Friday, October 21, 2011

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

The Premier Haunt in Greater Seattle

 ~ It's that time of year again—the scary, the creepy, the repulsively loathsome, the downright terrifying.

But enough talk of political campaigns! Instead, why not enjoy the horror?

Yep, it's time for The Nightmare at Beaver Lake, the premier Western Washington outdoor haunted attraction.

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Nightmare at Beaver Lake 2011 art

Schedule and ticket prices here. Come for a nice 45 minute walk in the woods, and see who (or what) else enjoys the sights and sounds of seasonal death and decay...

Jason Voorhees mask
And this year is extra special! CJ Graham, who played Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movies will be there on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th. Get a photo or an autograph. Before he gets you.

No show on Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th, but it's open every other night from now through Halloween. Save money and have more leisurely and, er, personal experience from the actors by going on less crowded weeknights instead of the busier weekends.

The first 45 minutes each night (from 7:00 to 7:45) is Family Frights, which is better lit, less scary and suitable for kids of all ages. After that, from 8:00 until closing, it's Full Frights.

Parking is free. The event goes on, rain or shining.

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is a community event staged by Scare Productions and the Rotary Club of Sammamish, and sponsored by many local businesses and organizations. Several hundred volunteers of all kinds make it happen, and planning for each year's show starts in February. Proceeds from the show benefit the community as well as selected charities locally and abroad.

Come to the Nightmare. Bring the family. Bring friends. Bring co-workers you'd like to get rid of. If you like it, ask how you can volunteer next year, and be part of the best Nightmare ever. You can also follow the Nightmare on Facebook and Twitter.

Full disclosure: I am a charter member of the Rotary Club of Sammamish and a volunteer actor. Come on out and see if you can find me in costume and grease paint. But look lively! I might find you first.

Making new friends at the Nightmare at Beaver Lake
Heh heh.


  1. Great post Chris ! I'll be going soon

    Bruce K

  2. Spread the word—people who've been this year say it's our best yet!