Where to trick, treat on Halloween on the North Olympic Peninsula

A scary chill is in the air across the North Olympic Peninsula because fewer than 24 hours remain until Halloween.

Chief among the events Wednesday are trick-or-treat activities for children in the downtown areas of Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim.

Here’s the rundown of those activities as well as other events themed for Halloween:

  • Port Angeles downtown: Merchants will be in costume as children and the almost-children dress up in costume to go from shop to shop for treats on Wednesday.

    Children are welcome to trick-or-treat at Port Angeles downtown shops from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Both children and adults get into costume for this annual party.

  • Port Townsend costume parade: Children in preschool through sixth grade are invited to wear their costumes and participate in the 13th annual Port Townsend Trick-or-Treat and Costume Parade on Wednesday.

    The parade will assemble under the Bank of America clock at Water and Adams streets at 3:45 p.m.

    The parade will move down Water Street, toward the ferry landing to the Swain’s Outdoor/Don’s Pharmacy shopping center.

    After the parade, a haunted jail will be open at the Jefferson County Historical Museum at City Hall, 540 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Admission is $1 per person.

    Participants will receive a free museum pass that is good through Nov. 30.

    Trick-or-treating among downtown shops will begin at 4:30 p.m. The youthful participants must be accompanied by an adult.

    The parade and trick-or-treating is sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program and participating merchants.

    For more information, click on www.ptguide.com/mainstreet.

  • Sequim downtown treats: Children are invited to trick-or-treat in downtown Sequim from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Participating merchants will have a pumpkin in a store window.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Clallam haunted house: Port Angeles DeMolay and Rainbow continue their haunted house through Halloween at Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

    The haunted house is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Wednesday. Admission is $3 per person.

    Donations of canned food for the Port Angeles Food Bank are being accepted each day.

  • Carlsborg Pumpkin Patch: The Pumpkin Patch, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road in Carlsborg will be open from noon to 6 p.m. today Wednesday.

    The patch will close following Halloween’s sundown.

    Activities through an admission charge include a corn maze, a straw maze, horse and pony rides and a petting zoo. Food and drinks are available.

    For more information, phone Theresa Lassila at 360-683-5188.

  • Free photos in Sequim: Children are invited to have their photos taken with two ponies from the Native Horsemanship Riding Center on Wednesday.

    The ponies, dressed in Halloween costumes, will be at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W, Fir St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Children will receive stickers, toys and candy.

    Handouts with information about the riding center will be provided to parents.

    The riding center is dedicated to at-risk and special needs children.

  • Halloween activities near Carlsborg: Children in preschool through middle school are invited to attend a Halloween gathering at King’s Way Foursquare Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, west of Carlsborg, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Activities will include game booths, prizes, pony rides, a maze and candy. Refreshments will be for sale.

    For more information, phone the church at 360-683-8020.

  • Halloween party in Sequim: Pumpkin painting and costume contests will be featured during a Halloween party at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Participants also will have the opportunity to bob for apples and walk through a haunted house.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Forks Fall Festival: A free church-sponsored children’s party is planned on Wednesday.

    The Forks Fall Festival will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forks Assembly of God Church, 81 Huckleberry Lane.

  • Evening festivities in Carlsborg: A “Trunk- or-Treat” will be held at Eastern Hills Community Church, 81 Savannah Lane, Carlsborg, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

    There will be live music, hay rides, free hot dogs, a bounce house and candy.

    For more information, phone the church at 360-681-4367, or click on www.ehcchurch.org.

  • Door to door in Port Angeles: A “Trick or Treat for Food” drive for the Port Angeles Food Bank will be conducted in neighborhoods of Port Angeles on Wednesday.

    The effort, sponsored by Olympic Junior Babe Ruth Baseball with the help of the Peninsula College basketball team, will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Separate walks will be conducted on Port Angeles’ east side from Golf Course Road to Cherry Street, in the central area between Valley and Tumwater creeks, and the west side to N Street.

    For further information or to help participate, phone Jay Morgan at 360-477-7846.

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