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Spooky pirates invading the Fairgrounds

Three nights of thrills and chills are in store for you at the Halloween Haunted Barn — if you dare.

The entire Sheep Barn, behind the Van Zee building, at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds has been converted into a pirate-themed maze containing nine rooms of Halloween horror filled with zombies, monsters and long dark hallways. Each room will take you closer and deeper into the pirates’ nightmare and will be sure to frighten even the bravest. A large pirate ship with cannons has been constructed, complete with large swamps and skulls, to greet you at the entrance.

“Expect to be spooked, it’s going to be three big nights,” said coordinator Marilyn Jones.

More than 100 volunteers have worked tirelessly for the past six weeks to create the surprises and thrills that await each person as they walk through. A guide leads each group through with a map in search for the pirates’ treasure.

“We put a lot of hours into it, but it’s worth it, seeing the expressions on the people’s faces,” said Jones’ brother, James Tubberville.

The fright fest, sponsored by Kitsap County Parks and Recreation, gets started on Friday, Oct. 29 from 7-10 p.m.

From 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, the lights will be turned on for smaller children who are easily frightened and from 7-11 p.m. the lights turn back off for those brave enough to enter. On Saturday there also

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