Bourbon & Bacon Fest Tacoma (and other fun stuff to do this weekend around the Sound)

The main event for us is Bourbon & Bacon Fest Tacoma, so if you're in the South Sound, we hope you'll put that at the top of your weekend to-do list

October 26, 2018
Bourbon and bacon

© Jeff Wasserman |

There's the World Series on TV Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the Seahawks in Detroit at 10am Sunday, so you have plenty of good reasons to hunker down and stay home. But don't let inertia get the best of you -- at least get up, get out, and join us in Tacoma for Bourbon & Bacon Fest Tacoma, especially if you're already in the South Sound. See you there on Saturday!

  • Bourbon & Bacon Fest Tacoma Saturday, noon – 4pm and 5:30pm – 9:30pm at the Tacoma Armory. One of the Northwest’s favorite tasting events. Distilleries from all over the US will pour their best spirits while ticket holders taste porky treats from favorite restaurants all over Puget Sound (and beyond).
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Friday, 7:35pm, ShoWare Center. T-birds are at home against the Kamloops Blazers.
  • Seattle Sounders Soccer Sunday, 1:30pm.  The San Jose Earthquakes are here for the final game of the regular season at CenturyLink Field.  JOEtvBourbon & Bacon Fest Tacoma Saturday, Noon – 4pm and 5:30-9:30pm. Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Tacoma Armory, for age 21+.
  • On Your Feet!   Friday – Sunday. A musical about the Grammy winning husband and wife singing team Emilio and Gloria Estefan at The Paramount Theatre. 
  • Simple Minds at the Moore Theatre Sunday, 8pm.
  • Bell, Book and Candle  Friday through November 11. Witchy comedy tells the story of a modern-day witch who faces unusual obstacles when she falls for a mortal man, at Tacoma Little Theatre.
  • Puget Sound Festival of Bands  Saturday.  Marching bands from all around the Pacific Northwest converge on Everett Memorial Stadium to compete for awards and recognition. Typically, more than 20 bands participate in 4 divisions based on size, from the smallest Division A bands with as few 10 tenacious members, to the massive Open Division bands hosting more than 100 members creating an unforgettable sound.
  • GeekGirlCon  Saturday & Sunday at The Conference Center, 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA, across the street from the Washington State Convention Center.. A convention that creates a community for women in science, technology, arts and literature, comics, and game design.
  • Eat Island Grown Sunday, noon to 4pm. The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible from San Juan County farms. At the historic Brickworks on San Juan Island.  Free entry.

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 House
  • ·         Zombie Paintball Hayride (age 6+)
  • Stalker Farms  Through October 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  Through October 31. An outdoor walk plus indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Golf Center, with a food court and a beer garden. 
  • Carleton Farm  Through October 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 Through October 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.