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Lady Washington Comes to Monterey
Now's your chance to sail on the tall ship Lady Washington!
Every day (Nov 8-Nov 20)
Location: 84 Fisherman's Wharf Dock #1, Monterey Map

(0 Nov 2017) LadyWashingtonatSailV.jpgLady Washington, the official tall ship of the State of Washington, will vist Monterey on November 8-November 21 and take part in a special re-enactment of the Bouchard’s attack on Monterey. This re-enactment will include a cannon duel with the Presidio, a beach landing of privateers, a lowering of the Spanish and raising of the Argentine flag, with dramatic presentations by actors portraying the principle characters, City official will also make presentations.


Schedule: November 8-20, 2017

November 8 (Wednesday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 9 (Thursday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 10 (Friday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 11 (Saturday) Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ($42-$49)

November 12 (Sunday) Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ($42-$49)

November 13 (Monday) Closed

November 14 (Tuesday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 15 (Wednesday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 16 (Thursday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 17 (Friday) Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)

November 18 (Saturday) Tours: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (One hour only) ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ($42-$49) Stand on the deck of the Lady Washington and be a part of the Battle of Monterey festivities

November 19 (Sunday) Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. ($42-$49)

November 20 (Monday) Closed

November 21 (Departure)

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Harvest Faire & Steam Festival
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Roaring Camp
Admission is FREE for the whole family October 4-5 and children with a Steam Train ticket get to pick out a free pumpkin from ou
Date: Every day (Sep 30-Oct 1)
Admission Fees: Adults: $45 ~ Children: $35 (ages 2-12)

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Harvest Faire & Steam Festival

 

Step into the incredible world of steam power at the Harvest Faire & Steam Festival presented by Kinetic Steam Works and Roaring Camp Railroads. Welcome Fall with heritage children's activities like scarecrow making, pumpkin patch picking, candle making and gold panning. Behold a variety of steam and belt-powered equipment on display.

 

Admission is FREE for the whole family September 30th and October 1st and children with a Steam Train ticket get to pick out a free pumpkin from our Harvest Pumpkin Patch on Bear Mountain.

 

Harvest & Steam themed activities include 'Make & Take' Scarecrows, Blacksmith and Print Shop demonstrations, gold panning, candle making and much more.

 

Purchase Steam Train Tickets Here.


Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
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The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
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Great GlassPumpkin Patch
Glass pumpkins and autumnal fruits and vegetables, glass-blowing demonstrations...
Date: Every day (Sep 26-Oct 1)
Ages: Children are welcome! Admission Fees: Free

The 22nd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® 
2017 Event Dates
Exhibition: September 26 - 29
Sale: September 30 & October 1

 

Live Glassblowing Saturday and Sunday! Our participating artists will be wowing the crowds with live glassblowing demonstrations all weekend. You'll have a chance to see your favorite artists blow pumpkins right before your eyes. So come enjoy some hot molten glass every half hour between 11am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday. 


Largest Glass Pumpkin Patch in Northern California; Sale to Benefit Arts Nonprofits

 

(0 Sept 2017) Pumpkins_Glass.jpgThe Great Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Palo Alto Art Center will celebrate its 22nd consecutive year as the largest glass pumpkin patch of its kind in Northern California Sept. 26-Oct. 1 with a huge selection of colorful pumpkins and gourds, glass-blowing demonstrations, and more.

During the free family-friendly autumn celebration, visitors are invited to wander through an outdoor installation of more than 10,000 unique glass pumpkins. The glass pumpkins will be on exhibit from Sept. 26-29, and will be available for purchase Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.  at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

"This year's Great Glass Pumpkin Patch promises to be a great experience for longtime collectors and families," said Damon Gustafson, Executive Director of the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). "Our participating artists will be wowing the crowds with live glassblowing demonstrations all weekend. Members of the public will have a chance to see their favorite artists blow pumpkins right before their eyes, every half hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 30 and October 1."

This is the only sale of glass pumpkins that supports the presenting local arts and nonprofit organizations: the Bay Area Glass Institute; Palo Alto Art Center; and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, as well as participating artists.


Location: Palo Alto Art Cente, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto Map
Phone: 650.329.2366 •website Palo Altocreate a direct event link
Scottish Gathering and Highland Games
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Highland Rogue Productions
Immerse yourself in the sites, sounds, and the tastes of an ancient Scottish culture
Date: 10/07/2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Admission Fees: $0 - $17

It is with great honor and anticipation that I invite you to join us as the clans once again gather in the highlands of the Santa Cruz Mountains!

 

(AAA July 2015) PipesandDrums.jpgIn 1830 Isaac Graham a mountain man of Scottish descent settled here and soon after the Mexican authorities named his wild settlement Roaring Camp. In 1842 near this very location Graham founded a distillery and the first saw mill west of the Mississippi. Fortunately the Big Trees here were spared the woodsman's axe and thus we are fortunate to have this beautiful and befitting location to celebrate and carry on the Scottish highland traditions of our ancient Celtic culture.

 

This year's gathering and games will feature all the wonderful activities you have come to know and love, the details of which you will find on this website. So bring your family and friends and for a day immerse yourself in the sites, the sounds, and the taste of an ancient culture kept alive in the hearts and by the hands of its proud descendants.

 

 

Sláinte!

Jeff Simpson, Chief

 

TICKETS

 


Location: Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton Map
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Oktoberfest
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Catholic Community of San Agustin
Date: 10/13/2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm


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Okoberfest!

6:30-9:00pm


$15 per person (get tickets after mass or parish office)


Come enjoy good food, authentic homemade pretzels, and German beer. Arms worth of raffle tickets for $5 with prizes!

 


Location: 257 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: 831-438-3633 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Harvest Dinner
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St. Andrew's Church
Date: 10/14/2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


You Are Cordially Invited to Attend Our Annual Harvest Dinner

 

Please RSVP so that we can reserve you a table! Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board by the office. This year we will be doing a potluck so check the board to see what you might want to bring. See you there!

 

Guest speaker: Lynn Robinson, Director of Valley Churches United Missions

 

It is amazing how much we can accomplish with all our hands joined together. Come see what your gifts of time, talent and money can accomplish.

