If you have kids, it is not always easy to find family-friendly Halloween events that emphasize fun over fright. This year, Kids Monster Fest is here to create an immersive Halloween experience during daylight hours.
By night, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum transforms into one of the many local haunted houses crawling with haunts and frights for its annual attraction Underhill Haunted House. By day, Kids Monster Fest is opening its doors to little ones under the age of 12 (and scaredy cats of all ages) for a fun, adventurous fall activity without the traditional haunted house terror.
This immersive matinee experience is sure to give you chills and a few scares but in a wholesome, kid- and family-friendly environment. Aside of neighborhood trick-or-treating events, this is one of the city’s only Halloween events just for families. Other fun fall activities for all ages include Portland pumpkin patches, fall festivals and Mike Bennett’s Crypto-Zoo.
At Kids Monster Fest, you’ll get access to the Underhill Manor. Kids will be given a magic flashlight that will keep all the monsters, ghouls and goblins at bay. A special prize is given to any kid who finds Harry, the cute and friendly resident bat.
General admission tickets are $8 person, regardless of age. Get a discount when you buy the Family Super Pack for $40 for up to 8 people ($5 per ticket). Online ticket purchases have an additional processing fee.
The 2021 Kids Monster Fest is taking place October 23-24 from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
All guests, employees, and volunteers ages 12 and up are required to show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours or a negative lab-based rapid test within 48 hours before entry into facility.