Boo at the Zoo
What: Family Fun
Where: San Francisco Zoo
Dates/Times: Oct. 25 and 27, 11am-3pm
Admission: FREE with paid San Francisco Zoo admission
Details: Bring your family to Boo at the Zoo for incredible thrills and chills! Roam the Zoo in search of candy, see special animal enrichment, create take-home crafts, take your picture with Casper the Friendly Ghost and much more.
www.sfzoo.org

Haunted House of Horrors
What: Haunted House
Where: The Old Mint, 88 5th St., San Francisco
Dates/Times: Oct. 26-31, Sat. noon-midnight; Sun. noon-11pm; Mon.-Wed. 5pm-11pm; Thurs. 5pm-9pm
Admission: $14.99-$49.99; all ages
Details: San Francisco’s first-ever haunted house attraction! Mentally brace yourself for the most terrifying, near-death, run for your life, live-interactive, ‘Live the Horror Movie’ experience through one of SF’s oldest, spookiest, most historical landmarks. 25 terrifying chambers of horror and 2 scary mazes of screams. Additional family entertainment for all ages.
www.thehauntedhouseofhorrors.com

Scaregrove Halloween Festival
What: Family Fun
Where: Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. & Sloat Blvd., San Francisco
When: Oct. 25, 3pm-9pm
Admission: $8 per person
Details: Join SF Rec and Park and San Francisco families for Scaregrove, the annual Halloween event at Sigmund Stern Grove for San Francisco families, Friday, October 25, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy carnival rides, a haunted house, hay rides, games, crafts, live entertainment and food for sale. Guests are invited to come dressed in their favorite costume and join our costume parade.

The Dead: An Interactive Zombie Experience
What: Haunted House
Where: Chez Poulet, 3359 Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco
Dates/Times: Oct. 24-26, 31-Nov.  1, see times on website below.
Admission: $20; Appropriate for audiences 13 years of age and older
Details: An immersive experience that puts you in the center of a zombie outbreak. Fight your way through a warehouse of undead horror.
www.thedeadsf.com

Clancy's Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch and Hay Maze
Where: 1620 7th Ave., San Francisco
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 9am-10pm
Admission: Free
Details: Three generation family owned pumpkin patch. In addition to pumpkins of all sizes, there are gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn. Crawl through a hay maze after picking out your pumpkins.

Great Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 317 Sloat Blvd., San Francisco
Dates/Times: Oct. 4-31, 11am-9pm
Admission: Free
Details: Pumpkin patch with a small haunted house, scarecrows, music, and moderately-priced pumpkins.

Clement Street Trick or Treating
What: Trick or Treating
Where: Clement St. between Arguello  and Park Presidio
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 2pm-6pm
Admission: FREE
Details: Stroll Clement Street between Arguello and Park Presidio and spot the signs on the sidewalk for merchants with treats! Sponsored by the Clement Street Merchants Association. www.facebook.com/ClementMerchants

“Trunk or Treat” at Zion Lutheran School

What: Trick or Treating
Where: 495 9th Avenue
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 6pm-7:30om
Admission: FREE
Details: Zion families will park their cars in the school parking lot and fill their trunks with candy for kids to enjoy! Free and open to the public.

SF Ranks #1 on Zillow’s Top 20 Cities for Trick or Treating
What: Safest Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating
Where: Top 5 San Francisco Trick or Treating Neighborhoods: 1. Noe Valley; 2. Sea Cliff; 3. Cow Hollow; 4. Presidio Heights; 5. Glen Park
Dates/Times: Oct. 31
Admission: FREE
Details: Every year Zillow unveils the Trick-or-Treat index that ranks the best 20 cities around the country for trick or treaters in search of the most candy on the safest streets. San Francisco has ranked #1 for the third year in a row!

Neighborhood Halloween Block Party
What: Parade, Costume Contest (with prizes), Trick or Treating for Children and Families
Where: Grove St. (between Baker and Central)
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 5:30pm (Costume Contest); 6:00pm (Parade and Trick or Treating)
Admission: FREE
Details: Generously hosted by Grove Street Neighbors and North Panhandle Neighborhood Association (NOPNA). Please help everyone out by dropping off a bag of candy at the main tent.

