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.
AGOURA HILLS: Night at the Adobe, October 7, 2022, 6-9 p.m., a ticketed evening as part of Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) October 7-9, 2022. Night at the Adobe is a 21+ event at the Agoura Hills Historic Reyes Adobe featuring artisan vendors, beer & wine, Hors d’oeuvres, Live music and Tours of the Historic Reyes Adobe. $, reyesadobedays.org
ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club September 16-October 23, 2022, weekends with Friday and Saturday for the 21+ crowd only and Family Sunday for all ages. Location Phoenix Club 1240 S. Sanderson Ave. Anaheim, CA Admission: $20, thephoenixclub.com |
ANDERSON: Hawes Farms Screaming Haunt, September 30-October 31, 2022, 7 p.m. Location: 21923 Dersch Rd, Anderson, CA. $60, historichawesfarms.com $125, VIP Haunt Pass
APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction select days through October 31. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $admission, allsaintsasylum.com
AUBURN: Streams of Color Foothills Quilters Guild Quilt Show October 7-8, 2022 at Parkside Church of the Nazarene, 3885 Richardson Dr. foothillquilters.org
AVALON: First Fridays Oktoberfest, 6-9 p.m. at Catalina Museum for Art & History. Live music by Hammerstein, an authentic Bavarian polka rock band, the traditional singing of the schnitzelbank (both the German and Catalina Island versions), brats with all of the fixings, free giveaways, an Oktoberfest-themed art project for kids and German beer for adults. In the true spirit of Oktoberfest, guests are encouraged to dress in their finest lederhosen and dirndls, and B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Stein) to enjoy a drink and to be entered into a raffle. Location: 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704. $25, $10 ages 3-15, catalinamuseum.org/calendar
AZUSA: Golden Days Carnival October 7-9, 2022, Memorial Park. Food, rides, games, concerts galore, and a festive atmosphere. Saturday is the Elks Lodge Pancake Breakfast plus the Golden Days Parade, 10 a.m. on San Gabriel Ave. & Foothill Blvd. Location: 320 N. Orange Pl., Azusa, CA. Free admission, ci.azusa.ca.us
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest September 10-November 5, 2022 at Big Bear Lake Convention Center. Log Sawing, Stein Holding, German bands, beers & food, dancing, cool merch and more! $, bigbearevents.com
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.comSAN DIMAS: Huck Finn Jubilee October 7-9, 2022. Bonelli Bluffs & RV Resort, San Dimas, CA. $tickets, huckfinn.com
CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack September 30-October 31, 2022. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $30-45 pre-purchase required, nightsofthejack.com
COLOMA: Coloma Gold Rush Live October 7-9, 2022. Location: Marshall Gold Discovery SHP. marshallgold.org
DALY CITY: GNR Grand National PRCA Rodeo, October 7-8, 2022 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. $ tickets, grandnationalrodeo.com | rodeos
DALY CITY: Grand National Junior Livestock Show, October 6-9, 2022 at Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. $ tickets, grandnationalrodeo.com | rodeos
EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 30-October 9, 2022. Join The German American Societies of San Diego for an annual celebration featuring the best of Bavarian culture with music, dancing and great food and beverages.
ENCINITAS: The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Midnight La Paloma Theatre 471 South Coast Highway Encinitas, CA lapalomatheatre.com
FERNDALE: 8th Grade Halloween Carnival October 7, 2022 5:30-8:30 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds 1250 5th Street Ferndale, CA, 95536 visitferndale.com (707) 786-5300
GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Halloween October 1-30, 2022. Attractions include the Boo Show, a Trick or Treat trail and fun entertainment for youngsters especially.
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: Zombie Joe's Haunted Theatre Holy Smokes! Urban Death: Tour Of Terror September 30-October 31, 2022 at ZJU Theatre Group. Location: 4850 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 $20-25, UrbanDeath.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, 2022
LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair, October 7-9, 2022 Carnival rides, Inflatables, Games, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Food Booths, Local Artisans. Free Entertainment and Bands. Location: 219 Bean Ave. Los Gatos, CA. stmaryslg.org
NOVATO: Nostalgia Days Cruise + Car Show October 7-8, 2022. The city closes down 7 blocks of Grant Avenue for a full day with a classic rock band playing, thousands of visitors and classic cars, hot rods and kustoms. The police escort Hot Rod Cruise through Downtown Novato on the Friday evening before the main event. Free, nostalgiadaysnovato.com
OAKHURST: Oakhurst Fall Festival with Carnival, Vendors, Entertainment, Wine, Beer & More October 7-9, 2022. Music line up: Friday, October 7 Yosemite High School Marching Band, What Comes Next, Aerial Collective, Ed Tide & His Open Mic Friends and Jim Savarino. Location: Oakhurst Community Park, 49074 Civic Circle Drive Oakhurst, CA. $5 wristband for 3 day admission, oakhurstchamber.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
POMONA: Fairplex Oktoberfest October 7-22, 2022, 6-11 p.m. Held Fridays & Saturdays at Expo Hall 10, the 21 + event includes a German band, German foods and popular tribute bands plus a DJ spinning tunes.
