Halloween Calendar: Family Fun, Ghost Tours, Haunted Attractions
Hawaii Zombie Crawl III: Zombie Island!, go on a pub “crawl” today through Chinatown in search of live music, dancing, drink specials and free entry into participating venues (The Fix, The Underground, Mercury Bar, Bambu Two, JJ Dolan’s, Bar 35, Downbeat Diner & Lounge, Manifest, Hank’s, The Dragon Upstairs and O’Toole’s). At The Fix, “Get Zombified” by specialty makeup artists from 5 to 9 p.m., capture your “undead experience” in the Shaka Booth from 7-10 p.m. and compete in a “Living Dead” costume contest at midnight. The fun also includes a scavenger hunt and an Instagram photo contest. For ages 21 and older. $15. Receive online discounts on pre-sale group tickets by visiting goo.gl/m10UHc or hawaiizombiecrawl.com.
Ninth annual “Crazy, Sexy, GHOUL” costume party, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., The Waterfront at Aloha Tower, with DJs, prizes, drinks and food vendors. Costumes encouraged. Proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Hawaii. For ages 21 and up. Tickets: $40; must be purchased in advance at Sensually Yours, 599-1655.
Waimanalo Country Farms’ fourth annual Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch, with pumpkin picking, tractor-pulled hayrides, games, a cow train for keiki, sunflower maze and country market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends in October, 41-225 Lupe St. (across from Waimanalo Beach Park). Free; some activities have a small fee. 306-4381, waimanalocountryfarms.com
25th annual Talk Story Festival, Hawaii’s oldest and largest storytelling celebration includes ghost walks, local spooky tales and a psychic during this two-day event hosted by Jeff Gere, “Spooky Stories” today and “Going Deep Tales” on Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, second-floor ballroom; doors open 5 p.m. Presented by the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Free. 768-3032, goo.gl/zIZraV
Aloun Farms’ 13th annual Great Kapolei Pumpkin Picking Patch, with entertainment and free hayrides, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 26-27, 91-1440 Farrington Highway; $2, free for ages 2 and under; cash only. 677-9516, alounfarms.com
Keiki story times, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana: Saturday, “Moonday,” by Adam Rex; and Tuesday, “Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover,” by Anne Marie Pace. Free. 949-7307
Kids World: “Mall-o-Ween” edition, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall, Center Court, with entertainment, balloons, spooky arts and crafts (from 11 a.m.) and a costume contest at 11:30 a.m. (registration from 10-11 a.m.) 235-1143
The Great Pumpkin Festival, features a large pumpkin patch with 2,000 pumpkins and family activities, games, entertainment, crafts and food booths, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Holy Nativity School, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway, Aina Haina, with a pumpkin-carving contest at 12:30 p.m., keiki costume contest at 1 p.m., watermelon-eating contest at 1:30 p.m. and corn-husking contest at 2 p.m. Free. 373-3232, hawaiipumpkinfest.com
Harvest Moon Festival, with carnival games, a hayride around campus, dunk tank, face painting, a carved pumpkin contest, Haunted Farmhouse in the Creepy Cafeteria and more, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Lanikai School, 140 Alala Road. Free. 426-8181
Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “Thrills and Frills,” Hawaii Fashion Month celebration invites keiki to create costumes (superhero or life-size paper doll), watch a garment-painting demonstration, learn how to create costumes and enjoy entertainment by all-girl band Crimson Apple, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.; activities end 3 p.m. Hear ghost stories (ideal for ages 12 and older) from Lopaka Kapanui at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. in Gallery 29. Free. 532-8700, goo.gl/StXKIS
Halloween puppets, create unique puppets using recycled materials, household goods, felt, yarn, ribbon and more, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. For all ages. $15. Registration: 312-4316, artexplorium.org
“Eek! Ghostly Ghastly Stories,” Chicago storyteller Anne Shimojima shares tales about skeletons, creatures, ghosts and spooks, 6 p.m. Monday, Kaneohe Public Library. For ages 7 and older. Free. 233-5676
» Followed by “Trick-or-Treating @ the Library” at 6:45 p.m. with multiple candy stations throughout the library. Keiki are invited to dress up and meet costumed superheroes. Free.
