We’re deep into the month and that means it’s time to have a spooky weekend. Spook yourself at a haunted attraction, visit some haunted spots around the city, pick some pumpkins, you know the vibe. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Refresh your fall wardrobe 

Looking to grab a new jacket or maybe some boots? Instead of heading to your closest big box store, consider checking out a local vintage shop. Seattle has a ton of them and they all have stunning pieces perfect for colder and cozier weather.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Seattle Queer Film Festival

The Seattle Queer Film Festival kicks off this weekend with 30 feature films, 11 short films, and 11 workshops. Films come from near and far with both American and International films being shown. You can find all sorts of film topics like trans, QTBIPOC, lesbian, and more.

When: Until October 24th
Where: In-person or virtual
Cost: $15+

Watch a locally made horror movie

Seattle is dark, gloomy and rainy and we love it. So do horror directors and producers apparently. There’s a whole host of terrifying horror flicks that have been made right here in our city and state that you should watch. From thrillers to slashers, our list has you covered.

Where: Click above to see our picks

SLAY! Film Festival

This festival includes 17 films created by folks just like us. You’ll probably see at least a few of your own fears reflected in these films as they have topics of self, what lurks in the dark and of course good old death. So face your fears and watch a horror film with a fresh take. Who knows, it might just inspire you to make your own.

When: Various dates October 22nd-31st
Where: In person and online
Cost: $20+

Get some Halloween costume ideas

Halloween is just a week away and that means its time to start getting your costume together if you haven’t already. We know this can be a hard and sometimes stressful process so we compiled some ideas for you. They’re inspired by the best and worse of 2021 and are sure to help you have the b set costume.

Where: Click above to see our picks

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Visit your favorite horror movie props

Yep, horror fans this one is for you. MoPOP’s Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film is a permanent exhibition and is included in your ticket each time you visit. So no need to pay extra to see more than 50 props and costumes from your film and television horror favorites.

Hours: Thursday-Tuesday 10 am-5 pm
Where: 325 5th Avenue N
Cost: $25+

Visit the Bates Motel

The backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller has come to life in a miniature format. That’s right folks, Richard Knowles is helping Seattle get in the Halloween mood with his own version of the Bates Motel. It’s just as cool as last year’s Rosebud Motel and definitely worth visiting if you’re on Queen Anne.

Where: 10th Avenue West and West Bothwell on the northwest side of Queen Anne

Cinema of Horrors

Let your worst nightmares come to life at this unique immersive drive in movie theatre experience. Pick a showtime with your fave horror movie and load up your car with your friends. Sit back, relax and be sure to lock your doors because there are ghouls on the loose…

When: October 21st-24th, 28th-31st
Where: Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Rd Ridgefield, WA 98642
Cost: $69 per car

Scare yourself silly at a haunted attraction

It’s October and that means it’s officially spooky season. There’s pretty much no better way to celebrate than by attending a haunted attraction. Luckily for you, there’s a bunch to check out in and around Seattle. You can pick from haunted houses to forests to cornfields and more!

Where: Click above to see our picks

Pick a pumpkin

Or three, whatever floats your boat. October is officially here and that means it’s time to get in the spooky season mood by picking yourself some pumpkins. Washington has tons of great u-pick farms with all sorts of pumpkin varieties for you to choose from.

Where: Click above to see our picks

What are you waiting for? Get out there and have some fun, we’ll catch you all back here next week.