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October 2008 Event Calendar California


Thursday, October 30, 2008


ARCATA - Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors. Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight. Cost: $5. Location: 820 N Street, Arcata, CA. Call: (707) 822-4805.

BAKERSFIELD - Safe Halloween 2008. Bakersfield's premier TRICK-OR-TREAT experience provides for children ages 3 - 12 to safely trick-or-treat for terrific goodies on the Kern County Museum grounds in a family style environment. There will be over 30 trick-or-treat stations and lots more fun to enjoy including: Costume Contests • School-type Carnival • Petting Zoo • Food and Beverages • AND SO MUCH MORE!!! Event Dates are: Thursday, October 30 and Friday October 31. Hours: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $8 for children and adults. Location: Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301. Phone: (661) 852-5020.

BLUE LAKE - Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Hay rides and 7 acre corn maze add to pumpkin patch fun. Time: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Location: Potter's Produce. Go toward Mad River Beach, exit 101 at Guintoli, Blue Lake, CA. Call: (707) 668-5135.

CONCORD - 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).

DAVIS - Linda Ronstadt & Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano in Concert. An evening of unforgettable mariachi music with a pop vocalist supreme. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $35 - 65. Location: UC Davis, Jackson Hall, 9399 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA.  Call: (866) 754-ARTS.

FULLERTON - Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour. Explore Fullerton’s ghostly history in this 2½ hour guided tour of the downtown. Tours begin at 6:00pm and include approximately 1.5 miles of walking. Tours not recommended for children under 13. Sponsored by Fullerton Museum, pre registration is required is required. Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.  Call (714) 738-6545.

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+.

LATRHOP  - 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.

LONG BEACH  - 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.

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.

ORANGE - 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.

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590.

SOLVANG - Clown Town. Solvang & Buellton  15th Annual Halloween Haunted House, Clown Town 2008,  features two nights of terror. Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Location: Solvang Theaterfest. Cost: $6 Adult, $4 age 13 - under (Kid friendly from 6 - 6:30 PM.) Call (805) 688-PLAY.

TEMECULA - Pig Racing, 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.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD 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 


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