The countdown to Halloween is on, and this weekend’s roundup includes plenty of non-scary family fun. Consider: a sweet factory tour, a spooktacular train ride, a new exhibit for Minecraft fanatics and a Halloween-themed fundraiser. If you’re looking for even more non-scary fun, take your costumed cuties to Northwest Trek for Halloween-themed activities, nighttime tram tours and trick-or-treating throughout the park. Scroll down to learn more!

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Seattle Chocolates Haunted Factory Tour
Looking for a super-sweet Halloween event? By day, Seattle Chocolate creates delicious chocolate delights. By night, the strange spirits create their own tricks and treats. During this special Halloween-themed tour, wander through the haunted factory after hours and search for hidden clues to find the secret treasure. Thurs.-Sun. (also Oct. 24-27). Event details.

Minecraft: The Exhibition
Designed for players and non-players of all ages, this latest exhibition celebrates the game’s 10th anniversary by exploring how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression, community-crafting and inspiration to build a better world outside of the game. At this weekend’s premier, step inside the blocky world and see 15 life-size characters and enjoy hands-on activities, game stations, films and more. Sat-Sun. (through Sep. 2020). Event details.

11th Annual Monster Bash for Children’s Hospital
Rain or shine, grab your lil’ ghosts and goblins and come in costume to this spooktacular fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Enjoy a hair-raising haunted house, pony rides, ghoulish games and prizes, plus creepy crafts, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, dance party and a performance by Recess Monkey. Sat. Event details.


The Great Pumpkin Hunt
You know it’s going to be a fun activity when hunting for pumpkins and Halloween crafts are the name of the game. Costumed kiddos will hunt for pumpkins and then enjoy games, entertainment and prizes. Preregistration is highly recommended; this event usually sells out! Fri. Event details.


Trick-or-Treat on the Ridge
Head to Snoqualmie Ridge for this annual trick-or-treating and carnival extravaganza! After you pick up your treat collection bag and passport, visit participating businesses on Center Blvd. to collect passport stamps and treats. Then, finish your adventure at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA where you will turn in your passport for a special treat, play carnival games, decorate a pumpkin and play in the bounce houses. Sat. Event details.


Halloween Storytelling Train
Don your Halloween costume and take a ride through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley aboard an antique train. In addition to the non-scary train ride, there will be old-fashioned cider press demonstrations, hands-on activities, a visit to the Train Shed Exhibit building for Halloween train stories and warm apple cider. Sat.-Sun. (also Oct. 26-27). Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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