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Halloween Haunts, Fun & Pumpkin Patches 2020: SF Bay Area Guide

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a close up of some grass: See what's on tap for Halloween 2020 in your neighborhood and throughout the San Francisco region. © Shutterstock See what's on tap for Halloween 2020 in your neighborhood and throughout the San Francisco region.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween still is a go in 2020 — with haunted houses, hay rides, corn mazes, trunk-or-treats, pumpkin patches and Day of the Dead festivities, in-person and virtual, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

While some annual activities were canceled, sweet and spooky events still abound.

Check out Patch's annual Halloween event guide to find what's going on near you. And Happy Halloween!

NOTE: Do double-check with organizers to ensure events are still proceeding as posted.

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ALAMEDA:

OCT. 17: Halloween Costume Swap. Drop off costume through Oct. 15 at Toy Safari to participate.

  • Swings and Wings, 2307 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA

OCT. 29-31: Alameda-Haunt Your House! 2020. Supports Alameda Food Bank.

  • City of Alameda, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Trick-or-Treat 2020: Downtown Alameda. Canceled.

  • Downtown Alameda, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween on the USS Hornet. A day for families.

  • USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave., Alameda, CA

OCT. 31: Rhythmix Halloween MashUP & Costume Party. "Howlin’ for a good time on Halloween?"

  • Online via Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA

NOV. 7-8: Annual Holiday Boutique at Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club. Canceled.

  • Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club, 641 W. Redline Ave., Alameda, CA

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ALBANY:

OCT. 29: Choose Your Halloween Adventure. With participant-created, Halloween-themed story.

  • Online via City of Albany, CA

OCT. 30: Virtual Senior Halloween Extravaganza. Featuring costume contest & spooky games.

  • Online via City of Albany, CA

OCT.: Halloween Carnival. Not planned for 2020.

  • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA

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AMERICAN CANYON:

OCT. 16-30: Wetlands Trail Pumpkin Path. A community event.

  • Wetlands Trail, Eucalyptus Drive, American Canyon, CA

OCT. 30: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru. First-come, first-served!

  • Phillip West Aquatics Center, 100 Benton Way, American Canyon, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun. With slide, animals & paint ball.

  • 4225 Broadway St., American Canyon, CA

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BELMONT:

OCT. 17-25: Spooky Scavenger Hunt 2020: Twin Pines. Clues hidden around the park.

  • Twin Pines Park, One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA

OCT. 27: Senior Spooktacular Drive-Through (Ages 55+). Teen group VOICES will safely pass out goodie bags.

  • Twin Pines Park, One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA

Through OCT. 28: Halloween Costume & Pumpkin-Carving Contests. Free & for all ages.

  • Online via City of Belmont, CA

OCT. 28: Virtual Spooky Stories Night. For ages 3-12. Times divided by age group.

  • Virtual via City of Belmont, CA

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BENICIA:

Through OCT. 31: Downtown Scarecrow Display. The sweet, Main Street tradition continues.

  • Downtown Benicia, CA

OCT. 23-31: Haunted Depot. Canceled.

  • Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, 90 First St., Benicia, CA

OCT. 24: Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll. Canceled.

  • Downtown Bencia, CA

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BERKELEY:

OCT. 23-31: Halloween Fun on Fourth. Snap a pic, send it in & children will be sent a prize.

  • Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA

OCT. 30-31: Halloween Drive-Thru Light Show. Load up the kids for fun light display.

  • Fourth Street, between Hearst Avenue and Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA

OCT. 31: Howl-O-Ween Pawty 2020: Healthy Spot Rockridge. This one's for furry family members!

  • Healthy Spot Rockridge, 3206 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

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BURLINGAME:

OCT. 12-25: McKinley Harvest Festival & Silent Auction. The two-day fest is replaced with online silent auction & raffle.

  • McKinley Elementary School, 701 Paloma Ave., Burlingame, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun. With inflatable slides & paint ball.

  • 1800 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA

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CAMPBELL:

OCT. 17: 'Creating Creek Creatures' - Kids' Craft. Hosted by South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition & RSVPs required.

