s only a half hour drive away from Bremerton’s Haunted Fairgrounds, for some real spooky Halloween festivities. So get out and enjoy October to the fullest!

About the Author :

Frances Weller is a senior at Bainbridge High School and is a student journalist for the Spartan Standard. This is her first year writing for the newspaper and she is excited to be apart of the process. She enjoys being amongst friends and cooking with her sisters.