Spooky season is upon us, and there is more than enough to see and do this Halloween in and near South Kitsap.
Coffee Oasis locations in Bremerton and Port Orchard will open their doors from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27 to those ages 13-25 for a night of food, games and festivities in its Hit the Hay Fall Festival celebration.
The main event for South Kitsap residents returns to downtown Port Orchard in the form of the Bay Street Boo Bash, put together by the Port Orchard Bay Street Association. Kids of all ages, as well as their parents, are invited to trick-or-treat at participating businesses Oct. 28 from 3-5 p.m., but a full day’s worth of activities await attendees around the downtown area.
While not directly related to Halloween, those planning to dress in their best pirate getup may want to take advantage of a dockside tour of the historic Lady Washington Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Port Orchard Marina. A $5 per person donation is requested but not required.
Later that evening, the annual Ghost Train returns to the tracks at South Kitsap Regional Park. Kitsap Live Steamers is pairing with the Kitsap Foster Care Association for the annual run, with food vendors and trick-or-treating available from 5-9 p.m. General admission is $7 per person, and tickets for the train will be sold at the event starting at $10.
The celebration can’t just be contained to one day for other organizations. Port Orchard’s Miracle Ranch is hosting three days of activities from Oct. 27-29 for its Harvest Fest. Admission and a large amount of activities are free such as hay rides, face painting, a petting zoo and more. Paid activities include dirt bike rides and pumpkin launching, among others.
Those looking for an authentic, yet quaint Pumpkin Patch experience will find it at Port Orchard’s Creek House Farms near Manchester. Activities, as well as a wide selection of pumpkin varieties, are available through the last weekend of October. Admission is required via reservation; call or visit the website to check for availability.
Those interested in carrying the sugar overload over to Halloween night need to look no further than Bremerton, where a portion of the city’s downtown streets will close to traffic and open to costumed kids for the 25th annual Trick-or-Treat Street. Participating businesses on 4th and Pacific will be providing candy for the Oct. 31 event from 5-7:30 p.m.