  • Greylands Parking Lot, 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA

OCT. 25: Creepy Crawly Halloween Trick-or-Treat. Canceled.

  • Downtown Campbell, CA

OCT. 28: Pumpkin Harvest VinoPaint Virtual Painting Class. For all ages.

  • Online with Zoom via VinoPaint, Santa Clara County, CA

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CAPITOLA:

Through OCT. 30: Halloween Virtual Costume Contest & Prizes. Gift cards to winners.

  • Online via Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola, CA

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CASTRO VALLEY:

Through OCT. 31: Trick-or-Treat & $500 Shopping Spree Contest. Participating merchants will have candy for the kids.

  • Castro Village Shopping Center, Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley, CA

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CLAYTON:

OCT.: Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm. Closed for 2020.

  • Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm, 1060 Pine Lane, Clayton, CA

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CLOVERDALE:

OCT. 3: Oktoberfest & Courtney's Pumpkin Patch. Canceled.

  • Downtown Plaza, Cloverdale, CA

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CONCORD:

OCT. 26: Halloween Pumpkin Contest Deadline. Top "liked" pics win gift cards!

  • City of Concord, CA

Through OCT. 31:Oktoberfest 'Porch Party Pour' - Not boo-themed, but nice way to celebrate autumn!

  • Participating tap houses & restaurants, Concord, CA

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CORTE MADERA:

OCT. 28-31: Lark Drive-In Halloween Movies. Choose your favorite flick & get tickets!

  • 1557 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera, CA

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CUPERTINO:

OCT. 30 & 31: 'Hotel Transylvania' Drive-in Halloween Movie. Registration required, so don't delay!

  • Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., Cupertino, CA

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DANVILLE:

OCT. 17-18: FallFest & Costume Parade. Canceled.

  • Downtown Danville, CA

OCT. 22: Virtual Halloween with Alamo Cemetery. With historical stories & virtual tour.

  • Online via Museum of San Ramon Valley,205 Railroad Ave., Danville CA

OCT. 24: Halloween Monster Mash Drive-By: Diablo Vista Park. Features spooktacular tunes & costumed characters.

  • Diablo Vista Park, 1000 Tassajara Ranch Drive, Danville, CA

OCT. 25: A SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Experience for your Kids. Reserve your spot!

  • Danville Cornerstone Fellowship, 2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA

OCT. 28: Spooktacular - Drive Thru Carnival. Registration required.

  • Danville Community Center & Library, 420 Front St., Danville, CA

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DAVIS:

OCT. 17 & 24: Pink Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser. Donations support breast cancer-awareness & research.

  • E Street Plaza, Davis, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Zombie Bike Parade. Free, community celebration.

  • Davis Bike Loop, Davis, CA

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DIXON:

OCT. 16: Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece Workshop: Barn & Pantry. Fun class. Save your seat!

  • The Barn and Pantry, 151 West A St., Dixon, CA

Through OCT. 31: Cool Patch Pumpkins & Corn Maze. Corn maze with widened paths for social distancing.

  • Cool Patch Pumpkins, 6150 Dixon Ave. West, Dixon, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Duck Rides & Tree Maze: Silveyville Farm. Don't miss the ATV-train ride!

  • Silveyville Farm, 6248 Silveyville Road, Dixon, CA

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DUBLIN:

OCT. 10: Harvest Day Celebration. Canceled.

  • Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA

OCT. 23-24: 'Ghosts of Dublin' Cemetery Tour. Canceled.

  • Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA

OCT. 31: East Bay SPCA's Howl-O-Ween Drive-Thru. Kids & pups in costumes welcomed!

  • East Bay SPCA, 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA

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EL CERRITO:

OCT. 22: Halloween 'Busy Boxes' Pick-Up. Register in advance for fun kits for the kids.

  • El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito CA

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FAIRFAX:

OCT. 10: Biketoberfest Marin. Canceled.

  • Fairfax Plaza, Downtown Fairfax, CA

OCT. 31: Annual Halloween Parade. Canceled.

  • Downtown Fairfax, CA

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FELTON:

Through NOV. 1: Harvest Faire - Halloween 2020: Roaring Camp Railroads. With pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating & scarecrow and mask-making crafts.

  • Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA

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FOSTER CITY:

OCT. 24: 'Hocus Pocus' Drive-in Movie. Registration open.

  • Recreation Center Parking Lot, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Festival: A Walk-Through. Pre-registration required.

  • Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA

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FREMONT:

OCT. 10-30: Candle Lighters Ghost House 2020. Canceled.

  • Williams Historic Park / Chadbourne Carriage House, 39169 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA

OCT. 16: 'Ghostbusters' Drive-In Movie. With bucket of candy for the kids.

  • Central Park Softball Complex, 1110 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA

Through OCT. 23: Halloween Coloring Contest - All Ages. Sounds like great family activity!

  • City of Fremont, 3300 Capitol Ave. Building B, Fremont, CA

OCT. 25: Family Halloween Train Ride: Sunol-Niles. Will fill up quickly, so save your seats.

  • Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol, CA

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GEYSERVILLE:

OCT. 25: Fall Colors Festival & Vintage Car Show. Details still underway.

  • Downtown Geyserville, CA

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GILROY:

Through OCT. 31: Ostrich Farm Halloween Spooktacular. With hay maze, pumpkin patch & super cute critters.

  • Gilroy Ostrich Farm, 5560 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Gilroy, CA

Through OCT. 31: Annual Pumpkin People Restaurant Passport Contest. Dine on delish pumpkin dishes & you could win!

  • Participating restaurants, Gilroy, CA

OCT. 31: A Spooky Little Event & Boo Bags: Star Arts Education. Free, socially distanced trick-or-treating.

  • Star Arts Education, 7393 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA

OCT.: Halloween at Gilroy Gardens 2020. Canceled.

  • Gilroy Gardens, 300 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy, CA

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HALF MOON BAY:

OCT. 12: Safeway World-Champion Pumpkin Weigh-Off. "Let’s rock the scales!"

  • IDES Grounds, 735 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA

OCT. 12-25: Annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run/Walk. Supports Senior Coastsiders .

  • Virtual format via Senior Coastsiders, 925 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA

OCT. 17-18: Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival 2020: Canceled.

  • Downtown Half Moon Bay, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Haunted Barn, Hay Maze: Arata's Farm. With pony rides & petting zoo, too!

  • Arata's Pumpkin Farm, 185 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay, CA

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HEALDSBURG:

OCT. 26-31: Farmers' Market Pumpkin Fest & Costume Contest. You can still put wheels on pumpkins!

  • Online via Healdsburg Farmers' Market, North & Vine Streets, Healdsburg, CA

OCT. 31: Sonoma County HalloWine Run. Virtual goes all month, or in-person Oct. 31.

  • Coyote Sonoma, 44 Mill St, Healdsburg, CA

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HOLLISTER:

Through NOV. 1: Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Lights & Frights: Swank Farms. Don't miss the Lights & Frights Trail!

  • Swank Farms, 4751 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA

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LAFAYETTE:

OCT. 27: Halloween Dress-Up Drive. The official town tour is Oct. 31.

  • City of Lafayette, CA

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LARKSPUR:

OCT. 17: Fall Citrus Gardening with UC Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings. Learn secrets to autumn planting.

  • Online via Larkspur Library, Larkspur, CA

OCT. 28-31: Lark Drive-In Halloween Movies. Choose your favorite flick & get your tickets!

  • 1557 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera, CA

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LIVERMORE:

OCT. 1-31: G&M Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Canceled.

  • G&M Farms, 487 East Airway Blvd., Livermore CA

Through OCT. 31: Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch. Visit with critters, pick a pumpkin & dine at cafe. But hay & train rides and maze not open this year.

  • Joan's Farm, 4351 Mines Road, Livermore, CA

OCT. 14: Witches Night Out. Socially distanced good time!

  • Downtown Livermore, CA

OCT. 17-18: Free Pumpkin Drive-Thru: G&M Farms. While supplies last.

  • G&M Farms, 487 East Airway Blvd,, Livermore CA

OCT. 23: Halloween Decorating Contest. Sponsored by Realty One Group Today.

