Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

By Central California Parent

BASS LAKE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Stop by Pines Village on October 27th from 12:30-5 p.m. for a fun and free community event that is safe and family-oriented. Families can participate in a variety of activities, games, crafts, and more. Kids will enjoy bounce houses, trick or treating, and a costume contest. The Pines Resort, 54432 Road 432. 642-3121

BEAR CREEK PUMPKIN PATCH IN MERCED
Make your way to Vista Ranch to enjoy a unique, beautiful country setting. With a variety of pumpkins, squash, gourds, and stalks, there’s something for everyone! Plus, don’t forget about the corn trail and outdoor games for only $5, ages 2 and up! Open October 1st-31st from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 7326 East Highway 140. 209-722-8200

BILLY BOB’S PUMPKIN GROVE IN SANGER
Farmer Billy Bob’s Pumpkin Grove is back this year with family fun for all! There are plenty of pumpkins to choose from in the pumpkin patch and free entry includes the corn kernel pit, the straw bale maze, and painted tire playground, plus games and story time with Billy Bob himself! Relax and enjoy great food in the shady midway. Tickets are available for the Fun Filled Forest with it’s mini corn maze, fairy house village and kooky characters, and for the tractor pulled hayride through fun character filled scenes, $6 each or both for $10, age 2 and under free. Our new Super Slide is crazy fun! $5 for unlimited slide time, all ages. Photo opportunities abound! Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. October 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. 14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue. pumpkingrove.com, 356-3962

BOO FEST AT SIERRA VISTA MALL IN CLOVIS
Carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, reptiles, robots, music, pumpkin coloring contest, pet parade, costume parade, and more from 6-8 p.m. on October 26th. Sierra Vista Mall, Shaw and Clovis Avenues. 299-5070

EXETER FALL FESTIVAL
Start the festivities with a Family Fun Night and Pumpkin Carving Contest at Mixter Park on October 10th at 4:30 p.m. Then celebrate the 105th annual Exeter Fall Festival on October 13th at Exeter City Park and Downtown. Enjoy family fun, train rides, animal adoptions, cars, arts & crafts, food, and more. Festival: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and the car show begins at 11 a.m. 592-2919

FALL CARNIVAL IN HANFORD AT FIRST BAPTIST
Head over to the First Baptist Church for a costume contest, games, prizes, food and the popular car-to-car candy walk October 31st from 5:30-8 p.m. 9125 13 1/2 Avenue. 584-6644

FALL CARNIVAL IN HANFORD AT POST ACUTE
Families will enjoy a live band, petting zoo, carnival games, crafts, prizes, pumpkin carving, food booths, and more at this free, public event. 4-7 p.m. October 20th. Hanford Post Acute, 1007 W. Lacey Boulevard, Hanford. 582-2871

FALL FEST AT FIG GARDEN
Enjoy music, train rides, kids zone, pumpkin patch, and more on October 13th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fig Garden Village, Palm and Shaw Avenues. 369-2047

FALL HARVEST FLING IN DINUBA
Don your Halloween costume and join in on the fun—Mummy Hula-hoop, Spider Toss, Games of Chance, Ghost Toss, there’s even a bounce slide, face painting, and more! Costume contest around 7 p.m. on October 31st, from 6-8 p.m. at the Dinuba Community Services Center, 1390 E. Elizabeth Way. 591-5940

FARMERSVILLE FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy this fun festival with a kids area, car show, and talent show on October 6th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Farmersville, between Front and Ash Street, 733-3737

FOSSIL FEST IN CHOWCHILLA
Don’t miss free admission and activities for all ages at the Fossil Discovery Center on October 20th. Members and the first 100 attendees will receive a free pumpkin! 19450 Avenue 21 1/2. 665-7107

FURRY FALL FESTIVAL
Families will enjoy games, activities, pet costume contest, petting zoo, raffles, food, and more at this doc-friendly event! Admission: $5. Kids 3 and under are free. October 7th from 1-5 p.m. Valley Animal Center, 3934 N. Hayston Avenue, Fresno. 233-8690

GIBSON FARM MARKET FALL FESTIVAL
This free, public event will feature a campus-grown pumpkin patch, food samples, kid’s zone, photo opportunities, and more! October 20th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresno State Gibson Farm Market, 5368 N. Chestnut Avenue, Fresno.

