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October 2009 Events



  October 30, 2009


  BAKERSFIELD - Safe Halloween 2009. 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!!! 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.

BASS LAKE - Bass Lake Fall Arts Festival & Crafts Fair in The Pines Village from 9-5. Call: (559) 877-3474. /

BEVERLY HILLS - Wicked Lit Haunts Greystone Mansion this Halloween. In the style of the long running hit, The Manor, Theatre 40 and The Nom de Guerre Theatre Guild present the first annual Wicked Literature Halloween Theatre Festival at Greystone Mansion. This theatrical event features new and original adaptations of classic horror stories; The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard, staged inside Greystone Mansion. Don't miss this fun and spooky Halloween theatre event at Greystone. Location: Greystone Estate, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45 per person, seating limited, reservation a must! Buy: (818) 242-7910.

BLUE LAKE -  Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Directions: Northbound Hwy 101: Guintoli exit - go left. Follow directions to Mad River Beach and look for signs to Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch toward the big red barn.

BUENA PARK - Knotts Berry Farm- Knott's Scary Farm Haunt is world's largest theme park event. Shocking walk-through mazes, re-themed rides and one scare experience, with Knott’s Annual Haunt and 1,000 costumed creatures wandering the park, mazes and rides. Knott’s Berry Farm closes at 5:30 p.m. each evening and reopens at 7 p.m. as Knott’s Scary Farm. The fear continues until 1 a.m. (2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). Tickets: $37-54/person. Opens at 7 p.m.

ESCONDIDO - Haunted House. The Downtown Business Association offers a haunted house experience in a 15-room Grand Haunt filled with ghosts and ghouls, a mad scientist and a funeral parlor. It will feature live actors, scary surprises and smoke and mirrors. Admission is $10, with a special $15 front-of-the-line pass. Cost is $5 for younger children for the 'Lights-On' version of the haunted house.  Time: 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays - Thursdays; 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays -Saturdays. Location: Haunted House, 333 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025. Contact:

GRAND TERRACE - Halloween Haunt with Guest appearance by escape artist Curtis Lovell II. This exciting Halloween event at the City of Grand Terrace Halloween Haunt  2009 (trick or treat)allows you to envision your own personal prison. The lack of movement, loss of control and the sweat rolling down your face once you have been strapped into a straitjacket. Now imagine that the expertise of the United States military confined you to that straitjacket! At 6:45 p.m., television escape artist Curtis Lovell II will be strapped into a regulation straitjacket by two U.S. military officers as part of the The City of Grand Terrace, California, Halloween Haunt in Richard Rollins Park. Time: 6:45 p.m. Show;  Halloween Haunt from 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Richard Rollins Park, 22735 De Berry St., Grand Terrace, CA 92313. More info: [email protected] /

HEMET - Harvest Festival & Haunted Bowl. This event include pumpkin carving and face painting by day-ghouls and a spirited wagon ride through the Bowl at night. Cost includes maze, wagon ride, & pumpkin patch. Time: 4 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15. Location: Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet, CA  92544

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.

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 - 15th annual Halloween Terrorfest at Queen Mary ship. Explore 5 terrifying mazes on and off the ship. Time: 7 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Cost: $29; Fastpass: $40. Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 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.

PASO ROBLES - The First Crush Wine Weekend.  The Zinfandel Cluster will be held, inviting individuals and couples to enjoy an all-inclusive weekend of crushing the grapes, making the wines, and taking home two cases of your private label wines to enjoy. Cost includes hotels, transportation to wineries, etc. October 30-Nov.1, 2009. Location: Paso Robles, California. Cost: $1200 - 2000 (all inclusive weekend) approx. Registration:

PETALUMA - Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and A'Mazing Corn Maze. Family pumpkin patch and on-site market for winter squash and fall decor straw mountain, picnic area, 4 acre corn maze, bounce house, weekend huge inflatables, pony rides, free kids corn maze, weekend rock climbing wall, food vendors, restrooms, petting zoo and a night, a haunted Corn Maze. Hours: open 10am-10pm. Location: 550 Stony Point Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Haunted Cornfield night admission costs: $15. Call: (707) 763-3132.

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.

PETALUMA - El Dia de Los Muertos Procession. In celebration of El Dia de los Muertos "The Day of the Dead". A procession starting in Downtown Petaluma will end up at the Petaluma Art Center. Time: TBD. Location: Downtown Petaluma to the Petaluma Art Center 901 West St., Petaluma, CA

SAN DIEGO - Disney's The Lion King, Musical. This award-winning Broadway musical returns to San Diego and often sells out.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 - 79 approx. Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101.

SAN  LUIS OBISPO - HANDs on Health. Cal Poly Presents the 1st Annual HANDs on Health Event. Join the entire Central Coast for two days of festivities featuring fun, interactive learning for all ages. Explore a Farmers Market, expand your knowledge from national speakers and research and take advantage of free health and dental screenings! Event runs through Oct. 31. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Location:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Campus, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93410. Call: Melody Pietsch for info and sponsorship: (805)756-0673.

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.

VACAVILLE - Halloween Stroll. Time: 4 to 6 pm.  Entertainment is free.