Halloween Traditions in the Tri-cities

Staci Trivett

This month brings some spooky Halloween activities to the Tri-Cities for the scary holiday lover.

For those who love a good scare, there are two main events that have been going on all month. The Pasco Jaycees have put a ghastly twist on Alice in Wonderland while Project 13, Terror Behind the Screens, and the new Freakshow 3-D have come together to create the menacing Scaregrounds.

Scaregrounds is just what it sounds like. The Benton-Franklin Fairgrounds have taken on a haunting appearance that is sure to frighten even the bravest souls out there. With three different attractions to choose from, all types of horror appetites will be satisfied. Tickets for Scaregrounds are $15 for single passes, $30 for triple passes, and $40 for VIP passes which will allow the guest unlimited re-entry to all three haunts that night, and s/he will be allowed line-cutting privileges.

The Pasco Jaycees are giving a scare for charity. They have put a twist on a childhood classic, and it’s called Malice in Wonderland. Every year, the Jaycees put on a haunted forest full of spooks that has a menacing Alice in Wonderland theme. The event is located near Sacajawea Park in Pasco, and shuttles take participants from the parking lot to the forest.  Fright seekers will be able to get their fill throughout October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $13, and all profits will be donated to local charities.

For the faint-hearted, there are still some attractions that haven’t taken on any frightful attributes. The Country Mercantile has a pumpkin patch with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Jobs Nursery also has lots of the orange squash that visitors can roam to find their perfect pumpkin throughout October.