 


Location: 101 Riverside Ave, Ben Lomond Map
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Arboretum Fall Plant Sale
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Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
Get some dazzling color for your home garden
Date: 10/14/2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

Annual Fall Plant Sale

Hope to see you at the 2017 Fall Plant Sale scheduled for Saturday, October 14, from 10am-noon Members Only, Noon-4pm Open to the Public.


The information below pertains only to the Fall 2016 Plant Sale. The information will be updated for 2017.

Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, members and patrons who supported the 2016 Fall Plant Sale. It was a great success!

 

Ever wonder where gardeners and landscapers in-the-know purchase their plants? They flock to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Fall Plant Sale. The sale is in the Arboretum's Eucalyptus Grove, on High Street and the entrance is across from Western Drive, on the edge of the UC Santa Cruz campus.

 

Hundreds of varieties are carefully chosen to conserve California native plants and to introduce Australian, New Zealand, African and other beauties bred for water tolerance and pest control. The fall is a great time to get new plantings established in the garden.  The days are getting shorter, and soil and air temperatures begin to cool down. 

 

In partnership with the California Native Plant Society, the sale offers high quality, regionally-friendly plants from both groups at great prices.  Not a member of the Arboretum or California Native Plant Society and want to get in on the early bird selections from 10 am until noon? Memberships for both organizations will be available at the gate on the day of the sale.

 

 


Location: Arboretum Eucalyptus Grove, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
World Pumpkin Celebrates The Great Gourd
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Half Moon Bay
It's Pumpkin Time in Pumpkin Town! Get Your Orange On! Annual Art & Pumpkin Festival
Date: Every day (Oct 14-Oct 15) from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Main Street (between Miramontes and Spruce Streets)

47th Annual HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, Oct. 14-15.

 

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails.

 

Expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpz monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  Photos with the Goliath grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the world's largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel.

 

"Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands", the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24' rock climbing wall, ultra thrilling bungee jump, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot "Gourdy", and the Sunday-only "Made on the Coast" local artists block with art and live music.

 

Festival admission is free. Pets are not allowed. Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its 47 year history.

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF

 

SMASHING ENTERTAINMENT ON FOUR STAGES


FABULOUS FOOD & DRINK

 

FUN-FILLED EVENTS AND CONTESTS
Pancmpkins: Battle of the Bands" (Saturday and Sunday, 3 PM), Pumpkin Run & Stroll (Sunday, 8 AM), Pumpkin Carving for fun/no judging (Sunday, 10 AM).

 


MOBILE APP

 

 

 


Location: Main Street, Half Moon Bay Map
Phone: 650-726-9652 •website Half Moon Bay create a direct event link
Thriller Bike Ride
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Bike Church
Families welcome...caution, best for teens and up
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month at 7:00pm


(0 Oct 2017) ThrillerRide2017.jpgIt's close to midnight and something evil's lurking In the dark
Under the moonlight you see a bike that almost stops Your heart
You try to scream (Bike Party!), but terror takes the sound before You make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
'Cause this is thriller, THRILLER RIDE!
Friday the 13th, 7pm at the Bike Church!

...Darkness falls across the land
The 7pm hour is close at hand
Creatures ride in search of jams
To cruise through y'all's neighborhood!

Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Rides are 7-10 miles long with music and dance breaks along the way. Rides move at a relatively slow pace and no one is left behind. Each ride has a theme and riders are encouraged to wear costumes or decorate their bikes to fit the theme.


SC Bike Party starts and ends outside the Bike Church at 703 Pacific Ave downtown. The route is not the same every time, but each month organizers will post the route online ahead of time in case anyone misses the start and wants to catch up.

Once per month, all year long. We meet at 7pm every second Friday of the month. Rides usually leave about 7:15 and last about 2 hours.

The atmosphere of the SC Bike Party is fun, (zombie) friendly, welcoming, and safe. Our goal is to celebrate cycling and build community, not to cause conflict with car drivers. Please help us maintain a positive and safe atmosphere by keeping in mind the following guidelines:


Guidelines
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Stay to the Right / Stop at Lights - This is not Critical Mass. Please stay to the right on 2-lane roads, or in the right lane on larger roads.
- Ride Straight - Please help avoid crashes by riding predictably, without any sudden turns or stops.
- Don't Hate - Please roll past any conflict that might present itself during the ride.
- Pack your Trash - Bike partiers aspire to leave party stops in better condition than we found them.
- Don't Get Smashed - Riding while inebriated poses a danger to yourself and others. Don't ruin the fun for everyone else by overdoing it.

Bring:
Lights - Rides are at night, so let's make sure to be visible.
Locks - No bikes have been stolen from the SC Bike Party, but during breaks better to be safe than sorry.
Layers - As we all know Santa Cruz evenings can get damp and chilly.
Water, snacks - Our stops are not always near stores, so best to bring what you need.
Tube, patch kit, pump, tools - The ride is unsupported; please come prepared.


Location: 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Fall Harvest Festival
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Live Earth Farm
Join us for the Farm Discovery's annual Harvest Festival
Date: 10/21/2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: $15-$20 sliding scale per car in advance or $20 “at the door”, supports our education programs. *Free passes available for under

Farm Discovery Harvest Festival @ Live Earth Farm

 

Featuring:

  • Face Painting
  • Apple Cider Pressing
  • Pumpkin Decorating Activities
  • Sausages and Beer from Nubo Brewery
  • Live Music from the Down Beets
  • Tractor Rides (weather permitting)
  • Ice Cream from the Penny
  • Delectable drinks from Hidden Fortress Coffee
  • And more!

All proceeds will support Farm Discovery's farm-based nutrition and food systems education programs; nurturing diversity, personal, environmental, economic, and community health.


Location: 172 Litchfield Lane, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 763-2448 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Heritage Harvest Festival & Rare Apple Tasting
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State Park Wilder Ranch
Celebrate! The harvest is in. See tractor, draft horse and living history demonstrations, listen to music, make crafts, and ...R
Date: 10/21/2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: $10 parking

Heritage Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 21, 11 am to 4 pm

Celebrate! The harvest is in! See tractor, draft horse, and living history demonstrations, listen to music, make crafts, and participate in harvest-time activities.  The even

 

Rare Apple Tasting hosted by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21

Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

$5 for individuals with discounts for families and couples

 


Location: Wilder Ranch , Hwy 1, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.426-0505 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Make-A-Vase Workshop
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Annieglass
You make it, they glaze it, a beautiful vase...
Date: 10/21/2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: $60

Make-A-Vase Workshop

popouts1742-Make-A-VaseYou make it, they glaze it. Join Good Life ceramics in making your very own slab vase while sipping a glass of wine. Sculpt your vase, attach the bottom by slip-and-scoring, chose your glaze, then pick up the finished piece a few weeks later.

