South Kitsap gets sweet and spooky for Halloween

This year, Halloween will be celebrated in South Kitsap with both some well-loved favorites, and a few new additions to the fun.

In Port Orchard, Kitsap County’s Facilities, Parks and Recreation Department is holding its 13th-straight Family Fun day at Givens Community Center.

Free games, prizes and plenty of candy will be offered to young kids and their parents early Halloween night.

Further east, the South Kitsap Community Park will be running its annual Ghost Train again tonight, offering (slightly) spooky scenes and refreshments for young and old.

In Manchester, the library hosts a very un-scary event for youngsters and their parents who would like to celebrate the day in a very family-friendly way.

For those whose tastes lean to the spookier side, Kitsap County is also hosting its annual Haunted Barn at the fairgrounds in Bremerton, with a theme this year of “Fairy Tales Gone Wrong.”

New this year is another event in Bremerton on the USS Turner Joy Museum Ship. Organizers call it the “Haunted Ship,” and advise it is not appropriate for children under 8.

It will also feature entertainment by Puget Sound Pirates, a Port-Orchard based group.


What: Halloween Family Fun Day

Where: Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main Street

When: Today, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How much: Free

A family friendly, non-threatening event with non-spooky stories, games, crafts and treats. Adult supervision required, costumes are welcome. Held in the meeting room.

Call 871-3921 for more information.


What: Ghost Train

Where: SK Community Park, Jackson and Lund avenues

When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.

How much: $2


What: Halloween Family Fun Night

Where: Givens Center, Sidney Ave.

Where: When: Monday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free

An event for children 12 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian that includes old-fashioned carnival games, prizes and oodles of candy.

Costumes are optional, and donations of cash, individually wrapped candy and small toys are always appreciated.


What: Trick or treating

Where: Towne Square Port Orchard, 1700 Mile Hill Drive

When: Monday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Kids in costume are invited to visit participating businesses in the square for candy, treats.


What: Halloween Haunted Barn

Where: Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton

When: Tonight, 6 to 10 p.m.

How much: $5; $1 off for canned food donation

All ages are welcome; this year’s theme is “Fairy Tales Gone Wrong.”


What: Haunted Ship

Where: USS Turner Joy Museum Ship, at the boardwalk in downtown Bremerton

When: Today thru Monday, Oct. 28-31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

How much: $5

Features various scary scenes and is not recommended for children under 8; costumes are encouraged. The Puget Sound Pirates, a Port Orchard group, will be on hand to entertain the crowd, as well.

For more information, call 792-2457.

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