Halloween fun in Ballard

One Blue Ridge family has grown some pretty awesome pumpkins.

John says that he got the pumpkin seeds last year at the Puyallup Fair and grew four giant pumpkins in Snohomish. “Getting them back to Ballard was another matter!” The largest one weighs in at 320 pounds.

With Halloween less than two weeks away, we wanted to give you some options for your little ghosts and goblins.

  • Get the kids dressed up early for the Third Annual Crown Hill Halloween Celebration on Saturday, October 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a flashlight treasure hunt at 6:30 with music by the Bucket Band. Meet at the south end of the Crown Hill School at the play field. If it’s raining, the event will be moved indoors. Bring a potluck dish to share
  • There will be a Halloween Carnival at both the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave. NW) and the Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St.) on Friday, October 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Expect a frightfest of activities, games, and challenges, including areas for tots. There will be complimentary refreshments, and high school students can earn service learning hours at these events. Cost: $3 per person or $10 per family.
  • Seattle Parks is holding a Middle School Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave. NW) on Halloween from noon to 2 p.m. Rumor has it that Archie McPhee has been searching Ballard, and he needs your help to save the famous rubber chicken. Bring your friends, put on your walking shoes and Sherlock Holmes hat, and help solve the biggest mystery in Ballard. Meet at Ballard CC to start your hike through Ballard village to find clues and win a prize. Please dress for the weather!
  • The popular Trick or Treat on Market Street (and Ballard Avenue) will be on Halloween from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The businesses posting the orange sign will welcome costumed kids for trick or treating.
  • Nature’s Halloween in the Forest at the Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center (950 NW Carkeek Park Rd) on Halloween from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Under cover of night, discover Halloween symbols in their natural settings. Bones, bats, owls, and slithering things will delight. Bring a flashlight if you have one. Treats will be provided. Ages: 2 and older. Cost: $8 per adult, $6 per child.
  • Feel free to list other Halloween happenings in comments below.

    Geeky Swedes

    The founders of My Ballard

    8 thoughts to “Halloween fun in Ballard”

    1. Remember to take your kids trick-or-treating. in your neighborhood, even if you do the downtown Ballard! It's a wonderful way to connect with your community.

    2. Yes please!
      I loved neighborhood trick-or-treating when I was a kid & feel the need to pay back into the system, but these days it seems that no one lets their kids do real trick or treating any more. We almost always do the yard up in style for halloween & are so dissapointed when we only see 2 or 3 kids come through!

    3. The Vine Baptist Church on the corner of 80th and 21st (the old Mount Olive Lutheran building) is having a Harvest Party on Saturday, October 31st. There will be a carnival inside the church with bounce houses, games, prizes, chili dogs, tons of candy, and more. This event will be fun for all ages. Come and go as you please from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

    4. Celebrate Halloween at All The Best Pet Care! Our “Howl & Prowl” festivities begin at 2 pm with a pet costume contest and “Treats for Tricks” competition. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 pet costumes and the best pet trick, but there will be lots of goodies for everyone. (1909 NW Market Street)

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