KNOTTS SCARY FARM: 13 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 thru Oct.31, 2021.
BUENA PARK: Silverado Days Festival October 15-17, 2021. Peak Park 7225 El Dorado Dr. Buena Park, CA silveradodays.com
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS: Universal Studios annual scare this year offers some favorites -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween 4, The Exorcist, The Bride of Frankenstein.... runs through Oct.31, 2021
ALAMEDA: Alameda Tennis Tournament October 9-10 & 16-17, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Fairfield Tennis Courts at lower Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Open to 14 years-up. $25-up registration, alamedaca.gov
ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda September 30-October 31, 2021. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.
ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest weekends thru Oct. 24, 2021. Phoenix Club thephoenixclub.com
ANAHEIM: Halloween Time at Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA Disneyland.com/Halloween
BEVERLY HILLS: The Beverly Hills Art Show October 16 - 17, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Beverly Gardens Park bring to the public 125 fine arts vendors stretching along 2 blocks at North Canon Drive & Santa Monica Boulevard. Food trucks sell bites and meals. Beverly Hills Art Show is family-friendly and free to attend. beverlyhills.org/artshow
CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack October 1-31, 2021. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $34.99-39.99 pre-purchase required, nightsofthejack.com
CALABASAS: Calabasas Pumpkin Festival one day event from the city whose name means "pumpkin".
CAMPBELL: Oktoberfest held downtown October 16-17, 2021.
DANA POINT: Dana Point Classic Car & Motorcycle Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Dana Point Classic Car & Motorcycle Show features over 200 classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, beer gardens, food trucks, vendors, music, a kids zone and more. Stroll the streets of the Dana Point Lantern District while enjoying a fun-filled day. This event is perfect for families and friends of all ages and is FREE for spectators. Car and Motorcycle registration is available and includes an event t-shirt. Location: Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, CA 92629 FREE for spectators; Car & Motorcycle registration: danapointcarshow.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
FULLERTON: Artistic License Fair October 16-17, 2021, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artisans specializing in Vintage Jewelry, Altered Thrown Ceramics, Mixed Metal Fabricated Jewelry, Wholistic Teas, Contemporary Clothing, Sculpted Glass, Native American Pottery, Fused Glass, Acrylic Contemporary Paintings and more. Location: The Muck, 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton CA 92833 Free, themuck.org
GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Alley Halloween through October 31, 2021. Great family fun with stage shows that include Vinnie the Vampire, Cranium the Mad Scientist, and Wendella the Witch.
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 18-October 24, 2021. Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA Weekends: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $, norcalrenfaire.com
HOLLISTER: Swank Farms Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Trail of Lights September 18-October 31, 2021. swankfarms.com
HOLLYWOOD: Screamfest Horror Film Festival October 12-21, 2021. See some of the best new films and emerging artists in the horror film biz. screamfestla.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Art Afair October 16-17, 2021. Location: Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. hbartafaire.com
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LOS ANGELES: LA Korean Festival October 14-17, 2021. Location: Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street, Los Angeles, CA. Free, lakoreanfestival.org
LOS ANGELES: Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park offers a lot more than a Halloween horror hayride, thankfully, for those who have asthma. Runs thru Oct.31, 2021
MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.com
ORANGEVALE: Cemetarium Haunted House thru Oct.31, 2021 at Orangevale Community Center
PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival October 16-17, 2021. Some events at this festival are on the sand, and some are right next to it. Clam chowder, surfing, beach games, contests and a whole lot of fun at this annual event that keeps tourists returning to Pismo, once the epicenter of clamming.
PLEASANT HILL: Pub in the Park 12-4 p.m. in Frank Salinger Park, 320 Civic Drive Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Taste the best of craft beers from local breweries, listen to great live music from Salvage Title, and buy food from local food vendors, Black Oak Hotdogs & King Gyro. Must be 21+ years to attend. List of our CRAFT-tastic local breweries: Bruehol Benicia Brewing Canyon Club Brewery Del Cielo Brewing Co East Brother Beer Company Epidemic Ales Headlands Brewing Company Ghost Town Brewery Gilman Brewing Company Rotator Taproom $60/person Pre-sale tickets only, pleasanthillrec.com
REDWOOD CITY: The Zoppé Italian Family One-ring Circus is back in downtown Redwood City as they were when they first rolled into the City over ten years ago! Dates: October 8-November 21, 2021, for matinee and evening showtimes.
SACRAMENTO: Fairytale Town Super Safe Halloween October 16-24, 2021, Fairytale Town $, fairytaletown.org (buy tickets early, may sell out)
SACRAMENTO: Spookomotive Train Rides at California State Railroad Museum Oct.9-31, 2021 $15-29 approx., californiarailroad.museum
SAN CLEMENTE: Carnival Colossal October 14-17, 2021 at Vista Hermosa Sports Park includes a food truck festival, carnival rides, games and music. Hours: Thur 6-10p; Fri 5p-12a; Sat 12p-12a; Sun 12-10p. Location: 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa San Clemente, California 92673 Hosted by the Friends of San Clemente Foundation: friendsofsanclemente.org
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM + HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR means fun for kids by day (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and big kids at night (7 p.m.-1 a.m.)
SAN FRANCISCO: Eat Drink SF Epic Food Festival October 15-24, 2021 $, eatdrink-sf.com
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows' Eve Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com
SANTA CLARA: HALLOWEEN HAUNT at California's Great America. Pumpkin Fest by day and Halloween Haunt by night through October 31, 2021.
SANTA PAULA: Ghostwalk October 15-30, 2021. Produced by Santa Paula Theater, guests hear deceased souls tell their stories. Tours leave every 15 minutes between 7 and 9 p.m. Ebell Park 7th Street & E. Main Street Santa Paula, CA $10-15, ghostwalk.com
TWENTYNINE PALMS: Pioneer Days October 14-17, 2021. The annual celebration includes Pioneer Days Carnival, food vendors, game booths, live music, beer garden, and more! October 14, 2021, 5-10 p.m. | October 15, 2021, 5-10 p.m. | October 16, 2021, 12-10 p.m. | October 17, 2021, 12-9 p. m. Location: 5885 Luckie Avenue, Twentynine Palms, Luckie Park visit29.0rg
UKIAH: PumpkinFest with Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Haunted House, Parade, Vendors, Beer & Wine Garden, Musical Entertainment, Kids Crafts & Games, Dog Races and more!
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
VALLEJO: Fright Fest September 25-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
VISTA: Vista Fall Tractor Show October 16-17, 2021 & October 23-24, 2021 at Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum bi-annual antique engine & tractor show comes to life with the sights, smells and sounds of yesteryear. See tractors and equipment from 50-100 years ago parade around 55 acres. Exhibits include: gas & diesel tractors and engines, steam tractors & engines, weavers & spinners, model railroad, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, antique autos and trucks, farm equipment and more. There usually are events such as a Threshing Demo, Grist Mill, Heritage Area for Children, Weaving & Spinning, Blacksmithing, Wheelwright Demo N' Scale Model Railroad, School of Times Past Farmhouse/Parlor Wagon Rides & Train Rides Arts & Crafts, Museum Gift Shop Food Booths.Location: 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA. $, agsem.com
WOODSIDE: Orchard Days at Filoli weekends through Oct.31.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.