Halloween Festivals and Events

NAPA Ox Boo Festival Coffin Races & Pumpkin Races

October 27, 2018, 11 a.m.

Oxbow Commons
1268 McKinstry St. - between the flood gates
Napa, CA 94559

Want to see the Dead move a little faster? Try putting wheels on their coffins and racing them down the street! OxBOO! There's more to the day, from a Zombie Run to Bike Ride, Pumpkin Races to Pumpkin Decorating, even music from Notorious. Non-race happenings are fun and free for all so come to Downtown Napa!

Race Check in is at 11 a.m. and the races start at 12 p.m. Noon

Coffin Races

Gather a team, build a car and enter to win the Coffin Races! The race course is between the flood gates on McKinstry Street. Teams consist of five people with four pushing and one riding. Race tip: the rider is "dead weight" keep it light. 

$25 ($30 non-resident) Register through Parks and Recreation at  and use activity code #11961, cityofnapa.org/parksandrec
Teams consist of Race categories 8 to 12 years of age, and adult. The judges, who are very much alive, will judge the fastest and best decorated, with a third category for those coffins falling outside of the box (so to speak)

Pumpkin Races

$25 ($30 non-resident) Register at cityofnapa.org/parksandrec and use activity code #11954. Registration includes a race kit with 2 axles, 4 wheels and directions on how to create your race car. 

Decorate a pumpkin, put wheels on it and roll it down a hill. 

Entry fee includes a Racer Kit with complete instructions and Official Rules. You supply the pumpkin and the ingenuity.
A Classic Pumpkin Racer must be made with 1 carved pumpkin (up to 15" wide), 2 independent axles running through the pumpkin, and 4 wheels attached.

Let your imagination run wild with design and decoration. Remember, no cheating lest you feel the wrath of the Mallet-O-Justice!

Kits are available for pickup at Los Flores Community Center 2235 Las Flores Drive or the Administrative Offices 1850 Soscol Avenue

The Official Rules for making Pumpkin Racers:
#1 Craft your Pumpkin Racer using an official race kit and a single, carved pumpkin.
#2 Insert two independent axles through your pumpkin and attach wheels to the axles. Spice up your racer with style.
#3 You may not attach your pumpkin onto a pre-fabricated chassis of any kind (skateboard, stroller, Tonka truck, etc., etc...) A.K.A. The  Anti-Stealth  Rule.
#5 No pushing or  helping your Pumpkin Racer on the starting line. Our Race Officials have seen it all - the last-minute shove, the hidden thumb flick, the early release, the remote control chassis, etc. etc. See Rule #6.
#6 NO CHEATING. Feel great about being honest and fair. Don't be tempted to be a Cheater Pumpkin. Use the honor system and obey the spirit of these rules.


Hometown Halloween Party October 28, 2017, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Trick or Treat 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Halloween  in Downtown Napa

Downtown Napa merchants with black and orange balloons displayed at their door hand out candy to trick or treaters.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley Haunted Harvest Halloween Carnival October 31, 2017

1515 Pueblo Avenue
Napa, CA 94558
Free, ThePositivePlace.org

Annual Haunted Harvest Halloween Carnival, sponsored by Sunrise Rotary is a free, safe, and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. On Halloween, youth of all ages are welcome to join in contests, carnival games, face painting, fortune telling, and arts and crafts. There will be plenty of candy and fun for all! All kids must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Halloween Carnival is a free, fun, and safe evening for everyone in our community. The Napa Clubhouse transforms into a ghoulish arena that is appropriate for kids of all ages, featuring booths for face painting, fortune telling, and contests like best scream, howl, and costume. Game areas include basketball shots, golf, mummy wrapping, and bean bag toss. Rain or shine, this year's event is a GO.


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