Scary Time of Year

Silverwood Theme Park transforms itself into Scarywood, a frightfully fun place through October

Silverwood may be closed for the season, but SCARYWOOD is just getting started, with opening weekend Sept. 28-29, from 7 pm to midnight.

Imagine many of your favorite rides all lit up as you fly through the sky, spinning. Or be brave and venture onto Timber Terror… backwards!

For Scarywood, the park is transformed to offer you a frightfully good time at any of seven scary areas you can walk through… if you dare. Don’t be fooled by clowns in Clown Town; these jokesters would love to hear you scream. Hate spiders? Don’t travel through the Scarywood Nest, which is full of the arachnids. Also check out Scarecrow Corner, the Crime Scene and the Dollhouse (and you thought clowns were creepy).

New this year to the annual lineup of themed “haunts” is Pharaoh’s Curse (between the Log Flume and Tremors rides), a level-five attraction meaning low visibility, extreme disorientation and abrupt scares. Also new, is Dillusion: An Eternal Encore, a mesmerizing magic show that promises to take guests into the gates of hell. Fun, right?

What’s not fun is being underprepared, so here are the details. Scarywood is not recommended for children 12 and under, and please, leave the costumes and scary makeup to the professionals. Wear layers and comfortable shoes; you’ll be inside and outside both, but weather is, of course, unpredictable. Keep yer paws to yourself: no dogs, no touching the actors. Period. Whatever you need, pack it in because once you leave the park, you will not be readmitted. Invest in a lightweight backpack and stash a light jacket, extra shirt or even an umbrella or poncho.

Parking is $5 per vehicle — bonus if you’re a seasons pass holder, your ticket on Sept. 28 and 29 opening weekend is $10 off! Otherwise, tickets prices vary: Thursdays $26 online/$33 at gate, Fridays $33/$37, Saturdays $40/$44. Visit or call 208-683-3400.

Upcoming Events


One of the most popular funk groups of the ’70s, War, plays the Coeur d’Alene Casino Sept. 27. War blends soul, Latin, jazz, blues, reggae and rock influences into its own style of effortless funk. Tickets $25; 7-11:30 pm; Coeur d’Alene Casino.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join the fight against Alzheimer’s by raising money and awareness through participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event starts with a promise garden ceremony, followed by a 3-mile walk from Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Park. 8:30-11 am; call 208-321-4538 for details.

Pro West Rodeo Finals
September 28 - 29

Watch the top cowboys and cowgirls in the Pro-West Rodeo circuit compete for the 2018 Championship title. Admission $12; Kootenai County Fairgrounds;

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