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September 2021

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 31: Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! There's lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts.

Dates:
Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$6 – $16

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 31: Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy a not too spooky haunted house, hay maze, hay pyramid, picture stands, and lots of other fun activities.

Dates:
Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
Cost:
Free

Fall Harvest on the Farm: Gigantic Pumpkin Patch & Pick Your Own at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark

SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 31: The farm will transform into a giant Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest experience filled with games, rides, photos ops, live entertainment, themed weekends, bands and more! Weekends will include all live entertainment.

Dates:
Saturday, September 25 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, 3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, 93021
Cost:
$10 – $22

Spider Pavilion Exhibition at Natural History Museum

SEPTEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 5: This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species.

Dates:
Sunday, September 26 - Sunday, December 5
Location:
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

October 2021

Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch in Los Angeles & San Diego

OCTOBER 1-31: Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch is now open with games, activities, attractions, and parties along with online ordering, delivery, and curbside pick-up. Games and activities include photo station, maze, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin putting, games, slides, animal viewing, bounce house, and lots more.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31

Hana Field Pumpkin Patch in Costa Mesa

FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 1-31: Enjoy the inaugural Pumpkin Patch at Hana Field. Pick your own pumpkin, wander through the flower fields, or take a wagon ride. There's also a strawbale maze, strawbale mountain for climbing, and arts and crafts station.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Hana Field by Tanaka Farms, 427 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
Cost:
$6 – $20

Boo at the LA Zoo

OCTOBER 1-31: The Halloween spirit is in full swing for 31 monstrous days this October, with special weekend entertainment and activities, including open-air live shows, special animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pumpkin Patch at the Beverly Center

OCTOBER 1-31: Guests can enjoy farm-fresh pumpkins, Instagrammable photo moments and surprises and delights all season long. Pumpkin sales will be offered at the Concierge Desk.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States

Spooky Science with the Monster Academy at Discovery Cube

OCTOBER 1-31: Join costume parades, create your own monster at Dr. Pumpkinstein's Monster-Making Lab, explore the Perilous Pumpkin Launch, make your own unique Día de Los Muertos mask, enjoy animal shows, and more! On Halloween weekend, enjoy special trick-or-treating throughout the museum.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Discovery Cube – Orange County, 2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cost:
$14.95 – $19.95

Kids Free San Diego

OCTOBER 1-31: During the entire month of October, more than 100 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums, tours and transportation companies will offer families the opportunity to unwind in San Diego without having to worry about breaking the bank.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge in Anaheim

OCTOBER 1-31: Great Wolf Lodge will feature a variety of fa-BOO-lous events and treats to celebrate the spooky season including Boo Bingo, grab-n-go crafts, Halloween-themed yoga, trick-or-treat trail, story time, Monster Bash dance party, and learn to draw critter cartoons. Events are included with an overnight stay.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA

Haunt O’ Ween LA: An Immersive Halloween Experience

OCTOBER 1-31: Haunt O' Ween is an immersive family-friendly playground full of Halloween adventures and fun! Explore 150,000 sq. ft. full of trick-or-treating in the town, pumpkin picking and carving, face painting, performances, games, immersive Halloween-themed tunnels, a 40ft. carousel, and 35,000 pumpkins on display.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
The Promenade at Westfield Topanga, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Cost:
$35

Peltzer Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

OCTOBER 1-31: Enjoy a country-chic, pick-your-own pumpkin patch with family activities for all to enjoy. Attractions include panning for gems, pony rides, train rides, petting farm, carnival rides, mini John Deere carts, shaved ice, pumpkin painting, and tractor garden.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Peltzer Pumpkin Farm, 39925 Calle Contento
Temecula, 92591
Cost:
$2 – $3

Halloween Boo-tacular at Chuck E. Cheese

OCTOBER 1-31: Enjoy fun games, ghoulish goodies, and Free Game Play for kids in costume (with minimum $5 games purchase). Plus, don’t miss Boo-tacular Nights with a new show and candy every night starting at 6 p.m.

Dates:
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31

Pumpkin Patch at Zoomars Petting Zoo

SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 31: Visit Zoomars Petting Zoo to see and feed animals, go on train rides, jump on a mini excavator, drive in a mini tractor, and get a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Zoomars Petting Zoo, 31791 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

The Pumpkin Factory in Corona

OCTOBER 1-31: Experience the wonder of the pumpkin patch with rides, slides, ponies, petting zoo, games, and food. Attractions include carousel, spinning pumpkins, fun house, swings, archery, and more.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
The Pumpkin Factory, 1545 Circle City Drive
Corona, CA 92879 United States
Cost:
$5

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

OCTOBER 1-31: Pa's Pumpkin Patch offers a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, as well as haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy a snack bar, pony ride, a petting zoo and a variety of games and rides.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, 6701 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States

Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm in Redlands

SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 31: Visit the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California! Enjoy rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, and food. Attractions include a corn maze, sunflower fields, cow coaster, mini ATVs, carousel, corn box, and lots more.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Live Oak Canyon, 32335 Live Oak Canyon Road
Redlands, CA 92373 United States
Cost:
$7 – $25

Whittier Pumpkin Patch

OCTOBER 1-31: Go mining for gems, join a pumpkin painting party, tractor rides, and jumper and slide area. Admission is free and activity prices vary.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Whittier Pumpkin Patch, 11760 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605 United States

Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm in Laguna Hills

OCTOBER 1-31: Celebrate the Fall season in October at Orange County’s premier Harvest Festival. Meander through thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes in a charming farm atmosphere. Enjoy a host of Kiddie amusement rides, game booths, and activities.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Pumpkin City – Laguna Hills, 24203 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 United States

“Cabinet of Curiosities” Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens

NOW - OCTOBER 31: The seasonal Halloween Boutique is now open at Roger's Gardens. Experience the thrill of classic horror as you explore eerie and unusual rooms. Curated themed boutiques include Frankenstein's Laboratory, Dracula's Dining Hall, The Mummy's Tomb, The Creature's Black Lagoon, and The Bride of Frankenstein's Chamber.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Cost:
Free

Frosty’s Forest Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in Chino

OCTOBER 1-31: Fall at Frosty's Forest is a time full of exciting attractions, games, and beautiful pumpkins ready for carving. Attractions include a 4-acre Ghostbusters-themed corn maze, haunted corn maze*, zoo, pony rides, carnival games, slides, obstacle courses, Ferris wheel, train rides, and more. 

