Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings 2020

By Central California Parent

In light of recent community developments, many events have been postponed or canceled. As events get rescheduled, we’ll be adding them here—so keep an eye out! In the meantime, please call the phone numbers provided to verify that the event you plan to attend is still scheduled to take place.

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 wood-fired pizzas for purchase! Open October 1st on Thursdays and Fridays from 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 7326 East Highway 140, Merced. 209-722-8200

BILLY BOB’S PUMPKIN GROVE IN SANGER
Head to Billy Bob’s for a lengthened and expanded Haunted Forest! Glow necklaces will be available for little ones to signal the forest beasts to provide a less frightening journey! Take a break at midway and enjoy delicious treats and well-distanced tables and chairs. Visit pumpkingrove.com for dates, times, and prices. Face masks are required. Hand sanitizer and temperature scanning stations will be at the entrance. 14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue, Sanger. 356-3958

HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY IN KERMAN
Pick up supplies to create a spooky, Halloween Silhouette! Teens can share their creations on the Library’s Instagram @fresnolibraryteens or tag their photos #fresnolibteen! Hours may change, please call beforehand to confirm pick-up times. Kerman Branch Library, 15081 W. Kearney Boulevard, Kerman. 846-8804

HALLOWEEN HOME DECORATING CONTEST IN PORTERVILLE
Halloween will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can celebrate from home! Decorate your home to be the creepiest, spookiest, or most creative sight in the city! Entry is free and you could win a prize! Register at ci.porterville.ca.us by October 26th. Judging will take place October 29th. Porterville. 791-7695

HILLCREST PUMPKIN PATCH IN REEDLEY
Tots too young for terror and those souls faint of heart can visit Hillcrest Farms all weekends October 3rd through November 1st from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You can enjoy a train ride, hay ride, bring a picnic, play in the hillside play area, and of course, there are plenty of pumpkins! Guests ages 8 years and older are requested to wear a mask. $5/car on first, second, and last weekends. $10/car on premier weekends, October 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th. Reed & Adams, Reedley. 638-2762

HUNTER FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH IN ATWATER
Families will enjoy the barnyard bounce, corn maze, hayride, time traveling tractor, picture opportunities, and more! Open through October 31st. Monday-Friday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. For specific hours for pumpkin stand and attractions, please visit hunterfarmspumpkinpatch.com. 2985 N. Southern Pacific Avenue, Atwater. 209-394-4444

LONGHORN FEED PUMPKIN PATCH IN CLOVIS
Families will enjoy this pumpkin patch with a hay maze for the little ones. Open until October 31st. Hours will vary, please call for more information. Longhorn Feed, 5092 N. Academy Avenue, Clovis. 322-3333

TRUNK-OR-TREAT IN FRESNO
Bring your families to the socially-distantced Trunk-or-Treat on October 31st from 3:30–5:30 p.m. at People’s Church on the West Field. Enjoy a safe night of candy and festive fun. People’s Church, 7172 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno. 298-8001

SIMONIAN FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH IN CLOVIS
Take the family to this fun patch and grab the perfect pumpkin! Open October 2nd–31st, Saturday–Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Simonian Farms, 2629 S. Clovis Avenue at Jensen Avenue, Clovis. 237-2294

SPOOKTACULAR CRAFTS IN FRESNO
Join the Fresno PARCS department online for a new spooky craft each week with the free Crafter’s Clubhouse: Online Arts and Crafts! Perfect for ages 5–12, new videos will be uploaded weekly to walk you through the steps. Craft kits will include all the needed supplies. Craft kit pickup information will be emailed after registration. Craft supply kits are limited, you must register to receive a kit. Register online at parcsonline.fresno.gov or call 621-PLAY Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.fresno.gov/PARCS/virtualprograms

SWEET THISTLE FARMS IN CLOVIS
The farm will have photo areas set up and tractor hayrides going. Blake Shelton the dog will also be around the farm to greet you! To-go lunches and spaced out vendors will be around for you to enjoy. Please wear facial coverings and maintaining social distance practices. Pumpkin Patch Passes are available at www.sweetthistlefarms.com. There are two time shifts, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 12–2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays the first three weeks of October. Sweet Thistle Farms, 5365 N. Mendocino Avenue, Clovis.

VOSSLER FARMS IN VISALIA
Get lost in the giant corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin in the home-grown patch, hop on the trailer for a hayride, and more! 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 is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Visit website for prices. Open through October 31st. 26773 S. Mooney Boulevard, Visalia. 909-5929

WELCOME HOME HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR IN AUBERRY
Gather, heal, enjoy, and eat at this free, family-friendly event on October 24th from 3–7 p.m. in the town of Auberry. There will be face painting, a cake walk, trunk-or-treating, games, a costume contest, and more. Auberry. 392-8551

WILD PATCH PUMPKINS IN CLOVIS
If you’re looking for unique pumpkins, head to Wild Patch Pumpkin! With pumpkins in all shapes, colors, and sizes, your family will have a great time picking out a perfect pumpkin. Open October 1st–31st, 4–9 p.m. on Weekdays, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Weekends. Follow them on Instagram @wildpatchpumpkins for more updates! 225 W. Bullard Avenue, Clovis.

ZOOBOO IN FRESNO
The entire Zoo will be decorated for these special evenings of spooktacular fun! Families will enjoy live entertainment, a hay maze, “socially distant selfie” stations and, of course, collect a bag full of candy. Children are encouraged to dress in non-scary costumes. Adults, please do not wear a full face mask or have your face completely covered. October 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, and 31st from 5–8 p.m. Tickets $14–$20. 894 W. Belmont Avenue, Fresno. 498-5910

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