This Weekend: Get Your Scares

October 9, 2014

This Weekend North Idaho-

If there was a weekend to get your pants scared off, it’s this one. Why? Because pretty soon it’s going to be cold and rainy, making for a miserable outdoor experience.

With temps in the high 70’s (more than unseasonably high) this could possibly be your last chance to have ideal weather. Here are my recommendations:

The Post Falls Lion’s Club Haunted House

It’s been a few years since we’ve been to the Lion’s Club Haunted House in Post Falls, but for a good majority of my young life, this was my favorite Halloween tradition. Be prepared to stand in line for a while, but if it’s anything like it used to be it is well worth the wait. At just $7 (or $5 if you bring two canned food items for donation), it’s one of the more affordable options available. Visitors walk through pitch-black, narrow halls full of spooks, ghouls and characters you’ve only seen in your nightmares (and favorite scary movies). It’s open on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight, and the week of October 26-30 from 6-10 p.m., located on 4th and Post.

Scarywood at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho


North Idaho’s favorite theme park claims to have upped their game yet again. It seems each year Scarywood gets bigger and better. Admittedly, their commercial this year freaks me out a bit. Attractions such as “Blood Bayou,” “3Dementia” and the “Zombieland Express” are sure to spook even the bravest souls. Not to mention some of the more popular Silverwood rides will be open. Scarywood is open Thursday-Saturday through the end of the month. Costs vary (around $25 each), but tickets are cheapest if you buy them online at least three days in advance.

Incredible Corn Maze

It’s been a really long time since we’ve visited the corn maze in Hauser, but I remember thinking it was fun. I also remember being really cold while waiting in a really long line. Really. But it looks like they’ve grown their attractions and even have a zombie bus where you get to shoot “zombies” with paintball guns. I’d rather have the zombies loose in the maze and still get to shoot them with paintball guns, but  suppose it’s safer this way. The maze is haunted on select nights throughout the rest of the month. The costs range from $7-$10.

Those are my top three picks for scary activities this weekend. To see some of my past posts about fun fall activities, visit here, here or here.

If you’re looking for something a bit more laid-back, Art Walk is this weekend full of lots of live music and art exhibits downtown.

I will be busy making pumpkin cupcakes and attending one of my best friend’s bridal shower, as well as finishing the front door (finally!) and hopefully decorating for fall. A busy weekend as usual :)


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I'm a north-Idahoan, a WSU grad, local writer, content marketing specialist and photographer with a passion for where I live. I love the outdoors, animals, good food, wine, and time spent with my husband, family and friends.

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