There's Fun Brewin' in Coupeville this Halloween!
Daily Beginning Oct. 1
Coupeville's getting scary in the Scarecrow Trail! This year's theme is whimsical, traditional, or spooky scary movie characters. Pick up a map of where to find out Scarecrows at the Chamber of Commerce of Coupeville Library and Vote for your favorite Scarecrow.
Click the Scarecrow Trail tab for entry form or photos of previous years’ entries.
Daily Beginning Oct. 1
Weary Bones Rest Stop Graveyard
Can be accessed through Rec Hall Parking Lot on Coveland or from Alexander Street, next to the Chamber of Commerce.
Please be careful not to disturb the... residents!
Carefully stroll through Weary Bones Rest Stop Cemetery and delight in the wording on the gravestones. However, use caution, not all our cemetery residents rest in peace!!
Saturdays & Sundays in October
10 AM - 5 PM
Scenic Isle Farm
46 S. Ebey Rd., Coupeville
Open every weekend in October for trolley rides!
Same patch, different generation. A farm stand is open most days from 10-5 with produce, all natural with no chemical sprays or pesticides.
Saturday, October 8
11 AM - 3 PM
Octoberfest & Fall Plant Sale
Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Ln, Greenbank
Grab your Lederhosen and Dirndls! Octoberfest at Meerkerk Gardens is fast approaching.
The festival happens just as the gardens start flashing fabulous fall color. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Bavaria. The Shifty Sailors and accordion player Lori Hansen will be performing on the gazebo stage. Visit the fire engine food truck and purchase a bratwurst from DLUX BBQ.
Rhododendrons also will be a big part of this festive event. Meerkerk’s Fall Plant Sale coincides with Octoberfest. A massive shipment of 1-gallon rhododendrons will be on display just in time for the fall planting season.
Attending the festival is included with your $5 adult admission into the gardens. Children under 16 are free. Dogs on leash are welcome.
Wander Meerkerk Gardens and enjoy the changing fall scenery.
Saturdays & Sundays, October 22, 23, 29, & 30
12 - 4 PM
Haunted Fort Casey
1276 Engle Road, Coupeville
Whidbey Island's Fort Casey, already scary enough in the daytime, will be visited by some seriously ghoulish types as we approach Halloween.
$5 per person for ages 4 and up. Cash or credit card accepted. Onsite ticket sales only.
There are two sections to the Haunted Fort event:
Area One: In Batter Kingsbury .... Haunted Fort - recommended for 12 years of age and up. Prepare to be scared!
Fort Casey is an old military fort on Whidbey Island. Built by solders to defend Puget Sound against invading ships, its pop-up guns (cannons, really) could rain shells down on any unfortunate vessels.
The dark powder and shell magazines are scary enough on a summer's day. Imagine what they're like on a night when ghouls are loose!
Area Two: In Battery Valleau .... Family Fun Activities - recommended for all ages. Includes games, activities, and fun challenges!
The Haunted Fort is a fundraiser for lighthouse restoration projects and is sponsored by the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse.
Sunday, October 23
1 - 5 PM
Coupeville's Great Pumpkin Race
Alexander between Coveland and Front Street
Join the race! It's fun, easy, and free!
Handcrafted pumpkin racecars compete side-by-side in unpredictable and dramatic style! Families and friends race for fun and the coveted championship trophy! See the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association website for the full set of rules and to sign up today.
Sunday, October 23
Children's event, but everyone can participate! Details to be announced. Sponsored by Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association.
Friday, October 28
5 - 8 PM
The Great Community Pumpkin Party
Meet Market, 7 Front Street, Coupeville
Friday, October 28 @ 6 - 9 PM
and Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30, 11 AM - 5 PM
All Island Juried Art Show
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St, Coupeville
Art Lovers: Come support your local artists! On Friday, October 28th, please join us at the Pacific NorthWest Art School for the Art Reception and Sale. Tickets are $25 for this Art School fundraiser. Artists registered for the Art Show get in free! There will be a Juried Art Show and monetary prizes awarded to artworks that are deemed Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place, plus Honorable Mentions and a People’s Choice Award.
Purchase tickets at https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/all-island-art-reception/
The weekend sale is free and open to the public. The Art School will be open 10-4 p.m. both Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. Come see what lovely pieces of painting, photography, fiber art, and mixed media artwork the talented artists of Whidbey Island have to offer.
Saturday, October 29
Torchlight Halloween Parade
And Street Dance
Park in the public lot (no vehicles in the parade) and meet us at Cooks Corner Park in costume for a stroll downtown! Visit our Front Street businesses for trick or treating and dance the night away! Costume prizes for kids, adults, and groups - must be present to win.
Parade starts at Cooks Corner at 5 PM
Followed by a dance on Front Street with DJ Moose at 7 PM