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October 12, 2024

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AVALON: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival October 12-22, 2023. Oct.12 Ray Fuller, Mindi Abair  on Descanso Beach  $126-up,

BUENA PARK: The 17th Door haunt September 22-October 31, 2023, 7-11 p.m. in Buena Park Downtown Mall.  Experience an earthly hell where prisoners in the cell blocks have no concept of confinement and are thirsty for the sweet-smelling blood of new victims. Location: 8420 On the Mall Buena Park, CA. $36-up,

  BUENA PARK: KNOTTS SCARY FARM: mazes and scare zones, bands performing throughout the park, rides and some pretty cool shows in the oldest, largest and most dedicated Halloween scare experience celebrating 50 years in 2023. 

BUENA PARK: Vampirates Halloween Dinner Show at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Evil Captain Sebastian the Black and a band of vampires  have taken over in a battle of good versus evil aboard the 18th-century Spanish galleon as you, the audience, pitch in to save the day during your 3-course dinner experience. Location: 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA $,

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack September 29-October 31, 2023. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $30-up, pre-purchase required,

FERNDALE: Halloween Carnival, 5-8 p.m. at Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th Street Ferndale, CA

FRESNO: Fresno Chaffee Zoo's ZooBoo October 12-28, 2023, 5-8 p.m. Location: 894 W. Belmont Ave. Fresno, CA 93728 $22,

HOLLYWOOD: Screamfest October 10-19, 2023 at TLC Chinese Theatre. The Sundance of Horror is the longest running horror film festival in the United States. Location: 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA $, | film

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Old World Village Oktoberfest  September 17-November 5, 2023. Held at the Biergarten, and indoor/outdoor venue.

LAGUNA NIGUEL: Haunted Trails October 12-15, 2023 at Crown Valley Park. Location: 29751 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel, CA $,

LONG BEACH: Shaqtoberfest September 28-October 31, 2023 next to The Queen Mary. Includes mazes, scare zones, carnival, pop-up entertainment and themed bars. Location: 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 $25 presale and up,

LOS ANGELES: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles October 11-15, 2023 at Regal L.A. Live. IFFLA hosts a lineup of narrative films, documentaries and shorts showcasing the industry's cutting-edge South Asian filmmakers! Spy thriller, Vishal Bhardwaj's, KHUFIYA, starring Hindi film superstar Tabu, is a theatrical world premiere which opens the festival. $15-up, | film

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Korean Festival October 12-15, 2023 at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street,  Los Angeles, CA. Free,

LOS ANGELES: Zoo BOO October 1-31, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with special entertainment and activities on the last two weekends in October. Free with paid Zoo admission

LOS ANGELES: Haunted Hayride thru October 31, 2023 in Griffith Park features themed scare attraction, including the Haunted Hayride. $29.99-109.99,

MURRIETA: ScareScape haunted attraction at Heritage Hill   September 29-October 29, 2023. Location: 28701 Los Alamos Heights Rd., Murrieta, CA $20-30 general admission $50 VIP,

NEW CUYAMA (formerly Santa Maria): Giant Scale Fly In October 12-15, 2023 World famous Santa Maria style tri-tip BBQ dinner on Saturday night |  air shows

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Film Festival October 12-19, 2023. Over 300 features and shorts from over forty different countries. | film

OAKLAND: Autumn Lights Festival October 12-14, 2023, 6-11 p.m. at Gardens at Lake Merritt. One-of-a-kind interactive art experience features 60+ locally-produced illuminated art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland's beloved eight-acre municipal gardens. Location: 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. $7-25,

PALO ALTO: Code:ART, October 12-14, 2023, 5-10 p.m. Underutilized plazas, alleys, and public spaces anchored by a media artwork feature interactive light, sound, and motion, plus six Urban Interventions activating or reimagining downtown storefronts, parking lots or blank walls in new and inventive ways. Approx. location: 581 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA. Free,

PASADENA: Kidspace Halloween, daily October 1-31, 2023 at Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA.

PERRIS: Southern California Fair October 5-15, 2023; closed Mon-Wed. Concerts, community performances, food trucks, fair vendors, exhibits, animals, games and carnival rides, daily contests on two stages with game shows, pie eating contests, lip sync contests, and much more. Location: 18700 Lake Perris Drive W Perris, CA. $10 admission, $10 parking (look for promo offers on website) | Fairs

SAN CLEMENTE: Carnival Colossal October 12-15, 2023 at Vista Hermosa Sports Park includes a food truck festival, carnival rides, games and music. Hours: Thur 6-10p; Fri 5p-12a; Sat 2p-12a; Sun 12-10p. Location: 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa San Clemente, California 92673 Hosted by the Friends of San Clemente Foundation:

SAN DIEGO:  Haunted Trail in Balboa Park. Both attractions run through October 31, 2023.  $36.98-up,

SIERRA MADRE: Sierra Madre Pumpkin Smash 4-5 p.m. at Fire Station, 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA Free,

TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 22-October 31, 2023 at RAM Farms Free,

UNIVERSAL CITY:  HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023 offers new thrills such as the Terror Tram where the bug-heads that run it want to exterminate us humans!

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Chucky's back, then there's The Exorcist, Stranger Things 4, Holidayz In Hell, Scare Zones, rides like Revenge of the Mummy and a total of 20 attractions unleashed at night. Opens at 7 p.m.

WILLITS: Skunk Train Pumpkin Express. Take a train trip from the heart of the Redwoods to the magical pumpkin patch filled with seasonal treats. Pick your own pumpkin and return to the station.   $59.95, $94.95 VIP,

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