Due to tight budgets, many college students may lose the ability to participate in costly Halloween parties and events. However, several local communities host haunted Halloween events at prices fit for a college student.
Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds
Otis and Lester have been burying bodies at the fairground. After the discovery of alien slime, zombies begin to emerge. A flash light is recommended while you walk around, look for evidence and enjoy the festivities for an admission price of $12. The full scare takes place between 7-11 p.m. If you have children, there is a lights-on version from 5-6 p.m.
This event opens Oct. 11 and continues every weekend until Nov. 2; it is also open Halloween night.
Brad’s Boo Barn: Slaughter House
This event has six areas, including a clown maze, as well as more than 25 actors. Admission for children under 12 is $5, and adult admission costs $7.
It is two blocks west of Bethel High School on 224th Street East in Spanaway. Brad’s Boo Barn is open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7-11 p.m.
Haunted Forest of Maple Valley
An outdoor, mile-long, haunted trail in Royal Arch Park at 20821 Renton Maple Valley Highway S.E., Maple Valley, Wash. Admission for a family-appropriate walk, recommended for children 10 and under, is $5.
General admission is $15. It opens Oct. 11 and is open daily from 7-11 p.m. until Oct. 26. It is open from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Hell’s Gateway Haunted House
Hell’s Gateway is the first high-tech haunted house; everything is timed to provide the ultimate scare. This is not an appropriate event for young children, those who are scared easily or those who have a serious health condition.
Admission to the haunted house is $15; zombie jail photos cost $5 and photographs in an electric chair cost $15. Patrons who bring a non-perishable item will receive a $1 discount. Located at 2302 Fawcett Ave. Tacoma, this haunted house opens Oct. 4 and remains open on weekends until Nov. 1.
Hell’s Gateway is open from 7 p.m. to midnight on Halloween.
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