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Saturday October 23, 2021

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 CARLSBAD: LEGOLAND BRICK OR TREAT Saturdays in October 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.

ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest weekends thru Oct. 24, 2021. Phoenix Club  thephoenixclub.com

ANDERSON: Hawes Farms Screaming Haunt, 7 p.m. Location: 21923 Dersch Rd, Anderson, CA. $54, historichawesfarms.com $125, VIP Haunt Pass

APPLE VALLEY: Town Rockin' Flea Market  in Lion's Park. Live music, 8a-1p. applevalley.org

APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction select days through October 31. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $admission, allsaintsasylum.com

ATASCADERO: Charles Paddock Zoo's Zoo Boo

ATASCADERO: Central Coast Craft Beer Festival, 12-4 p.m. Produced by Central Coast Craft Brewers Guild and held at the Sunken Gardens.  50+ craft breweries, live entertainment by reggae band Resination, The Voice semi-finalist Will Breman, and DJ Hecktik! Food trucks and vendors. $54-65, CentralCoastCraftBeerFest.com

ATASCADERO: The Haunt - Grim Reaper's Scary Tale Part II thru Oct.31, 2021. $10-up, thehauntinatascadero.com

BAKERSFIELD: Boo at the Zoo October 23-24, 2021. CALM Zoo, 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy. $10, calmzoo.org | zoos

BORREGO SPRINGS: Borrego Days Desert Festival October 23-24, 2021. Annual event includes Saturday morning parade through town on Palm Canyon Drive at 10 a.m. with lively marching bands, floats, decorated golf carts, equestrian groups and more! Festival takes place at Christmas Circle Park.  Cost: Free. borregospringschamber.com

  BUENA PARK: 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.

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:

  • BENICIA: Frightfully First Street Annual Scarecrow Contest  beniciamainstreet.org
  • CAMBRIA:  Cambria Scarecrow Festival cambriascarecrows.com
  • DANVILLE: The Scarecrow Stroll is October 1-30, 2021. The Town of Danville  danville.ca.gov
  • EXETER: Scarecrow Contest and Displays exeterchamber.com
  • INDIAN VALLEY / LAKE ALMANOR: Merchant's Scarecrow Competition lakealmanorarea.com
  • FALLBROOK Scarecrow Days
    fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

  • RIPON: Scarecrow Fest Displayed outside  businesses during the month of October. riponchamber.org
  • SIERRA MADRE: Scarecrows on Display
     creativeartsgroup.org
  • WINTERS: Winters Chamber Scarecrow Contest October 1-November 1, 2021. winterschamber.com

CAMARILLO: Trail or Treat 9-11 a.m. at Camarillo Grove Park for ages 0-10 years. $5 participation, pvrpd.org

CAMPO: Pacific Southwest Railway Pumpkin Express Great Pumpkin Patch October 9-31, 2021 Reservations are not required but are encouraged, may sell out! | trains

CATHEDRAL CITY: Coachella Valley Improv & Comedy Festival October 23-24, 2021. Coachella Valley Repertory presents this event at 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA. Two Day Performances Only Pass: $95-125, cvrep.org

CHERRY VALLEY: Lavender Market Nights through October 24, 2021, 5-10 p.m. featuring twinkling lights in the lavender fields and  century-old olive grove. 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. Free admission, hsresort.com

CHICO: Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association Food and Wine  Pass October 1-31, 2021.  The pass replaces the passport weekend and allows you to taste and savor the bounty of Butte County throughout October, 2021. Good at participating wineries and specialty farms throughout Butte County
$40, sierraoro.org

COACHELLA: Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas, 4-8 p.m. Band and DJ, mechanical bull rides, roping and corn hole games, food booths and aguas frescas! Taco vendors compete for the  Best of Festival title. Veterans Memorial Park 1515 6th Street. $20 taco tasting, $25 add handcrafted Coachavela, gcvcc.org

CORONA: Coffin Creek Crossroads Riverview Park. $15-70, coffincreek.com

COSTA MESA: Barktoberfest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Costa Mesa Bark Park.  (714) 754-4918 

DANA POINT: Halloween Spooktacular, Trunk or Treat, 2-8 p.m. Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo

DANVILLE: FallFest October 23-24, 2021. Features 1,000 glass pumpkins, kids costume parade, food, beer & wine garden and entertainment for all ages.

FELTON: Roaring Camp Railroad Steam Train Harvest Festival Weekends October 9-31, 2021 | trains

FOLSOM: Spirits, Brews and Bites Trick or Treating for Grown Ups, 2-5 p.m. Check in  Train Depot 200 Wool Street. $35, historicfolsom.org

FORT BRAGG: Skunk Train Pumpkin Express October 2-31, 2021. Pick your starting point in Fort Bragg or Willits.  skunktrain.com

FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Halloween Movie in the Park, 5 p.m. 16400 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA

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: Animation Is Film October 22-24, 2021. The Festival  presents a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.  Tickets: animationisfilm.com 

JAMESTOWN: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Harvest Haunt October 9-31, 2021. | trains

LAGUNA HILLS: Haunted Trails Oct.22-24, 2021. Group reservations only, will sell out.

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.

LANCASTER: Stadium of the Dead at Lancaster Municipal Stadium, $, cityoflancaster.org

LA QUINTA: Fortunate Son, CCR tribute band concert, 5:30-8 p.m. in SilverRock Park. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy FREE live music and food truck fare in a fun atmosphere. Location: 51900 SilverRock Way, La Quinta, CA playinlaquinta.com

LONG BEACH: LB Oktoberfest runs for 2 weekends under the Big Tent at Scottish Rite Center.

