Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings 2019

By Central California Parent

BASS LAKE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Stop by Pines Village on October 26th 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. Call for times. The Pines Resort, Bass Lake. 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, Merced. 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 mountain, pumpkin patch, music, and entertainment! Relax and enjoy great food in the shady midway. Enjoy the Fun Filled Forest with it’s mini corn maze, fairy house village, and kooky characters. Photo opportunities abound! Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. 14265 E. Goodfellow Avenue, Sanger. 356-3962

BOO FEST AT SIERRA VISTA MALL IN CLOVIS
Carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, music, pumpkin fun, costumes, trunk-or-treating, and more from 6-9 p.m. on October 19th. Sierra Vista Mall, Shaw and Clovis Avenues, Clovis. 299-5070

BULLY BOO! WALK
Attention Dog Lovers! Get ready for a spooky, fun-filled day with your dog to benefit the Fresno Bully Rescue. Dress up your doggie in their best costume on October 20th from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration at 8 a.m. Walk at 9 a.m. $15/human. Visit the Facebook page for details. Woodward Park, Fresno. 276-7611

EXETER FALL FESTIVAL
Start the festivities with a Family Fun Night and Pumpkin Carving Contest on October 9th, 5-7 p.m. at Mixter Park. Then celebrate the 106th annual Exeter Fall Festival on October 12th at Exeter City Park and Downtown. Enjoy family fun, a parade, food, festivities, a car show, entertainment, and more. Festival: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. 592-2919

FALL CARNIVAL IN HANFORD AT FIRST BAPTIST
Head over to the First Baptist Church for crafts, games, food, pumpkin driving range, and more for free! October 31st from 5:30-8:30 p.m. First Baptist, 9125 13 1/2 Avenue, Hanford. 584-6644

FALL FESTIVAL AND HAUNTED MAZE IN HANFORD
Families are invited to enjoy a trackless train, bounce house, giant slide, trick-or-treat maze, live music, and a costume contest on October 27th from 1-4 p.m. at Hanford Civic Park, 400 N. Douty Street, Hanford. Ages 12 and up are invited to the Haunted Maze on October 26th from 7-10 p.m. and October 27th from 7-9 p.m. $1/person. Clown costumes are not permitted. Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty Street, Hanford. 585-2525

FALL FESTIVAL IN HANFORD AT POST ACUTE
Families will enjoy a live music, games, prizes, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie eating contest, food booths, and more at this free, public event. 2-5 p.m. October 26th. Hanford Post Acute, 1007 W. Lacey Boulevard, Hanford. 582-2871

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
Head over to LifeBridge Community Church for a free, fall festival perfect for the whole family on October 26th from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy games, inflatables, food, candy, music, and more! Reserve your free ticket today! 5125 N. Gates Avenue, Fresno. 275-1972

FARMERSVILLE FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy this fun festival with a kids area, vendors, food, 5K run, and fall fun on October 5th from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Farmersville. 553-3908

FOSSIL FEST IN CHOWCHILLA
Don’t miss free admission and activities for all ages at the Fossil Discovery Center on October 19th. 19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla. 665-7107

GIBSON FARM MARKET FALL FESTIVAL
Families will enjoy this fall showcase of fresh dairy, meat, fruit, vegetables, candy, nuts, plants, and other food grown right on campus. Enjoy free samples, and kids zone, face painting, a pumpkin patch, tractors, animals, and crafts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on October 19th at Fresno State. Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, 2415 E. San Ramon Avenue, Fresno. 278-2061

HALLOWEEN AT PETUNIA’S PLACE
Children ages 3-12 are invited to come in costume for stories, trick-or-treating, art, balloon creations, and more from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on October 26th for free! Petunia’s Place, 6027 N. Palm, Fresno. 438-1561

HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY
Head down to the library for games, crafts, treats, and costumes! October 19th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tulare Public Library, 475 N. M Street, Tulare. 685-4500. October 24th from 6-7 p.m. at the Orange Cove Branch Library, 815 Park Boulevard, Orange Cove, 600-9292. October 30th from 6-8 p.m. at the Sunnyside Regional Library, 5566 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno. 600-3135