 

This is the ideal workshop for creating a one-of-a-kind holiday gift with all of the tools and materials provided.

 

Quinta Cruz winemakers will be pouring wine, and snacks will be included.


INFO: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Annieglass, 310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville. annieglass.com. $60.


Location: 310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville Map
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The Missing Arm
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State Park Big Basin
Experience the haunted tale of Big Basin's last lumber mill owner and his fateful encounter with a grizzly bear!
Date: 10/21/2017 at 6:30pm


SPECIAL EVENT: "THE MISSING ARM"
Saturday, October 21 at 6:30 pm
Experience a haunted tale of Big Basin's last lumber mill owner and his fateful encounter with a grizzly bear! Celebrate the forest in autumn with this spooky and slightly silly half-mile theatrical guided walk through the redwoods at night. Ranger apples cooked around the campfire round out this festive family event. The trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Parking is $10.00 per vehicle. Bring a flashlight. Register at Park Headquarters.

 


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 338-8883 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Thriller Dance Classes!
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City of Santa Cruz
Classes on Saturdays so you can Dance the Thriller on Halloween
Date: Every day (Sep 16-Oct 21) at 10:00am
Admission Fees: Free

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Get your zombie make up ready! FREE Thriller dance classes at the Louden Nelson Community Center begin Saturday Sept 16 at 10:00 am.

 

Drop in!

 

 

BIG THRILLER DANCE EVENT OCT. 28

 


Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Floating Pumpkin Patch
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Santa Cruz County Parks
Catch a pumpkin, games, prizes, and a waterslide!
Date: 10/22/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: $8.00 adults/$6.00 children & seniors. Swim for a pumpkin – $4.00/pumpkin

(A A Sep 16) floating-pumpkins-2.jpgWe're putting a fun spin on the tradition of pumpkin picking by creating a patch in the pool just for you!

 

In addition to pumpkins, we've got plenty of other fun activities planned for the day, including games, prizes, music, popcorn, and pumpkin decorating, and the waterslide will be open!

 

Costumes are encouraged. Bring your suit and towel, your friends and family, and make a day of it! This is a drop-in, rain or shine event; pre-registration is not required.

 

Please note: The floating pumpkin patch opens at 1:30. Don't miss this fun fall family event at the Swim Center!


Location: Simpkin Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 454-7946 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Day of the Dead Family Crafts 6th Annual
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Library Watsonville
Day of the Dead Family Crafts
Date: 10/26/2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: free

Community members and families come together to create art, follow traditions, or create new traditions. We decorate sugar skulls, color, make paper flowers and small altar boxes. Thursday night October 26 at the Main Library 4th floor Community Room 6-8 pm. Saturday October 28 at the Freedom Branch 1-3 pm


Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 768-3400 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
88 Keys Spooky Music Concert
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Cabrillo Music Festival
Delightful family spooky music concert!
Date: 10/27/2017 at 12:40pm
Ages: All ages welcome Admission Fees: Free event but tickets are required

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No tricks, just treats in the form of a spooky, family-friendly Halloween concert put on by the music students at Cabrillo College. Costumes welcome!

 


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Marine Masquerade
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Join us for Halloween fun!
Date: 10/27/2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: $8 Adults, $6 Kids, Children 2 and under FREE
Special Instructions: Members Free

Marine Masquerade


Joins us for a magical mystery marine masquerade adventure.

Kids - dress up if you wish, be a seal or a fish - and bring your parents for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, a shipwreck story, costume parade, music, and more.

 

Public: $8 adults, $6 kids, Children 2 and under FREE
Members: FREE

 


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 8314593799 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Trunk or Treat
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Santa Cruz County Sheriffs
Join us for an enjoyable, safe trick-or-treating kickoff to Halloween at the Sheriff's Office!!
Date: 10/27/2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm


 On October 27th from 4 to 6 pm, the parking lot at our Sheriff's Office Headquarters will come alive with vehicles decorated for Halloween! Bring your little ones in costume and join us for an enjoyable, safe trick-or-treating kickoff to Halloween at the Sheriff's Office!!

Sheriff's Office 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat


Location: 5200 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Fright Night with The Wild Side
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Twin Lakes Church
Come join the fun and dress up!
Date: 10/27/2017


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Movie & Dinner in the Park
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Valley Churches United Missions Holiday Projects
Canned goods get you "Food truck fare, a beer and wine garden, and a holiday themed movie for the kids, “Transylvania 2.”
Date: 10/27/2017 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

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Cost: Free


Kick off Halloween weekend with a fun family night! Enjoy food truck fare, a beer and wine garden, and a holiday themed movie for the kids, “Transylvania 2.”

 

Costumes encouraged and bring some canned goods to donate to Valley Churches United.

 

 

 


Location: Scotts Valley Community Center, 253 Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 336-8258 x 221 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Witches Ball
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Boulder CreekRec
Dance till you drop!
Date: 10/28/2017 from 9:00pm to 1:00am
Ages: 15 years and older $15

When: 10/28 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Where: Boulder Creek 
Cost: $15


Dance the night away to the Naked Bootleggers and DJ Tara. There will be a photo booth, munchies and witches brew, costume and witches hat contests with a cash prize, plus you can't beat free broom parking around back.

 

Come celebrate Halloween and honor the witches of the woods. Live music by Naked Bootleggers. Dance till you drop, enjoy some witches "brews" or "Divine from the Vine" love potion, and enjoy the evening with your neighbors. So much spooky fun. Upstairs at the Oddfellows Hall at 152 Forest Street in downtown Boulder Creek. Tickets available in advance at Air and Fire in Boulder Creek and Mountain Spirit in Felton.

