October 26, 2008
BELMONT SHORE - Haute
Dog Halloween Parade. 8th annual event brings out the pets in
their finest Halloween digs. The start and finish is at
Livingston Park (4900 E. Livingston). Time: 2:30 p.m.
BIG BEAR LAKE -
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. 38th Annual Big Bear Lake
Oktoberfest Schedule of Events includes Log Sawing & Stein
Holding Contests - held several times throughout the day.
Children's contests held Sundays at approximately 3:00 p.m.;
Outside Budenstrasse Game Booths, Exhibitors, Petting Zoo
Saturdays from 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m. Price: $5 - 10
approx. (kids under 12 free). Location: Big Bear Lake Convention
Center, Highway 18 at Division Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA. Call:
BLUE LAKE - Corn
Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Hay rides and 7 acre corn maze add to
pumpkin patch fun. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Potter's
Produce. Go toward Mad River Beach, exit 101 at Guintoli, Blue
Lake, CA. Call: (707) 668-5135.
BORREGO SPRINGS -
Borrego Days Desert Festival. Event includes vintage car show,
festival events such as live music, food vendors, wine tasting,
kids zone and more. Location: Borrego Springs Performing Arts
Center, Borrego Springs, CA. Cost: $5. borregospringschamber.com
CAPITOLA - Capitola Village Children's Halloween Parade.
Line up at 1:30, parade begins at 2 p.m. Kids are invited to
come with parents and dress as ghosts, goblins and fairy
princesses at the annual Halloween Parade. Enjoy refreshments
and pumpkin painting. Location: Capitola Village. Call: (831)
Gyro's 4D Fear
Factory. This Halloween Haunt is just what you need to
launch your celebrating. Time: 7 - 10 p.m. Cost: $23.99.
Location: Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld Parkway,
Concord, CA. Call: (866) 901-FEAR (3327). 3dfearfactory.com
DEL MAR - Harvest Festival. 36th annual event features
over 24,000 one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, gourmet foods with
free samples and musical entertainment. Artist quality glass
art, jewelry, ceramics and gifts sold at this holiday event.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9 Adult; $7 Senior 62+; $4 Youth
13-17; Free 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. One
ticket is good for all three days. Location: Del Mar
Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Dr., Del Mar, CA.
FILLMORE - Headless Horseman Dinner Train. Ride a
vintage train to the private pumpkin patch Ichabog. Dinner
includes BBQ Tri-tip, Chicken, Potato Salad, Beans, Brad. Time:
6:45 -9:30 p.m. Cost: $43 adult; $28 Age 4 -12; $20 Age 2 -3;
Free for infant that sits on parents lap and doesn't occupy a
seat. Location: Fillmore & Western Railway Company, 351 Santa
Clara St. (Red caboose), Fillmore, CA. Reservations: (800)
FILLMORE - The Pumpkin Train. Ride a vintage train
to the private pumpkin patch Ichabog. Stay for 1 to 3 hours on
Jolly Jumps, Carousel, Haunted Hay Maze, arts & crafts booths,
garden gifts, BBQ sandwiches sold and more. Time: 10 a.m., Noon,
2 & 4 p.m. Cost: $15 adult; $8 Age 4 -12; $6 Age 2 -3; Free for
infant that sits on parents lap and doesn't occupy a seat.
Location: Fillmore & Western Railway Company, 351 Santa Clara
St. (Red caboose), Fillmore, CA. Reservations: (800) 773-8724.
2008. Top ragtime musicians, dancing and even a special high
school ragtime show. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Location: Downtown Fullerton. Festival HQ and ticket
registration is Steamers Jazz Club, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton.
Venues include Mo’s Music Store, the Imperial Ballroom and Osborne
Auditorium (Fullerton Public Library).Cost: $60 for all-weekend pass,
$25 for daytime programs, $20 for Sat. night revue show (all
tickets $5 higher at the door). 20% off for groups of 10 or
more. Children 15 and under admitted free with paid parent or
guardian. Tickets & info: (714) 680-6684. ragfest.com.
GRASS VALLEY -
Archaeology Days in Grass Valley. This event celebrates
California's Archaeology Month by sponsoring a number of free
activities including a mock dig with a real archaeologist, acorn
and corn grinding with stone tools, flintknapping (making
arrowheads) demonstrations, artifact displays and many other
items of interactive educational fun for kids of all ages. Time:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Phoenix Obsidian
Designs' Trading Post, 144 Hughes Rd., Suite G, Grass Valley, CA
95945. Call: (530) 477-1957. www.obsidiandesigns.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Old World Village Oktoberfest. A Bavarian band, live
entertainment, German foods served and beers on tap, plus the
pretty "shot" girls and a large dance floor for Chicken Dance.
Sunday afternoons are Family Day with the Bouncy House for kids.
Location: 7571 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714)
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -
Pumpkin Roundup. Descanso Gardens annual Pumpkin festival
includes a costume parade from 10 to 11 a.m., children's ballet
dance "Rodeo" from 2 to 3 p.m. and boomtown activities such as
pumpkin decorating, crafts and food all day long. Time: 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Location: 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA
LAKE ELSINORE - Toxic
Terrors The Haunted Stadium. Three extreme walk-through
attractions combine state-of-the-art effects with
ultra-realistic environments, placing YOU in incredibly
terrifying situations where you must make decisions, face your
fears, and risk your own fate. This haunted stadium is infected
with zombies and mutated creatures in a toxic nightmare.
