Perhaps a walk through Port Gamble’s haunted past will spook you. Maybe trick-or-treating with friends downtown is more your speed. Or, maybe a terrifying trip through a bloody fairground is what you are looking for.
Whatever Halloween is to you, Kitsap is ready with an entertaining time.
Please note that some events (“scary”) are more apt for mature participants, and may not be suitable for children.
Port Gamble Ghost Walks: Oct. 25-26, 7-9:30 p.m. Cost: $20 per person, reservations required. A guided tour through Port Gamble’s paranormal past, with stops where supernatural activities have been reported. Bring a flashlight, infrared cameras and recorders. Call 360-297-8074 to make a reservation.
Kitsap County Haunted Fairgrounds: Oct. 25 and 26 from 5-11 p.m., and Oct. 31 from 5-10 p.m. Lights on from 5-6 p.m. with a full, dark scare from 6-11 p.m. A frightening journey through the fairgrounds for thrill-seekers. Admission: $12 per person, or $20 for two trips through the event with front-of-line privileges.
Post-Halloween events on Nov. 1-2, from 7-10 p.m., for $7. Get $1 off the ticket price by donating a can of food. Info: www.kitsaphauntedfairgrounds.com. Scary
Halloween Haunted Ship: Oct. 26, 29, 30 and 31 aboard the USS Turner Joy, 300 Washington Beach Ave., Bremerton. Times: 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 26; 6-10 p.m. all other days. The USS Turner Joy transforms into a spooky ship, haunted by its former crew. Not recommended for small children. Discounts for military and for canned-food donations. Scary
Haunted House at old Poulsbo Police Station: Oct. 31, 4-8 p.m. at the former police station near the intersection of Hostmark Street and Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap.
Trick or treat
Pleasant Beach Village: Oct. 26, 1-5 p.m., in Lynwood on Bainbridge Island. Decorate a pumpkin and treat bag from 1-3 p.m., child and dog costume parade at 3:30 p.m., trick-or-treat from 4-5 p.m.
Downtown Bainbridge Island: Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. along Winslow Way. The downtown main street will be closed to allow costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages to roam the shops and enjoy the holiday fun.
Downtown Bremerton: Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. on 4th Street and Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton. Bremerton’s 2013 Halloween Safe Trick or Treat features hay rides, carnival games, music, a haunted building, treats and fun. Info: 360-473-5305.
Downtown Port Orchard: Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m. Put on your costume and trick-or-treat along Bay Street and Sidney Avenue with participating downtown merchants.
Downtown Poulsbo: Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m., along Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. Families are welcome to dress up and walk downtown’s Front Street and take part in the Halloween fun.
Kitsap Mall: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. Safe and warm trick-or-treating at the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale.
Other spooky fun
Ghost Train in Port Orchard: Oct. 26, 5-9 p.m. Ghost trains will run through South Kitsap Regional Park from 6-9 p.m. Presented with help from the Kitsap Live Steamers. Proceeds go to help foster parents in Kitsap County. Cost: $3 per person.
Kingston Pumpkin Walk: Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. at Kingston High School. Rain or shine. Take a walk along a woodland trail lined by pumpkins carved by Kingston High School seniors. Free. Donations benefit the KHS Grad Night Trip. Grad night T-shirts will be available for sale.
Costume Swap: KiDiMu’s annual costume exchange through Oct. 30. Bring any complete, gently used Halloween costumes, costume pieces and accessories to KiDiMu and exchange them for something new or “new to you.” The museum is located at 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge. Free with admission or membership. Info: www.kidimu.org.
Halloween Open House at KiDiMu: Come for Trick-or-Treat Fun at KiDiMu on Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. during the downtown Winslow Halloween event.
Kids’ Halloween and Costume Party in Hansville: Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. at the Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road. Costume contest at 7 p.m. Also, games, treats, and haunted houses that are not too scary.
“Zombies of Mass Destruction” and zombie costume contest: Oct. 31, 7 p.m. at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion. Watch the cult zombie movie filmed in Port Gamble.