LOS ALAMITOS: Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat at Little Cottonwood Park 4000 Farquhar Ave. cityoflosalamitos.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

MERCED: Merced Halloween Street Bash, Trunk or Treat October 23, 2021, 6-8:30 p.m. Joe Herb Park, cityofmerced.org

MILPITAS: Pumpkins in the Park October 23, 2021, 12-4 p.m. Cardoza Park Park. Admission to the event is free. 

MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Spooky Times October 23, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Deer Hollow Farm, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Zombie Joe's Haunted Theatre October 1 -November 1, 2021 at ZJU Theatre Group 4850 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 $20-25, UrbanDeath.com

OAKLAND: Children's Fairyland Halloween Jam, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.  699 Bellevue Ave. Oakland, CA 94610 fairyland.org $, fairyland.org

ORANGEVALE: Cemetarium Haunted House thru Oct.31, 2021 at Orangevale Community Center

PASO ROBLES: Golden Honey & Pumpkin Festival October 23, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown City Park Free, pasoroblesdowntown.org

PETALUMA: Petaluma Cemetery Walk at Cypress Hill Memorial Park. $15-20, cemeterytour2021.brownpapertickets.com petalumamuseum.com

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 Travelin’ 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

RANCHO CORDOVA: Heartstoppers Haunted House at an abandoned Mine Shaft Amusement includes Laser Tag and other Halloween thrills. It runs through Oct.31, 2021

REDDING: Our Lady of Mercy Annual Parish Festival October 23 & 24, 2021. Begins with a TriTip Dinner, Silent Auction and Wine Cork Pull on Saturday evening in the parish hall. Dinner $15 for adult plates. Children's hot dog meal for $3. Doors open 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30. Sunday's activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Booths include International Foods, Children's activities, Jump Houses, Religious items for sale and an Ice Cream Sale and Raffle. Time: October 24, 5:30 p.m. and October 25, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Location: 2600 Shasta View Drive, Redding, Shasta County. Free admission, public invited. Questions: Parish Office (530) 222-3424.

REDONDO BEACH: Haunted House of Misfits Oct.15-31, 2021, South Bay Galleria 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. $15-20

REDWOOD CITY: Halloween Spooktakular Saturday, October 23, 2021, 12-3 p.m. at Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Ave

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

SACRAMENTO: Spookomotive Train Rides at California State Railroad Museum Oct.9-31, 2021 $15-29 approx., californiarailroad.museum

SACRAMENTO: Fairytale Town Super Safe Halloween October 16-24, 2021, Fairytale Town $, fairytaletown.org (buy tickets early, may sell out)

SAN CLEMENTE: Treat Street & Spooky Halloween, 4-7 p.m. Downtown San Clemente Avenida del Mar

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo HalGLOWeen October 1-31, 2021, 5-9 p.m. Location: 2920 Zoo Drive $, sandiegozoo.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: Ocean Beach LEAP Sandcastle Contest October 23, 2021, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. hours are approx. Ocean Beach San Francisco, CA leaparts.org | leapsandcastleclassic.org | sandcastles

SAN JOSE: Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com

SAN LEANDRO: Fear Overload scare park

SAN PEDRO: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sea Scare Halloween Party with Trunk or Treat

SAN RAFAEL: Downtown Trick or Treat on 4th Street October 23, 2021, 1-3 p.m.  downtownsanrafael.org

SANTA ANA: Halloween Movie, Hocus Pocus, at Heritage Museum of Orange County. All ages event

SANTA ANA: The Revive Santa Ana 5K Run free event attracts over 2,000 runners of all levels. Route begins near the OC Civic Center and goes past the OC Historic Courthouse, Main Street and Santa Ana Stadium. The first, second and third place winners in both the male and female categories will be presented with a plaque! For more information contact the City of Santa Ana Special Events Office at specialevents@santa-ana.org or call (714) 571-4227.

SANTA BARBARA: Haunt at the Showgrounds October 22-24, 2021, 6 p.m. earlwarren.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!

SANTA CLARA:  HALLOWEEN HAUNT at  California's Great America. Pumpkin Fest by day and Halloween Haunt by night through October 31, 2021.

SANTA CRUZ: Chili Cook-off at Beach Boardwalk 9 a.m. chefs begin cooking. 1 p.m. tasting starts. Awards 4 p.m. $10, tasting kit with 6 tickets for tastings. beachboardwalk.com

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

SANTA ROSA: Floating Pumpkin Patch at Ridgway Swim Center 455 Ridgway Ave. srcity.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=106

SANTA ROSA: Halloween at Howarth Halloween at Howarth Trick or Treat, Must register with city of Santa Rosa for one of three time slots $5, srcity.org (rides are extra)

SUISUN CITY: Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Festival October 9-24, 2021, wrm.org | trains

SUNSET BEACH: Pirate Party at Seal Beach Community Center, 5-8 p.m. Satyn Dolls perform and food catered by Taco Surf at this fundraiser. $30, $50 couple, sunsetbeachca.org

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. 

THOUSAND OAKS: Reign of Terror (ROT) haunt attraction

TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze thru October 31, 2021 at RAM Farms Free, ramfarms.com

UNIVERSAL CITY: 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

VALLEJO: Vallejo Floating Pumpkin Patch October 23 & 24, 2021 at Cunningham Aquatic Center

WEST SACRAMENTO: River Fox Pumpkin Train Weekends October 2-31, 2021  Stop at a pumpkin patch and choose the perfect pumpkin. All train ride seating is open. | trains

imgs  VALENCIA:  Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.

imgs  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.

 

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