Find your best costume, build up an appetite for apples, candy and chili and ready yourself for Sequim's Halloween and Harvest offerings.
This year all ages can participate in a number of events from Trunk-or-Treating to live music to even a pet costume contest. Several events lead up to Halloween, including the eighth annual Sequim High School's Haunted Hallways on Oct. 27 for children 10 and under.
ASB adviser Jennifer Van De Wege said they annually see about 500 students and this year the Sequim High School Choir returns with a secret song and dance number to follow up their “Nightmare before Christmas” routine in 2011.
The night before, the Sequim Boys & Girls Club hosts multiple events for all ages for $1 each. There's a middle school dance, games and prizes, and a haunted house.
Club Executive Director Mary Budke said the event ranges from family friendly to scary and caters to all tastes.
On Halloween, Sequim businesses host hundreds of trick-or-treaters in their store fronts on Halloween afternoon and multiple churches organize their own events in safe environments in the evening.
One of the area's biggest events on Halloween fills most of the church grounds at King's Way Foursquare Church. About 1,000 people attend “The Bash” for rock climbing, free food and candy and pony rides.
Annually, the church books an up-and-coming Christian band, like Remedy Drive from Lincoln, Neb. The pop rock band has been compared in sound to Switchfoot, Skillet and Kutless. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
The Pumpkin Patch continues to sell pumpkins and opens its Haunted House through Halloween.
• Fun time at Harvest Festival
Faith Lutheran Church, 382 W. Cedar St., hosts its annual Hallow'd Eve Harvest Festival from 5-7 p.m. The free event features games, prizes, candy, a cake walk and a cooking contest called "Full of Beans" — with beans the main ingredient — being judged at 4:45 p.m. Food is served at 5 p.m., and the Olympic Mountain Cloggers perform 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Winding River Band plays from 6:30-7 p.m. Costumes are optional. Call 683-4803 for more information.
• Concert and 'Bash' mark harvest at King's Way