Halloween activities abound in the area

Here are a few activities to do over the Halloween weekend. Have fun and be safe out there!

Scareywood at Silverwood:

Arguably one of the most frightening experiences to be had in North Idaho (aside from shopping at Walmart on payday), Scarywood at Silverwood Theme Park. You can still catch the action on Oct. 29 and 30 (they are closed on Oct. 31).

A few things to remember about attending Scarywood:

-No costumes are allowed, in order to ensure protection of the actors and guests.

-Children under 13 aren’t recommended to attend, but it’s the parent’s decision to allow it.

-Some of the rides and attractions will be open. Check the website for a list of which will be featured.

-Thursdays are always less attended than other days, so if you’re hoping to avoid the crowds, that’s your best bet.

-Dress warm! Bring someone to hold onto. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.


Trick-or-Treating at the Bonner Mall:

The Bonner Mall in Ponderay invites all children aged 12 and under to come out for mallwide trick-or-treating from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween night.

There will be a costume contest at 6 p.m., with prizes for the funniest, scariest, most original and best overall. There will be treats, prizes and fun. It’s all free and open to the public.


Downtown Sandpoint Halloween:

Join local businesses for a fun-filled, treat-o-riffic afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. End your journey at Creations in the Cedar St. Bridge for a ghoulishly good time!

There will be a DJ, glow sticks, candy, games and ten random giveaways for cool costumes. Featuring a special appearance by Sandpoint Dance Team Captains at 5:30 p.m.


Lions Club and Bonner County History Museum:

The Sandpoint Lions Club will be hosting a Treat Night on Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kids are encouraged to stop by the Sandpoint Lions Club at 607 S. Ella. Look for the big yellow caboose in Lakeview Park next to the Bonner County History Museum.

For savvy trick or treaters, this is a good two stops in one, as the Museum will also be handing out treats.


Annual Beta Sigma Phi Haunted Forest:

Looking to scare the crap out of yourself while benefitting a great program to help feed local children? Check out the Annual Haunted Forest put on by Beta Sigma Phi. It takes place at the University of Idaho Research and Extension Center (2105 N. Boyer Ave.).

Admission is $10 per person, $20 for a family of 3-5, and $40 for a family of 6 or more. The admission price gets you through the maze unlimited times int eh same evening. All proceeds for this event will go to the Feed Our Kids program, which sends backpacks of food home with students over the weekend.

The Haunted Forest will be open Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Dress warm and be prepared. We hope everyone makes it out alive!

2nd Annual Hive Halloween Bash and Costume Contest:

The Hive will be hosting its 2nd Annual Halloween Bash with New Orleans funk masters, Dumpstaphunk! This is a 21 and over event, and come prepared to dance.

There will be awards for funniest, scariest and best couple/group costumes.

This event sold out last year, so get your tickets while they’re still available! Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. VIP booths are still available. Go to www.LiveFromTheHive.com to learn more.

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