Spooky, scary fun: It's Bastyr University's Haunted Trails

A creature roams Haunted Trails at Bastyr University last weekend. - Jacqueline Blakely/ Special to the Reporter
A creature roams Haunted Trails at Bastyr University last weekend.
— image credit: Jacqueline Blakely/ Special to the Reporter

Bastyr University's annual Haunted Trails is returning for another year of spooky fun. Hosted in the forest behind Bastyr University's Kenmore campus Oct. 21-22, the event annually draws thousands of visitors and includes activities for teenagers and adults, as well as trick or treating for children ages 7 and younger. Proceeds benefit student study abroad programs, including the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's annual study trip to China.

The fund-raiser is run entirely by volunteer teams of Bastyr University students, faculty and staff. Free event parking is available on the Bastyr University campus, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore.

• Events for ages 8 and older:

Haunted Trails, Hades Labyrinth, Cemetery Hill and Circus of Horrors are all open from 7-11 p.m. and cost is $20 per person for all four events. This year, Haunted Trails and Hades Labyrinth tickets will be offered separately for $10 per person, per event. Individuals who select this option will be able to attend these events between 7–8 p.m. only.

• For children under 8 years old:

The Great Pumpkin’s Trick or Treating Adventure runs from 5-7 p.m.; cost is $3 per child.

• Food, gags and more:

The Red Dragon Alchemist's Shoppe: Buy glow sticks, glow wands, glow masks, glow frisbees and monster balloons. ($1 off any glow item with the donation of a non-perishable food item.)

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