Town of Bucoda Washington voted to change its name to BOO-Coda

Boo-Coda Spook-Tacular Casket Race Teams photo credit Clair Ferris

The Bucoda, Town Council created a proclamation (see attached) and voted to change the town’s name to BOO-Coda for the month of October. You can see the video here. Bucoda proclaims to be the World’s Tiniest Town with the Biggest Halloween Spirt. In 2018 the town purchased a 1995 Hearse to use for marketing at area Festivals and Events and at their annual BOO-Coda Haunted House. The town hosts the BOO-Coda Haunted House in a 1939 gymnasium owned by the town. The gym is believed to be haunted itself with paranormal activity. In 2018 the town developed the Boo-Coda Spook-Tacular month-long October celebration to attract visitors from the Pacific Northwest. Boo-Coda Spook-Tacular activities include:  Pine Box Derby Casket Races, Hearse Procession and Viewing, BOO-Coda Haunted House, Forest Grove Cemetery Tour, Zombie Dash, Story Telling, Monster Mash Dance, Family Fun Day, the Bucoda Thriller Dance, as well as Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Coloring, and Costume Contests, a Vendor Fair and Trick or Treat every night for the entire month of October at Joe’s Place. Bucoda was not able to hold its festivities and haunted house in 2020 because of Governor Inslee’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. Face Masks and Social Distancing will be required at the festival and Haunted House. Proceeds from the BOO-Coda Spook-Tacular Festival and Haunted House go to fund community projects.

For more information and a schedule of events visit

About the Town of Bucoda: The Town of Bucoda, Washington is located 60 miles south of Seattle and 20 miles south of the Washington State Capital City of Olympia. The 2021 estimated population is 668.

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