Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

By Central California Parent

BANDIT TOWN HALLOWEEN IN NORTH FORK
Kids can trick or treat at porches and booths, enjoy a movie in the barn, and participate in fun activities on October 31st at 4 p.m. Brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, hot cocoa, apple cider, treats, and other good stuff available for purchase. Bandit Town USA, 55420 Road 226. bandittownusa.com

BASS LAKE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Stop by Pines Village on October 28th 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.

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! 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 21st-22nd and 28th-29th. Visit pumpkingrove.com for information. Weekday school and group tours are available for booking by calling Maren at 356-3962. 14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue.

BOO BASH IN MADERA
Dress up in your costume for games, contests, prizes and more on October 20th from 5-8 p.m. John Wells Youth Center, 701 E. Fifth Street. 661-5495

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 movie in the park from 5-9 p.m. on October 21st. 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 11th at 4:30 p.m. Then celebrate the 104th annual Exeter Fall Festival on October 14th at Exeter City Park and Downtown. Enjoy family fun, 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

EXETER TRUNK OR TREAT
Kids will enjoy games, hayrides, bounce houses, decorated trunks, face painting, scareatorium bus and maze, haunted house, prizes, and more at Faith Tabernacle of Exeter from 6-8 p.m. on October 31st. This event is family-friendly and great for kids of all ages. Plus, there will be a deep-pit BBQ sandwich, chips, chili, and drink offered for $5. 515 S. Filbert Street. 592-2862

FALL CARNIVAL IN HANFORD
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 5:30-7:30 p.m. 9125 13 1/2 Avenue. 584-6644

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL IN HANFORD
Enjoy a free, family festival on October 29th from 1-4 p.m. Kids will love the Trick Or Treat maze, costume contest, carousel, and more! The Civic Grounds and Auditorium, 400 N. Douty Street. 585-2592

FALL FEST AT FIG GARDEN
Enjoy music, train rides, kids zone, pumpkin patch, and more on October 14th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fig Garden Village, Palm and Shaw Avenues. 369-2047

FALL FEST AT THE DISCOVERY CENTER
The Discovery Center’s Fall Fest is the place to be on October 13th! Kids, dress up in your favorite Halloween costume games, food, costume contest, live entertainment, and a movie in the park from 6-9 p.m. 1944 N. Winery Avenue. Call for tickets, 251-5533

FALL FEST IN SHAVER LAKE
Join the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum for this family-friendly carnival from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on October 21st. Enjoy games, crafts, costume contest, the steam donkey, and more! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 841-4478

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

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

HALLOWEEN AT PETUNIA’S PLACE
Enjoy activities, crafts, face painting, balloon artistry, costume parade, and trick-or-treating throughout the Opus I Shopping Center. October 28th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Petunia’s Place, 6027 N. Palm. 438-1561

HALLOWEEN AT THE VISALIA BRANCH LIBRARY
Families and children of all ages are invited to the Halloween Carnival to enjoy games, activities, crafts, face painting, life-size Jenga, and more from 3-5 p.m. Then teens 13 years and older are invited to the library for Haunted House O’ Horrors from 4-5:45 p.m. on October 27th. Visalia Branch Library, 200 W. Oak Avenue. 713-2700

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 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 14th from 3-9 p.m. at the International Agri-Center. Admission:  $5, kids 6 and under, and kids in costume are free. 4500 S. Laspina Street. 688-1030

HAUNTED TRAIN RIDES AT STORYLAND
Enjoy haunted train rides at Storyland on October 20th-21st and 27th-28th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 890 W. Belmont Avenue. 486-2124

HILLCREST PUMPKIN PATCH IN REEDLEY
Tots too young for terror and those souls faint of heart can visit Hillcrest Farms weekends beginning September 30th, 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 per car load on first and last weekends: September 30th-October 1st and October 28th-29th. $10 per car load on premier weekends: October 7th-8th, 14th-15th, and 21st-22nd. 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 30th-October 31st. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-dusk, Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-dusk. 2985 N. Southern Pacific Avenue. 209-394-4444

KID’S FEST
It’s a Jungle Jamboree! Time to get wild at the 22nd Annual Kid’s Fest at Holmes Playground on October 14th from 12-4 p.m. Enjoy fall and Halloween carnival games, petting zoo, bounce houses, entertainment, crafts, and more! Don’t forget to wear your costume! 212 S. First Street. 621-PLAY

MARKETPLACE AT EL PASEO PUMPKIN PATCH
Enjoy crafts, apple cider, face painting, goodies, bounce houses, games, prizes, and pumpkins for the kids while supplies last. October 1st from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 6549 N. Riverside Drive. 775-354-7437

OAKHURST FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy family fun, children’s activities, food, rocking ferris wheel, jedi show, Pete the Cat, and more at the 25th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival! October 13th from 4-10 p.m. and October 14th from 10 a.m.-6 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. Parking and admission are free! 321-4369

PRE-SCHOOL PUMPKIN PATCH IN CLOVIS
Kids ages 5 years and younger are invited to a fun pumpkin patch with adorable adoptables at Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center. October 25th and November 1st: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 26th, 27th, November 2nd, and 3rd: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 85 Temperance Avenue, Clovis. 324-2465

PUMPKIN CARVING AT SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
Carve pumpkins and hear seasonal stories for free at Sequoia National Park in the John Muir Lodge on October 21st and 28th at 6 p.m. Pumpkins are provided. 86728 Highway 180. 334-0141

SANGER’S DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN
Kids can enjoy a photo booth, music, food, and trick or treating at 7th and N Streets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on October 31st. 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 28th 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.
683-3900

THE PUMPKIN KING PUMPKIN PATCH
Find fun for free at Blackstone and Shaw Avenues where kids can ride ponies, 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 September 29th-November 5th from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www.pumpkinsfresno.com

THE ZALUD HOUSE IN PORTERVILLE
The beloved garden at Porterville’s historical Zalud House Museum is transformed into spooky fun for the entire family. Come for the tricks, stay for the treats! October 27th and 28th from 7-9 p.m. 393 N. Hockett Avenue. 782-7521

TRICK OR TREAT IN SIERRA VISTA MALL
Kids can stop by the mall in their costume for some candy collecting! Candy will be offered at participating stores in the mall from 6-8 p.m. on October 31st. Shaw and Clovis Avenues. 299-5070

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 FOWLER
Kids can enjoy trunk-or-treating from car to car from 5-8 p.m. at Panzak Park in Fowler. E. Adams and E. Merced Streets. 834-5486

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-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! Starting at 6 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 an old-fashioned hayride and play in the cornbox! Pumpkin patch open Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-dusk, Wednesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Corn 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. 909-0602

ZOOBOO AT FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO
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, let’s not forget, trick-or-treating. Adults accompanied by a child or children under 13 years of age are permitted to wear costumes (fun, not scary costumes, please). It’s spooktacular fun for everyone, and it’s happening from 5-8 p.m. October 20th and 21st, 27th and 28th. Adult member $16, child member (ages 2-11) $14, adult non-member $18, child non-member (ages 2-11) $16. Day of event, if not sold out, adult $20, child (ages 2-11) $18, children 1 year and under free. Tickets are limited and sell frighteningly fast! 890 W. Belmont, Roeding Park. 498-5921 or online at www.fresnochaffeezoo.org.

 

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