  • Livermore, CA

OCT. 24: Halloween 'Trunk & Boo' - Decorate your vehicle's trunk & bring the family. Registration required.

  • Robert Livermore Aquatic Center, 4448 Loyola Way, Livermore, CA

OCT. 24: Halloween Trick-or-Treat in the Park. With Weekend Ranger Program.

  • Sycamore Grove Park, 1051 Wetmore Road, Livermore, CA

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LOS ALTOS:

OCT. 15-17: Hallow-Window Family Painting. Space is limited: Sign-ups underway.

  • Downtown Los Altos, CA

OCT. 17-18: 2020 Los Altos Virtual Arts & Wine Festival. The annual autumn event goes online this year.

  • Virtual format with Los Altos Village Association, Los Altos, CA

OCT. 29: Online Harvest Social For 50+. Share your favorite fall decorations.

  • Online via Zoom

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LOS ALTOS HILLS:

OCT. 23-31: Guess The Pumpkin's Weight. Prizes to top three guessers!

  • Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA

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LOS GATOS:

OCT: Wine-Tasting In Fall Setting: Testarossa Winery. Sip & enjoy the season!

  • Testarossa Winery, 300 College Ave., Los Gatos, CA

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MARSHALL:

OCT. 25: Nick’s Carve: Pumpkins on Pikes: Nick's Cove. Free & "sure to be a very spooky and beautiful sight!"

  • Nick's Cove & Cottages, 23240 Highway 1, Marshall, CA

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MARTINEZ:

OCT. 7-19: 'Eggtober' - Super cute & limited to first 100 registrants.

  • Residences, Martinez, CA

OCT. 16-25: Halloween Virtual Costume Contest. The community will vote!

  • City of Martinez, CA

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MENLO PARK:

OCT. 23: 'Shelter-in-Play' & Day of Dead Theme for Kids. Registration required.

  • Virtual format via City of Menlo Park, CA

OCT. 30: Halloween Hoopla' Carnival. With crafts, spooky stories, a juggler & more Registration required.

  • Online via Zoom from City of Menlo Park, CA

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MILL VALLEY:

OCT. 30: 'Spooky Street' - Space is limited, and advance registration required.

  • Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA

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MILLBRAE:

OCT. 31: Halloween Treats: Drive-Thru 2020: Library Plaza. While the candy lasts!

  • Millbrae Library Plaza, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae, CA

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MILPITAS:

OCT. 17: 'Pumpkins in the Park' Drive-Thru. Purchase the kit by Oct. 15.

  • Barbara Lee Senior Center, 40 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA

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MORAGA:

OCT.: Annual Hacienda Holiday Faire. In its 6th year & going virtual.

  • Online Shopping via Hacienda Holiday Faire, Moraga, CA

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MOUNTAIN VIEW:

OCT.: Halloween Home-Decorating Contest. Community-wide contest.

  • Citywide, Mountain View, CA

OCT. 19-NOV. 2: Plaza Haunt. Take the family for a stroll through festive decor.

  • Pioneer Park and Civic Center Plaza, Mountain View, CA

OCT. 26 & 28: Spooky Stories with Mountain View Public Library. Kid-friendly, fun & free.

  • Online format via Zoom.

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NAPA:

OCT. 17-29: Halloween Home-Decorating & Pumpkin Contests. Deck your house, carve your pumpkins & join citywide fun.

  • Online via City of Napa, CA

OCT. 25: Halloween Costume Walk 2020: Kennedy Park. Dress up & enjoy some family time.

  • Kennedy Park, 2295 Streblow Drive, Napa, CA

OCT. 25 & NOV. 1: Afternoon Tea Ceremony. Menu boasts autumn inspiration.

  • Ackerman Heritage House, 608 Randolph St., Napa, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat. With social-distancing protocols in place.

  • Las Flores Community Center, 4300 Linda Vista Ave. and Drive-Thru Stations, Napa, CA

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NEWARK:

OCT. 23: Drive-Thru Halloween Spooktacular. If registration is full, waitlist option is available.

  • Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA

OCT. 30: Halloween Eve Paint Night & Costume Contest. Go online, and save your seat!

  • Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA

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NICASIO:

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Picnics & Big Jim's BBQ. A local favorite with BBQ on weekends.

  • Nicasio Pumpkin Patch, 5300 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio, CA

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NOVATO:

OCT. 31: Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat. Canceled.

  • Downtown Novato, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Edition: Virtual Magic Show. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

  • Virtual format from City of Novato, CA

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OAKLAND:

OCT. 16-18: 9th Annual Autumn Lights Festival. A virtual format to enjoy the local tradition.

  • Online via Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

OCT. 24-31: Boo at the Zoo & Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Each day has costume theme. Advance tickets required.

  • Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA

OCT.: College Avenue's Halloween Parade. Canceled.

  • Rockridge Neighborhood, Oakland, CA

OCT. 29: Halloween Cooking Fun For Kids. Mummy mini-pizzas and spaghetti & eyeballs on the menu.

  • Zoom via Cooking Around the World, Oakland, CA

Through OCT. 31: Piedmont Ave. Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Store. With delivery options, too!

  • Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch, 4414 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA

Through OCT. 31: Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch Fun. With giant slides & zorb balls for the kids.

  • 1911 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun. Featuring inflatable slides & paint ball.

  • 4311 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA

OCT. 31: East Bay SPCA's Howl-O-Ween Drive-Thru. Kids & pups in costumes welcomed!

  • East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, CA

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ORINDA:

OCT. 16: Orinda Halloween Tot Parade: Ghoulishly Virtual Memory Lane. Get your fave photos in by the deadline.

  • Online format via City of Orinda, CA

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PACIFICA:

Through OCT. 26: Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Submit your artistic creation.

  • City of Pacifica, CA

OCT. 30: Halloween Rock Hunt. This sounds fun!

  • City of Pacifica, CA

OCT. 30: Spooky Stories with Spindrift Players. Sit back & enjoy three of literature’s spookiest stories.

  • Live-streamed via Pacifica Spindrift Players, 1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica, CA

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PALO ALTO:

OCT. 16, 23 & 30: Spooky Movie Nights. Three nights of eerie films.

  • Via MidPen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA

OCT. 24: Pumpkin Decorating with Henna - Virtual: Gamble Garden. Results are amazing!

  • Online via Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA

OCT. 30: Moonlight Jack-O-Jaunt. The city is planning a fun event with this one.

  • California & University avenues, Palo Alto, CA

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PETALUMA:

OCT. 16: “Hocus Pocus” Drive-In Movie. Sold out.

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA

OCT. 24: Clucktown Collective Fall Gathering. "Join us for some fall fun in the old Kresgie Warehouse on the Petaluma River."

  • 429 1st St., Petaluma, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Trick or Treat Trail. Canceled.

  • Downtown Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkin Patch & Farmstand: Gambonini Family Ranch. Pick the perfect pumpkin & shop for fall decor.

  • Gambonini Family Ranch, 7149 Old Lakeville Road No. 3, Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Peter Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides & Corn Maze. Great setting on a family farm.

  • Petaluma Creamery, 4235 Spring Hill Road, Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins On Pikes 2020 Canceled: Farm Open: Tara Firma. Sad news on annual Pikes event, but pumpkins still for sale.

  • Tara Firma Farm & Farmstore, 3796 I St. Ext., Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Pony Rides & Haunted Village: Pronzini. Enjoy & don't miss the haunt!

  • Pronzini Pumpkin Patch, 3795 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA

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PIEDMONT:

Through OCT. 31: Piedmont Ave. Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Store. With delivery options, too!

  • Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch, 4414 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA

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PINOLE:

OCT. 17: Halloween Costume Contest & Raffle Deadline. Dress to impress for a win!

  • City of Pinole, CA

OCT. 24: Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Food Drive. Support community, deck the cars & goodie bags handed out to kids.

  • Tiny Tots Facility, 2454 Simas Ave., Pinole, CA

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PLEASANT HILL:

OCT. 24: Trick 'R Treat Halloween Drive-Boo. Advance registration required.

