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Looking for some costume inspiration or something to take your Halloween party to the next level? Pike Place Market has you covered for all things Halloween! Head down to the Market's Lower Levels, but watch out for Market ghosts and oddities along the way...


1. Market Magic & Novelty Shop

Start your adventure at the Market Magic & Novelty Shop on Level 4. For more than four decades, owner Sheila Lyons and her team have put the 'trick' in trick or treat, delighting customers with oodles of tricks, illusions and gags. Here you'll see pictures of famous magicians that have visited the shop, turn of the century magic posters and a fun, jammed pack place of enthusiasm and wonder.


2. Sweetie's Candy

 

Stock up before the 31st here at Sweetie's Candy. This tiny 135-square-foot shop boasts a massive candy selection of over 200 different products, including Jelly Belly's, gummies, nostalgic candies and, of course, tons of treats for Halloween.


3. Holy Cow Records


Whether you're looking for spooky sounds to scare trick-or-treaters as they walk up to your front door or background music for your shindig, the friendly staff at Holy Cow Records will point you in the right direction. With album titles like "More Death and Horror" and "Sounds that make you Shiver!" you can't go wrong! Stop by any day of the week between 10 am and 6 pm.


4. Our Fabric Stash


The next stop on our Halloween guide is for all the crafters and DIY-ers out there. Our Fabric Stash is a consignment shop that carries yards of seemingly endless fabric, beads, threads, patterns and anything else you could possibly need for the perfect Halloween costume. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am- 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am-5 pm.


5. Orange Dracula

Every day is Halloween at Orange Dracula! Here you'll find Frankenstein, The Addams Family, Dracula and Harry Potter inspired buttons, candles, accessories, masks and more. Check out the photo booth and take a pic with your newest find!


6. Rummage Around

Step out of Orange Dracula, take a left down the hallway and you'll find Rummage Around. Packed wall-to-wall with odds, ends, and everything in between you'll find almost anything you need (and maybe even something you didn't.) Don't wait to check out this store, the Halloween items are selling almost as quickly as they're coming in!

Pumpkin Everything: Beyond the PSL

Posted October 5, 2017

It’s no secret that pumpkin spice is a favorite fall flavor. If you’re a fan of all things pumpkin, the next time you’re at the Market take a stroll to enjoy an abundance of pumpkin spice goodness—all before you reach the original Starbucks! Here’s a quick roundup of Market businesses on the iconic Pike Place cobblestones and nearby that are offering pumpkin-y treats this season:

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Hilario Alvarez, owner of Alvarez Organic Farms, and his son Eduardo farm over 80 acres of organic warm season vegetables and fruits in Mabton, Washington. Many know Hilario for his incredible diversity of peppers, of which he grows over 200 varieties, but he also grows a wide variety of tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, onions and much more.

You can tell how passionate Hilario is about his peppers and his farm by the way he speaks about the food that he grows: "We grow so many varieties of peppers purple ones, long skinny green ones, deep red ones. I love that they are so beautiful and so good for you. I believe peppers help prevent cancer. Sometimes my customers tell me stories of how they use the peppers that I would never expect. Like one time a truck driver said that he used to drink coffee for his long drives, but after a while he switched to just eating a couple of habanero peppers from my farm because it kept him awake longer."