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The Great Pumpkin Race (photo from last year) will take place again on October 16 on Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

HAlloween is fast approaching and while you may need to wear a mask of the non-scary kind, there is still plenty of spooky fun to be had. Here’s a round-up of some of the many local events happening this spooky time of year, from corn mazes to movie screenings; child-friendly activities to nightlife for people aged 21 and over and much more.

FAMILYFRIENDLY

Neon jungle
An immersive, glowing fun house experience for all ages. The proceeds will benefit students with learning difficulties on site through the Wired2Learn Foundation. 15.-17. October and 21.-24. October from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $ 10. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. w2lfoundation.com

The great pumpkin race
Greenwood Memorial Terrace transforms into a festive family carnival with games, activities, costume contests, and more. The afternoon also hosts the annual Great Pumpkin Race, where participants race down a hill with ornate pumpkins attached to wheels to see which pumpkin goes the furthest. The proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels Spokane. Sat, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $ 5 to $ 15. Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way. mowspokane.org (509-456-6597)

Shriners Haunted Halloween Drive-Thru Event
Load up the car and slowly drive through the El Katif Shriners’ Halloween-themed “Fez Forest”. Look for hidden items and creepy characters. The proceeds support the mission and programs of the El Katif Shriners. Until October 30th; Fri-Sat from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. $ 10 / car. Shriners Event Center, 7217 W. Westbow Blvd. (509-624-2761)

Trick-or-Trot 5K Monster Fun Run
Join the Fairmount Memorial Association and dress up to run / walk in this Halloween themed race. The proceeds will benefit the ValleyFest. Sat, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $ 20. Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley. (509-326-6813)

Ghoul old fashioned fun
A family-friendly outdoor Halloween event with a haunted trail, crafts, darts, fortune teller, costume parade, marshmallow roast, a search and find nature trail, ghost stories, concessions, and more. Dress warmly and bring flashlights on Fridays and Saturdays. This event is aimed at preschoolers through 6th grade, although children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Fri, October 29 from 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sat., 30.10. from 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sun. 31.10. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $ 5 / child. Camp Dart-Lo, 14000 N. Dartford Dr. (509-747-6191)

SpookWalk
Meet the ghosts of Browne’s addition on a walking tour of the neighborhood. Sing pumpkin songs and sip cider before the tour. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a flashlight, and prepare to walk between the ghosts for about 1.5 hours. The proceeds support the Friends of Coeur d’Alene Park in Brownes Addition. 29.-31. October from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. $ 20. Brownes Bistro, 1924 W. Pacific. tinyurl.com/BrownesTours (509-850-0056)

Colville Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
The largest corn maze in the northwest of the country as well as a pumpkin field with pumpkins and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Hosted by Knight Farms, an hour north of Spokane. Open daily until October 31; Mon-Thu 4 p.m. until dark; Fri 4-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $ 7- $ 9 / entry to the maze. 73 Oakshott Rd., Colville. colvillecornmaze.com (509-684-6751)

Spark-O-Ween
Spark Central gets scary for a day of fun filled with creative learning and trick or treating. Make a ton of monstrous slime, light a paper jack-o-lantern, write a story on a haunted typewriter, or make your own creepy short film. Costumes welcome but not required. Sat, 10/30 at 12:30 p.m. For free. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy. Spark-Central.org (509-279-0299)

Chaos Halloween Bash
A spooky party with a haunted house, costume contests for all ages with prizes and giveaways during the night. Sun, October 31 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. $ 7- $ 12. Chaos Arcade, 1020 W. Francis Ave. allevents.in/spokane/chaos-halloween-bash/

Spangle Trunk-or-Treat
Decorate your car, dress up, and bring your family out for a trunk or treat night at Spangle Foods. Sun, October 31 at 4 p.m. For free. Spangle Foods Country Store, 315 W. Jennings Rd. Spangle, Washington facebook.com/spanglefoodscountrystore

MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE

Moonlight Halloween Cruise
This year’s adult-only cruises feature festive Halloween decorations, a DJ, a photo contest, Halloween cocktails, and more. Boarding takes place 30 minutes before departure at The Boardwalk Marina (east side of The Coeur d’Alene Resort). October 30th from 5 pm-7pm and 8-10pm. $ 15. The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. cdaresort.com (208-292-5670)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The annual Halloween weekend screening of the cult classic from 1975 includes prop bags, shadows, and other festivities. Sat, October 30th at midnight; Details TBA. Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. facebook.com/thegarlandtheater (509-327-1050)

Ghostly Halloween costume party
A haunted costume party with vendors, tarot readings and a raffle where you can win a ghost tour with the Spokane Ghost Crew. Sat, October 30th at 8 p.m. $ 10. The Roxie, 5201 N. Market St. (509-475-2500)

ANXIETY

The Secret of the Haunted House Murder
It’s time for the Chamber of Screams Haunted House staff Halloween party! Do you have what it takes to survive the night? Sat, October 16 and Sat, 23.10. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $ 29- $ 79. Crime Scene Entertainment, 1701 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Crimesceneentertainment.com (208-369-3695)

Scary forest ghost nights
Scarywood is full of haunted attractions and roaming monsters, including five haunted attractions, nine fear zones, and the ability to ride most of Silverwood’s signature rides in the dark. Thursday from 7-11pm; Fri-Sat from 7 p.m. to midnight to Sat, October 30th. $ 40- $ 58. From 12 years. Silverwood Amusement Park, 27843 US-95, Athol, Idaho. scarywoodhaunt.com

Haunted house of the royal family
Organized annually by families, the Haunted House in North Spokane is accepting donations this year to support Make-A-Wish. Instead of the usual walk-through format, this year’s event is a walk-up display. Fri-Sat, 8.-9., 15.-16. and 22.-31. October from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 15604 N. Freya St., Spokane. facebook.com/thekingfamilyhalloweendisplay

The hillbilly haunted house
A walk-in ghost attraction that collects donations for local schools and clubs. All guests must wear face covering. 22.-24. October and 29.-31. October; Fri-Sat from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. $ 5 suggested donation. Corner of Deer Park-Milan and Milan-Elk Road. facebook.com/thehillbillyhauntedhouse1

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