 

Live Music

Witches Brew

Costume Contest $100 cash prize

Best Hat Contest

Photo Booth

 

Tickets 15 years and older $15

Available at
Air & Fire ~ Boulder Creek
Loch Dogs ~ Boulder Creek
Mountain Spirit ~ Felton

Or purchase online


Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 152 Forest Street, Boulder Creek Map
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Scotts Valley Haunted House
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Scotts Valley High School
Quite scary haunted house put on by students for ages 10+
Date: Every day (Oct 26-Oct 28) from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 10 and up Admission Fees: Cost: $9 or $32 for group of 4

The annual Scotts Valley High School haunted house is built and run by teens.  Recommended for people ages 10 and up.

 

Proceeds benefit charities.

 

Scream for a good cause! Scotts Valley High School will raise the hair on the back of your neck while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year's theme: Area 51. Not recommended for children under 10.

 

 

 

 


Location: 555 Glenwood Dr, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: 831.439-9555 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Haunted Harbor
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Santa Cruz Harbor
Come enjoy a "spooktacular" evening of trick-or-treating at Santa Cruz Harbor!
Date: 10/28/2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_HauntedHarbor.jpgTrick or treating turns into a spooktacular adventure at the Harbor. Bring your ghouls and goblins out to join the fun!


Location: 135 Fifth Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)425-0690 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Fall Festival
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City of Watsonville
Games, raffle, face painting, selfies with cGruff, food, costume contest 7 more
Date: 10/28/2017 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm


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Location: Callagan Park, 225 Sudden St, Watsonville Map
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Day of the Dead Family Crafts 6th Annual
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Library Freedom
Day of the Dead Family Crafts
Date: 10/28/2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: free

Community members and families come together to create art, follow traditions, or create new traditions. We decorate sugar skulls, color, make paper flowers and small altar boxes. Thursday night October 26 at the Main Library 4th floor Community Room 6-8 pm. Saturday October 28 at the Freedom Branch 1-3 pm


Location: Freedom Branch Library, 2021 Freedom Blvd, Freedom Map
Phone: (831) 768-3420 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Museum of the Macabre
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Imbibe cauldron-concocted cocktails, feast on freakish foods, and explore the world of bones, skeletons, and ancient fossils
Date: 10/28/2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 21 + (IDs required at the door) Admission Fees: $15 General | $10 Museum Members
Special Instructions: Come in costume

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Location: Museum of Natural History
$15 General  | $10 Museum Members | Buy Tickets
21 + (IDs required at the door) No Host Bar

An Evening of Bones, Beasts & Brews
Come in costume and explore the mysteries of the Museum after dark. Imbibe cauldron-concocted cocktails, feast on freakish foods, and explore the world of bones, skeletons, and ancient fossils at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.

 


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)420-6115 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Carmel Parade
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Carmel-by-the-Sea
Costumed residents, dancers, musicians, vintage cars and premier floats
Date: 10/28/2017 at 10:30am


Did you know the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween? This year they spend their 101th birthday in style with a Halloween Parade down Ocean Avenue at 11am. Following the parade, the Sunset Center will host an after-party with a hot dog lunch and birthday cake. Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

 


Location: Ocean Ave, Carmel Map
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Dance Party and Celebration
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Tannery Arts Center
4 hours of supernatural dance performances, monstrous dance mash-ups, hair raising aerial artists and unearthly spinner, DJ Dadd
Date: 10/28/2017 from 7:30pm to 11:30pm
Ages: All ages

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_Dance.jpgSet off your Halloween once again with an otherworldly bash..." Night of the Living Dance, Part VI

Halloween starts at the Tannery with 4 hours of supernatural dance performances, monstrous dance mash-ups, hair raising aerial artists and unearthly spinner, DJ Daddy SPLEECE.

Dress to impress for our costume catwalk and contest, get life with a VOGUE and SOUKOUS( African Rumba)class to walk the catwalk with flare.

Devi Pride Photography will be there with her annual photo booth!

$15 gets you in the door to the portal to the underworld
Tickets on sale now at: tanneryworlddance.com
Kids under 16 yrs FREE


Location: 1050 River St, Santa Cruz Map
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Thrill the World Santa Cruz 2017
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Louden Nelson Center
Thriller Dancing!
Date: 10/28/2017 at 3:00pm
Ages: All ages welcome Admission Fees: free

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_ThrillerDance.jpgThrill the World Santa Cruz 2017

 

Every year, on the Saturday before Halloween, night creatures call and the dead start to walk in their masquerade. So basically, a zombie flash mob Thriller dance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn the dance all month and participate in a world-wide simultaneous Thriller Dance at various venues throughout the county. Family and zombie-friendly!

 

*** Zombie dancers, PLEASE ARRIVE AT 2PM TO REGISTER (free) so you can be counted in the world record numbers!!!! Must be in costume.

3pm (sharp) - Performance at Louden Nelson Center

This is your chance to participate in the world-wide simultaneous Thriller Dance, which happens every year on the Saturday before Halloween!!! Zombie flash mobs gather in cities across the globe to "Thrill The World" in celebration of community, fun, friends, and to support local charities (please donate to Youth N.O.W. at http://youthnowcenter.org/give). Learn the dance and join the mob!!


Location: 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Spooky or Not Spooky!
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State Park Big Basin
A special walk for Halloween! We'll take a walk in the forest with an eye out for the weird and wonderful. Geared for young chi
Date: Every 2 weeks on Sa (Oct 14-Oct 28) at 11:30am


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Saturday, October 14 at 11:30 am
AND Saturday, October 28 at 11:30 am


A special walk for Halloween! We'll take a walk in the forest with an eye out for the weird and wonderful. We'll examine cobwebs, burls, holes and other mysterious natural features from a different perspective, asking the question, "Is it Spooky or Not Spooky?"

 

Depending on how you look at things, the answer may change! Come along if you dare! Geared for young children, this is a one-hour easy walk.

 

Meet at Park Headquarters.

