Get into the spooky season with these fun Halloween events! The San Francisco Peninsula offers several Halloween happenings in the fall, from haunted hay mazes to kid-friendly activities. Be sure to check our events calendar for even more things to do this fall

Tricks and Treats at California's Great America

Select Dates, September 22 - October 28, 2023

When you arrive to California’s Great America this fall, do you dare explore the Land of Tricks full of spooky adventures? Or do you stroll the charming boulevards of the Land of Treats with all the nostalgia of a cozy fall festival? Luckily, you can do both at this family-friendly festival. Be sure to save time for their popular rides!


Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Haunted House

September 22, 2022 - October 31, 2023

Find a variety of pumpkins at family-owned Webb Ranch in Portola Valley for carving, baking or decorating. Weekday activities include a bounce house, haunted house, corn maze, and obstacle course. Reservations are required on Saturdays and Sundays, which include all the weekday activities plus a petting zoo, tractor hay rides, and reptile zoo! 


Arata's Pumpkin Farm & Halloween Hay Maze

October 1 - October 31, 2023

Kids and adults alike love Arata's Pumpkin Farm, famous for its two-acre hay maze open throughout. Additional attractions include the haunted barn, petting zoo, hay rides, and pony rides. Stop by with the whole family for a day of fun and pumpkin picking!



Halloween Haunted Hangar at Hiller Aviation Museum

Saturday, October 21 - Monday, October 31, 2023

Visit the Hiller Aviation Museum this October for a frightful treat! Come in costume and see the Gallery decked out in its spooky Halloween decorations and the "Great Pumpkin" Scavenger Hunt. Join the excitement with special activities just for kids on the weekends during the Kids' Carnival and Haunted Hangar Festival & Pumpkin Drop. Activities include aircraft checkouts, cockpit exploration, glider and helicopter construction, and more.

A skeleton hangs off an airplane at Hiller Aviation Museum
Photo courtesy of Hiller Aviation Museum


Halloween Spooktacular in Redwood City

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Step right up for some carnival games and a whole lot of fun! This event in Redwood City is geared entirely toward children ages 1-10 (with admission for two adults with each child). Enjoy a monster maze, creepy crafts, pumpkin patch, prizes, and more. Pre-Registration is encouraged to secure your spot. You can learn more at the Redwood City website here.


Pacifica Rock N' Roll Halloween Flea Market

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Pacifica's Winter's Tavern will be hosting a one-night only Rock N' Roll Flea Market! In addition to food by Satay by the Bay and drinks by Alpha Acid Brewing Company, the event features 40+ vendors selling records, music memorabilia, musical instruments, vintage clothing, tiki/Hawaiiana, handmade jewelry & gifts, books, videos, and loads of spooky Halloween stuff!

Pacifica Flea Market Poster

Pacific Northwest Overviews & Wines of Southern Oregon​ at San Francisco Wine School

Monday, October 30, 2023

San Francisco Wine School has multiple in-person and virtual courses focusing on different aspects and regions of wine. On October 30, they will be taking participants on a guided tour through the wines from the Pacific Northwest and Southern Oregon. Expand your viticultural knowledge learning from the region's most knowledgeable teachers. Explore their website for a calendar of their tasting menus!

Two people blindfolded tasting a glass of wine with a fake skeleton, "Bob" sitting in between them.
Photo courtesy of San Francisco Wine School

Halloween at Gamble Garden 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2022

Don your capes, round glasses, magical hats and fly yourselves to Gamble Garden this Halloween. They will be celebrating with a display of confectionery, Butterbeer, balloon art, fun crafts and much more. The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo will showcase live owls for our learning astonishment! Write a letter and see if these owls will carry your messages to the recipient? Come to this Halloween event at Gamble Garden and find out!