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A step into scare

No matter your age, $5 will get you a scare this Halloween weekend.

The brewery warehouse and beer garden will be converted into a variety of ghoulish rooms.

The scares begin in the alley, Boundary Bay Brewery Events Manager Jenny Schmidt said. Live performances put on by Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) students will take place throughout the haunted house. The showcased performances include zombie dancers and “The Addams Family.”

“It’s more of a production than any haunted house you’ll see in Bellingham,” Schmidt said.

The event features professional actors, props and interactive rooms, including the “fear garden” and a cornstalk maze, Schmidt said.

“It’s more of a production than any haunted house you’ll see in Bellingham.”

Boundary Bay Brewery Events Manager Jenny Schmidt

“It’s bigger and better [this year],” Schmidt said. “The corn maze will be twice as big, [with] twice as many shows.”

There will also be 12 haunted rooms, an increase from last year’s eight rooms, Schmidt said.

This is BAAY and Boundary Bay Brewery’s second year hosting the event. It used to be put on by Make.Shift Art Space, a nonprofit organization tailored to supporting the arts. BAAY took over in 2015 and breathed a whole new life into it, Schmidt said.

“I think it’s really exciting to host a downtown venue, specifically for students from ages 16 to 21,” Schmidt said.

Schmidt said it’s important to provide a safe and welcoming environment, all while staying in the Halloween spirit. Students can often be stuck at this age between trick-or-treating and going out to the bars.

“It’s something you can look forward to, spend a couple hours at and get scared, as scared as you want to really,” Schmidt said.

What: Haunted house

Where: Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 – Monday, Oct. 31

Time: 6 – 9 p.m. (all ages), 9 – 11 p.m. (21+)

Cost: $5 per person

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