HALLOWEEN AT THE MARKET IN HANFORD
Head to downtown Hanford on October 31st for a costume contest, trick-or-treating, live music, and the last market of the season! This giant party runs from 5:30-9 p.m. Downtown Hanford. 582-9457

HALLOWEEN BASH IN CLOVIS
Calling all creatures of the night! Come spend Halloween at No Surrender Adventure Park on October 31st from 6-9 p.m. Come in costume and enjoy the DJ and $5 attractions. 1200 Shaw Avenue #103, Clovis. 981-2046

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL IN MADERA
Dress up in your costume for games, contests, prizes, and more on October 17th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. John Wells Youth Center, 701 E. Fifth Street, Madera.
661-5495

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA IN CLOVIS
Families are invited to join for a scary and sensory-friendly haunted house, music, bounce houses, food trucks, trunk-or-treating, and more! October 26th. 6-9 p.m. Swan Consulting, 20 N. DeWitt Avenue, Clovis. 575-8172

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR IN CLOVIS
Enjoy free family-friendly and spooky fun on October 24th from 6-9 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, ghastly games, creepy crafts, phantastic prizes, and more! Canned food donations are welcomed and will benefit the Salvation Army. Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 Fourth Street, Clovis. 299-0471

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 Boulevard, Hanford. 583-1200 

HARVEST FESTIVAL IN TULARE
The whole family will enjoy live music, local products, family fun,and great food. Event will be held on the grass and under the lights for a fun atmosphere on October 12th from 3-9 p.m. at the International Agri-Center. Admission: $5, kids 6 and under are free. 4500 S. Laspina Street, Tulare. 688-1030

HAUNTED HISTORIC HAYRIDE IN TULARE
Come ride the streets of downtown Tulare and hear about the town’s fun and ghostly past on this guided tour on October 26th from 5-8 p.m. Plus, don’t miss the Trunk-or-Treat at Tulare Tire & Wheel. Tickets: $5. Kids 5 and under are free. L and King Street, Tulare. 685-2350 

HILLCREST PUMPKIN PATCH IN REEDLEY
Tots too young for terror and those souls faint of heart can visit Hillcrest Farms all weekends until October 27th 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 second weekends. $10/car on premier weekends. 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.-dusk, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-dusk. 2985 N. Southern Pacific Avenue, Atwater. 209-394-4444

KID’S FEST
Stomp, chomp, and roar like a dinosaur at the 24th Annual Kid’s Fest at Holmes Playground on October 5th 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

MISS WINKLES PET ADOPTION CENTER PUMPKIN PATCH IN CLOVIS
This cute patch is the perfect place to take your fall family photos and visit with the adoptable pets, and all pumpkin purchases benefit the animals! The patch will be open October 12th-27th on Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, 85 Temperance Avenue, Clovis. 324-2465

NOT-SO-SCARY TRICK-OR-TREAT
Children 10 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in a not-so-scary environment on October 31st from 4-6 p.m. No masks or weapons. Manchester Center, 1901 E. Shields Avenue, Fresno. 227-1901

NOT-TOO-SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DANCE IN VISALIA
Come dressed in a family-friendly costumes and be prepared to dance the night away! Enjoy dessert, drinks, games, face painting, photos, and a visit from Jack, Sally, Elsa, and Anna! Tickets: $20. October 5th, 6-9 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building, 609 W. Center Avenue, Visalia. 859-7073

OAKHURST FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy family fun, food, rides, lawn games, vendors, entertainment, and more at the 27th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival! October 11th from 3-8 p.m., October 12th from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and October 13th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oakhurst Community Park, south end of Highway 49, Oakhurst. 683-7766

OCTODDLERFEST WALK FOR CHILDREN
Families are invited to the 2nd annual Walk for Children to support EPU Children’s Center on October 26th. This free event will have games, family fun, a costume contest, and more! Shirts will be available for purchase at the event. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Fresno City College, 1101 E. University Avenue, Fresno. 229-2000

PAC HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL IN MADERA
Enjoy free fun for the whole family including games, costume contest, prizes, and more on October 25th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pan American Community Center, 703 E. Sherwood Way, Madera 661-5495

