HALLOWEEN 2021: West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest trick-or-treating

(First trick-or-treater!)

10:00 AM: Two big events are happening in The Junction in the next four hours – the West Seattle Farmers’ Market in its usual place, California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska, and West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest trick-or-treating along the sidewalks throughout the business district. See the map of “treat stations’ here – and look for merchants giving out treats, too. This all goes until 2 pm – we’re on scene at the plaza on the southwest corner of California/Alaska, and we’ll be adding photos and updates.

10:40 AM: Steady stream of trick-or-treaters. Our 150 granola bars are almost gone and it’s on to the candy. Take a look at eveeybody participating all around The Junction – there are photo booths and other fun features here and there And lots of costume-watching.

11:20 AM: Lots of polite kids as well as tiny ones being taught by their parents to say “thank you.” Good job, everybody!

12:10 PM: Candy hasn’t run out yet. We have some non-candy treats too, courtesy of the Junction Association:

Spider rings and neighborhood pins, while they last.

12:49 PM We have seen hundreds of costumes – dinosaurs are popular, Star Wars is still going strong, lots of other space/sci-fi/fantasy characters, even the Time Variance Authority from “Loki”:

Another hour left to get here!

1:27 PM: Crisis – we might run out of candy before 2 pm arrives. Will bring more last year. Still a steady flow of families through The Junction.

1:33 PM: Saved by the bag:

Looks like we’re good until 2 pm after all. Will add more photos later. For other Halloween happenings today/tonight, see today’s preview, plus the list (and the decoration locations) in our Halloween Guide!

ADDED 9:04 PM: More photos, as promised, from the first Junction trick-or-treat event in two years.Many local businesses joined in – including some (like us) who aren’t located in The Junction but got a chance to set up and take part – like North Delridge’s Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor):

Sound Painting Solutions had a dinosaur offering mini-pumpkins:

The Junction merchants themselves were amply represented – like Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor):

Outside Menashe and Sons Jewelers, we found many members of the family:

Pegasus Book Exchange was in:

In the costume-creativity category, another sighting:

And a few more cute pups:

Now on to the holidays!

12 Replies to "HALLOWEEN 2021: West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest trick-or-treating"

  • Nicole Cheramie October 31, 2021 (10:28 am)

    Aegis Living West Seattle will be passing out treats on the front drive today 1-3pm!  

  • Plf October 31, 2021 (12:30 pm)

    So wonderful for the kids this year after a covid Halloween last  yearand a great night ahead for goblins!!!BOO

  • Kelly October 31, 2021 (1:29 pm)

    Lovely event – thank you so much junction merchants for your generosity! Our kids had a blast!

  • Karen October 31, 2021 (1:51 pm)

    Great event for kiddos and the neighborhood. Thanks WS๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ

  • Liz October 31, 2021 (4:51 pm)

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    Witches on paddle boards

  • Beanie October 31, 2021 (4:57 pm)

    We started getting trick or treaters in our neighborhood early this afternoon but I keep missing them unless I walk out to the sidewalk and yell โ€œI have candyโ€ like a crazy lady. Ha. Is this something new this year? How do people know which doors to knock on when itโ€™s still light out? 

    • Elton November 1, 2021 (9:56 am)

      I don’t know if your house was festively decorated, but sometimes people don’t want to be impolite and harass folks not handing out candy, so perhaps they didn’t see halloween decor and felt it was probably in poor taste to hang around? We went around in the evening with our little one, so can’t say for sure regarding etiquette :) I know some families, even in the evening, put a bowl out with a sign but they had doorbell cams so that when people walked up they could still walk to their stoop or window and see costumes and greet trick or treaters.

  • S.A. October 31, 2021 (6:20 pm)

    We’ve got candy at 40th and Hudson but have seen only two trick-or-treat stops so far, one of which was our next door neighbors!  Our lights are on, we have colored lights all down our stairs… what gives, Seattle??

  • Gina October 31, 2021 (9:31 pm)

    I don’t know if there were several youthful Santas, or if one Santa covered a lot of West Seattle! Great outfit kid(s)!

  • StopCuttingDownTrees November 1, 2021 (12:24 am)

    We actually had a group of several adult-size teenagers in costumes bang on our door at 10:30pm in Arbor Heights. When we asked who it was through the door they said “trick-or-treat”. Needless to say we didn’t open the door and told them to scat. We have no Halloween decorations and our street gets about 3 groups of small children per year….all well before 6pm.

  • Elton November 1, 2021 (9:58 am)

    Thanks so much, Junction merchants! Well run event and it was so wonderful to see kids enjoying Halloween again (on such a beautiful fall day, at that).

  • Jay November 1, 2021 (10:10 am)

    They came super early and were very sporadic. We didn’t decorate but left the light on and nobody came, so I just put the bowls of candy (full size bars!) and toys on a chair out front and had a dozen or so kids stop by. Lots of fun high-effort costumes! But not a lot of kids out. I remember when I was growing up most of the people in my neighborhood didn’t have kids, but most people gave out candy and kids made sure to hit up every block they could walk to within a few hours to maximize their candy haul. This is my first time living in a house for Halloween and I was kind of excited.

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