Scary Nights Haunted House originally started in 2004 as a spooky corn maze in Everett. Since then, the attraction has moved indoors and toted its masks, props, and glass jars filled with their favorite blood-curdling screams to several different stops around the Seattle area, including Bucoda for the 2012 season. There, Scary Nights transforms a gymnasium into a ghastly, multisensory experience complete with winding corridors and a cast of monsters trained to make every visit a dreadful one.
SHANKZ Black-Light Mini Golf eschews evergreen putting surfaces for pitch black corridors that snake through an ethereal landscape populated by glow-in-the-dark creatures. Each hole features novel obstacles?such as dinosaurs, tigers, and sharks?that glow ominously amid the cosmic backdrop. Players can opt to don 3-D goggles to give the surreal space an even more three-dimensional aura.
Dipping the blow pipe down into the white-hot furnace, Kevin Michael Regan demonstrates to his students how to gather the molten glass before blowing, shaping, and re-heating the hot, molten material. As owner and resident artist of Central Glass Works, Regan puts nearly two decades of experience to use crafting unique pieces and passing the skills of the centuries-old art on to any curious students who visit. Along with his team of like-minded glass artists, they lead students of all ages and skill-levels during private lessons, group workshops to craft simple paperweights, or more advanced lessons on how to make the perfect glass slipper.
For two days each spring and each fall, Chehalis Valley Wine Tour participants can choose their own adventure in the lush Washington valley. The tour has no set route?participants visit at least six wineries, such as Agate Creek Cellars and Scatter Creek Winery, in whichever order they choose. At every one, they sip samples of boutique vintages poured into their passport wineglasses, glassware that also functions as a tour ticket. There are hors d'oeuvres for revelers to nibble on, too, all much tastier than the original winery snack: bacon-wrapped corks.
Like many of the best things in life, winemaking began as a hobby for Bob and Flossie Heymann. The operation quickly grew to be much more than they could drink themselves, and when they shared the fruits of their labor with friends, they were repeatedly encouraged to turn the hobby into a business venture. Thus, Heymann Whinery was born. Initially, they focused on fruit wines, but have since expanded to include chardonnay, cabernet, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon. True to their roots, they also stock a variety of home winemaking equipment and accessories.
i5Fireworks's cache of celebratory explosives dazzles customers with everything from multishot 500-gram cake firework boxes to novelty sparklers and snap-pops. Inside its collection of stands rests a number of fireworks that explode in numerous colors, sizes, and patterns, ensuring a more exciting holiday show than watching Dad flip the light switch off and on.