Halloween on Bainbridge Island Family-favorite holiday is only weeks away
With Halloween less than a month away, the island is gearing up for trick or-treaters and costumes. Bainbridge Gardens will present the 26th annual pumpkin walk at the gardens a week before Halloween. You can walk along the historic nature trail, glowing with a grand display of nearly 300 lit, carved pumpkins. Kids enjoy winding through the Harvest Hay Maze and jumping in the inflatable bounce house. You can have your picture taken with the ‘Great Pumpkin’ or tap your toes to live music from “Strings Du Jour.” The Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club provides face painting and carnival games with prizes. There is no admission charge but donations for attractions benefit the Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club. And of course there is the Trick or Treat Downtown. You can wear your spooky costumes for hot cider, spooky music and lots of fun for the whole family from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 in downtown Winslow. Winslow Way shuts down traffic between Madison Ave. and Ericksen Ave. and opens up for trick-or-treaters to wander from store to store as downtown Bainbridge Island merchants sponsor a safe trick-or-treating evening with family fun.
There is also the Haunted Hayride at Battle Point Park where teenagers volunteer to help set up and do the activities. Join the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District’s 4th annual Haunted Hayride. Ride through the ‘haunted” pumpkin-lined trails where ghosts, zombies, pond monsters, and other spooky characters emerge from the shadows. Celebrate the holiday with face painting, glow sticks, crafts, games, prizes, and refreshments. This is a not-too-scary family-friendly event that happens rain or shine.
Halloween on the island is a family favorite event because of all the options on the island. Halloween is near because decorations are beginning to be set up, orange and black lights are now lining the houses of many neighborhoods. The community is getting spookier and spookier as we near October 31st.