Best Halloween Events in Sonoma County

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Best Halloween Events in Sonoma County

The beauty of harvest in wine country takes a spooky turn with an array of Halloween events to suit everyone, from pint sized trick or treaters to full-grown ghoul enthusiasts. The ghosts are up and about in the cemeteries and pumpkins abound. Take your pick of family friendly festivals, laugh in the face of fear with a Halloween comedy show, or immerse yourself in the terror of the season in a haunted house.

The Rocky Horror Show 

Oct. 12 - Nov. 3, 2018
6th Street Playhouse
52 West Sixth Street
Santa Rosa

Each fall Santa Rosa's 6th Street Playhouse puts on the rollicking Halloween classic, Rocky Horror Show. Don't miss the campy cult musical live on stage and then dance the Time Warp with the cast after the show! 

Sebastopol Cemetery Walk

Oct. 12 and 13, 2018
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
500 Robinson Road

Six dramatic vignettes based upon the lives of cemetery residents take place while on an after-dark walking tour of Sebastopol Memorial Lawn. Enjoy a light supper before the walk and dessert afterward at the historic Luther Burbank Farm. Four presentations each night at 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, and 7:45 p.m. Advance ticket sales only! All proceeds support Western Sonoma County Historical Society projects.

Blind Scream Haunted House

October 2018
Sonoma Mountain Village
1500 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park

Blind Scream presents two terrifying haunted houses to horrify you for several bone chilling nights in October. Enter Lil Horrus's Fun House if you dare and then take your chances in Doc's Horrortorium. Check their website for all of the ghoulish details!

Tolay Fall Festival

Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 2018
Tolay Lake Regional Park
5869 Cannon Lane

The Tolay Fall Festival offers two weekends of seasonal family fun at beautiful Tolay Lake Regional Park east of Petaluma. Take a hay ride to a giant pumpkin patch and explore a creatures barn full of live snakes, spiders, birds of prey, and tide pool animals. Find your way through a straw maze, try farm crafts activities like candle-dipping and wool-carding. Make corn husk dolls and pet the farm animals. Visit a replica of a Native American village. Enter a pumpkin seed spitting contest and enjoy old-fashion lawn games and foods from local vendors.

Cirque du Sebastopol Halloween

Oct. 26 and 27, 2018
Hopmonk - The Abbey
230 Petaluma Avenue

Hopmonk Tavern's 10th annual Halloween bash showcases the hottest electronic music in the abbey and local indie americana in the beer garden along with burlesque and festive antics. On Friday, Oct. 27, see Royal Jelly Jive and Sam Vega. On Saturday, Oct. 28, see Random Rab, VNDMG, Charles the First, and INI.

Halloween at Howarth Park

Oct. 27, 2018
Howarth Park
630 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa

Dress in your best costume and trick-or-treat through one of Santa Rosa's most popular parks. Hop on the train and catch a pony ride! Local businesses and organizations will be handing out treats to children aged 12 and under. This event may well sell out, so try to purchase tickets in advance for one of three sessions.

Petaluma Cemetery Tour

Oct. 27, 2018
Cypress Hill Cemetery
430 Magnolia Avenue

The Petaluma Museum Association presents their annual cemetery tour featuring noted Petalumans from the past. Get a start on your Halloween fun watching the past come alive! Such residents as William Howard Pepper, Isaac Wickersham, Ida Belle McNear, and Clara McNear will be brought to life in their 19th century attire. Tours are at 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 

Harvest and Halloween Carnival 

Oct. 28, 2018
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes

The whole family can enjoy great Halloween fun at Coppola Winery's event with games, magic, carnival rides, music, and costumes. Candy for the kids and wine for the grown ups! Reservations can be made via their website and it's just $12 plus tax per child ages 14 and under. Net profits from ticket sales will to to the Luther Burbank Center's Music for Schools program.


Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Oct. 31, 2018
Historic Downown Petaluma
4th and Kentucky

Join over 60 participating downtown Petaluma merchants for a fun and safe Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hauntingly "ghould" time from 3 - 5:30 p.m. as the scary, the cute, the ugly, and the creepy descend on this charming downtown! There will also be treats for little ghosts and goblins from 12-1:00 p.m.

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.