Truck or Treat 2013
What: Food Truck Bash SoMa
Where: SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St., San Francisco
Dates/Times: Oct 31. 5:00pm
Admission: $5 in costume, $10 without a costume, FREE with Facebook RSVP
Details: San Francisco’s only nighttime outdoor Halloween bash with DJs, trick or treating for adults, food trucks, spooky movies on TV, and cheap beer and drink specials. Special goodies for people in costume: drink specials all night, trick or treating, access to special Halloween menu items, prizes for best costumes, and more!

Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall
What: Ghost Walk Tour
Where: SF City Hall (Polk St. entrance)
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 6:30pm
Admission: FREE, donations are appreciated
Details: Disinterred remains, assassinations and other ghostly lore form the focus of this tour, plus little-known facts such as the cemetery that once covered Civic Center. Hear snippets from interviews with city employees that detail chilling paranormal activity.

Belvedere Halloween Haunt
What: Family Friendly Carnival/Haunted House
Where: Belvedere Community Center, 450 San Rafael Ave., Belvedere
Dates/Times: Oct. 26, Carnival 4pm-6pm; Haunted House 7pm-8:30pm
Admission: $5; Haunted House recommended for ages 13 and up
Details: Fun for the whole family. Haunted house, music, food, jump house, face painting, scares, laughs, magic show, and more!
 
Vintage High School Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Vintage High School, Little Theater, 1375 Trower Ave., Napa
Dates/Times: Oct. 25, 3:30pm-8pm
Admission: $5
Details: Haunted house put on by the Theater and Drama Deparment.
 
House of Blackbeard
What: Haunted House
Where: 1000 Marin St., Vallejo
Dates/Times: Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 24-Nov. 2, 7pm-10pm
Admission: $15
Details: Frightening and fun haunted tour of a pirate’s home gives visitors a chance to meet Blackbeard and his ‘ol mum.
 
Fright Fest at Six Flags
What: Haunted House
Where: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 2001 Marine World Parkway, Vallejo
Dates/Times: Oct. 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, Fri. 4pm-10pm; Sat. noon-10pm; Sun. noon-9pm
Admission: $41.99-$51.99
Details: Terrifying Fright by Night Entertainment and a monstertainment extravaganza begins each night as the family-friendly daytime park transforms into a shadowland of ghouls and zombies. www.sixflags.com
 
Kevin’s Strawberry Villa Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 100 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley
Dates/Times: Oct. 4-31, 9am-9pm
Admission: Free
Details: Pumpkin patch off Highway 101 with pumpkins, an inflatable slide, and an inflatable jump house.
 
Marin Country Mart Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: Marin County Mart Farmers Market, 2257 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 10am-7pm
Admission: Free
Details: Pumpkin patch in the parking lot of the Marin County Mart. Check website for other Halloween events at the Marin County Mart.
 
The Great Peter Pumpkin Patch-Spring Hill Cheese
What: Pumpkin Patch, Hay Maze
Where: 4235 Spring Hill Rd., Petaluma
Dates/Times: Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 9am-dusk
Admission: Free
Details: Pick your own pumpkin, taste fresh cheeses, homemade ice cream, dig for potatoes, pet baby animals, milk a cow, wander through the hay maze, and hay rides. Fun for all ages and live music on weekends!
 
Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 10am-6pm
Admission: Free
Details: This patch tucked into a beautiful valley features pumpkin picking, hay rides, hay mazes, jumpy houses, and farm animals.


Berkeley Thrills and Chills Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: MLK Jr. Center, 1730 Oregon St., Berkeley
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 6pm-9pm
Admission: Free; fun for ages 5-15 years
Details: Get ready to scream as you enter the scariest haunted house in Berkeley. Come join in the fun as you have a ghastly and ghoulish good time! Get your best Halloween outfit ready for an evening of music, food, fun, and fright.
 
The Haunted School
What: Haunted House
Where: The Marion E. Greene Black Box Theatre, 531 19th St., Oakland
Dates/Times: Oct. 29-31, 7pm-10pm
Admission: $8, $5 for students under 18 years
Details: The Arts Management Department of Oakland School for the Arts presents its annual haunted house.
 
