Big Island’s Weekend: Tricks and Treats

October 27, 2012, 12:58 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:11 PM
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This Halloween weekend is full of fun for the family with special playtime for the older kids. Read on for the quick and dirty to this weekend’s frightfully delightful options.

Monster Madness

For the fifth year in a row, the Hawai’i Academy of Arts and Sciences theatre program has nightmarish spook to spread in their haunted house.

A $6 donation or canned good and $5 donation grants the very brave access into this ghastly good time. Children under 7 years of age aren’t allowed to enter; keiki aged 7 to 11 need to be accompanied by a “responsible adult.”

Those who prefer to pass on the demented and creepy can choose to go to the keiki karnival.


The scare commences on Saturday October 27, at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. HAAS is located at the Hawai’i Academy of Arts and Sciences Main campus 15-1397 Homestead road in Pahoa.

East Hawaii Cultural Center, photo by Kristin Hashimoto



Enjoy the East Hawai’i Cultural Center’s night of creep with entry granted by donation.

The night begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. This creeptacular takes place tomorrow, Saturday October 27, through October 31.


For those that want to avoid the crazed haunting, visit the annex and cave into confections with a Candy Land inspired trek.

The EHCC is located at 141 Kalakaua Street in Hilo.

Mutants of Mauna Kea

Maunakea’s strangest endemic species will be at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center on October 26 and 27. General admission is $6 and starts at 6 p.m., while members enjoy a reduced admission price of $5 and earlier entry at 5:30 p.m.

The night ends at 8:30 p.m., and kids aged 2 and younger get in for free. Children aged 10 years and older can enter the Mutants Maze.

‘Imiloa is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo.

Pet Walk and Pledge

The Hawai’i Island Humane Society could use some support.

Walk yourself and/or your pet, raise pledges, enter contests and win prizes this Saturday at Queen Liliuokalani Park in Hilo and Sunday at Hale Halawai in Kona.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Earn at least $50 in pledges and receive a free t-shirt.

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