California Theme Parks

California's Great America Pumpkin Fest +  Haunt

September 24-October 31, 2021, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

September 24, 25, 2021 & October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 2021

Also: Great America's The Great Pumpkin Fest September 25-October 31, 2021 Saturdays 11a-5p & Sunday, Oct.31, 2021

California's Great America Haunt 
$34 online-up, cagreatamerica.com
4701 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cedar Fair operates 13 theme parks in the U.S. and three in California (Knott's Berry Farm, California's Great America and Gilroy Gardens.) Nearly all their parks offer a Halloween event and if you peruse their websites you'll see the Haunts are eerily similar. Knott's Scary Farm was operating its haunt before it was acquired by Cedar Fair and the mega-theme park corporation has wisely borrowed elements of this highly-successful annual festival of the macabre to make their localized events such as CA's Great American Haunt and Pumpkin Fest popular with both adults and kids. With Peanuts & Snoopy cartoon characters part of their brand, Halloween is a natural, and the kids' (Pumpkin Fest) events are fun for both youngsters and adults. They're featured as daytime festivals, while Haunts take over the park at dark.

California's Great America Haunt 
Attractions, Scares and Rides

5 Mazes

  • Backwoods Hunters. There is always a full moon at Backwoods, and when your group of hunters suddenly become the hunted, there's seemingly no way out. 
  • Madame Marie's Massacre Manor hallways and bedrooms have been littered with zombies and the remnants of those she simply murdered for pleasure. Join her at a delectable table, but her goal may be to actually have you for dinner.
  • Roadkill Roadhouse remains of wayward diners are seen in pressure cookers, on the barbeque and even in piles of boiled meat. If you survive...
  • Tooth Fairy. Drill deeper and deeper into the Tooth Fairy's lair where the constant squeal of dental tools will hit a nerve in this living nightmare of an evil dentist's office.
  • Wax Museum sculptures come to life and now believe they possess the souls of those whom they represent.

Party Zone

  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Hometown Harvest

Shows

  •  Nytewalkers
  • Opening Scares

Great America's The Great Pumpkin Fest   

Kids age 12 and under can wear costumes and Trick-or-Treat with the Peanuts Gang, race through a hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, color Peanuts pictures and dance in a foam pit.  The Great Pumpkin Fest returns select weekends in Planet Snoopy

  • Racing through a hay maze
  • decorating mini-pumpkins
  • dancing in a foam pit
  • Kids 12 and under can wear their costumes and trick-or-treat with the PEANUTS gang

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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