 


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
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Boo at the Zoo
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San Francisco Zoo
Make plans to join us for a "not-too-spooky" Halloween family festival where you can trick-or-treat around the Zoo and see the
Date: Every day (Oct 28-Oct 29) from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free (inder3) to $15

Boo at the Zoo 2017

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Dress up in costume for one of San Francisco Zoo & Garden's most popular family Halloween events, "Boo at the Zoo", on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29

 

Trick-or-treat at multiple stations throughout the Zoo and watch animals gobble up gourds and enjoy Halloween-themed enrichment treats during the Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp.  Brave the Haunted Nature Trail, decorated especially for the occasion with not-so-scary ghosts, goblins and more!  Have a creepy, crawly critter adventure at the Insect Zoo, teaming with more than a thousand multi-legged bugs.

 

The last weekend of October is also the final opportunity to catch "ZOOtoberFest" with entertainment for all ages.  Located near the Lion Fountain, "Harvest Hallow" houses San Francisco's largest Hay Maze, a 5,000-square-foot structure built with 600 bales of straw!  There's ample seating, pumpkins, and festive fall décor for a family photo op! 

 

The "Zoo Brew Haus" at The Depot Grill is pouring a great selection of specialty beers in a keepsake mug.  Choose from a full menu of German-inspired dishes, like beer-braised bratwurst with Guinness mustard and Sauerkraut!  During lunch, dine to the upbeat sounds of a live band playing traditional European polka music. You might even want to get up and dance!  Grab a seat and stay for three musical performances from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

All activities are free with paid admission to San Francisco Zoo & Gardens.


*Masks are not permitted

 


Location: 1 Zoo Way, San Francisco Map
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Halloween@Night
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Gilroy Gardens
Discover a whole new kind of magical, mystical Halloween adventure this fall!
Date: Every day (Sep 30-Oct 29) from 11:00am to 6:00pm


Halloween@Night

Discover a whole new kind of magical, mystical Halloween adventure this fall!

September 29 - October 29, 2017 | Friday-Sunday, 7pm-10pm


A Mysterious Glow...

As the sun goes down, the park will light up with a mysterious glow...and there will be scares and dares, tricks and treats, and plenty of spooky-but-not-too-scary night-time fun for all ages!

Rides will not be in operation during Halloween@Night.


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The Marketplace

Stop by The Marketplace for specialty food & drink, games & crafts for all ages.  Little ones can wear their costumes and begin their Trick-or-Treating adventure around the park here.

 

 

Spooky Entertainment!

Snuggle up around the fire for Halloween stories, take a ride and search for spooks hiding in the South County Backroads, then sit down for an episode of The Addams Family, Bewitched, or The Munsters at the amphitheater!  

 

There's lots of spooky fun for the whole family!

 


Location: 3050 Heckler Pass, Gilroy Map
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Batik Haunted Houses
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New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)
Create a spooky haunted house with watercolor, paper, and wax crayons; the vivid painted backgrounds will make your house look
Date: Every day (Oct 28-Oct 29) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $6 materials
Special Instructions: Free with admission

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Batik Haunted Houses

Saturday + Sunday October 28-29|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*


Create a spooky haunted house with watercolor, paper, and wax crayons; the vivid painted backgrounds will make your house look even scarier!

 

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 


Location: 106 E. MAin St., Los Gatos Map
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Pumpkins near the Beaches
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Crystal Bay Farm
Family-friendly afternoon on the farm
Date: Every day (Oct 1-Oct 29)


Crystal Bay Farm If you haven't already, get this one on your radar. From what we've heard, there are farm animals to visit, live music on the weekends, a movie night, and the location ain't to shabby-in between Sunset and Manresa State Beaches.


 


Location: 40 Zils Rd, Watsonville Map
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All Saints Day Children's Celebration
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St. Joseph's Church
Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite Saint, angel or bible hero!
Date: 10/29/2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm


All Saints Day Children's Celebration

AN ANNUAL FAMILY EVENT AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH IN CAPITOLA

Join us for our

FREE FAMILY EVENT AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH IN CAPITOLA

19TH ANNUAL ALL SAINTS DAY CHILDREN'S CELEBRATION!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

 

"It is truly a spectacular family faith extravaganza!"

"The best Catholic kids event all year!"


Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite Saint, angel or bible hero!

11am Mass & Saint Procession (All children are invited to be in the opening procession!)

12:30 - 4pm.  Lunch is provided & Celebration in the hall

For our Costume Ideas see the link on the right. Check out our gallery too!


Last year's highlights:

  • Search for Treasure with St. Anthony
  • Decorate Crowns in St. Elizabeth's Castle
  • Visit St. Kateri in her Tipi
  • Go Fishing in St. Peter's Boat
  • Carve Saintly Symbols in St. Isidore's Pumpkin Patch
  • Be a Missionary with St. Therese
  • Stop over at St. Eude's Candy Barrel
  • And much more...

More info: lisamarieflynn@hotmail.com.

Donations welcomed.

Children must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Meet other families , have fun, discover many amazing things about the holy heroes of our faith and how to live more like them! We can be Saints too!


Location: 435 Monterey Ave, Aptos Map
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Capitola Village Halloween Parade
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Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
A haunting we will go!
Date: 10/29/2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Line-up begins at 1:30pm in the Beach & Village Parking Lot above Capitola City Hall. Parade begins at 2pm.

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_capitola-village2017.jpgGhosts, goblins, boys and ghouls...join us for the annual Capitola Village Halloween Parade! Line up begins at 1:30pm in the Beach & Village Parking Lot above Capitola City Hall.

 

Parade begins promptly at 2pm.

 

Trick-or-treat bags, balloons and refreshments at Esplanade Park. Trick-or-treating at Capitola Village shops following parade.


 Line up in the Beach & Village Parking Lot above Capitola City Hall at 1:30pm. Parade begins at 2pm. Parade will head down Capitola Avenue ending at Esplanade Park. Trick or Treat bags and refreshments at Esplanade Park. View a Map


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Woofpack's Halloween Costume Parade
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Wolfpack
Join the dogs in costume parade with or without your dog!
Date: 10/29/2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm


(A A Oct 2016) Wolfpack.jpgOn Sunday, October 29th from 5-7PM, we'll be hosting Barktoberfest at Sante Adairius! All proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Last year we raised $2665.00. THis year we hope to hit $3000!!

Bring your canine best friend to Sante Adairius where you can enjoy the best beer in the county (4 POURS come with admission), and you can both enjoy LIGHT SNACKS and a COSTUME CONTEST.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Hurry and get yours today!

