Haunted Homestead Brings Halloween Fun
By Maria Angst, Community Reporter
This Halloween season, the Adolpho ‘ohana continued their cherished tradition of hosting a Haunted Homestead event for the community. Last Wednesday through Saturday, families gathered at the Adolpho homestead to partake in several nights of Halloween festivities.
The event featured a mesmerizing light show, exhilarating haunted maze, lively jumping castles, family games, a diverse array of vendors, delectable snacks, and more. Adhering to time slots accommodating over 400 community members, this beloved tradition continues to be a favorite for many on Molokai.
“This event executed that ‘homestead charm’ perfectly. You can see the maze being built with pallets intricately designed — so well-crafted that I ventured in twice and emerged from two different exits,” said Robert Shizuma, a homesteader who attended with friends and family. “It was an enjoyable experience, and if given the chance, I would gladly spend an hour in that maze, taking on the role of a scarer.”
The Adolphos started this tradition in 2020, during COVID, when restrictions led to the cancellation of customary Halloween events like HallowHim and trick-or-treating. Their commitment to preserving this event post-pandemic demonstrates a steadfast dedication to bringing joy to local keiki while honoring cherished traditions.
The popularity of this free event was evident as time slots were swiftly booked by early October. Once again, the Adolpho family went above and beyond to accommodate as many families as possible.
“We thoroughly enjoy creating the homestead events for our community, but even more so, we get an excuse to spend time with our own family during the chaotic yet fun process,” said Kui Adolpho, a main organizer and founder of the Haunted Homestead.
“It is definitely a highlight to see the excitement from the kids and we’re so grateful to all that come, especially those that make it a point to bring their family every single year.”