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October 2009 Events



  October 25, 2009



BAKERSFIELD - Boo at the Zoo. Play games, make crafts, see animals, train rides $1; bounce house $1. Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: All children up to 17 years get in free. Location: Bakersfield, California Living Museum, 10500 Alfred Harrel Highway, Bakersfield, CA. Boo at Zoo events
COSTA MESA - Trick or Treat Festival and Halloween Hearse Procession. 12th annual Halloween event features free daytime trick or treating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., giant pumpkin carving by Farmer Mike (now author of "Farmer Mike Grows Giant pumpkins"), first 500 kids receive his book, free face painting, Goldilocks and the Three Buccaneers puppet show, antique and classic hearse show and 10 a.m. procession thru Costa Mesa, Dr. Demento's Festival of Dementia Shows, Freak Show Deluxe, vampire poets, Magic Castle Jr. Society Magician Mark Gibson, Crimebo the Clown and Crime Trivia Contest, Count Miniscula, Ballooney Looney Witch, costume contest for ages 13 years and older, kid’s costume parade, Ukulady, tall witches and blood drive to support local hospitals. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Call 949-723-6660.

FRESNO - ZooBoo. ZooBoo is an exciting, fun, family-oriented Halloween celebration! The entire Zoo is decorated for the occasion. Kids will enjoy live entertainment, carnival games (extra charges apply), fun and prizes, plus trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo! Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Adults $12, Children (2-11) $10; Day of Event (if available) - Adults $14, Children (2-11) $12. Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 894 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA 93728.  See all Boo at Zoo events

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment.

LOS ANGELES - LA Cancer Challenge 5K / 10K Run and Walk for Pancreatic Cancer. LA Cancer Challenge has raised over 2.1 million dollars for the Hirshberg Foundation in its battle against a disease that kills thousands each year and touches the lives of countless more friends and families. Time: AM. Cost: Registration for adults is $35-$40 & $15 for kids. Location:  The VA grounds in West Los Angeles at the 405 and Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Call: 310) 473-5121. L.A. Cancer Challenge or the Hirshberg Foundation, or

LOS ANGELES - Boo at the Zoo. Halloween Boo at the L.A. Zoo includes pumpkin patches, jack-o-lantern carving, photo opportunities, eerie crafts— throughout the Zoo. Freaky Fun House will feature Halloween entertainment, tasty treats, face painting, wacky mirrors, and an amusement zone filled with games.  Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $8-13 (kids 2 & under free). Location: Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 644-4200.

MOORPARK - All About Pumpkins. Costume contests, pumpkin demos and more.  Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA.

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PALM DESERT - Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade. Colorful carts line the boulevard of the El Paseo.

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA.

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 1 & 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101.

SANTA CRUZ - Howl-o-Ween. Coastal Dogs will feature a Howloween dog costume parade/walk.


Oct 24 > Oct 26