The Nightmare begins tonight.
Nightmare at Beaver Lake officially opens tonight, Oct. 19, and runs nightly through Halloween. We've got a sneak peak at some of the things you might see along the half-mile or so trek through the woods at Beaver Lake Park in the dark.
The theme this year is "What's Your Story?" and draws on a variety of books to conjure up frightful delights.
The show runs 7-10 p.m. nightly, and stays open until 11 p.m. on weekends. It will be closed Oct. 22 and 23, however. It's family friendly and $10 to enter until 7:45--then the full fright begins. The full scare show costs $16.
Check out our sneak peak photos here of this year's show, and visit Sammamish-Issaquah Patch on Facebook for even more frightful photos.
How does a local service club of some 30 members and a bunch of teen actors pull off the biggest scare in the Puget Sound for two weeks, frightening the pants off of about 14,000 people, young and old alike, as they wander through a gauntlet of fairy tale ghouls?
With an army of volunteers, and more are still needed. Though the frightful actor and makeup artist positions are filled, more volunteers are needed for the following positions:
Van Drivers: Volunteers drive patrons back to the parking lots from the end of the show. Must be 25 with a valid driver’s license and insurance; 6 to 11pm. Highest need is on 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/24, 10/25. Moderate need on 10/28 thru 10/31.
Ticket Booth: Sell tickets and collect online purchases. Need help on 10/24 through 10/31. Times: 6:50 to 10pm on week nights, 6:50 to 11 on weekends.
FaceBook Photo Booth and T-Shirt Sales: Sell Nightmare at Beaver Lake T-Shirts and assist patrons with the photo booth. Encourage patrons to post aphoto on FaceBook and “friend” Nightmare at Beaver Lake. Need volunteers 10/20 thru 10/31 6:45 to 11pm. No shows on 10/22 and 10/23.
Exit Pollsters: Poll patrons on their experience at the Nightmare. Ask several questions and record answers.
If you can volunteer, contact: Cary.Young@SammamishRotary.org