South Kitsap gets sweet and spooky for Halloween
June 12, 2008 · Updated 12:36 PM
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 Countys 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.
FOR LITTLE KIDS
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.
FOR BIG KIDS
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 years 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.