“Something Strange Is Coming to Your Neighborhood,” with stories, games, food and a photo booth, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Kahuku Public & School Library. Costumed keiki of all ages receive a Halloween treat. Free. 293-8935
Fourth annual Pumpkin Carving Festival: Corporate Competition and Executive Carvedown, watch as corporate teams and senior executives compete in a pumpkin-carving contest, with music, food booths, beverage stations, a “Pumpkin Putting Challenge” and a “Pumpkin Pong Match,” 4:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tamarind Park, Bishop Square. Free. pumpkincarvingfestival.org
Makeke Kapolei Farmers and Green Market’s second-anniversary celebration, with trick-or-treating for keiki, live entertainment and door prizes, 3-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Kapolei High School parking lot. 692-8200, ext. 2267; malamalearningcenter.org
“Spooky Funhouse,” with a fun haunted house with cartoon characters and goodie bags, presented by the city Department of Parks and Recreation, Kalihi Valley Complex, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Kalihi Valley District Park. For ages 12 and under. Free. 832-7812
Halloween fun, with games and a costume contest for ages 3-13, presented by the city Department of Parks and Recreation, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sunset Beach Recreation Center. Free. 638-7213
Horror book sale, through October, all horror books are half off at Friends of the Kaneohe Bookstore, in the basement of Kaneohe Public Library. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m. (except from 3-6 p.m.) Wednesdays. 247-4819
GHOST STORIES AND TOURS
Oahu Ghost Tours, offered year-round. Reservations: 524-4944, oahughosttours.com
» “Honolulu City Haunts”: A three-hour walking tour with a storyteller, Thursdays and Saturdays, with visits to haunted hot spots in Honolulu such as Iolani Palace, the state Capitol, Alakea and Nuuanu streets, and the Verizon building. $39 for ages 12 and older, $29 for ages 7-11.
» “Orbs of Oahu” nighttime driving tour: Five-hour tour offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and select weekends, with visits around the island to spooky places such as Nuuanu Pali, Ulupo Heiau, Manoa Chinese Cemetery and Paradise Park; $59 for ages 12 and older, $49 for ages 10-11.
» “Sacred Spirits” eco-cultural day tour: Five-hour tour offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with visits to spots deemed sacred by native Hawaiians such as Nuuanu Pali, Waimanalo, ancient trails, heiau and waterfalls. Learn about menehune and the feared night marchers; $49-$59.
“Walk with the Dead,” historian Steven Fredrick leads tours with visits to haunted sites related to the dark side of historic Honolulu, begins 6:30 p.m. (with a brief break at a haunted tavern) Saturday, Sunday and Oct. 26-31. For ages 21 and older. $40, $30 with military ID. Reservations required 48 hours in advance: 395-0674, email@example.com.
Haunted Hawaii Ghost Stories, two tours per night, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Oct. 29, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. (near the old sugar mill). Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited to 30 spots per tour. $13; 677-0110, hawaiihauntedplantation.com.
“Spookapalooza 2013,” 25-minute train rides while listening to ghost stories as it travels through the dark night, Friday and Oct. 26, Hawaiian Railway Society train yard, 91-1001 Renton Road in Ewa Beach, with departures at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m.; must check in and pay 20 minutes before departure time. A snack bar will be open 6-9 p.m. $5 for ages 3 and older; cash only. Reservations required by Wednesday: 681-5461, hawaiianrailway.com.
Parental discretion strongly advised.
Nightmare at Dole Plantation, “three attractions, one location, endless screams,” 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway, presented in partnership with Nightmares Live through October. For ages 13 and older. $13. dole-plantation.com, nightmareslive.com
» “13,” a haunted house with 13 unlucky plantation curses. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.
» “Nightmare Express,” a fright-filled train ride through the pineapple fields with bone-chilling horrors, 7-11 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 25-26. (No pre-sale tickets.)
» “Trail of Terror,” a frightening maze. (Same times and dates as “Nightmare Express.”)
Scare Hawaii’s “The Evolution of Fear” haunted house, with graphic scenes, loud sounds, special effects, makeup and scare tactics, 6-9 p.m. today and Wednesday through Oct. 25 and Oct. 28-31; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays through October; and noon-6 p.m. Sundays through October, Windward Mall. $13-$20. 330-1600, scarehawaii.com.
Haunted Plantation: “Real Haunt, Real Fear,” 7-11 p.m. today through Sunday and Oct. 25-27 and 30-31, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. (near the old sugar mill). Not for children under age 13; adult supervision required for children under 16. $15-$30. 677-0110, hawaiihauntedplantation.com.
“Night Terror” haunted house, “Be rudely awakened by night terrors,” 6:30-10:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 25-26, 91-115 Pahau Place, West Loch Estates. For ages 10 and older. $5. 348-0462
“Gunstock Zombie Hayride,” experience a spooky 25-minute hayride through the dark zombie-infested woods and twisted fields on a haunted ride brought to you by the creators of Haunted Plantation, 7-11 p.m. today and Saturday, and Oct. 25-26 and 28, with departures every 10 minutes, Gunstock Ranch, 56-250 Kamehameha Highway in Laie; ticket booth opens 6 p.m. $20 at the door; no pre-sale. gunstockzombiehayride.com