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Best Halloween Events in Sonoma County

Take a cemetery stroll with Petalumans of yesteryear.

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.

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. The performance is preceded by a light supper and then followed by a homemade apple crisp dessert with tea and coffee at the historic Luther Burbank Farm. Four presentations per night at 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, and 7:45 p.m., on Friday and Saturday nights. Advance ticket sales only! All proceeds support Western Sonoma County Historical Society projects.
Details: www.sebastopol-farm-museum.org

Blind Scream Haunted House

October 2018
Sonoma Mountain Village
1500 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park

Blind Scream presents terrifying haunted houses to horrify you for several bone chilling nights in October. Ghoulish details will be shared with us all soon. Check back if you dare!
Details: www.blindscream.com

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.
Details: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

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.
Details: www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol

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.
Details: ci.santa-rosa.ca.us

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. 
Details: www.petalumamuseum.com

Harvest and Halloween Carnival

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

The whole family can enjoy some 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. You'll need to make reservations.

Details: www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com

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.
Details: www.petalumadowntown.com

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.

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