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Halloween Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County

It’s time to get ready for Halloween in Bellingham and Whatcom County! When you’re looking for some spoooooky Halloween fun, we’ve got the round-up what's happening around town.  

Semiahmoo Resort has spooky events planned all month long! Book a trip and enjoy fall festivities like fireside frightsAlfred HitchcockRocky Horror Picture Showpumpkin painting, and more!  

Each October, the Pickford Film Center hosts Doctober, a month-long documentary film festival. Although it's not a Halloween-related activity, you know it's fall when the Pickford officially announces this annual event. 

 It’s the largest documentary festival in the northwest, screening over 40 films in one month. This year’s showings include After Antarctic, ClayDream, Mission: Joy, and The Place that Makes Us.  

Located in Ferndale, Triple Wren Farms grows blueberries and flowers in the summer and shifts to focusing on pumpkins in the fall. It’s also home to an apiary, so be sure to taste some honey before you drive off.   

The pumpkins at Triple Wren range from warty to striped, giant to miniature, and everything in-between. Some are perfect for carving, others perform better if you want to cook with them.   

Come enjoy the solitude of Woodstock Farm as the full moon rises high into the night sky! Recreation Northwest will teach you about some of the visible constellations and stars that are out during this late summer night. Bring some warm layers and maybe even a blanket, as we delve into the mysteries that shine above us.  

Join the Bellingham Circus Guild for their 4 1/2th annual Halloween show featuring hideous and hilarious tricksters, crazy feats of balance, juggling, aerials, and acrobatic wonderments to spook and amaze you. 

These shows are not based on haunted houses. There will be no zombies with chainsaws jumping out from behind corn.

Every Saturday during October, the Good Time Girls peel back the curtain to show the inner workings of a true grain-to-glass distillery. Partnering with Chuckanut Bay Distillery, the girls are sharing their knowledge of the building's history and how locally grown flavors can be made into award-winning spirits.   

Celebrate Halloween with the Bellingham Bells baseball team! Dinger, the Bellingham Bells mascot, will be judging a costume contest and his five favorite costumes will win a special prize. Also, the first 500 kids will receive a locally-made full-size candy bar and activity bag with a photo of the 2021 Bells team! 

Downtown Trick-or-treat is back! After visiting a few local businesses, take a candy break with your kids and try your luck at game booths. Ideal age for Boo at the Depot is pre-k through 2nd grade.  

Come one, come all to the 5th annual Nightmare on Railroad in the Boundary Bay Brewery FEAR Garden! The brewery warehouse and beer garden will be transformed into spooky scenes filled with ghosts, ghouls, and surprises at every turn. 

This Halloween event is all-ages and features BAAY's Haunted Dancers. From 9:00-11:00 p.m., the event becomes 21+ only. 

Let's have a spooktacular time in Downtown Bellingham! Enjoy a family-fun and safe alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating. Bring your costumed kiddos and stroll around to grab goodies from participating businesses on Friday before Halloween.

Rebel Artists of Whatcom will be turning their Saturday market into a spooky celebration. Dress up for a bit of shopping, as well as trick-or-treating for the whole family. Each vendor will have a bowl of candy or toys for adults and kids to choose from.  

Grab your broom and hit the water! Show off your costumes with a paddle along Taylor Dock and Boulevard Park.  

The Community Boating Center will have paddleboard, kayak, or rowboat rentals available, or bring your own. ⁣There is a candy reward for those who can find a hidden treasure and warm beverages for everyone post-paddle.  

Bellewood Farms, in Lynden Washington, has been a Whatcom County favorite for years, especially in the fall when the air is crisp, and apples are ready to be picked.  

Travel Tip: Check out our blog "Fall Favorite: Harvest at Bellewood" for the inside scoop on where to get pumpkins this fall. 

Stoney Ridge Farm is a fam-favorite! In the fall, when their pumpkins turn orange and their apples are ripe the fun begins. Stoney Ridge has train rides for kids and wagon rides for all, and a corn maze that’s included in the admission. They also sell pumpkins, gourds, squash, apples, corn stalks, and flowers for you to bring the fall spirit home.  

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