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 30th annual event! Downtown Sanger. 875-4575

SPOOKTACULAR FUN IN VISALIA
The whole family is invited to come dressed in their best costumes with trick-or-treat bags in hand as they venture through a variety of Spooktacular activities! Enjoy music, crafts, and candy! Adults must accompany children. October 31st. 6-8 p.m. Tickets: $2/child. Manuel F. Hernandez Community Center, 247 W. Ferguson Avenue, Visalia. 713-4374

TARANTULA FESTIVAL IN COARSEGOLD
October 26th is a fun-packed day at Coarsegold’s Historic Village. Enjoy tarantula races, kids costume contest, arachnid displays, parade, hairy legs contest, and more. This creepy, crawly festival is fun for the whole family! Call for times. 35300 Highway 41, Coarsegold. 683-3900

THE HAUNTED YARD
A three-night spooktacular event for all! Enjoy the Chicken Coop with carnival games, candy, crafts, and more! Kid’s Night is October 24th from 5-7 p.m. For the older crowd: October 25th and 26th from 6-9 p.m. Daily tour: $2. Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo, Fresno. 621-2489

THE SPOOKY PLAYGROUND
Put on your costume and join for a night of snacks, pumpkin painting, and playtime! October 26th. 5:30-7p.m. $8/child. Tiny Tots Playground, 2930 E. Nees Avenue #105, Fresno. 513-3680

TOWER DISTRICT POOCH PARADE
Dress up your pooch and your family on October 27th and participate in the Pooch Parade from 1-5 p.m. The event if free to attend. Call for more information on participation information. Tower District, Fresno. 367-3464

TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT INSPIRATION PARK
Join for a fun and safe superhero-themed day that is free for all kids! Enjoy music, carnival games, prizes, trunk-or-treating, costume contest, and more from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Inspiration Park, 5770 W. Gettysburg, Fresno. 621-2974

TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT NORTHPOINTE
Families can dress up, eat candy, and enjoy the season in a free, safe, and fun environment. October 31st from 6-8:30 p.m. at Northpointe Church, 4625 W. Palo Alto, Fresno. 276-2300

TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT REFINERY WEST MCKINLEY
Families are invited to trunk-or-treat on October 31st from 6:30-9 p.m. Register before you visit for a chance to win a prize! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refinery West McKinley, 3014 W. McKinley Avenue, Fresno. 275-1791

TRUNK-OR-TREAT IN MADERA
Come an enjoy this free, sensory-friendly event with candy, games, activities, and a costume contest. October 25th from 6-8 p.m. Center for Autism & Related Disorders, 1915 Howard Road, Madera.
330-2211

TRUNK-OR-TREAT IN MERCED
Come and join for the first Trunk-or-Treat in the Merced area, with candy provided for free! October 26th from 6-8 p.m. Center for Autism & Related Disorders, 2808 Park Avenue, Merced. 209-308-5009

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. Come enjoy this free event from 6-8 p.m. October 31st, at Visalia Nazarene Church, 3333 W. Caldwell Avenue, Visalia. 734-1117

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 3-6 p.m. on October 31st, kids can trick-or-treat in a safe, indoor location. 210 N. Tipton Street, Visalia.
733-5975

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 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. Call for prices. Open through October 31st. 26773 S. Mooney Boulevard, Visalia. 909-5929

ZOOBOO IN FRESNO
Dress up in your Halloween costume and prepare for a night full of ghosts, goblins, and guaranteed fun! Head on over to the Chaffee Zoo for carnival games, animal attractions, hay maze, live entertainment, and trick-or-treating. Costumes are permitted (no scary costumes or masks). October 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $14-$20. Tickets are limited and sell frighteningly fast! 894 W. Belmont, Fresno. 498-5910

ZOOBOO IN MERCED
We’re creepy and we’re spooky, and altogether kooky! Dress up and enjoy games, candy, crafts, and the animals on October 25th and 26th from 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $3. Children under 3 are free. Merced Zoo, 1025 W. 25th Street, Merced. 209-725-3337

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