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Explore the grounds of Lakewold Gardens during the spookiest time of year! This coming October, as the days grow darker and dusk light dims, embark on a scavenger for sneaky little bats hidden in among the ivy and hanging branches of the garden for a chance to win sweet treasures.

Gather 'round as the Scaretaker tells one spine-tingling tale after another after dusk. Learn the answers to your deepest darkest questions from a fortune teller. Participate in a West African drum circle with Awodi Drumming's Javoen Byrd and hear folkloric stories about cats, witches, and magic! Enjoy a Taste of Tarot with Lizz in the creaky Wagner House Library before catching one of our nightly screenings of a vintage horror movie classic. Venture into a realm of scary stories with Creepy Colloquy and discover mysterious scenes throughout the gardens to use as a backdrop for an otherworldly photo.  And then, witness The Lakewold Haunting, when Wagner House comes alive with creatures, light, and ghoulish displays, all in celebration of All Hallows' Eve!

Tickets are now available. Scroll on to view and download the schedule, learn more about activities, and get your tickets today!

All Hallows' Eve Celebration

October 14th - 31st

Wednesday - Sunday

11 am - 5 pm (Regular Admission)

The Lakewold Haunting

October 14th - 31st

Wednesday - Sunday

5 pm - 8 pm (All Hallows' Admission)

Featured Vendors

Color Cornucopia (10/15,16, 29-31)

Knit with Love (10/15)

Defiant Candle Company (10/22)

Brigida's (10/29-10/31)

Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW | Lakewood, WA

*Lakewold Gardens Members must purchase tickets to the evening haunting.*

All Hallow's Eve Calendar

Yoruba Drumming and Storytelling | October 15th & 31st at 5:00 PM

Get a glimpse of Javoen Byrd in this video from when he came to Lakewold Gardens to film this instructional African drumming lesson with stories from the Yoruba culture. Javoen returns to Lakewold for All Hallow's Eve this October to entrance us all with his drums and storytelling. Watch the video, and if you have a drum lying around, grab it and follow along!

A Taste of Tarot with Lizz | October 21st & 28th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lizz will be offering readings in the Wagner House Library, to inquisitive spirits in 10-minute slots at a time. Each 10-minute reading is $10 dollars and can be paid via cash, Venmo, or Cashapp at the time of your reading.

Disclaimer: Lizz does not read tarot for any health or medical-related questions.
Lizz also does not read for situations that do not directly impact the person receiving the reading. If you feel someone needs a read, consider purchasing one for them as it makes a memorable and loving gift. A tarot reading does not replace medical, legal, or financial advice. Please be advised that Lizz is not legally liable for actions taken in response to a reading. Tarot reads are for entertainment purposes only in many states.  Lizz does not offer tarot readings to anyone under the age of 18 so by purchasing a read, you confirm you are over 18.

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Creepy Colloquy | October 29th, 5:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Come one, come all, for something truly haunting... Tacoma literary nonprofit Creative Colloquy gets into the mood this spooky season and presents Creepy Colloquy at Lakewold Gardens!

We’ll have scary stories for all with Fairy Gothmother and the Scaretaker! From 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. gather and listen! Little ghouls and goblins join the Fairy Gothmother on a journey through the gardens punctuated with scary stories at 5:30 pm. Brave adults are invited to follow the Scaretaker on his rounds as he leads them from one terrifying tale to another at 7:00 pm.

Featured Readers Include: Jennifer Chushcoff, Elizabeth Beck, Hannah Hadjes Jonah Barrett, Sam Snoek-Brown, & Cat Melaunie

Visit the CC Book Bike, their mobile library, to snag a treat and free books during both time slots!

The Lakewold Haunting

In a faraway land of lakes stands an especially beautiful home --- encircled with acres of lovely gardens and abounding in great trees and mysteriously fragrant rare plants. Over the years, as the climate changed and the weather became unpredictable, the family who lived in the house abandoned the property. No one is there to mow the lawns, weed the flowerbeds or rake the leaves.

The house, still clinging to the memories of parties, movies and picnics, longed for companionship and threw open its doors to the garden. The plants slipped indoors so silently that only the garden creatures could hear their green tendrils crawling across the floor and up the walls. One by one, leaf by leaf, greenery of every kind, embraced the house. Little creatures scurried under the floorboards, and great fierce birds and bats perched on the beams of the great room, admiring their new jungle habitat.

Slowly other strange beings entered through mysterious new portals. The house sighed as ghostly spirits flitted from room to room. The plants and the creatures were very sad because their human friends had abandoned their home and had done nothing to counter the changes in the climate. The family had left the plants and garden creatures to fend for themselves. This made the whole garden community angry. The plants promised to use their long green tendrils to exterminate any human intruder, and the tiny creatures swore they would chew human invaders into garden mulch.

BE WARNED! Enter the garden at your own risk. Listen, watch, and be on guard.  Do no harm to the plants and creatures because the House has EYES. The plants have deadly tendrils and the animals, have tiny, very sharp teeth!

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Lakewold Gardens | 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499

Mailing Address | Post Office Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496

Phone | 253-584-4106

Summer Hours | Wed-Sun 11 am - 5 pm

Winter Hours | Fri - Sun 10 am - 4 pm

This page is made possible, in part, by a City of Lakewood Lodging Tax Grant.