  • Pleasant Hill Community Center Parking Lot, 320 Civic Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA

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PLEASANTON:

Through NOV. 1: Pirates of Emerson Haunted Drive-Thru. Fright and fear on 10-acre compound.

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

OCT. 16-17, 23-34 & 31: Virtual Ghost Walk 2020: Museum on Main. "Two ghosts hosts will be live on Zoom."

  • Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton, CA

OCT. 22: Spooky Street Halloween Event. Space is very limited. Sign up soon!

  • Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Bernal Avenue & I-680, Pleasanton, CA

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REDWOOD CITY:

OCT. 16: Family Camp-In/Camp-Out Goodie Bag Registration Deadline. Don't miss out!

  • Virtual via City of Redwood City

OCT. 24: Family Camp In/Campout @Home Edition Halloween Style. Put on your costumes & enjoy some quality family time.

  • Virtual via City of Redwood City

Through OCT. 25: Zoppé Italian Family Circus Drive-In. The annual, fall tradition lives on!

  • Port of Redwood City, 459 Seaport Court, Redwood City, CA

OCT. 31: Trunk or Treat Drive Boo. Event is full, but check for cancellations.

  • Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA

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RICHMOND:

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun. Featuring inflatable slides & paint ball.

  • 2200 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond, CA

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ROCKRIDGE:

OCT.: College Avenue's Halloween Parade. Canceled.

  • Rockridge Neighborhood, Oakland, CA

OCT. 31: Howl-O-Ween Pawty 2020: Healthy Spot Rockridge. This one's for furry family members!

  • Healthy Spot Rockridge, 3206 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

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ROHNERT PARK:

OCT. 30-31: Free Halloween Weekend Drive-In Movies. Fun includes in-car, family crafts.

  • SOMO Village, 1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA

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SAN ANSELMO:

OCT. 26-31: Halloween Costume, Story & Pumpkin Contests. A full week of festive fun!

  • Online via Town of San Anselmo, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA

OCT.: Goblins' Spooktacular. Canceled.

  • San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza & Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA

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SAN BRUNO:

OCT. 29: Halloween 'Jinxed Joyride' 2020: Tanforan. Enjoy family outing: $10 per car and registration required.

  • Tanforan Shopping Center, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA

Through OCT. 30: Virtual Costume Contest. Categories for all -- including humans, dogs, cats & even birds!

  • Online via City of San Bruno, CA

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SAN CARLOS:

OCT. 18-31: Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest. Fido has a costume, right?

  • Online via City of San Carlos, CA

OCT. 20-31: Halloween Home-Decorating Contest. Watch for the maps to take the family on a "spooky" drive.

  • City of San Carlos, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Costume Bike Parade/Ride. "Come for the costumes, stay for the biking!"

  • Bike Loops: Cedar/Cherry/Elm/White Oak Way, San Carlos, CA

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SAN FRANCISCO:

OCT. 12: Thriller Routine (ages 8 & up). Kids can learn the fun, spooky dance.

  • Online via Joy Studios

OCT. 16-31: SF Ghost Hunt Online: Fireside Stories. Get the scoop on the scary!

  • Zoom via San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 22-25: The Guardsmen Pumpkin Patch. Festive atmosphere with carving contests & more to support at-risk, Bay Area youth.

  • Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 28: Shadow Circus: The Void Beyond the Veil. A frightfully good time.

  • Online via Shadow Circus Creature Theatre, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 31: Graveyard Row Halloween Pub Crawl. Tickets on sale.

  • The Blue Light + Various Venues, 1979 Union St., San Francisco, CA

OCT. 31: 'Blue Moon' SF Bay Halloween Sail. "Distinctive sail in honor of the full moon and Halloween!"

  • Schooner Freda B, 100 Bay St., Sausalito, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Pet Costume Stroll. Family friendly & socially distanced.

  • Folsom Street between 7th and 11th, San Francisco, CA

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SAN JOSE:

OCT. 16-31:'Dead Time Dreams' Open-Air Haunt Walk. Be brave!

  • ABC Pumpkin Patch, 2501 Tully Road at East Capitol Expressway, San Jose, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Flashlight Tour 2020: Winchester Mystery House. Tickets will go fast.

