Mounds of colorful orange and yellow gourds sit in front of a bright red barn under a blue sky at Hale's Apple farm in Sonoma County
Hale's Apple Farm in Sebastopol

Halloween Events in Sonoma County

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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, roam through a cemetery, or immerse yourself in the terror of the season in a haunted house.

Update for 2020: Please note that these listed events are still subject to change. Please contact the event directly for updated information.

A family in costume

Halloween at Hanson of Sonoma

Get in the spooky spirit at Hanson of Sonoma distillery Halloween weekend. Wear a costume and receive 25% off wood-fired pizzas. For those who are 21+, Kollar Chocolates, an artisan chocolate shop in Yountville, has teamed up with Hanson to craft a one of a kind pairing: including six Hanson Vodka Expressions and six Chocolate Truffles. There will also be Halloween candy-infused Hanson cocktails to enjoy. Hanson of Sonoma’s Halloween themed weekend will be held Friday, October 30 - Sunday, November 1. Reservations to visit can be made online or by calling 707-343-1805.

Hallowine Run

Join the Hallowine Run in a virtual or live experience. Run on your own time and course, or you can run the Hallowine courses in person. Three scenic open courses run from Healdsburg through the renowned Dry Creek Valley. Pick up your packet and swag bag before your run and wine tickets can be used for tasting at participating wineries in the area. 

Halloween Trick or Treat at Charlie's Acres

Join Charlie's Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary for a special Halloween event on Saturday, October 31.. Located just minutes from downtown Sonoma, the sanctuary is the perfect place for all animal lovers to visit. Lasting about 1 hour, activities include a costume parade, animal treats, goat greeting, pumpkin smash, and goodie bags!

Tunnel of Terror

Splash Express will be turned into the Tunnel of Terror every night from October 22 - November 1. This spooky experience is the only drive-through haunted house in Sonoma County. Tunnel of Terror is not appropriate for young children – or for the “faint of heart.” During daytime business hours, families can enjoy Spooky Splash, a family-friendly car wash with candy for the kids! $20 per car & includes a Splash Car Wash to be used on a different date.

Bottles of red and white wine are lined up on a table withHalloween candy
Meadowcroft Wines

Halloween Wine and Candy Pairing

Are your Halloween plans looking a little different this year?  Join Meadowcroft for a virtual wine and Halloween candy tasting. Order the wine and Halloween candy kit before October 21 and join in for this fun and interactive live tasting. This edu-taining experience will teach you how to pair wines with food, and allow you to discover the perfect wine and candy pairing. Wear your Halloween costume for rewards for the best dressed.

Wines & Sunsets Halloween

Join Paradise Ridge for a special Halloween-themed Wines & Sunsets. Calling all ghouls and gals to the Russian River Valley Estate to eat, drink, and be scary! Enjoy ghostly white wines and bloody reds by the glass or bottle with fun festive decor. The Halloween menu will include a whole hog roast with sinfully sweet treats. And don't forget to dress up for a chance to win an exclusive prize from one of three Halloween costume contests.

How to Draw Peanuts Halloween

Sponsored by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, celebrate Halloween with the Peanuts Gang by learning to draw Charlie Brown in his bedsheet ghost costume, Lucy in her witches hat and mask, Snoopy as the WW1 Flying Ace, and maybe, if you are sincere enough, even the Great Pumpkin! Atlanta-based cartoonist Robert W. Pope will share live step-by-step drawing instruction during this spooktacular online event. For over 15 years, Pope has specialized in bringing many favorite characters to the comic book page, including Peanuts, Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, Batman, and many others, and has contributed to several of the new Peanuts comic books.

Halloween Wine & Pizza Night

Bricoleur Vineyards, California’s newest winery and hospitality retreats, is hosting a Wine & Pizza Night for friends and family on Friday, October 30, 2020. Executive Chef, Shane McAnelly, is serving delicious wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, and wine. Roam the spooky 40-acre property in costume, taste Halloween treats, pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and compete in a costume contest!

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.