Events on October 14th, 2018

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 22 – October 28: Enjoy silly spooky shows, delightful Halloween dance parties and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Weekends in October: The Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers a range of seasonal activities and learning opportunities at Boo at the L.A. Zoo.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

Weekends, October 13 – 28: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s pumpkin patch.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 15 – October 28: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Oktoberfest, Kinderfest and Dachshund Races in Huntington Beach

Sundays, September 9 – October 28: An annual event that lets families enjoy Oktoberfest, featuring wiener dog (dachshunds) races, plus carnival games, live German music, bouncy houses street vendors, performers and family fun.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

National Chemistry Day at the Santa Ana Zoo

October 14: Explore chemistry displays sponsored by the American Chemical Society.

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 5-28: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 21 – October 28: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile Corn Maze

September 29 – October 28: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at SoCal’s largest corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch in Newport Beach

October 14: Join ENC for an annual tradition! Enjoy food, crafts, games and entertainment. Pick out your favorite pumpkin, buy native plants, and explore the center.

Surf City Arts Fest in Huntington Beach

October 14: The Huntington Beach Art Center is excited to present the Surf City Arts Fest. This event combines Family Arts Day and Art in the Park, to bring to downtown HB the largest outdoor celebration of the arts ever presented in its history!

Hocus Pocus at El Capitan Theater

October 11-21: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Halloween classic! You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters.

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

April 8 – December 9: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!

Antique Tractors at Underwood Farm

October 13-14: See dozens of antique tractors up close, and don’t miss the tractor parades, animal show, pig races, live entertainment, harvester slide and photo ops.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Spooktacular Fun Days in Irvine

October 13-14: Come in costume and enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and more.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 8-November 3: Celebrating 48 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, contests and children’s activities, including interactive performances, game booths, bounce house and face painting.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 12-14: Listen to a live retelling of The Horla, based on a radio series of spine-tingling tales, and The Hitch-Hiker, showcasing radio’s penetrating powers of physiological persuarion.

Fall Festival at LA Farmers Market

October 13-14: A favorite event since 1934, the Fall Festival features a bounty of live music, a petting zoo, old-time artisans, pie-eating contests, and photo cut-outs.

School House Rock Live in Rancho Cucamonga

October 6-27: What’s old is new again, as the pop culture phenomenon based on the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life on stage!

Family Fundays in Topanga Canyon

June 3 – October 21: Weekends mean fun for families at this magical outdoor amphitheater-in-the-woods, with Creative PlayGround presenting a different interactive performance each week.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Spooktacular Fun Days in Irvine

October 14-15: Come in costume and enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more.

Wiener Dog Races at Old World

Weekly through October 28: Come witness these short legged but swift wieners racing to the finish line at the most adorable competition right in Old World Huntington Beach.

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

Select Days, September 29 – October 28:: Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh-eating toxic paintballs.

Alpine Village Oktoberfest Family Sundays

September 9 – October 21: The Alpine Village Oktoberfest is about bringing families and friends together in celebration, and Sundays have always been family focused.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express at Orange Empire Railway Museum

October 13-28: Take a ride to adventure at the Pumpkin Patch! Visit the petting zoo, enjoy performances, go on a hayride, jump on a trolley, explore the hay maze, experience the scavenger hunt, go trick or treating, and much more!

Absolutely Halloween in Santa Monica

October 6-28: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Halloween Boutique Opening at Roger’s Gardens

August 31 – October 21: Surround yourself in a world of magic this Hallowen season at Roger’s Gardens.

Fancy Nancy the Musical in Anaheim

October 5-28: Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

43nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: Based on the novel and the 1933 movie, this tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Depot Day at Travel Town Museum

October 14: Join Travel Town Museum for their annual open house depot day complete with music, food, tour, playdays, and more.

Pirates of Penzance in Irvine

September 14 – October 14: Don’t miss out on witnessing his super fun show featuring the best gang of pirates ever to set sail on the stage!

Pier del Sol Festival in Santa Monica

October 14: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics! Bring out the entire family for a day of fun and support a worthy cause.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at The Attic Community Theater

October 20-29: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

Haunted Train Ride at Tom’s Farms

September 29th & 30th and every Friday – Sunday during October: Bring your whole family for a night of frightening fun, food, and games!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

42nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: This Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

September 29-October 28 and October 31: Families with younger kids (3-11): can join in on the ghoulish fun by participating in safe, interactive adventures throughout the park with shows, activities and of course,trick or treating.

Healthy Kids Running Series Fall Program in Laguna Niguel

September 30 – October 28: The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program for kids (2-14). All participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements!

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Mini Pumpkin Party at Zimmer Childrens Museum

October 14: There are pumpkins afoot and they need faces! Visit the museum to paint, decorate and name your very own squash friend!

Bow Wows and Meows Pet Fair in Santa Clarita

October 14: Celebrate pets, encourage animal awareness, and promote pet adoption at the 18th annual Bow-Wows and Meows Pet Fair!

Sunday Circle for Children with Disabilities

Select Sundays: Join Friendship Circle for a fun-filled Sunday Circle! Come together for a variety of entertainment, recreation and enrichment activities for children with special needs.

Art on the Walk in Anaheim

October 14: Anaheim GardenWalk hosts Art on the Walk, a family-friendly event with live art demonstrations, music and entertainment, while taking a stroll through the property to enjoy the largest local aggregation of public art in a single place, including center-wide art displays and colorful murals.

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.