Best Halloween Events in Davis
October 20, 2018
It’s the spookiest time of year, and Davis has plenty of events lined up for those who love the Halloween season. From haunted houses to harvest fairs and festivals, there’s plenty to see and so much to do. Thanks to the area’s walkability and public transportation, you can head to these top picks near the new apartments for rent in Davis, CA.
Davis: Halloween Treat Trail
On October 31st in Downtown Davis, the ever-popular trick-or-treat event takes place from 2-4:30pm. Families travel on foot between businesses in the area to pick up candy and show off their costumes. Any child 10 and under can take part in this fun, safe celebration.
This event takes place rain or shine. So, dress accordingly.
Cotati: City Hall-oween
Head down to City Hall on West Sierra Avenue for night of treats, tricks, and fun this Halloween. Families are encouraged to dress up and stop by the City Hall’s departments where goodies will be handed. You can drop by from 1:30-5:30pm. The entire event takes place indoors, which means you won’t have to worry about the cold winds rolling through California on the 31st if you attend.
Dixon: Cool Patch Pumpkins
Now through the 31st, Cool Patch Pumpkins is hosting their 40-acre pumpkin patch harvest. Hay rides, baked goods, and apple cider are all part of the fun. Check out the World Record Corn Maze while you’re there and see how long it takes you to find your way out. This town favorite is open from 9am-8pm every day of the week.
Fairfax: Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
The Fairfax Recreation Department is hosting a fun event for the whole family. This annual downtown parade allows parents and children to show their costumes off to the entire town. Shop owners pass out treats, the chamber gives out free glow sticks, and prizes are awarded for the best costumes. This event takes place on the 31st at 5pm.
Healdsburg: Olive Harvest Celebration and Lunch
Once Halloween ends, Jordan Winery in Healdsburg hosts an olive harvest luncheon on November 2nd. Hors d’oeuvre parings, wine tastings, and a three-course lunch are all included. Sitting in the winery garden sipping on some of Sonoma County’s best wine is an excellent way to enjoy the fall season one last time before winter sets in.
Napa County: Oenotri’s 8th Annual Halloween Bash
Tannery Bend Beerworks hosts an annual Halloween bash at Oenotri’s on 1st street that puts any other party you’ve attended to shame. This is one of the largest events in the area, featuring the biggest bar in Napa County. DJ Jose Miguel will provide entertainment for the evening, and there are plenty of craft beers to go around. This event takes place on the 31st from 9pm-2am. Tickets are only $10.
Napa Country: Trunk-or-Treat
For a more family-friendly event, check out the Napa Valley Baptist Church’s Trunk-or-Treat night on the 31st. Children of all ages are welcome to get their fill of candy in the parking lot from Halloween-themed cars. Popcorn is in abundance, and there’s even a jump house for the kids to enjoy. This is an excellent way to celebrate the holiday in safe, fun way.
Petaluma: Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze
Come celebrate the day after Halloween with the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch. The corn maze is open both day night, with lights illuminating the various species of pumpkins, gourds, and squash grown on the farm. If you went last year, then it might be worth going again. The Pumpkin Patch redesigns their maze each year to keep things interesting.
Petaluma: Downtown Trick-or-Treat Trail
Merchants in Downtown Petaluma band together to offer a fun night of trick-or-treating for the entire family. Children 12 and under are invited to dress up and gather goodies from the business that line the streets. Orange and black balloons denote the trail of merchants taking part each year. This event takes place on Halloween itself from 3-5pm.
Rohnert Park: Blind Scream Haunted House
If you’re in the mood for something a little scarier this Halloween, then check out Blind Scream at SOMO Village. This event is comprised of two haunted houses on over 20,000-square-feet of land. Fans of Blind Scream say it’s a horrifyingly delightful experience. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
San Francisco: Spookville Halloween Theme Park
Westfield San Francisco Center hosts a theme park by the name of Spookville during the end of October. The area is filled with interactive installations, entertainers in monster costumes, and one million opportunities to take the perfect selfie (or Spookies, as WSFC calls them). It’s a fun time and something unique to do this holiday season.
Sonoma: 8th Annual Sonoma Lighthouse Halloween Costume Carnival
Looking for something a little less spooky and a little more laid back? Then try the family-friendly Sonoma Lighthouse Halloween Costume Carnival. It has everything you want in a carnival from bounce houses to games all themed for October. There’s something for children and adults alike, including a costume contest with prizes. This event takes place on the 31st from 4:30-8:30pm.
Vallejo: Nightmare Island
If you prefer something a little more frightening, then Nightmare Island is right up your alley. This charity event places you on a monster/zombie infested Mare Island Ammunition Depot in Vallejo. From 5-9pm on the 31st, it’s just you and the creatures of the night. Make sure to bring a flashlight. Costumes are optional but encouraged.
For Rent, Davis, CA
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