  • Winchester Mystery House, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA

OCT. 23: Pumpkin Decorating Contest 2020: Happy Hollow Zoo. Tap your creative side, and have some Halloween fun.

  • Online, virtual format

OCT. 28-31: SJ Stage Co.'s 'Night of the Living Dead' - "A virtual re-imagining of George A. Romero’s legendary classic."

  • Online via San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun. With slides, paint ball. Tully Road site has haunted walk.

  • 1832 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA
  • 2501 Tully Road, San Jose, CA
  • 605 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA

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SAN LEANDRO:

OCT. 4-NOV. 7: Fear Overload Horror Haunts. Scary is back for 2020!

  • Bayfair Center, 15555 E. 14th St., San Leandro, CA

OCT. 8-30: Halloween Craft Kits for Kids. While supplies last.

  • San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA

OCT. 17: Halloween Puppet Show. "Special Halloween version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf."

  • Online YouTube format via City of San Leandro, CA

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SAN MATEO:

OCT. 17: Fall Festival. Canceled.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo, CA

OCT. 17-31: Halloween Dine-Out & Drive-In Movies: Par 3. Coose from three nights & four different movies.

  • Par 3 at Poplar Creek, 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA

OCT. 24-25: Halloween CAR-nival. Advance reservations required.

  • Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA

OCT. 24-31: Hauntingly VIRTUAL Halloween Costume Contest at Hillsdale. Prizes for winners!

  • Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo, CA

Through OCT. 31: CuriOdyssey Autumn Nights – Glowing Harvest Fest. Family fun with jack-o-lanterns & animals. Costumes welcomed.

  • CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids' Fun. With inflatable slides & paint ball.

  • 1863 S. Norfolk St., San Mateo, CA

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SAN RAFAEL:

OCT. 23-NOV. 1: Halloween Fair Food Drive-Thru Spooktacular. Starring ghost-themed candy apples, black and orange cotton candy, plus your fave food from the county fair.

  • Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. CA

Through NOV. 1: Dia de los Muertos' Month Of Events. "A month of learning and family activities."

  • Online via Facebook and Zoom, San Rafael, CA

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SAN RAMON:

OCT. 25: A SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Experience for your Kids. Reserve your spot!

  • Danville Cornerstone Fellowship, 2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA

OCT. 26-31: Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt. Fun & free fall outing for the family.

  • Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA

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SANTA CLARA:

OCT: Halloween Haunt 2020: California Great America. Canceled

  • California's Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA

OCT. Great Pumpkin Fest 2020: California Great America. Canceled.

  • California's Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA

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SANTA CRUZ:

OCT. 19-31: 13 Days Of Halloween On The Wharf. A bingo hunt is part of the fun.

  • Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA

OCT. 21-NOV. 5: Día de Muertos 2020: A Month-Long Celebration: MAH. Including face-painting tutorial, cemetery visits, dance videos, history lessons & more.

  • Online & in-person via Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA

OCT. 22-31: Halloween Drive-In Movies 2020: Beach Boardwalk. If online sales fill up, some tickets will be sold at gate.

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA

OCT. 24-25: Annual Live Oak Glass Pumpkin Patch. "A dazzling array of colors, in all sizes and for every budget."

  • Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween & Trick-or-Treat 2020: Beach Boardwalk. Costume contest & candy!

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA

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SANTA ROSA:

OCT. 9-NOV. 1: Blind Scream Haunted House. Canceled.

  • Santa Rosa Plaza, 98 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. Tolay Fall Festival. Canceled.

  • Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Lane, Petaluma, CA

OCT. 16-24: 'Murder on Orient Express' - SRJC Theatre Arts. A classic mystery for the season!

  • Online via Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. 22-NOV. 8: Día de los Muertos Sculpture Garden. Unique, outdoor exhibit.

  • Museum of Sonoma County, 475 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. 24: Virtual 'Hoot 'n Howl' & Family Crafts. With crafts & trivia led by Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation.

  • Online format via Zoom

OCT. 29: How to Draw Peanuts Halloween. Celebrate Halloween with cartoonist & Peanuts Gang.