HALLOWEEN AT PETUNIA’S PLACE
Enjoy activities, crafts, face painting, balloon artistry, costumes, and trick-or-treating throughout the Opus I Shopping Center. October 27th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Petunia’s Place, 6027 N. Palm. 438-1561

HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY
Families and children of all ages are invited to wear their costumes as they participate in crafts, trick-or-treating, and more at 6 p.m. on October 25th, Orange Cove Branch Library, 815 Park Boulevard, Orange Cove, 600-9292. 4-6 p.m. on October 30th, Visalia Branch Library, 200 W. Oak Avenue. 713-2700

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL IN MADERA
Dress up in your costume for games, contests, prizes and more on October 19th from 5-8 p.m. John Wells Youth Center, 701 E. Fifth Street. 661-5495

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL IN VISALIA
This fun, non-scary Halloween Carnival is for kids of all ages and is open to the public! Enjoy pay-to-play games, box maze, food tucks, bounce house, and face painting! 6-8:30 p.m. October 31st. Visalia Montessori School, 3502 S. Linwood Street, Visalia. 624-1374

HALLOWEEN DANCE IN MERCED
This free event is for individuals of all ages with special needs along with their families. There will be free prizes, refreshments, and snacks! October 19th from 6-9 p.m. Merced Senior Community Center, 15th & O Street, Merced. 209-385-7426

HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT & SPOOKY POOCH PARADE IN CLOVIS
Join us for a showing of Hotel Transylvania 2, kids costume contest, and the 3rd annual Spooky Pooch Parade! This fun event is perfect for the whole family, paws and all! Registration is required for the parade. 5-8 p.m. October 13th. Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, 85 Temperance Avenue, Clovis. 324-2465

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR IN MADERA
Enjoy free fun for the whole family including games, costume contest, prizes and more on October 26th from 5-8 p.m. Pan American Community Center, 703 E. Sherwood Way, Madera 661-5495

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT IN HANFORD
Kids can enjoy fun activities and trick or treating in their favorite costume on October 31st, from 5-7 p.m. at Hanford Mall, 1675 W. Lacey Blvd. 583-1200

HARVEST FESTIVAL
Come out for an evening of family fun, entertainment, and community! October 27th from 4:30-8 p.m. Trinity Development Center, 1568 N. Millbrook Avenue, Fresno. 412-8996

HARVEST FESTIVAL IN TULARE
The whole family will enjoy carnival games, hay rides, live music, and great food while searching for the perfect pumpkin in the patch on October 13th from 3-9 p.m. at the International Agri-Center. Admission:  $5, kids 6 and under are free. 4500 S. Laspina Street. 688-1030

HILLCREST PUMPKIN PATCH IN REEDLEY
Tots too young for terror and those souls faint of heart can visit Hillcrest Farms October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You can enjoy a train ride, hay ride, visit the corn path, bring a picnic, play in the hillside play area, and of course, there are plenty of pumpkins! $5/car on first and last weekends. $10/car on premier weekends. Reed & Adams. 638-2762

HUNTER FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH IN ATWATER
Families will enjoy the barnyard bounce, corn maze, hayride, time traveling tractor, picture opportunities, and more! September 29th-October 31st. Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-dusk, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-dusk. 2985 N. Southern Pacific Avenue. 209-394-4444

JACK-O’-LANTERN JAMBOREE AT STORYLAND
With candy to collect at each ride, this festive event is perfect for the little ones! October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Storyland, 890 W. Belmont Avenue. 486-2124

KID’S FEST
It’s a day at the farm at the 23rd Annual Kid’s Fest at Holmes Playground on October 13th from 12-4 p.m. Enjoy fall and Halloween carnival games, face painting, bounce houses, entertainment, crafts, and more! Don’t forget to wear your costume! 212 S. First Street, Fresno. 621-PLAY

OAKHURST FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy family fun, children’s activities, food, scavenger hunt, jedi show, local music, and more at the 26th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival! October 12th from 3-8 p.m. and October 13th from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oakhurst Community Park, south end of Highway 49. 683-7766

PLANET PUMPKIN
Enjoy rides, food, and pumpkins of all colors, shapes, and sizes! Located east of Sakura Chaya on Nees in Fresno. Opens October 1st. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Parking and admission are free! 347-7500

PUMPKIN BASH
Enjoy games, crafts, costume parade, trick-or-treating, and more! Presale tickets: $10, $15 at the door. October 20th from 12:30-2 p.m. Gymnastics Beat, 4589 W. Jacquelyn Avenue, Fresno. 271-9400

