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

All Hallow's Art Fest

Sept. 28, 2019
Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Avenue
Petaluma

Halloween lovers can start the festivities off early at All Hallow's Art Fest, an art show celebrating the magic of the spooky season. The Halloween Folk Art Society juries artists from around the country, who bring their unique, bizarre, and wonderful art and collectibles every year for this special marketplace.
Details: allhallowsartfest.blogspot.com

Sebastopol Cemetery Walk

Oct. 4 and 5, 2019
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
500 Robinson Road
Sebastopol

Six dramatic vignettes based upon the lives of cemetery residents take place while on an after-dark walking tour of Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Enjoy a light supper before the walk and dessert afterward. 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.
Details: wschs.org

Blind Scream Haunted House


Oct. 11-31, 2019
98 Santa Rosa Plaza
Santa Rosa

Blind Scream presents two terrifying haunted houses to horrify you for several bone chilling nights in October. Lil Horrus is back and wants you for his Lil Freak Show - run for your life! New this year, summon up all of your courage and enter the Witch House, deep in the dank, dark woods. Check their website for all of the ghoulish details!
Details: www.blindscream.com

Pumpkin Nights

Oct. 10 - Nov. 3, 2019
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa

New to Santa Rosa this year, Pumpkin Nights is an interactive Halloween experience filled with dazzling displays in seven Pumpkin Lands created with hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. Check out the fire show, catch an outdoor movie, and enjoy a variety of treats at Pumpkin Central.
Details: www.pumpkinnights.com

Tolay Fall Festival

Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 2019
Tolay Lake Regional Park
5869 Cannon Lane
Petaluma

The Tolay Fall Festival offers two weekends of seasonal family fun at beautiful Tolay Lake Regional Park east of Petaluma. Enjoy the sunshine while taking a hay ride to a giant pumpkin patch. There is a creatures barn full of live snakes, spiders, birds of prey, and tide pool animals. Kids can try their hand at farm crafts activities like candle-dipping, wool-carding, and making corn husk dolls. Visit with farm animals in a special petting area. Enter a pumpkin seed spitting contest and enjoy old-fashion lawn games and foods from local vendors.
Details: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

Halloween at Howarth Park

Oct. 26, 2019
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.
Details: srcity.org

Petaluma Cemetery Tour

2019 Date To Be Announced
Cypress Hill Cemetery
430 Magnolia Avenue
Petaluma

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.
Details: www.petalumamuseum.com

Safari West Halloween Spook-tacular!

2019 Date To Be Announced
Safari West
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa

Go wild this Halloween with the animals at Safari West. Follow the Trick-or-Treat Trail  and take a Trick-orTrek bus tour to look for giraffes, rhinos, antelope, and more! More information coming soon, keep an eye on their website.
Details: safariwest.com

Harvest and Halloween Carnival 

Oct. 27, 2019
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes
Geyserville

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!
Details: www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com

Halloween with Harry Potter

Oct. 27, 2019
Green Music Center

1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park

The Santa Rosa Symphony's Family Concert Series begins its season with a special Halloween-themed show. These concerts are interactive and delight with fun storytelling and music. Kids will recognize music from Harry Potter films as well as other pieces that conjure images of fantastical creatures and magic. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
Details: gmc.sonoma.edu

Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Oct. 31, 2019
Historic Downown Petaluma
4th and Kentucky
Petaluma

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.
Details: www.petalumadowntown.com

Frankenstein

Oct. 31, 2019
Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park

On Halloween night, the Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will bring James Whale's classic thriller, Frankenstein, to life with music composed by Michael Shapiro. The haunting score was created in 2002 to accompany the 1931 film that did not contain incidental music.
Details: music.sonoma.edu/events/2019/frankenstein-halloween

 

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.