Ghosts, goblins and goodies. With Halloween fast approaching, many special events and activities for kids are happening throughout the month.
Family Halloween Night
The annual Camas Parks & Recreation Family Halloween Night will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St.
It is designed for children ages 2 to 12 years old. Activities will include carnival games, prizes, a costume contest, inflatable games and crafts.
Attendees are asked to bring two cans of food for the Inter-faith Treasure House, which serves families in need in Camas and Washougal.
Skamania County Pumpkin Patch Festival
The whole family is invited to get into the Halloween spirit at the pumpkin patch event Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be a traditional trolley ride, hay bale maze and pumpkin bowling, games, creative crafts, seasonal stories and music, and showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
The festivities take place at the stock barn on the Skamania County Fairgrounds, 650 S.W. Rock Creek Drive. Costumes are encouraged. Activities are geared toward children 2 to 9. Admission is $5 per child.
For more information, call (509) 427-3980.
A pumpkin carving contest has been set at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.
Awards will be presented after judging.
Pumpkins may be brought in at any time on the day of judging, but winners must be present to claim their prize.
For more information, call 834-6864.
Fern Prairie Grange
The annual event will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., at 1814 N.E. 267th Ave. The event will include games, a cake walk and other activities. Attendees are invited to dress up in costume and bring a carved pumpkin ready for judging. Canned food donations will support a local food bank. A meal will be served; cost is a $5 donation. For more information, visit www.fernprairiegrange.org.
A Night of Haunted Magic
Magenta Theater will host A Night of Haunted Magic, with Master Mentalist Jay Fredericks, on a journey of ghosts, haunts and spirits.
The performances are scheduled for Oct. 23, 24 and 25, at 7 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit www.magentatickets.com/tickets.
Hundreds of trick-or-treaters dressed up in costume will make their way through downtown Camas as businesses dole out candy and other goodies from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.downtowncamas.com.
Murder Mystery Night
A Murder Mystery Night will be held at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Guests are encouraged to dress up in costume.
Tickets, $75 per person or $130 per couple, can be pre-purchased by calling 800-221-7117.
The Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School’s annual Harvest Carnival will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 9731 Washougal River Road, in Washougal.
There will be carnival games, a haunted house, cupcake and cake walk, mini pumpkin painting, and other events, as well as a raffle and silent auction. Food will be available for purchase. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s booster club.
For more information, call 954-3600.
Warehouse Church, located inside the former Washougal Grange building, is hosting a free harvest carnival Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at 621 Washougal River Road.
The event includes games, face painting, pictures and candy and other treats. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume, but nothing scary or gory.
For more information, call 834-0660 or visit www.wcchurch.net.
Trick or Treating and Haunted Bus at Columbia Ridge
On Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Columbia Ridge Senior Living will open its doors to little trick-or-treaters. Residents will dole out candy to visitors, who can also check out the “Haunted Bus.”
Columbia Ridge is located at 2300 W. Ninth St., in Washougal. For more information, call 335-1238.