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.
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: 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.
AVALON: Avalon Fall Festival on Crescent Avenue. Free, catalinachamber.com
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
CALIFORNIA: Scarecrow Festivals October 1-31, 2021:
CHERRY VALLEY: Lavender Market Nights through October 24, 2021, 5-10 p.m. an outdoor dining event takes place with free entry and free parking featuring twinkling lights above and surrounding you. The lavender fields and century-old olive grove are lit so you can stroll through the romance and history of the farm. Lavender sweets and drinks as well as a full dinner menu with items fresh off the grill are available. Marketplace vendors, lawn games, and the historical gallery are all open. Lavender Market Nights may close on nights with inclement weather. hsresort.com
HOLLISTER: Swank Farms Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Trail of Lights September 18-October 31, 2021. swankfarms.com
LANCASTER: Stadium of the Dead at Lancaster Municipal Stadium, $, cityoflancaster.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
MILLBRAE: Beats & Brews Oktoberfest with Alpine Sound Bavarian band October 21, 2021, 5 p.m. Held in Downtown Millbrae, Broadway & Hillcrest Blvd., California ci.millbrae.ca.us
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
PLACERVILLE: Hangtown Music Festival October 21-24, 2021 at El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Line up: Railroad Earth | St. Paul & the Broken Bones | Galactic | Leftover Salmon | Twiddle | The Traveliní McCourys | Scott Pemberton O Theory | Joe Craven Emcee | Kamani | The Lil Smokies | Diggin Dirt | Ida Mae | Royal Jelly Jive | Mescalito | Island of Black and White | Red Dirt Ruckus | Birches Bend | The High Hawks. $, hangtownfestival.com
REDONDO BEACH: Haunted House of Misfits Oct.15-31, 2021, South Bay Galleria 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. $15-20
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: Sacramento Scream Park Oct.14-Nov.6, 2021. Take a little trip to the Voodoo Bayou. screamparkcalifornia.com
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM night time scare attraction with 3 haunted house, 6 scare zones and 4 roaming haunts goes from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows' Eve Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com
SANTA BARBARA: Spooky Zoo 2021 October 11-31, 2021, offers 21 days of fun, Halloween themed activities. It's the perfect way to celebrate this special season with the ones you love (monkeys, giraffes, lions & tigers, of course!
TEMECULA: Temecula Terror haunted house attraction October 1-31, 2021. Inland Empire's Indie-Style Haunt features 3 mazes, 2 bars, DJs, carnival games, food trucks, a pumpkin patch, and scare zone with roaming monsters.
TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze thru October 31, 2021 at RAM Farms Free, ramfarms.com
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.