Location: Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, Time:
7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Midnight. Ticket: $15; $13 for groups 10+.
Dell'Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Maze. This 11th annual event
includes an awesome maze to work your way out of, plus pumpkin
blaster where you can shoot miniature pumpkins, Kiddie Land,
Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Tractor Train, free
Hay Ride, free Hay Bale Pyramid, free Speedway, free Hay Bale
Labyrinth, Maze Bridges, food & fun. Cost: Free to $12.50. Time:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, CA
95330. Call: (209) 982-0833. pumpkinmaze.com
- Shipwreck - 14th annual Halloween Terrorfest at Queen Mary
ship. Explore 7 terrifying mazes on and off the ship. Revamped
for new thrills in 2008. Time: 7 p.m. to 11 Midnight. Cost: $34.
Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA. queenmary.com
LOS ALAMITOS -
Wings Wheels and Rotors. On display will be military aircraft,
helicopters, radio controlled airplanes, military equipment,
warbirds, public safety equipment and many cars. Aircraft
flyovers are planned, plus a huge car show with classic cars,
new automobiles, antique vehicles, motorcycles and hotrods.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Los Alamitos Army Airfieold,
Joint Forces Training Base, California National Guard, 11200
Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, California. Call: (562) 598-6659.
Admission is free (except for car show entry). firstname.lastname@example.org/
LOS ANGELES -
Boo at the L.A.
Zoo. This is an annual event in which the zoo is transformed
into themed areas for Halloween and trick or treating. Time: 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $7-12 (kids 2 & under free). Wear a costume
and get $1 off admission. Location: Los Angeles Zoo
and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Call:
(323) 644-4200. lazoo.org
LOS GATOS - Haunted
Harvest Festival. This annual event features Goblyn’s Glen at
Oak Meadow Park. Take a self-guided tour through Goblin’s Glen,
and enjoy a moonlit ride on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad.
Children can trick or treat and ride the Carousel. There
are vendors, food, and fun for entire family. Time: Dusk to 10
p.m. Cost: $6, add $2 for a ride on the Billy Jones
Wildcat Railroad. Call (408) 395-7433. experienceshadowhills.com
- Pumpkin Patch.
A huge pumpkin patch and train ride are part of the fun in this
3rd annual event that includes train rides, hay rides, a haunted
house, pony rides, thousands of pumpkins and more. Admission
into the pumpkin patch is FREE. Prices for other activities
vary. Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange,
CA. Cars are charged $3 parking. irvineparkrailroad.com
OXNARD - Pumpkin
Fun Day. Free Fall harvest, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin
bowling, costume contest with prizes at 1pm and Trick or
Treating at 1pm. Sponsored by C.I. Harbor Certified Farmers &
Fisherman's Market. Location: 3350 South Harbor Boulevard,
Oxnard, CA. Call: (805) 643-6458 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PACIFIC PALISADES -
and Roman Spirit Exhibit. The Society of Dilettanti takes
delight in sex and the finer things in life at The Getty Villa.
Open Thursday-Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required,
but admission is free. Parking fee: $10/car. Location:
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA. getty.edu.
PASADENA - Old Town
Haunt. Descend into the basement of the historical Union Savings
Bank Building where mysterious things have happened for over 107
years. Something lives down there -- the basement was sealed
shut for decades but now... Time: 7 -10 p.m. Kids Matinee from
Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 - 18.50. Location: 20 N. Raymond @
Colorado, Pasadena, CA. oldtownhaunt.com
SANTA PAULA -
Rotary Pumpkin Patch. Acres of pumpkins, a giant sunflower
forest for the kids, towering hay pyramids, hay rides with
historic information about the area, farm animals, pony rides,
mini train rides, face painting, a country store, delicious food
and great entertainment are offered in this community oriented
event held weekends during Halloween season. Time: 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Cost: $2. Location: 14292 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula, CA
93060. Call: (888) 522-1884. faulknerfarmpumpkinpatch.com
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Peltzer Farms. Open daily 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Located 6 miles east of 1-15, take Rancho California
Road Exit to Calle Contento. Peltzer Farms, 39925 Calle
Contento, Temecula, CA 92591. Call: (951) 695-1115.
Alpine Village Oktoberfest Enjoy live entertainment
with European recording artists, and Direct from Germany bands
in a covered beer garden with a stage, dancing, German foods and
beer on tap. Location: 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA.
Call: (310) 323-6520. alpinevillage.net
Halloween Horror Nights. Put on your creepy clothes and head
over to the scariest place in town, Universal. Begins at
7pm. Tickets are available for purchase at
WESTMINSTER - Founder’s Day Festival and Parade.
The City of Westminster is hosting the Founder's Day Festival
and Parade in the Westminster Civic Center. The event will
feature a large carnival, a food court, exciting entertainment
and the revival of the Founder's Day Parade. Location:
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA. Cost: Free admission,
foods and rides for a fee. ci.westminster.ca.us