I can’t tell you how many people have asked me what I plan on doing for Halloween. How is that even a question, I’ll be trick or treating of course. But if you don’t have your plans set, here are a few great options for you to consider.
Caleb’s Creative Carnival
Home Haunted House in Lakeland
1933 63rd Street SE, Auburn WA
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Do you remember Caleb Sweeting? Well if you don’t let me introduce you to this amazing teen. For nearly a decade he (he lets his parents help) has been putting on a Halloween display and it just keeps getting bigger and better.
Caleb’s Creative Carnival is a haunted house within the garage of the Sweeting family’s Lakeland home. The display spills out into the driveway, with tamer inflatables and singing pumpkins to entertain young trick-or-treaters.
This year, by popular request, Caleb’s Creative Carnival will be accepting donations to benefit the Auburn Valley Humane Society.
Here’s the original story on the sweet home turned haunted house: Lakeland Family Transforms Their Home into a Haunted House
Video provided by Stefani Sweeting
Speaking of haunted, you might also like: Auburn’s Ghost Stories
Scaring Hunger with a Halloween Food Drive
Halloween food drive, yard display in Lakeland
6307 Stuart Place SE Auburn, WA 98092
Before you turn down 63rd St SE for Caleb’s carnival, you’ll see Sandi and Randy Green’s inflatable-filled yard. If you don’t, well, I know someone who didn’t see a pile of sea lions on a dock off the San Fransisco Pier so don’t feel bad.
In addition to their amazing display, the Greens hold an annual food drive benefiting the Auburn Food Bank. The food drive began in 2018 and has been going since. “Sure, Covid slowed our roll, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that kids and adults in our community are still hungry!” said Sandi Green in a Facebook post announcing the drive. “We strongly encourage our trick-or-treaters to take a treat and leave a can (or many) for their peers who are desperately in need.”
Sandi confirmed monetary donations are accepted directly via Venmo @Auburn-FoodBank or donate online: Donate online now. “We will gladly accept monetary donations in person, as well,” said Sandi in her post.
Here are our previous articles on the Greens’ food drive:
Neighbors host Halloween food drive in honor of Officer Moreno
Scaring Hunger in Auburn to Honor Fallen KPD Officer Diego Moreno
Trick or Treat at Auburn Municipal Airport
Business Trick or Treating
2143 E Street NE Suite 1, Auburn, WA 98002
Included in the latest update Auburn Municipal Airpot update is an invitation for Trick or Treaters to stop by, “if you have little ones in your family (kids, grandkids, neighbor kids, etc.), we’ll have candy here on Monday for Halloween for them.”
Included in the invitation is a note from Angie, the airport’s office assistant, we can all understand. “I’m hoping at least a few families take me up on this so I’m not tempted to eat it all. Please come visit!”
If you can’t make it to Lakeland but want to assist the Auburn Food Bank, the airport is also collecting! There’s a small competition happening and the airport has a title to defend. The Fly Washington Food Drive is happening now, and items can be dropped off at the airport office until November 18th.
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Candy Crawl at the Mall
Outlet Collection Event
1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn WA
The Outlet Collection is again hosting a Candy Crawl on October 31st at 5pm for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. Sport your Halloween best and enjoy a safe and warm evening of Trick or Treating the Outlet Collection’s participating retailers. Various retailers will participate in The Teal Pumpkin Project, offering non-food treats in consideration of those managing food allergies and those for whom candy is not an option.
Trick-or-Treating will go as long as supplies last.
I hope everyone has a safe and sarcastic Halloween! If you have an amazing costume or wicked house display please send them to us and we’ll compile a gallery for everyone to google. Click here to email.