ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda September 30-October 31, 2022. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.
BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival October 5-8, 2022. Thurs - Sat 10-6 Downtown Buena Park Mall, 8320 On the Mall, Buena Park, CA. sugarplumfestivals.com
DALY CITY: Grand National Junior Livestock Show, October 6-9, 2022 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. $ tickets, grandnationalrodeo.com | rodeos
GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Halloween October 1-31, 2022. $, Registration starts in mid-September. Location: 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy CA. gilroygardens.org
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Oktoberfest September 18-November 6, 2022. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. Wed&Thurs free family nights, Fri-Sat $, adults only, Sunday $ kids/families. oldworldhb.com
LONE PINE: Rootin' Tootin' Movie Shootin' Lone Pine Film Festival October 6-9, 2022. Celebrate over 400 films shot in the Eastern Sierra, and the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine with elebrities, film viewing and presentations. This is the only festival where you can tour the filming locations of the festival's featured films. Starts with a ticketed reception at the Museum of Western Film History, 701 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545. $20-75, lonepinefilmfest.com
LOS ANGELES: Zoo BOO October 1-31, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with special entertainment and activities on weekends. Free with paid Zoo admission
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, 2022
LOS ANGELES: How to Eat a Book, Author Storytime & Signing, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble The Grove. Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod Read & Sign HOW TO EAT A BOOK at The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Free, mrsandmrmacleod.com
PERRIS: Southern California Fair October 6-9, 2022. Concerts, community performances, food trucks, fair vendors, exhibits, animals, games and carnival rides, daily contests on two stages with game shows, pie eating contests, lip sync contests, and much more. Location: 18700 Lake Perris Drive W Perris, CA. $10 admission, $10 parking (look for promo offers on website) socalfair.com | Fairs
REDDING: Rocky Horror Picture Show October 6-29, 2022 at Axiom Repertory Theatre, 2613 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA. 7:30 p.m. $30, axreptheatre.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-11. 2022. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge. fleetweeksf.org
SAN RAFAEL: Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 2022. mvff.com | film
TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 23-October 31, 2022 at RAM Farms Free, ramfarms.com
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios annual scare opens at 7 p.m. on select nights and runs through Oct.31, 2022 with new haunted houses and the Terror Tram. Awesomely scary entertainment where some of your favorite horror flicks come to life!
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