It’s that time of year! The leaves will start changing with the season. Even though the weather doesn’t feel like Fall, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the Activities and Fun! Check out our list of Fall Fun and Pumpkin Patches!
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Local School Carnivals
Green Valley Elementary, Danville- 10/1
Downtown Danville’s Scarecrow Stroll, October 2021- Check back soon, a map with all the participating businesses will be created and uploaded to the website once the stroll starts.
A Bewitching Fete, Pleasanton, 9/25-One day, once a year artists from around the country gather to sell Halloween art and curious goods, one-of-a-kind art jewelry, and vintage Halloween decor.
Harvest Faire at Roaring Camp, Felton, 10/2-10/31– Take the Redwood Forest Steam Train to Bear Mountain. Pick a pumpkin from the town pumpkin patch. Have fun with Covid-safe children’s heritage activities.
Halloween Cruise Party, San Francisco, 10/29-board the cruise, dance with fellow werewolves and witches to top hits mixed by our live band and DJ’S. Enjoy refreshments and cocktails at 7 bars, and sightsee our amazing cities on this exciting and magical night!
Fallfest, Danville, 10/23 & 10/24-featuring a stunning collection of hand-blown pumpkins, 100+ street vendors, activities for the kiddos, and live music, classic cars (Sunday), shopping, and beer & wine for the adults.
The kids’ costume parade kicks off the festivities on Saturday at 10 am at Faz Restaurant, as children of all ages dress up in their Halloween best and make their way down Hartz Avenue, accompanied by “Sparky”, the SRVFD mascot. The fun continues with free, safe trick-or-treating at merchants and vendors along the parade route. The Museum of the San Ramon Valley will also be hosting its annual children’s train ride in the parking lot of Faz Restaurant.
Boo at the Zoo, Oakland, Every weekend in October- Enjoy this family-friendly Halloween event with a spooky animal-themed scavenger hunt and fun goodies. Grab a program as you enter the Zoo and follow the clues on their self-guided scavenger hunt to find all the trick-or-treating animals hidden throughout the Zoo. Instead of trick-or-treating in the Zoo this year, they are safely handing out pre-stuffed goodie bags to all children.
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, 10/22-10/31- They will have wine tasting, entertainment, food & shopping, a blues fest, & more!
Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day, 10/26- Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day is held in historic downtown Livermore, with children’s activities, costume contest, truck-or-treat, makers market, and more for children 5th grade and younger.
Oktoberfest Sundaze, San Francisco, 10/17
12th Annual Oktoberfest in the Diamond, Oakland, (TBD-Check site for dates).
Harvest Fair, Dublin, 10/9- Enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned fall fun with farm harvest activities, lively music, and favorite seasonal foods. Play in the hay and help us harvest vegetables in the Farm Yard. While you’re there, visit the Murray Schoolhouse to see exhibits on Dublin’s Immigrant founders, and tour the 1910 Kolb House to see how a true farm family lived.
Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park, Pleasanton, 9/30-10/31(Thursdays-Sundays)-For 2021, they are allowed to again present a WALK THRU thru event. Capacity limitations will be in place and that will mean tickets will probably again sell out early, like last year. Don’t miss out – buy early! Besides limiting capacity, we have made our queue lines wider to accommodate social distancing, increased the size of the individual rooms, and require all employees to have been vaccinated.
Livermore Wine Trolley’s Hallo-Wine Party, Livermore, 10/29 & 10/30- The Spooktacular Livermore Wine Trolley, in ghostly Halloween-style, will shuttle you and your ghouly friends to 3 award-winning wineries as you ‘trick or treat” for full flights of wine and delightful treats! Tickets will go on sale in early September.
Western Railway’s Pumpkin Patch Festival, Sunol, 10/9-10, 10/16-17, and 10/23-24- At the Pumpkin Patch, you can purchase your pumpkins, as well as snacks, drinks, and other homemade specialties. There are plenty of activities for the whole family at the pumpkin patch! All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to the local community and youth activities each year.
Ghost Walk, Pleasanton, (10/15-10/16) & (10/22-10/23)Virtual(10/30)- Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton’s past in this uniquely spooky annual event held by the Museum on Main. Ghost Walk is a two-hour guided walking tour of Pleasanton’s most haunted sites along Main Street in the downtown area…and you never know what spirits you might encounter along the way!