BRING YOUR BIKE and we'll give you an EXTRA DRINK on the house!

People without dogs are welcome too. One of the brewery dogs will happily adopt you
for the evening!

***ALL WELL BEHAVED OWNERS AND DOGS WELCOME***

RULES:
*6 foot leashes maximum
*Please ask owners first if dogs can meet
*No nose to nose interactions
*Please give ample space to those whose dogs are in training including our large packs and service animals
*Pick up after your dog, there are trash bins throughout the trail
*Make certain to step aside for those not part of our group to pass

 


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Halloween Party!
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Kennolyn Camp
Come celebrate Halloween at Kennolyn Camps!
Date: 10/29/2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Come celebrate Halloween at Kennolyn Camps!
Sunday, October 29 2-5pm

Trick or Treating at 4:30pm

Come and decorate cookies & pumpkins, get a free family photo and of course enjoy Trick or Treating!

Come in costume, free trick or treat bags for all!

Questions? Call 831-479-6714 or email camps@kennolyn.com

 

Join us for a wonderful family event.


Location: Hilltop Hacienda, 8205 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel Map
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Santa Cruz Glass Pumpkin Patch
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Live Oak Grange
Beautiful hand-made glass pumpkins and gourds created in the glass blowing studio of local artist Cris Johnson
Date: Every day (Oct 28-Oct 29)


(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_glass-pumpkin-5.jpgSanta Cruz Glass Pumpkin Patch And now for something totally different...head to the Live Oak Grange on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29, for beautiful hand-made glass pumpkins and gourds created in the glass blowing studio of local artist Cris Johnson.


Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Spooky Halloween High Tea Time
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Buttercup Cakes
Date: Every Su (Oct 22-Oct 29) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages welcome Admission Fees: $24/guest

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_SpookyHighTeaButtercup.jpgEnjoy afternoon tea Halloween-style. Dress code: costumes.

 

Tea sandwiches? Nah.

 

Feast on Witch's Brew and Melted Jack'O'Lantern soup paired with Bruised Blue and Purple Tea.

 


Location: 1411 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 466-0373 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Halloween Scary Boo! & Spooky Zoo
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Gilroy Gardens
Trick'r Treating for the kids through our four "Boo Zones". Collect clues and get a goodie bag
Date: Every day (Sep 30-Oct 29) from 11:00am to 6:00pm


Scarecrow Alley on Sycamore Bridge - Community Scarecrow displays brought to you by local charities and businesses. Groups who are chosen to decorate receive complimentary tickets to Gilroy Gardens for their organization.


Trick'r Treating for the kids through our four "Boo Zones". Collect clues and get a goodie bag at our Welcome Center! (Children in costume welcome, no adult costumes please.)

  • Kiddie Hay Maze - just for the little ones with friendly ghosts.
  • Pinnacles Scary Maze - the twists and turns reveal Halloween scenes.
  • Spider's Lair - come see what's happened to Monarch Garden!
  • Spooky Zoo - Our Petting Zoo becomes spookified! For the Faint of Heart-one side of the zoo is still the cute and cuddly animals you love. But for the Brave of Heart-enter if you dare! 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! Additional charge for Petting Zoo-Adults FREE with paying Child. $5 per Child. (Not included with Membership or Park Admission.) All proceeds go to Pony Up! for the care of the animals.

And visit our Pumpkin Patch...featuring our very own PARK-GROWN pumpkins!


Location: 3050 Heckler Pass, Gilroy Map
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Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party
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Roaring Camp
Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities
Date: Every Su and Sa (Oct 14-Oct 29)
Admission Fees: Adults: $45 ~ Children: $35 (ages 2-12)

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Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party

OCTOBER 14 - 15, 21 - 22 & 28 - 29

 

ANNOUNCING THE TOUR'S MOST EXCITING YEAR EVER AS MATTEL DEBUTS TALKING THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE AND THOMAS' BEST FRIEND PERCY!


Little engineers won't believe their eyes-or their ears! Percy will be joining Thomas the Tank Engine on the rails! Also, Thomas the Tank Engine will be able to talk to his fans!


Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family.

 

Activities include: Temporary Tattoos, Face Painting, Story Telling, Videos, Train Play Tables, Pick a Pumpkin (small pumpkins for little ones), Cookie decorating, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, Thomas store and entertainment.


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Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Pumpkin Patch, You Pick Pumpkins
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Rodoni Farms
Great local place to pick your pumpkin right from the field and have fun in the corn maze!
Date: Every day (Sep 22-Oct 31)

Special Instructions: 4 miles North of Santa Cruz, California on Hwy. 1

Pumpkins are HERE!!

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Pumpkins and fun are what it's all about! Come roam through the fields of pumpkins. There are so many varieties to choose from! We have hay bales, scary cutouts, and a 5 acre corn maze! We also have fresh Brussels sprouts on the stalk, artichokes, corn stalks, and gourds.
**Pumpkins are priced by size, not weight.

 

Choosing your pumpkin:
There are two methods of choosing your pumpkin to carve. The first way is my favorite. As you stroll through the pumpkin patch a certain individual pumpkin will jump out at you! That's the ONE! The other method is to have a pattern or face in mind and look for a pumpkin that will work with your design. Usually a large stem makes a nice addition to the pumpkin.
Remember!. The more unusual the better!

 

  • Bring your camera! There are many fun photo spots!
  • Come spend the day by the California coastline and hand pick your Halloween pumpkin!
  • We are open every daily, 9 AM - 6 PM from October 1st through Halloween. After Halloween we will remain open on the honor system until Christmas.
  • We are dog friendly. We kindly ask that you keep them on a leash at all times and pick-up after them, if need be.
  • CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE.

To schedule Pumpkin Patch field trips click here


Directions:
Our Pumpkin Patch, U Pick Em Pumpkins, is located at 4444 Coast Rd. (Hwy 1)

4 miles North of Santa Cruz, California on Hwy. 1. Take Mission Street through the center of town and continue on to Hwy. 1 towards San Francisco/ Halfmoon Bay. We are on the right side just after Dimeo Lane.


