The World's Tiniest Town with the Biggest Halloween Spirit
Bucoda may be tiny, but its reputation as a Halloween headquarters is larger than life. While the town today transforms into “Boocoda” every October, its haunted history runs deep.
This was the site of Washington Territory’s first prison back when the area was called Seatco—from the Coast Salish/Upper Chehalis word “tsiatko,” which means “spirit” and refers to legendary beings ranging from hairy Sasquatch-type creatures to more dangerous night spirits that indigenous locals blamed for mysterious deaths. The prison, described as “hell on earth,” closed in 1887 and burned down in 1907. A commemorative stone in a park near the Skookumchuck River is all that exists of its memory today.
BOO-CODA Spook-Tacular takes place in Bucoda Washington the entire month of October. The World's Tiniest Town with the Biggest Halloween Spirit. BOO-CODA is, by Town Council Proclamation, what the Town of Bucoda, WA is called all throughout the month of October! A spooky little town located three miles outside of Tenino, BOO-CODA comes alive during the month of October to host one of the best Haunted Houses in Washington State every Friday and Saturday night, as well as many other family fun events all throughout the month.
Month-Long Events in October
- Hearse Procession & Viewing, Newly Dead Game, Vendor Fair & Pancake Breakfast
- Pine Box Derby
- Family Fun and Fright Day, Monster Mash Dance & Pancake Breakfast
- Thrill the World Dance
- Family Friendly Haunted House - every Friday and Saturday throughout October
For additional details, dates, and times, visit the official Boo-Coda Spook-Tacular site.