“Boo In Burien” Is This Sat. Oct. 25th! (From 2008)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This listing is for 2008!

The annual, family-friendly “Boo In Burien” is this Saturday, Oct. 25th, and will include some outrageous fun stuff, including Wiener Dog Races!

The frightful festivities take place throughout downtown Burien from Noon to 5pm and include activities for the entire family, such as:

  • Trick or treating
  • Kids costume contest
  • Haunted house
  • Scary storytelling
  • Wiener dog races
  • Costumed dog parade
  • Hot treats
  • Free hayrides
  • Store specials
  • Live Blogging from the B-Town Blog (we’ll have a booth)!

The Wiener Dog Races and the Costumed Dog Parade both bound into action at 9th Ave SW on SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Costumed canines will strut their stuff in the parade beginning at 3pm followed by the Wiener Dog Races.

Register for the parade at the kickoff intersection for a $2 fee, beginning at Noon.

Parade participants will receive doggie gift bags while supplies last. Dog costume contest and race winners will be awarded canine-appropriate prizes.

Trick-or-treaters can scare up goodies at businesses marked with an orange “Boo in Burien” sign. Shops will also offer unearthly store specials and hot treats.

Youngsters are invited to don their ghostly best, register and compete in the Kids Costume Contest at the B-Town Scoop, located at 917 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. Prizes will be awarded for most original, scariest and cutest costume. Winners will be chosen and contacted after the contest ends. Be sure to sample B-Town’s tasty spiced pumpkin ice cream for free.

Try bowling with a pumpkin at Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub, 255 SW 152nd Street. Participants get to take their spooky artworks home. There will also be pumpkin painting at a location to be determined.

From 2 to 4 p.m., Burien Little Theatre actors will conjure the supernatural with Halloween stories for children at Burien Books, 643 S.W. 152nd Street.

Shriek in delighted fright in the haunted house at Moss Chiropractic, 612 S.W. 152nd Street, from 2 to 5 p.m. Dr. Jonna Moss and her staff, family and patients have 15 years of experience terrorizing visitors with their spectral creativity. While the haunted house is not gory, it is inappropriate for children ages 5 and younger, including babies.

The event, which is sponsored by the Discover Burien Association, centers on Southwest 152nd Street in downtown Burien. Weary wraiths may hitch a free hayride along 152nd Street.

Discover Burien is a nonprofit organization that works on the economic development and marketing of the city. For more information, call 206-941-7199 or go online to www.discoverburien.com.

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2 Responses to ““Boo In Burien” Is This Sat. Oct. 25th! (From 2008)”
  1. Mik says:

    Arghh Saturday is one of my regular work days, I’ll miss the festivities.

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