The Neumanskys Haunted Pumpkin Patch
What: Haunted House/Pumpkin Patch
Where: 1244 Sherman St., Alameda
Dates/Times: Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 7pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Details: Come visit this home yard haunt with the theme "Skeletons Take Over The Pumpkin Patch"! The patch features static and animated effects and projected effects. Nov. 1 will be a quiet night for Day of the Dead.
 
Alameda Teen Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Alameda South Shore Center, 523 S. Shore Center, Alameda
Dates/Times: Oct. 25-27, Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat.-Sun. 2:30pm-9:30pm
Admission: $7
Details: Have a spooktacular time at Alameda's haunted house, brought to you by Alameda Teens. www.cityofalamedaca.gov
 
Lafayette Community Center Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Lafayette Community Center, Live Oak Room, 500 St. Mary's Rd., Lafayette
Dates/Times: Oct. 25 and 27, 2013, 5pm-7pm (not too scary); 7:30pm-9:30pm (very scary)
Admission: $5; $3 ages 7 years and younger
Details: Join the City of Lafayette for a ghoulishly good time at this community haunted house.
 
Walnut Countrys Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Walnut Country Clubhouse, 4465 S. Larwin Ave., Concord
Dates/Times: Oct. 25-26, 2013, 6pm-8pm (lights on); 8 pm-10 pm (scary)
Admission: $7
Details: Every year the Walnut Country Clubhouse gets really spooky for Halloween! Volunteers turn the Clubhouse into the creepiest place around as ghosts and goblins make their annual appearance!
 
Fear Overload Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Bayfair Center, 15555 E. 14th St., San Leandro
Dates/Times: Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 23-Nov. 2, 2013, 7 pm-10 pm (open until midnight certain nights, see website below)
Admission: $19.50-$35; not recommended for anyone under 15 years of age, pregnant, or faint at heart.
Details: Fear Overload is back, featuring two horrifying haunted houses in San Leandro, ABUSEment Park and Ward 9.
 
The Pirates of Emerson
What: Haunted House
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Bernal Ave. and Valley Ave., Pleasanton
Dates/Times: Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-Nov. 2, 2013, 7 pm-10 pm (open until midnight on Oct. 26)
Admission: $25
Details: Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park features four haunted houses and two mazes, plus other entertainment. The scary fun includes Pirates of Emerson, Mental Maze, Dark Realm, Fractured Fairytales, Scareaton, Arachno, Corn Walk, and Bumpkin Patch. Plus a Carnevil, Bone Ball, Misfortune Teller, nightly entertainment, and more.
 
Ardenwood Halloween Train
What: Haunted House
Where: Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
Dates/Times: Oct. 18-20, 25-27, 2013, 7 pm-9:30 pm (open until 9 pm on Sun.)
Admission: $6; kids 3-12 years $4
Details: Come out to the farm for an evening of Halloween fun! Climb aboard Ardenwood's train for an evening ride through fields and woods. Join the Halloween goblins and have a hauntingly good time! This slightly frightful evening is designed for families with children 12 years of age and younger. Tickets will be available at the gate on arrival.
 
Fremont Haunted Cemetery
What: Haunted House
Where: 38642 Moore Dr., Fremont
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 2013, 5 pm-9 pm
Admission: Free
Details: This is a home yard haunt. This year's theme is Scooby Doo and features a yard cemetery, pirate ship, and 10x20 foot maze. Scooby Doo villains, such as the Witch Doctor, Miner 49er, and Captain Cutler's ghost, will be in attendance.
 
The Candle Lighters Ghost House
What: Haunted House
Where: Chadbourne Carriage House at the Fremont Hub, 39169 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
Dates/Times: Oct. 12, 2pm-10pm; Oct. 13, 2pm-9pm; Oct. 16-17, 6pm-9pm; Oct. 18, 6pm-10pm; Oct. 19, 2pm-10pm; Oct. 20, 2pm-9pm, Oct. 23-24, 6pm-9pm; Oct. 25, 6pm-10pm; Oct. 26, 1pm-10pm; Oct. 27, 1pm-9pm; Oct. 28-30, 6pm- 9pm
Admission: $3
Details: This is the Candle Lighters' 44th year! Using a different theme each year (Haunted Shopping Mall this year), they transform the Chadbourne Carriage House into a haunted house. In addition to the Ghost House there is a midway of games, caramel apples, a country store, and delightful food treats!
 
