The first lady of TV comedy, and other fun stuff to do around the Sound this weekend

The legendary Carol Burnett comes to Benaroya Hall, Zombies rule Snohomish, and quilters rule Puyallup. Now that's a weekend!

October 19, 2018
Carol Burnett

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Don't blame me if you can't find something to do this weekend! Look at what's going on -- and have to picked out a pumpkin yet? This might be the weekend!

  • Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Saturday, 7pm. The beloved TV star discusses her career, takes questions from the audience, and does her Tarzan yell at Benaroya Hall.
  • University of Washington Football Saturday 12:30. It’s Homecoming for the Huskies and the 5-1 Buffs of Colorado are here. (It’s on FOX TV.)
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Saturday, 6:05pm. T-Birds are home against the Tri-City Americans.  ShoWare Center.
  • Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival  Friday – Sunday Find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality companies.  Offering workshops, seminars, and fabric & supply vendors at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.
  • Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival Friday – Sunday. A big event with 550 booths of handmade items and specialty foods plus Santa Claus and entertainment at the Tacoma Dome.
  • Leavenworth Oktoberfest  The last weekend for the event!  There are free shuttles in town, live music, dancers, arts and crafts, German food, and beer! Keg tapping ceremony with a band begins at noon on Saturdays. Children younger than age 12 are free but must leave at 9 p.m.
  • Seattle Home Show  Friday – Sunday. Exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
  • Jello Underground Saturday 10pm. Lowbrow Jello wrestling will have you screaming for women competing to win a championship title in a pool of gelatin at Evolv Fitness of Seattle for age 16+. This Halloween themed event welcomes costumes.
  • Snohomish Zombie Walk Saturday, 4-5pm. Inviting all Zombies and ghouls to Downtown Snohomish for a friendly (or not!) visit. In preparation for the impending Zombie-Apocalypse, they're asking all participants and spectators to bring "rations for the survivors". (Food donations to benefit the Snohomish Food Bank. Cash donations are also welcome.)  Zombie face painting will be available at 2pm in front of Artisans Mercantile (117 Glen St.) and Maple + Moss Boutique (104 Union Ave).  Snohomish Food Bank truck and staff will be on site starting at 2:30pm to accept food donations.  Zombies start gathering at 3 p.m. at Artisans Mercantile - -117 Glen -- and begin roaming the sidewalks of downtown Snohomish at 4pm. Free.
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live Saturday through November 17. All of your favorite campy jingles like “Just a Bill” and "Conjunction Junction" come to life onstage at 12th Ave Arts on Capitol Hill.
  • Fauntleroy Fall Festival Saturday, 2-5pm. A small neighborhood festival in West Seattle with homemade food for sale (bring cash), animals to pet, pony rides, and indoor activities like pumpkin painting. The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW.​

Halloween Events

  • Halloween Storytelling Train Saturday & Sunday. A two hour event.  You begin your adventure with a train excursion to North Bend, and then the Museum's history center.  Detraining, you will enter the Train Shed exhibit building where you will hear child-friendly storytelling, see cider press demonstrations, have an opportunity to operate a small cider press, and enjoy some warm apple cider!  While in the Train Shed, you can also see a variety of museum exhibits including Wellington Remembered, Chapel Car Messenger of Peace, or even play at the train tables with the wooden railway system.  Reboarding the train, you will resume your journey to a scenic outlook near Snoqualmie Falls, and then return to the Snoqualmie Depot. Children arriving in costume will receive a small prize!
  •  Thomas Family Farm  October 6 – 31. A haunted hayride, an escape room, and three haunts. Buy a combination ticket or only the haunted house. On Oct. 29 & 30, only the haunted house is open Flashlight Corn Maze (bring a flashlight) Nightmare on 9 Haunted Hou Zombie Paintball Hayride (age 6+)  
  • Stalker Farms  October 6 – 31. This Snohomish haunted farm has two walk-through haunts (Double Dare ticket), a zombie shooting gallery, and a non-haunted corn maze. See schedule.
  •  Nile Nightmares  October 5 – 31. An outdoor walk plus indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Golf Center, with a food court and a beer garden. 
  • Carleton Farm  October 5 – 31. Halloween at this Lake Stevens haunted farm includes Zombie Farm, Zombie Paintball, Haunted Swamp, and a Dark Maze, all for age 12+. Fridays & Saturdays.
  • My Morbid Mind Haunted House October 5 – 31. The haunted house in Lacey is inside an old barn in Lacey. Fridays & Saturdays 7-11pm.
  • Halloween on a Farm Through October 31. (Multiple locations.)
  • Pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes.

·         Greater Seattle - Eastside & South & North

·         Greater Seattle - Snohomish/King Counties & South

·         Pierce County - Tacoma & Puyallup

·         Snohomish County - Everett & Snohomish

·         Thurston County - Olympia & Lacey

·         Washington state - all counties

  • Georgetown Morgue Through November 3. Located at 5000 E. Marginal Way S. in the Georgetown area for age 12+. They keep the lights on for kids Oct. 13 (1 to 4 p.m.).
  • The Haunted Woods Through October 28. Roam this Buckley haunted farm or the Flashlight Maze (bring your own flashlight) at Maris Farms in Buckley for age 10+. See schedule.
  •  Wild Waves Fright Fest Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday through Oct. 28. Halloween at Wild Waves offers entertainment, rides in the dark, haunted houses, and Booville (for ages 1 to 12) at Wild Waves. Hours.
  • Fright House Station  Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween. The Tacoma haunted house has two haunted attractions (The Redemption upstairs, and Shadows downstairs) near the Tacoma Dome for age 12+.
  •  Zoo Boo Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 4pm. Children enjoy treats, play games, watch animals play with pumpkins, and wear costumes to get discount admission at Point Defiance Zoo.