Location: 4444 Coast Rd. , Santa Cruz Map
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Trick or Treating
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Capitola Mall
Trick or Treating!
Date: 10/31/2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween-CapitolaMall2017.jpgOn October 31st from 4pm to 7pm Capitola Mall is hosting a FREE trick-or-treating extravaganza!

 

Retailers will be handing out candy, providing a safe and fun place for your children to trick-or-treat!

 

Make sure to check out the signs in the store windows to see which stores are participating!

 


Location: 1855 41st Ave , Capitola Map
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Halloween Carnival
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Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz
The night includes family-friendly games and activities, tons of costumes and food. And it's all FREE.
Date: 10/31/2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_BoysandGirlsClub.jpgOur Halloween Carnival is open all families and children in Santa Cruz County looking for a safe space to celebrate Halloween!

The night includes family-friendly games and activities, tons of costumes and food. And it's all FREE.

If you have any old children's costumes that need a new home please bring them to our Downtown or Live Oak Clubhouses.


Location: 543 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Halloween Downtown Santa Cruz
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Downtown Santa Cruz
Halloween fun for children downtown
Date: 10/31/2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All

Downtown Santa Cruz Trick-or-Treat

Bring the kids, the neighbors, and even the dog for this annual free family friendly event in Downtown Santa Cruz.

 

Pacific Avenue will be closed to traffic, and the downtown merchants will be handing out treats to costumed kids.

 

Whether you're spooky or sparkly, creepy and crawly, or cute and cuddly, wear your most creative costume and bring your camera to this fun, safe and free annual community celebration.


Location: Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Hands on History: Halloween!
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MAH
Date: 10/31/2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: free

We’ll be handing out candy and sharing local history. Who was Dr. Cureton? Also get in the Halloween mood with spooky piano tunes with musical performance by Kylan DeGhetaldi.


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Pumpkin Pandemonium
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Del Monte Shopping Center
Trick or treating, balloon art and a pumpkin patch
Date: 10/31/2017 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm


It's Pumpkin Pandemonium today at the Del Monte Shopping Center.

 

Celebrate Halloween with the whole family with trick or treating, balloon art and a pumpkin patch. 2:30pm-4:30pm.

 

1410 Del Monte Boulevard, Monterey. Free event.

 

 


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Fern Creek RR Invaded Halloween Night!
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Fern Creek and Western Garden Railroad
Lights, fog machines, jumping spiders, the grim reaper, haunted scare crow, not to mention flying ghosts and other ghouls!
Date: 10/31/2017 at 6:00pm


(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_FC_Best.jpgThe Fern Creek and Western Garden Railroad is open to the public on Halloween night.

 

All are welcome to come and watch trains run around the garden.

 

Lights, fog machines, jumping spiders, the grim reaper, haunted scare crow, not to mention flying ghosts and other ghouls!


You can join the event through the Fern Creek and Western Garden Railroad Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/359214540921968/

Tell your friends and family to join in the fun and we hope to see you there!


Location: 419 Ocean View Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Halloween Party
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Junebug's Gym
Party with us before going trick or treating!
Date: 10/31/2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: 3+ Admission Fees: ost is $6/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership)

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_Junebug.jpgDon’t forget to swing by the gym on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11-3 to party with us before going trick or treating!

 

We are celebrating our 9th Anniversary with festive activities, fun games, and refreshments.

 

Come in costume and let’s all have a blast! (Price: $6/hour— half the price of regular open gym 😮 and you get entered in a raffle to win prizes.)

 


Location: 3910 Portola Drive Ste. 2 &3, Santa Cruz Map
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Boulder Creek Halloween Events
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Boulder Creek Parks & Rec
Party and Haunted House
Date: 10/31/2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages welcome Admission Fees: Free

(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_BoulderCreekParksRec2.jpgMonday October 31st Halloween Party

Many ghost hunters and researchers have found that sunset is one of the best times to communicate with the dead; they are known to have more energy then. Downtown Boulder Creek will be filled with all sorts of ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes this Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st from 5-7 PM. Come join the fun!

Every year the BCBA encourages businesses to stay open late to pass out treats to kids who will be trick or treating all through the downtown. To help our commuters, we ask that you stop handing out treats at 7 PM so that traffic can return to normal.

Volunteers are needed to help keep kids safe in the crosswalks. Please contact the Boulder Creek Business Association to lend a hand: cncurrier@sbcglobal.netJoin the fun at Boulder Creek's annual downtown Trick-or-Treat!


Downtown Trick or Treating 5-7pm, Open House Party and Haunted House, BC Recreation 6-8pm


HALLOWEEN PARTY NIGHT October 31st

Trick or Treat in downtown 5-7pm

Party at the Recreation Center 6-8pm

Thriller performance 7:30pm

Jump House, Haunted House - put on by Troop 623 Boy Scouts, Crafts, Games, Music

 

 

 


Location: 13333 Middleton Ave., Boulder Creek Map
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Usegi Farm for Fall Fun
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Uesugi Farms
Pumpkinville Railroad, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Blasters and Pumpkins for Sale
Date: Every day (Oct 1-Oct 31)
Admission Fees: free to enter, fees for ticketed rides

Ride the Pumpkinville Railroad!  Take a nostalgic ride aboard our Allan Herschell Iron Horse or our blue and yellow Arrow Streamliner trains. Visit Morgania, where our scarecrows live.

Operates 9am-closing daily.


Get Lost in Kayla's Korn Maze.  Try to find your way out of this 2 acre corn maze with interactive trivia cards.  Fun for the whole family.

 

(0 Sept 2017) hayjump.jpgHay Jump  Have the kids jump on this gianormous jumper made of giant haybales. What a great way for the kids to burn some energy!

Operates 9am-closing daily.

 

Pumpkin Pete's Enchanted Hayride  Meet Pumpkin Pete and travel through some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring lands of Uesugi Farms. Visit Pumpkinland, our gorgeous Sunflower Gallery, and the spectacular Marigoldland, filled with over 100,000 hand-sown flowers. This one of a kind hayride is completely narrated and complimented with charming music. It's a must see!

Operates 9am-6:30pm daily.

 

The Cow Train  This may be the silliest fun you have all year! A favorite with the kids!

Operates 9am-closing daily.


Pumpkin Blasters
Come and shoot targets with mini pumpkins out of this gun... at 90mph. What a blast!!  Safe for all ages.