Bay Street Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 5600 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-21, 10am-8pm
Admission: Free
Details: Pumpkin Patch features local grown coastal pumpkins, pumpkin carving kits and contest, hay maze, petting zoo, jump house, play area, and more!
 
West End Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: Pacific Ave. and Webster St., Alameda
Dates/Times: Oct. 19-30, weekends 11am-5pm, weekdays 3:30pm-7pm
Admission: Free
Details: Seasonal fun will include a pumpkin carving class and pumpkin carving contest. Plus, Oct. 26-27 the Pacific Pinball Museum will offer two hours of playtime with a Haunted Halloween theme with costumes and more for $5. Also on Oct. 27 a pet costume contest will be hosted by Under One Woof and the Pacific Pinball Museum. Finally, on Oct. 30 there will be a best-tasting pie contest!
 
Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: 4414 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 9am-8pm
Admission: Patch free; haunted house $7
Details: Oakland's only pumpkin patch has been operating on Piedmont Avenue since the last century. It is a little enclosed pumpkin patch behind a store that also offers Halloween merchandise. A haunted house is open after school on weekdays and starting in the morning on weekends until 8 pm.
 
Monster Dash 5K
What: 5K Race
Where: Discovery Bay at Willow Lake Blvd.
Dates/Times: Oct. 27 9am-noon
Admission: $10 entry fee, $15 T-shirt
Details: Wear a costume and race in a 5k.
 

Halloween Fun Fest
What: Family Fun
Where: US Bank parking lot, San Mateo
Dates/Times: Oct. 26, 11am-2pm
Admission: FREE
Details: Crafts, pumpkins, jump houses, and music.
dsma.org/halloween/

Halloween Spooktakular
What: Costume Parade, Maze, and other activities
Where: Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City
Dates/Times: Sat, Oct. 26, noon-3pm; Parade at 1:30pm
Admission: $5, appropriate for ages newborn to 10 years-old
Details: A spooky good time for the whole family! Carnival games, Monster maze, Transylvania treats, Costume parade, Crafts, Prizes, and Fun!
www.RedwoodCityEvents.com

Halloween Hoopla
What: Family Fun
Where: Maloney St. parking lot off Santa Cruze Ave. & Fremont Park, Menlo Park
When: Oct. 26, 11:45 costume parade; 12:30-3pm trick or treat
Admission: FREE
Details: Come in costume and participate in the annual parade to Fremont Park. Participants will receive a trick or treat bag. A performer will be at the park to entertain parade participants. There will also be art and craft activities, a candy guess and a pumpkin weight guess. After the parade, trick or treat through Downtown Menlo Park at participating stores.
www.menlopark.org

Unheard Footsteps Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: San Bruno Recreation Center, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno
Dates/Times: Oct. 25-26, 30-31, 6:30pm-10pm
Admission: $4 before Oct. 24, $5 after Oct 24.
Details: The halls of San Bruno Park Pool will be transformed into Unheard Footsteps, a Haunted House.
 
Realm of Darkness
What: Haunted House
Where: 1034 Moffett Cir., Palo Alto
Dates/Times: Oct. 19-20, 26-27, 31. 6pm-9pm
Admission: Free; donations appreciated
Details: Realm of Darkness is a nearly 800-foot home haunted house with 22 pneumatic figures! It is a walk- through haunt where you are actually inside, not just walking past the props. Expect a claustrophobic darkness, corpses, and more.
 
Webb Ranch Farm Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: Webb Ranch Farm, 2720 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 9am-6pm
Admission: Free
Details: Pumpkin patch, haunted house, and jumpy house are open daily. On weekends also enjoy pony, hay, and train rides; face painting; and a petting zoo.
 

