by Solenne de Tassigny | Staff Writer
The Pacific Northwest is known for its vibrant and picturesque autumn season, which provides the popular setting for fall activities. Spokane upholds its role as a Pacific Northwest city this time of year with a series of fall festivities to get its residents in the Halloween and harvest spirit.
Scarywood Haunted Nights
Silverwood, located an hour east of Spokane, adopts a haunted theme for the month of October. The family-friendly amusement park turns into a world full of haunted rides that allow for twice the amount of adrenaline. Scarywood Haunted Nights promises its attendees “5 haunted attractions, 7 scare zones and most of Silverwood’s signature rides in the dark.”
Scarywood Haunted Nights is open Thursday through Saturday until Oct. 27.
For more information, check out the Silverwood Website.
Spokane Ghost Tours
Spokane also offers activities for lovers of real life ghost stories. Inland Empire Tours dedicates the month of October to telling the history of Spokane’s haunted landmarks. Every Inland Empire Tour consists of two hours of learning about the dark truth behind downtown Spokane.
The Ghost tours “Explore the haunted and historically dark truth about downtown Spokane, including diabolically cruel founders, serial killers and even cannibals!”
Inland Empire Ghost Tours take place Friday through Sunday until Nov.2.
Interested intellectual thrill seekers can learn more at the Inland Empire Tours website.
Greenbluff Farms affiliate Beck’s Harvest House offers the fall experience to families and thrill-seekers alike with their annual Fall Harvest Festival. Featuring a 5-acre corn maze, food trucks, a pumpkin patch, and live music, Beck’s Harvest House takes the classic harvest festival to a whole new level.
Greenbluff prides itself on its success and dedication to family fun, stating “The Fall Harvest Festival at Beck’s Harvest House has grown to be, by far, the largest family event in the region.”
This classic Whitworth favorite is open 7 days a week until Oct. 28. For more information and individual activity pricing, check out Greenbluff’s website.
Dornsife Impact Trip
Whitworth’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement is offering a fall break experience that steps away from typical fall activities to focus on the community, allowing students to experience Spokane through a different lens.
The Impact Trip includes things like “Getting to know Spokane through the city bus system,” and being able to “stay in a neighborhood classified as a ‘food desert,’ connect with local nonprofits serving low-income families and experience the challenges faced by our neighbors who rely solely on public transportation.”
Applications for the Dornsife Impact Trip can be found on their website.
Spokane offers a variety experiences for students who are staying in town for Fall Break. Thrill-seekers and philanthropists alike have full access to activities that will make the fall season one to remember.
Additionally, more information regarding activities in the Spokane area can be found at the Visit Spokane website.