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: Oktoberfest Speisekammer German Restaurant 2424 Lincoln Ave. speisekammer.com
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.
AMADOR: Big Crush Harvest Wine Festival Weekend Oct. 1-3, 2021 showcases incomparable Amador Wine Country hospitality! Creative food & wine pairings, a variety of live music, and harvest activities, bigcrushamador.com
ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest weekends thru Oct. 24, 2021. Phoenix Club thephoenixclub.com
ANAHEIM: Halloween Time, Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA Disneyland.com/Halloween
ANDERSON: Stillwater Pow Wow October 1-3, 2021. Redding Rancheria Shasta District Fair Grounds 1890 Briggs Street Anderson, Ca stillwaterpowwow.com admission approx., Free Parking | pow wow
ARCADIA: Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Race Trackside October 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2021. German food, beer, music, carnival and Thoroughbred racing all in one great experience. Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Drive $23-65, santaanita.com
BELMONT SHORE: Blessing of the Animals at Belmont Shore's Granada Beach. hautedogs.org | blessings
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. Tickets: bigbearevents.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
CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival, October 2-3, 2021. avofest.com
CARPINTERIA: Santa Barbara Polo Club's Wickenden Cup 4-6 p.m. SB Polo Club. Santa Barbara Polo Club 3300 Via Real $20-up, sbpolo.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
DIXON: Lambtown Festival October 1-3, 2021 virtual. Classes and workshops, entertainment and all things lamb. Not held at this Location: Dixon May Fair Grounds, 655 South 1st St., Dixon, CA. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 admission, lambtown.org
EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 24-October 3, 2021. Presented by German American Societies of San Diego, public invited to attend one of San Diego's most popular events.
EL DORADO HILLS: Art Studio Tour October 2-3, 2021. Free art studio tour in the El Dorado Hills at 17 studio locations throughout El Dorado County and Folsom. Location: 2204 Rookery Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $free, eldoradohillsarts.com
ELK GROVE: Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival October 2-3, 2021, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Elk Grove Regional Park Free admission, $10 parking, yourcsd.com
ENCINITAS: Oktoberfest & Parade celebrates 25th year with live music, entertainment, food, games and more.
FREMONT: Mission San Jose Chamber Olive Festival October 2-3, 2021. Free admission, msjchamber.org
FULLERTON: 27th Annual Muck Motor Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. hosting Hot Rods and customs and invitation only Concours d'Elegance vehicles. Shuttle services from the Raytheon parking lot provided free of charge for spectators and participants to The Muck, 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton CA 92833 $5, 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
HUNTINGTON BEACH: The Great Pacific Air Show October 1-3, 2021. pacificairshow.com
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LAKEPORT: Falling Leaves 19th Annual Quilt Saturday Oct 2, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 3/2021 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 150+ quilts, Silent Auction, Theme Baskets, a Country Store, Vendors, an Opportunity Quilt Raffle and Drawing, and Demonstrations! Location Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St Lakeport, CA 95453 $10, llqg.org
LA MESA: Oktoberfest October 1-3, 2021 free admission in Downtown La Mesa.
LANDERS: Morongo Basin Orchid Festival October 2-3, 2021. 10 a.m. at Gublers Orchids, 2200 Belfield Blvd. Greenhouse Tours, Judged Orchid Show, Orchid Classes, Music, Live Entertainment, Wine and Cheese Tasting, Food and Shopping. Free admission, gublers.com
LONG BEACH: LAWineFest Sat/Sun - Oct. 2-3, 2021 Sat: 2-6pm, Sun: 1-5pm at Harry Bridges Memorial Park (next to the Queen Mary) 1126 Queens Hwy, lawinefest.com
LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch October 1-3, 2021 Friday 5-7 p.m. Viewing Only - no sales; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Los Gatos High School
MANHATTAN BEACH: Hometown Fair & Parade October 2-3, 2021. mbfair.org
MANTECA: Pumpkin Fair October 2-3, 2021 in downtown Manteca. mantecapumpkinfair.org
MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.com
NEWPORT BEACH: Blessing of the
a.m. to 1 p.m.
stjamesnewport.org/events | blessings
NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival October 2-3, 2021. Balboa Peninsula Park, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Packed with VIP events ranging from private chef dinners to yacht parties. $, newportwineandfood.com
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 2-3, 2021
PARADISE: Johnny Appleseed Days October 2-3, 2021 in Terry Ashe Park 6626 Skyway paradisechamber.com
PERRIS: Southern California Fair September 30- October 3, 2021
Perris, CA. socalfair.com | Sept. Fairs
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 DIEGO: San Diego Restaurant Week September 26-October 3, 2021. SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.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 LUIS OBISPO: San Luis Obispo Reptile Expo October 2-3, 2021, 10 a.m. at Madonna Expo Center. Zoo Med Laboratories and Central Valley Reptile Expo have teamed up. See incredible pets and reptiles from all over the globe. $12, sloreptileexpo.com
SANTA CLARA: HALLOWEEN HAUNT at California's Great America. Pumpkin Fest by day and Halloween Haunt by night through October 31, 2021.
SEASIDE: Sunday Blues in the Park with Curtis Salgado + Red Beans and Rice, 1-4:30 p.m. in Laguna Grande Park, 1249 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard Seaside, CA 93955. Free, ci.seaside.ca.us
SHELL BEACH: Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Dinosaur Caves, Pismo Beach, CA. artintheparkshellbeach.com
TUSTIN: Tustin Tiller Days October 1-3, 2021. Celebrate Tustin at the Saturday 10 a.m. parade, a main highlight of the three-day celebration of Tustin's farming heritage. Parade route: Main Street from Pacific to Prospect, left on Prospect to Beneta. Carnival & fest location: Columbus Tustin Park, 14712 Prospect Avenue. Hours: Friday 4-10 p.m. | Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Sunday 12-8 p.m. Free admission, tustinca.org
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.
VENTURA: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 1-3, 2021,
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring
non-perishables for donation to the local food
bank to help others and receive $2 off. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA. $9; Age 62+ and military are $7; age 13-17 years $4; free age 12 and under, harvestfestival.com
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.