Winchester Mystery House Flashlight Tours
What: Haunted House
Where: Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
When: Select nights Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 31; 6:30pm-midnight
Admission: $48 general
Details: You'll tour the rambling, mysterious mansion at night with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering maze of rooms and stairways. Guests are invited to dress up in their favorite costume as adults and children alike will be able to Trick or Treat in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Trick or Treat Gardens.
www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

Halloween Haunt at Great America
What: Haunted Theme park
Where: California’s Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
Dates/Times: Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 7pm-midnight
Admission: $30.99-$34.99; not appropriate for audiences under 13.
Details: Each weekend night, California’s Great America transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that'll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and can’t wait to experience.
 
Westmont High School Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Westmont High School, 4805 Westmont Ave., Campbell
Dates/Times: Oct. 24-25, 30, 3pm-5pm; Oct. 24-25, 29, 30, 6pm-9pm; Oct. 31, 3pm-4:30pm (all ages Not-so- Scary Show)
Admission: $5-$10; Oct. 24-30not recommended for young children, Oct. 31 all ages
Details: Westmont High School’s Drama Department presents Haunted House VII. Over 60 students have collaborated to create 13 terrifying themed rooms. Not recommended for young children nor for the faint of heart.
 
Albertson Halloween House
What: Haunted House
Where: 497 N. 16th St., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct. 31, 6pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Details: A do-it-yourself community supported home yard haunt. The theme for the 2013 Albertson Halloween House is Disneyland.
 
Washington Community Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Washington United Youth Center, 921 S. First St., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct. 26, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Admission: $3
Details: Wear your costume and enjoy food, music, carnival games, face painting, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, and a haunted maze. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.
 
Graessley Manor Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: 2267 Elkhorn Ct., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct. 26 and 31, 6pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Details: Home haunts yard display with a cemetery and oodles of pumpkins.
 
World’s Largest Haunted House
What: Haunted House
Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct 4-6, 7pm-midnight (Sunday 11pm); Oct. 11-13, 7pm-midnight (Sunday 11pm); Oct. 18-20, 7pm- 12midnight (Sunday 11pm); Oct. 25, 7pm-midnight; Oct. 26, 4pm-midnight; Oct. 27, 7pm-11pm; Oct. 31, 7pm-midnight, Nov. 1, 7pm-midnight
Admission: Children 12 and under $20; Adults $22
Details: World’s Largest Haunted House promises scares and fun at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.
 
Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions
What: Haunted House
Where: 2501 Tully Rd., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 23-Nov.2, 7pm-11pm (open until midnight on weekends)
Admission: $20; Children 13 and under must accompanied by an adult.
Details: The haunted adventure is a high energy, loud, and often frightening interactive attraction. www.deadtimedreams.com
 
Giordano Farms
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: Giordano Farms, Snell Ave. and Chynoweth Ave., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 9am-8pm
Admission: Free
Details: Pumpkin patch, petting corrals, loose caboose rides, corn maze, hay tunnel, and more!
 
Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin Patch
Where: Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch, Santa Teresa Blvd. and Bailey Ave., San Jose
Dates/Times: Oct. 1-31, 9am-6pm
Admission: Free
Details: Old fashion pumpkin patch, Spina Pumpkin Express Train, homemade pumpkin bread, play area, picnic area, carving kits, hand-painted pumpkins, hay bales, and family fun! www.spinafarmspumpkinpatch.com

Haunt The Hollow
What: Family Fun
Where: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Dates/Times: Sunday, Oct. 27; Trick-or-Treating 1-4pm
Admission: FREE for Happy Hollow members; $12.95 general
Details: Corn maze, inflatable fun houses, kiddie carivinal area, crafts and more. Plus Trick-or-Treating throughout the Park & Zoo for children (included with the cost of admission). Safe fun for the entire family!  Bring a bag to collect your treats!
www.hhpz.org

Halloween Scary Boo! & Scary Zoo
What: Family Fun
Where: Gilroy Gardens
Dates/Times: Oct. 26 and 27
Admission: Adults FREE with paying child; $5 per child (not included with membership or park admission)
Details: Pumpkin patch, mazes, spider's lair and scary zoo - The creepy critter side has reptiles and spooky creatures you can get up close and personal with. See snakes, lizards, toads, dragons, tarantulas, giant bugs and more!
www.gilroygardens.org




  









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