Washington October 13, 2019
The Haunting Of Coupeville Just Might Be The Spookiest Thing To Do In Washington This Month
Coupeville is a historic seaport on Whidbey Island… and for most of the year, it’s anything but creepy. In fact, it’s so charming that the beloved movie
Practical Magic was filmed there. But throughout October, you might not be quite as charmed when you visit. The Haunting of Coupeville is a lot of fun, but it’s also a little eerie.
Despite its creepy name, The Haunting of Coupeville is totally family-friendly and fun for all ages.
The annual month-long fright fest is meant to be spooky, but not terrifying (although we can never guarantee you won't see a ghost).
Many local businesses join in on the fun, decking out their storefronts with seasonal decor.
The Directional Scarecrows will help ensure you don't miss a thing.
From October 1 until Halloween, you'll find pumpkin patches, haunted corn mazes, scary barns, and spooky fields here.
Fort Casey also joins in on the fun.
Throughout the month, Coupeville hosts plenty of fun and frightening events.
You can explore Haunted Fort Casey on October 25 and 26, which offers a bounce house and games for the younger goblins. Other activities include walking through the Weary Bones Rest Stop Cemetery, a Great Pumpkin Race, and making spooky graham cracker houses.
Needless to say, this event does tend to focus on the kids -- but there are a few adult activities as well.
You can catch a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Halloween. Dressing up is highly encouraged.
Of course, Coupeville always pays homage to its favorite witch flick, Practical Magic, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.
There will be a Practical Magic Movie Night on October 25 at Bayleaf, and The Kingfisher Bookstore is hosting three Practical Magic read-alongs this month.
Check out The Haunting of Coupeville this year, whether you have little ones of your own or you're simply young at heart.
They really know how to celebrate Halloween here.
For a complete schedule of The
Haunting of Coupeville, check out the official website. This is a great excuse to spend time on Whidbey Island.
Address: Coupeville, WA 98239, USA