  • Zoom via Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Full Moon Paddle. Book soon, as expected to sell out.

  • Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa, CA

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SARATOGA:

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Scarecrow Contest. Entries due Oct. 15.

  • Enter online via Saratoga Chamber Of Commerce, 14460 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA

NOV. 2: Día de los Muertos: Making an Ofrenda. Hosted by Montalvo.

  • Online, virtual format via Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

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SAUSALITO:

OCT. 24-31: Goblin Jamboree: Bay Area Discovery Museum. With Monster Mash-Up Dance Party, Gourd Patch, Hay Mountain & more.

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA

OCT. 31: 'Blue Moon' SF Bay Halloween Sail. "Distinctive sail in honor of the full moon and Halloween!"

  • Schooner Freda B, 100 Bay St., Sausalito, CA

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SCOTTS VALLEY:

OCT. 31: Halloween Treasure Hunt. "We hear there is a lot of treasure out there in Scotts Valley."

  • Treasure Map Pickup: Togo's, 266 Mount Herman Road, Scotts Valley, CA

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SONOMA:

OCT. 13: Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls Virtual Workshop. Led by acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios.

  • Online via Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St., Sonoma CA

OCT. 30: VIRTUAL Wine & Halloween Candy Tasting. Sweets meet wine.

  • Online via Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

OCT. 23: Drive-In Movie Night: Ghostbusters. Free. Pre-registration required.

  • El Camino Real & Spruce Avenue, South San Francisco, CA

OCT. 26-NOV. 22: Day of the Dead Virtual Art Exhibit. "Admission" is free.

  • Online format via City of South San Francisco, CA

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SUISUN CITY:

OCT. 24: BrewBash in a Box. Fundraiser for Fairfield Suisun Rotary Club.

  • City of Suisun City, CA

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SUNOL:

OCT. 25: Family Halloween Train Ride: Sunol-Niles. Will fill up quickly, so save your seats soon.

  • Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol, CA

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UNION CITY:

OCT. 23: 'Hocus Pocus' Family Drive-In Movie Night. Limited space & tickets on sale.

  • Union City Parking Lot 2, 34800 11th St., Union City, CA

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VALLEJO:

OCT. 17-NOV. 1: BOO 2020! Marine World, Six Flags. With trick-or-treat trail & costume parade.

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA

OCT. 18: Halloween Costume Walk: Blue Rock Springs Park. Trick-or-treating with costumed characters along the way.

  • Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Pkwy., Vallejo, CA

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WALNUT CREEK:

OCT. 17: Movies on the Roof: 'Hocus Pocus' - Reserve your free ticket!

  • Lesher Center Parking Garage, 1625 Locust St., Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 23-25: Snoopy Scavenger Hunt 2020: Heather Farm Park. Registration required.

  • Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 24-25: Pumpkin Patch & Mini-Monster Mash Party. Tickets on sale.

  • Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 30-NOV. 1: Nightmare Before Christmas Scavenger Hunt. For ages 10 and younger.

  • Tice Valley Park, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 31: A SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Experience for your kids. RSVP to save your spot.

  • Cornerstone Fellowship, 535 Walnut Ave., Walnut Creek, CA

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WATSONVILLE:

OCT. 11: Pumpkin Patch & Live Music: Crystal Bay Farm. Halloween family fun with social distancing.

  • Crystal Bay Farm, 40 Zils Rd, Watsonville, CA

OCT. 17-18 & 24-25: Fall Apple UPick & Pumpkin Patch: Live Earth. Space is limited, so reserve your spot.

  • Live Earth Farm, 172 Litchfield Lane, Watsonville, CA

OCT. 30: Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Drive-Thru. While the candy lasts!

  • Civic Plaza Parking Garage, 275 Main St., Watsonville, CA

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WOODSIDE:

Through NOV. 1: Orchard Days & Mini Hay Maze. Fun-packed weekends with seasonal food & activities.

  • Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA

OCT. 31: 'Howl At The Moon' Halloween 2020. With scavenger hunt, garden stroll & a howl at the moon.

  • Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA

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