PUMPKIN CARVING AT SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
Carve pumpkins and hear seasonal stories for free at 7:30 p.m. at Sequoia National Park in the John Muir Lodge on October 26th and again in the Wuksachi Lodge on October 27th. Pumpkins are provided. Off Highway 180. sequoiaparksconservatory.org

SANGER’S DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN
Kids can enjoy a photo booth, music, food, and trick-or-treating at 7th and N Streets from 6:30-8 p.m. on October 31st for this 20th annual event! 875-4575

SIMONIAN FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH
The largest pumpkin patch in the valley! Don’t miss weekend hayrides, the haunted caboose, panning for gold, Simonian Old Town, and more! Open October 1-31st, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2629 S. Clovis Avenue at Jensen Avenue. 237-2294

TARANTULA FESTIVAL IN COARSEGOLD
October 27th is a fun-packed day at Coarsegold’s Historic Village beginning with the best pumpkin cake contest. Enjoy a pumpkin decorating contest, tarantula races, kids costume contest, arachnid displays, parade and more. This creepy, crawly festival is fun for the whole family! 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 35300 Highway 41. 658-1422

THE GREAT PUMPKIN FEST
Trick-or-treat at the Farmers Market, participate in the pumpkin carving contest, and more from 5-9 p.m. All kids in costume receive free candy! River Park, 71 E. Via la Plata, Fresno. 437-4855

THE PUMPKIN KING PUMPKIN PATCH
Find fun at Blackstone and Shaw Avenues where kids can play in the bounce house and inflatable slide, get lost in a straw bale maze, and pick out a favorite farmed pumpkin. Open every day starting September 28th from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Age 15 and under and 65 and older are free, ages 16-64 are $5. 240-5516

TRUNK OR TREAT AT NORTHPOINTE
Families can dress up, eat candy, and enjoy the season. Hot dogs, pizza, nachos, and other tasty treats will be available for purchase. October 31st from 6-8:30 p.m. at Northpointe Church, 4625 W. Palo Alto. 276-2300

TRUNK OR TREAT IN VISALIA
Kids will enjoy bounce houses, food, a train or hay ride, and decorated cars with plenty of candy for everyone. 6-8 p.m. October 31st, at Visalia Nazarene Church, 3333 W. Caldwell Avenue. 734-1117

TRUNK R TREAT AT WESTWOOD BAPTIST
Kids will enjoy gathering candy from trunk to trunk from 6-8 p.m. October 31st. Westwood Baptist Church, 3333 N. Cornelia Avenue, Fresno. 905-2392

TRUNK-N-TREAT IN OAKHURST
Kids of all ages, dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and scamper over to Oakhurst College Center for a costume contest and treats from 5-7 p.m. October 31st. 40241 Highway 41. 683-3940

VILLAGE HALLOWEEN AT IMAGINEU
ImagineU Children’s Museum will be converting the beloved museum into a free Haunted Village Halloween trick-or-treat extravaganza! From 6-8 p.m. on October 31st, kids can trick-or-treat in a safe, indoor location. 210 N. Tipton Street. 733-5975

VOSSLER FARMS IN VISALIA
Get lost in the ten acre corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin in the home-grown pumpkin patch, hop on the trailer for a hayride, and play in the cornbox! Patch open Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Maze open Wednesday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m., and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Open the entire month of October. 26773 S. Mooney Blvd. 909-5929

WHITIE’S PET POOCH PARADE
Come out and enjoy the pooch parade, canine carnival, and costume contest. This event is free to attend and will have vendors, entertainment, and more on October 28th from 1-5 p.m. Tower District, Olive & Yosemite Avenues. 367-3464

ZOOBOO IN FRESNO
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and prepare for a night full of ghosts, goblins and guaranteed fun! Head on over to Chaffee Zoo for carnival games, animal attractions, hay maze, live entertainment, and trick-or-treating. Costumes are permitted (no scary costumes). October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $14-$20. Tickets are limited and sell frighteningly fast! 890 W. Belmont, Roeding Park. 498-5921

ZOOBOO IN MERCED
This trick-or-treating event for little ones is the highlight of the year! October 26th and 27th from 6-8:30 p.m. Applegate Park Zoo, 1045 W. 25th Street, Merced. 209-725-3337

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