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: Pumpkin Patch Pool Party October 24, 2021
ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.
ALHAMBRA: Pumpkin Run and Halloween Fest, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. alhambrachamber.org | $, alhambrapumpkinrun.com
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
APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction select days through October 31. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $admission, allsaintsasylum.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
BURBANK: Burbank Floating Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 24, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Verdugo Aquatic Facility
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:
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
DANVILLE: FallFest October 23-24, 2021. Features 1,000 glass pumpkins, kids costume parade, food, beer & wine garden and entertainment for all ages.
DUARTE: Halloween Howl Pet Costume Contest, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Aloysia Moore Park 1100 Duarte Rd. Duarte, CA accessduarte.com
FALLBROOK: Scarecrow Days October 9-31, 2021 Fallbrook Fall Faire | Main Ave. & Alvarado | Scarecrow Contest | fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
FELTON: Roaring Camp Railroad Steam Train Harvest Festival Weekends October 9-31, 2021 | trains
FOLSOM: Free Fall Concert with Revolution Beat, 12-2 p.m. at Zittel Family Amphitheater, 905 Leidesdorff Street parking, historicfolsom.org
FORT BRAGG: Skunk Train Pumpkin Express October 2-31, 2021. Pick your starting point in Fort Bragg or Willits. skunktrain.com
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: Swank Farms Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Trail of Lights September 18-October 31, 2021. swankfarms.com
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
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
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Titanic, the musical performed by Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, high-school-level students at Historic Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium. Location: 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. $25, hbapa.org/see
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.
LA JOLLA: Birch Aquarium Haunted Aquarium Sea Monster Mash October 22-24, 2021, $, aquarium.ucsd.edu
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LONG BEACH: 2ND & PCH Celebrates Two Years with Anniversary Weekend October 22-24, 2021. Friday: 5p Witches and warlocks costume contest; 6p Hocus Pocus, movie. Saturday: Braid Bar/Hair Tinsel, Caricature artist; Character meet and greets featuring Ariel, Flynn Ryder, Rapunzel, Elsa and Anna; Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band; Cirque entertainment; and DJ. Sunday: Baby and Mama Shark; meet and greets; Crafts; Balloon artist; DJ; Ernando and the Nandos. Free, 2ndandpch.com.
LONG BEACH: LB Oktoberfest runs for 2 weekends under the Big Tent at Scottish Rite Center.
LONG BEACH: Next Tier Wellness Fair with 4 Time Olympic Medalist Abbey Weitzeil, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. across from Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in the parking lot of 6695 East Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. Free, TIERwellness.com
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
MANHATTAN BEACH: World Famous Pumpkin Race, 12 p.m. Held on hill above Manhattan Beach Pier. manhattanbeach.gov
MARTINEZ: Trunk or Treat Halloween Spooktacular on Main Street Martinez Martinez, CA mainstreetmartinez.org
MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.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
OCEANSIDE: Oceanside Day of the Dead, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Downtown Oceanside Pier View Way at North Coast Highway, Free!
OAKLAND: Boo at the Zoo October 22-24, 29-31, 2021 Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA $, oaklandzoo.org
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 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
POWAY: Old Poway Park Once Upon a Hallowe'en invites all ages to roll back the clock to experience an old-fashioned train ride and see a haunted hose.
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
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.)
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
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Scream Park Oct.14-Nov.6, 2021. Take a little trip to the Voodoo Bayou. screamparkcalifornia.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Rotary Race to End Polio: An Urban Scavenger Hunt, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Cannery, Fisherman’s Wharf (2801 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, 94133) Cost: $75 for adults, $30 for youth, RotaryRaceToEndPolio.com
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows' Eve Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com
SAN PEDRO: Dia De Todos Santos, 3-7 p.m. Historic Downtown San Pedro 398 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731. $, sanpedrodayofthedead.com
SANTA ANA: Dia de Los Muertos, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706. $15, bowers.org, (714) 567-3600
SANTA ANA: Discovery Cube Spooky Halloween Discovery Cube Orange County $, discoverycube.org
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 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
SUISUN CITY: Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Festival October 9-24, 2021, wrm.org | trains
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
THOUSAND OAKS: Reign of Terror (ROT) haunt attraction
UNION CITY: Union City Halloween Running Dead 5K Fun Run & "Car"nival Trunk or Treat! at Civic Center / City Hall 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, CA unioncity.org/reg
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
VALLEJO: Vallejo Floating Pumpkin Patch October 23 & 24, 2021 at Cunningham Aquatic Center
VALLEJO: Fright Fest September 25-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
VENICE: Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles, Bike Tour and 5K, 6:30 a.m. starting at Venice Beach and culminating at L.A. Live's Xbox Plaza with finish line anticipated at 10 a.m. herbalife24tri.la
VENTURA: Ventura County Fear Grounds at Surfer's Point with 3 open-air haunts - The Cage, The Terror Trail, and The Fright Train. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W Harbor Blvd, $, surferspointlive.com/fear-grounds
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
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
WINDSOR: Pumpkin Jamboree at Old Downtown Windsor Farmers Market, windsorfarmersmarket.com
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.