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.
ALAMEDA: Alameda Tennis Tournament October 9-10 & 16-17, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Fairfield Tennis Courts at lower Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Open to 14 years-up. $25-up registration, alamedaca.gov
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
ANAHEIM: Orange County Auto Show October 7-10, 2021 Anaheim Convention Center. Admission: $, autoshowoc.com
ANTIOCH: Kids Fishing Derby 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Antioch Public Pier across from City Hall. antiochca.gov, or contact Roger Lund at (925) 754-3938.
APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction select days through October 31. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $admission, allsaintsasylum.com
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
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. Tickets: bigbearevents.com
BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival October 6-9, 2021. Downtown Buena Park Mall, sugarplumfestivals.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
CAMBRIA: Harvest Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cambria Historical Society. Food, music, vendors, root beer floats, scarecrows, and more! Location: Historical Society, 2251 Center Street, Cambria, CA 93428. $Free, cambriahistoricalsociety.com
CARLSBAD: LEGOLAND BRICK OR TREAT Saturdays in October 2021.
CLAREMONT: Home Tour October 9-10, 2021. 2nd Weekend in October annual home tour includes 7 Claremont Homes designed by NOTABLE ARCHITECTS: Foster Rhodes Jackson / Robert Hall Orr / Fred McDowell / Jo Paul Rognstad / Millard Sheets / Paul R. Williams / Helen Wren. $, claremontheritage.org (909) 621-0848
COLOMA: Coloma Gold Rush Live October 8-10, 2021. Relive the Old West with the reenactment of an 1850's gold mining encampment. Meet miners, gamblers and more.
CYPRESS: Cypress Reimagined Community Festival October 8-9, 2021. 3 stages of live entertainment, a dedicated kids/teen area for families, central food hall along with the classics such as the chili cook off, salsa competition, classic car show and craft & business vendors. More surprises in store. Friday 6-9 p.m. | Saturday 2-10 p.m. cypressfestival.com
EXETER: Annual Fall Festiv includes Scarecrow 2.0 Mile Walk/Run (scarecrowrace.com) kids activities, live bands and much more!
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: Screamfest October 12-20, 2021 screamfestla.com
LA JOLLA: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival October 9 & 10, 2021
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LONE PINE: Lone Pine Film Festival October 7-10, 2021. 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. Thursday, Oct. 7th - Sunday Oct. 10th, 2021 - starts at 4:30pm with a ticketed reception at the Museum of Western Film History, 701 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545 call for tickets: (760) 876-9103. lonepinefilmfest.com
McCLOUD: Apple Harvest Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Main Street. The festivities begin with a Scarecrow competition and Apple Pie judging. Bring your scarecrows and fresh, homemade apple pies to Main Street by 10:45 a.m. Enjoy music, vendors, games, children's booths, taste fresh apple juice, visit the pumpkin patch, and select free locally harvested McCloud apples to take home (for a small donation). Locally made apple pie (whole or slice) sold. Pre-orders for apple pies can be made at mccloudchamber.com
MISSION VIEJO: Haunt of Halloween Outpost 13 Haunted Maze September 30-October 31, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Kaleidoscope Mall. $, hauntofhalloween.com
NOVATO: 25th Annual Nostalgia Days Cruise + Car Show October 8 & 9, 2021. 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
OJAI: Ojai Studio Art Tours October 9-11, 2021. Kick-off Party is Oct.8. This year's Art Tours event is free admission, registration needed, however.
PLACERVILLE: Downtown Placerville Main Street Oktoberfest complete with wiener dog races! 3-9 p.m. Free admission
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: Spookomotive Train Rides at California State Railroad Museum Oct.9-31, 2021 $15-29 approx., californiarailroad.museum
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: Fleet Week October 3-11, 2021. Ship Tours, High School Band Challenge. fleetweeksf.org
SAN JOSE: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch (Bay Area Glass Institute) festival of glass at Santana Row October 8-10, 2021. Location: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128. Free, bagi.org
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows' Eve Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com
SAN JOSE: Halloween Pumpkins in the Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guadalupe River Conservancy Pumpkins in the Park San Jose, CA Free, grpg.org
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Oktoberfest for age 21+ and Madonna Inn Event Center.
SAN RAFAEL: Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 2021. mvff.com | film
SAN RAFAEL: Contemporary Crafts Market October 8-10, 2021 at Embassy Suites Ballroom, 101 McInniss Parkway artsandcraftsshow.com
SANTA CLARA: HALLOWEEN HAUNT at California's Great America. Pumpkin Fest by day and Halloween Haunt by night through October 31, 2021.
SOUTH GATE: Family Day In the Park Fall 12-5 p.m. at South Gate City Park. Enjoy a day of music, food and games for all ages at n4855 Tweedy Blvd. in front of the Senior Center, Free, cityofsouthgate.org
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 Oct.31, 2021
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.
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