There's something spooky and fun for everyone this fall. From pumpkin patches and haunted houses to fun family festivities and thrilling experiences to get you in the spooky spirit before All Hallows’ Eve arrives. Check out some of the best events and things to do this autumn in and around Vancouver!
Whether you're looking for a good scare or family fun, you can find it in Clark County WA!
Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy various events and activities such as Apple Cider Pressing at Cedar Creek Grist Mill, the Pumpkin Lane Pumpkin Patch at Pomeroy Farm, and local harvest festivals. If you want to savor the taste of the season, there's no better place than the Vancouver Farmers Market, which switches to a Fall Market in November. While you're there, you can grab a delicious hot beverage from Kafiex Coffee Lab and enjoy traditional Mexican dancing presented by Vancouver Ballet Folklorico on October 21 during Día de Muertos at Esther Short Park. You can also find seasonal celebrations throughout the county, including the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge's annual BirdFest and Bluegrass Festival.
During the entire month of October, Vancouver’s expanding food scene will be on full display as restaurants offer 3 for $25 and/or $35 menus to local foodies and culinary visitors. Choose from traditional offers like a three-course meal consisting of appetizer, entrée, and dessert choices, or unique combinations that mix craft drink pairings, a variety of small plates, or menus designed to share. (Hint: Order from five Dine the Couve menus and check in on the Restaurant Pass throughout the month for the chance to win a $100 gift card to the participating restaurant of your choice!)
Discover the autumn foliage by train during a Chelatchie Prairie Train Ride, with a ghostly Headless Horseman visitor, or bring your goosebumps to a Haunted Walking Tour with the Clark County Historical Museum around some of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about Fort Vancouver’s past as the Hudson's Bay Company with a walk through buildings like the Fur Store and Bake House. Stroll down Officers Row with golden shades and crisp air adding to the historical significance of the 22 Victorian homes. For an even spookier tour find the Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks discussing the Barracks' shady past and the stories of past inhabitants. Stop by the only certified haunted bar in Vancouver for stories of the unusual, and unexplained occurrences that have been at the UnderBar for years, witnessed by staff, past and present.
Treats for the whole family
Looking for a Halloween experience that's more fun than frightening? Visit West Vancouver's Franklin Street for a fun Halloween experience! Enjoy spooky and festive displays throughout October. The street is famous for its impressive holiday displays, including over 150,000 twinkling lights during the holiday season. Bring the kids to downtown Camas for a Pumpkin Pageant & Nightmare Before Christmas Costume Contest. Or discover a host of creative events, including Pumpkin Paint Social, DIY Skull Vase (with fresh cut flowers) at Dandelion Teahouse, and more! Prepare to be spooked as you join a crowd of exciting costumes at the Scary Run in Washougal. Don't forget to bring your Halloween costumes! Enjoy some snacks and drinks at Ashwood Taps and Trucks after the run. Be sure to check out Vancouver Mall, and Vancouver Parks Recreation for more family-friendly events to come throughout the season!
Stage & Screen
Kiggins Theatre presents a line-up of spooky films throughout the month of October along with the month’s History on Tap event, Campfire Tales 5: Little Couve of Horrors. Catch the Denton Delinquents as they present your favorite cult movie classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Watch as actors perform along with the movie, with audience participation encouraged (feel free to dress up too)! Pull up to the Cinema of Horrors at the Clark County Fairgrounds: a live-action, drive-in horror movie experience where monsters from the screen come to life.
To find more events happening in Vancouver, visit our Events Calendar.