Pumpkins for Sale

We have tons of pumpkins to choose from.  All sorts of sizes, shapes and varieties.  We also sell haybales, corstalks, indian corn, different squashes, gourds and flowers.

 

Butterfly Valley  Take a stroll along this path and learn about the fascinating lives of butterflies through interactive storyboards.

Operates 9am-6:30pm daily.

 

Bootsie The Bee  Follow the corn path to discover all of Bootsie’s colorful, textured friends, and learn fascinating ‘bee-facts’ too. Be sure to visit Bootsie at night. All the storyboards are lit up with blacklights.

Operates 9am-closing daily.

 

(0 Sept 2017) pumpkinpyramid.jpgCarousel  Everyone can remember riding a carousel as a youngster, and this one rivals the best.

Operates 9am-closing daily.

 

Pumpkin Blasters  Come and shoot targets with mini pumpkins out of this gun… at 90mph.
What a blast!! Safe for all ages.

Operates 9am-closing daily.

 

Pumpkin Pyramid  It takes over 4000 pumpkins to cover our pyramid. A splendiferice site of epic proportions. Have your picture taken while sitting in our king or queen thrones.

Operates 9am-closing daily.

 

Fees


Location: 14485 Monterey Highway, San Martin Map
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HILLARIOUS HALLOWEEN COMEDY!
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Santa Cruz Performing Arts
Call Ben Jammin for more information
Date: Every day (Oct 20-Oct 31)


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Two FREE comedy showcases this week - one today at Kristy's School of Dance in Aptos, and one on Wednesday at Tierra Pacifica Charter School. Showtime is at 3:30 and the performance lasts about 40 minutes.

 

 

Hilarious Halloween is a multi-generational review that features humor of the macabre - Addams Family, etc. You'll be sure to laugh your head off! Bwahahaha!

 


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Maze of Horror
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City of Watsonville
See if you are brave enough to face the horrors on your own..."
Date: Every day (Oct 27-Oct 31) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: 10-22
Special Instructions: October 27, 30 and 31 -- 6-8pm

HALLOWEEN MAZE OF HORROR

October 27, 30 and 31 -- 6-8pm

"Dare to enter a maze full of suspense and darkness that will have you trembling with fear and excitement at every turn. This maze will be so spooky and creepy that you might need to hold on to your friends the entire way through. Or, you can try and see if you are brave enough to face the horrors on your own..."

 


Location: Gene Hoularis and Waldo Rodrigue, 30 Maple Ave, Watsonville Map
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13 Halloween Days on the Wharf
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City of Santa Cruz
Show up for entertainment, tricks or treats on the wharf!
Date: Every day (Oct 19-Oct 31) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages: All ages welcome Admission Fees: free

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Little witches, goblins, ghosts, and their parents can enjoy safe and sane trick-or-treating at the Parks and Recreation Department's Halloween celebration on the wharf. Treats for kids provided at wharf businesses. A children's costume contest on the wharf stage will add to the fun! 

 

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31!

Kick Off - October 19, 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the Wharf stage
FREE hot apple cider and games
The Great Morgani delights with festive music (and another fabulous outfit). 4:30 - 5:30 pm!
Wharf Specials for the Haunting Hours 5:00 - 7:00 pm!
Photo booth unveiling

Zombie Night on the Wharf - October 28, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Thriller Zombie Dance 5:00 pm at the Wharf stage
Apocalypse Wharf Specials 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Ghostly fun at the Wharf stage

The Great Pumpkin Hunt - All 13 Days: Find 5 hidden pumpkins on the Wharf each with a unique Wharf trivia question and answer. Submit your answers to one of the businesses below and win a prize! Splash, Vino Prima, Riva's, Bonnie's Gifts, Stagnaro Bros, Marini's, The Sock Shop, Made in Santa Cruz and the Wharf Headquarters

Trick-or-Treating - October 31, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Meet and take photos with Spiderman, Princess Elsa and Moana, Treats from Wharf businesses

Photo Booth on the Wharf Stage
- All 13 Days: Snap a festive photo with your family with the scenic Monterey Bay and Lighthouse as your backdrop.

Wharf Specials - All 13 Days: Enjoy fabulous, unique specials from restaurants and gift shops perfectly catered to the Halloween theme.


Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Map
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Haunted House Ben Lomond
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Ben Lomond's Cat House Haunt
We cant wait to scare you all this Friday on opening night!
Date: Every day (Oct 20-Oct 31) from 6:30pm to 10:30pm


(0 Oct 2017) Halloween_BLCatHouseHaunt.jpgWe cant wait to scare you all this Friday on opening night!

Located off of Highway 9 in Ben Lomond, we are a FREE Haunted House for all ages! Kid friendly, adult scary.

 

We will be open every night between October 20th and November 2nd between 6:30pm and 10:30pm. We stay open later on the weekends and until the line ends on Halloween night.

 

9649 Highway 9 Ben Lomond

We also can still use more monsters so if you'd like to volunteer please send us a message!


Halloween Night - 6:30pm - 12:00am or until the line ends!

 


Location: 9649 CA-9, Ben Lomond Map
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Arata Farm Hay Maze
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Arata Pumpkin Farm
Hey everyone, it's that time of year again! Come on out to the farm and enjoy the world famous Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze, or
Date: Every day (Sep 25-Oct 31) from 9:00am to 7:00pm


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You can lose yourself in our 6 acre corn field and pumpkin river. Try to challenge yourself intellectually and physically in our 2 acre world famous Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze. Take a walk on the wild side and adventure into our Haunted Barn. Relax and enjoy yourself on our Hay Ride.

 

Or you can let the kid's play in our Play Land playground with Miniature Hay Maze, on the Children's Train Ride or have fun with our animals in the Petting Zoo. We also have many picnic areas throughout the farm, at Arata Pumpkin Farm we have something for everybody.

 

We also have dozens of varieties of pumpkins and sizes. We have a special pumpkin for everyone in your family! Feel free to give us a call, send us an email or just come to the farm. We would love to see you.

 

Our Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 8pm

 

Family Package $15 per Adult ~ $20 per Child Attraction
A minimum of one paid adult and one paid child, age 10 and under are required to qualify for this package


Location: 185 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay Map
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