POMONA: The Great Junk Hunt October 7-8, 2022. Vintage and home goods market is considered one of the top markets in the country. Hand-picked vendors sell farmhouse, industrial, vintage, vintage inspired, re-purposed, handmade and much more. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinely Ave., Pomona, CA. $5-15, thegreatjunkhunt.com ($15 event parking fee)
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
REDDING: The City of Redding Public Power Week Celebration, 4-6 p.m. on Market Street in Downtown Redding. There will be electric safety demonstrations, bucket truck rides, police and fire demonstrations, free treats, members of goat strike force, plus energy-efficient raffle prizes and a grand prize e-bike. Free admission, cityofredding.org
REDWOOD CITY: Zoppe Family Circus - Liberta! runs through November 27, 2022 at Downtown Library park, under the Big Tent. Tickets: aftontickets.com/Zoppe'
REEDLEY: Reedley Fiesta and Parade, October 7-8, 2022. Annual Reedley Fiesta Parade on Saturday includes beautiful pageantry and tradition of unique floats, custom automobiles, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands down G Street at 10 a.m. This year's parade theme is Reedley Beach Party. The Valley's Biggest, Small Town Celebration moves over to Pioneer Park for two days of carnival rides, vendor booths, entertainment and fun. Pioneer Park, Reedley, CA 93654, Diaper Derby at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. entertainment on Friday | 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Frog Jump begins on Saturday at 12 p.m. in front of the Police Department. reedleychamberofcommerce.com
SACRAMENTO: Turn Verein Oktoberfest October 7-8, 2022. Join the fun at the biggest & best Oktoberfest in Sacramento!
SACRAMENTO: Greek Festival October 7-9, 2022. Hours: Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10pm; Sunday:11am - 8pm. Location: 600 & 616 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento Sacramento, CA. Annual Food Festival includes food, dancing and celebrating. $5 Admission ages 13 & up, sacramentogreekfestival.com | Greek
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo HalGLOWeen October 1-31, 2022, 5-9 p.m. Location: 2920 Zoo Drive $, sandiegozoo.org
SAN DIEGO: Ocean Beach "OB" Oktoberfest October 7-8, 2022. Held on the sunny sands of Southern California's beloved Ocean Beach. oceanbeachsandiego.com
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM September 16-October 31, 2022 (select nights) 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 FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-11. 2022. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge. fleetweeksf.org
BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch
at Santana Row October 7-9, 2022 at Santana Row Central Park
77 Santana Row San Jose, CA 95128 santanarow.com
Free to view
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House Unhinged September 30-October 31, 2022. $, winchesterunhinged.com
SAN RAFAEL: Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 2022. mvff.com | film
SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Tricks & Treats Tickets September 23 - October 30, 2022, Fridays 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays 12-10 p.m. California's Great America Tricks & Treats, a Family Fun Halloween Adventure $45 approx, cagreatamerica.com 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054 Tickets
SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival October 7-8, 2022 Sonoma Plaza 2 W Spain St Sonoma, CA 95476 valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.org
TIBURON: California Seaweed Festival, October 7-8, 2022 at Bay Conference Center - Estuary & Ocean Science Center. Celebrate the seaweed of California! The festival showcases seaweed uses and applications in art, cooking, farming, science, sustainable technology, and conservation. Booths, exhibits, workshops, galleries, and hands-on activities to immerse you and your family in seaweed fun and knowledge. October 7, 2022, 4-9 p.m. Seaweed Walk and CSU Seaweed Symposium (science and art). October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seaweed Celebration activities, vendors, panels, and workshops included. Location: San Francisco State University, 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920 Free, californiaseaweedfestival.com
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!
VISALIA: Contemporary Painting Exhibition Reception today 5-7 p.m. Exhibition runs October 5-28, 2022. Wed-Sat Noon-5:30 p.m. Location: Arts Visalia Visual Art Center 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93292 Free admission, artsvisalia.org
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