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Frosty’s Forest – Chino, 14861 Ramona Ave.
Chino, CA 91710 United States

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

OCTOBER 7-31: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch offers Los Angeles–area families a spooky, fun environment complete with pumpkin carving, straw mazes, face painting and more. This year, the patch will feature the famous Pumpkin Village, a boo-tique filled with Halloween favorites, the tipi village, pumpkin decorating, a VIP area, and incredible activities for all ages.

Dates:
Thursday, October 7 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 31 @ 9:00 pm
Location:
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, 10100 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Cost:
$5 – $25

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch in Los Angeles

OCTOBER 8-31: Shawn's Pumpkin Patch features mountains of pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, gourds, and more. There's also lots of attractions including bounce houses, ponies, petting zoo, ball house, train rides, obstacle courses, straw maze, slides, carnival games, and guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Dates:
Friday, October 8 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, 3443 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

The Pumpkin Patch in Placentia

OCTOBER 8-31: Visit Southern California's oldest pumpkin patch! Pet and feed baby animals, go on tractor rides, play carnival games, bounce on inflatables, run inside a human hamster ball, go gold mining, pick out beautiful gemstones, enjoy face painting, photo ops, and of course, mosey through the pumpkin patch.

Dates:
Friday, October 8 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
The Pumpkin Patch – Placentia, 300 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870 United States

Carved at Descanso Gardens

OCTOBER 11-31: See hundreds of carved pumpkins lined along a 1-mile walk through the garden. See oversized sculptures made of naturals materials and don't forget to check out the popular Pumpkin House, hay maze, and themed food and beverages.

Dates:
Monday, October 11 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Cost:
$32 – $35

Haunt of Halloween: Haunted Maze Attraction in Mission Viejo

NOW - OCTOBER 31: An intense and terrifying maze designed to shock senses, test limits, and bring out your deepest fears. On weekends, the maze shifts to a kid-friendly not-so-scary haunted maze. Enjoy a "less haunted" version of the maze featuring trick-or-treating throughout the maze and fun activities. More attractions include pumpkin carving and decorating, photo ops, scary sideshows, Halloween acts, and George the Giant's Strange Museum of Oddities & Wonders.

Dates:
Tuesday, October 12 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
The Kaleidoscope, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Cost:
$15 – $25

Icons of Darkness: The Exhibition in Hollywood

NOW - FEBRUARY 28, 2022: See the most extensive, privately-owned collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film artifacts from your favorite films including Dracula, Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more.

Dates:
Tuesday, October 12 - Sunday, October 31
Location:
Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
Cost:
$15 – $30

Tustin Block Party at Old Town Tustin

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21: The evening will include live music, fun games, face painting, shopping vendors, food and drinks, trick-or-treating, raffle prizes, and more. Costumes encouraged.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
Location:
Old Town Tustin, 245 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
Cost:
Free

Tunnel of Terror OC Haunted Car Wash in Anaheim

SELECT DATES, OCTOBER 7-30: Experience a world-class car wash through a haunted tunnel! The Tunnel of Terror car wash is a carefully curated experience, with scary and creepy performers popping up throughout the wash, and special effects providing a terrifying ambiance.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
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Location:
Big Wave Express Car Wash, 2219 Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA CA United States
Cost:
$30 – $35

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream

THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, NOW - OCTOBER 31: For the first time ever, Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park into something sinister featuring haunted houses, scare zones, live entertainment, DJ dance parties, access to themed bars, rides and coasters. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park

NOW - OCTOBER 31: The hayride will have all-new mazes and scare zones including Midnight Falls, Midnight Mortuary, and Dead End Diner. Live entertainment provided by The Monte Revolta Show and his Band of the Living Dead.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
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Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$29.99 – $109.99

Pumpkin Fest at Cal Poly Pomona

OCTOBER 2-31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, pet a goat, ride the hay wagon, get lost in the giant corn maze, enjoy live entertainment, festival food, and fun farm demonstrations including cow milking and beekeeping.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
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Location:
Cal Poly Pomona AGRIscapes, 4102 S. University Drive
Pomona,
Cost:
$4 – $22

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

SELECT NIGHTS, SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: Terror comes to life as the theme park shifts into your worst nightmare, with horrifying monsters and hair-raising scares looming around every turn. Guests will have to confront their greatest fears with 15 haunted attractions, including five sinister scare zones, eight mesmerizing mazes, and two seasonal ride overlays to some of your favorite park attractions.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$50 – $72

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

SELECT DATES, NOW - OCTOBER 31: Get ready for family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest of frights by night! Explore haunted mazes, scare zones, rides in the dark, live entertainment, and spooky sweets and eats.

Dates:
Thursday, October 21
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Absolutely Halloween – A Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical

FRIDAYS, OCTOBER 8-29: Absolutely Halloween is an absolutely 'don't miss' Halloween theatre treat for the entire family. A musical tale of a sweet girl named Candy, who learns lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar from a delightful array of colorful characters, who take her on a magical adventure to save Halloween.

Dates:
Friday, October 22
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Location:
Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$10
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