Humboldt turns out in style each Halloween season with a huge range of activities, all over the county. From family-friendly offerings like pumpkin patches and trunk-or-treats to heart-pounding haunted houses, corn mazes and movies, all the way to Halloween themed fundraisers and costumed happenings. It’s all happening live and in person this year, and we’ve got you covered with the full list here. (If you find an event not listed PLEASE email at [email protected]!)
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THE PUMPKIN PATCH AT MAD RIVER ROAD
Pumpkin patch with a corn maze, lots of sunflowers, produce stand and yummy pastries in a big red historic barn…plus fun activities and resident peacocks!
1171 Mad River Road, Arcata. Open T-F from 1-6P and Weekends from 10A-6P. Open until Halloween! 🎃
ONGOING – Saturdays and Sundays 10-6. Check/Contact their Facebook page, in link, for more details.
Ongoing – Wed-Sun 10A-6P at 3364 Foster Avenue. With 20+ pumpkin varieties, 4 acre corn maze, farm stand, mini-kid’s maze and a scarecrow contest.
Pumpkin Patch – through 10/31 – Join us for our 8th annual Organic U-Pick pumpkin patch. 5 acres of Jack o’ Lanterns and specialty squash to choose from. Hay playground, sunflower maze, and scarecrow contest. Open everyday in October. Weekends 10-6 Weekday 12-6. Delight-Full Grilled Cheese/Hot dogs concession stand on weekends. We take cash, card, check or venmo. No pets please, we are a working farm. Enjoy the bounty of Humboldt county and our favorite season, Fall, here at the pumpkin patch. Organic Matters Ranch-Growing plants, animals and community
FAR OUT FARM GIRL PUMPKIN PATCH
OPEN Weds-Sun 12-5:30P through October – Large variety of organic pumpkins for eating as well as decorating. Located on Coffee Creek Road off highway 211 heading towards Ferndale. We also are taking bookings for school field trips.
Through 10/31 11A-6P – At Table Bluff Farm. Come on down to Fortuna’s Pumpkin Patch for the month of October! Free admission & pumpkins are priced by the pound. There will be pigs and goats to pet, too. This year, we also have a CORN MAZE! $5/person age 5 and up. Under 5 is free. There will be special events each weekend, so stay tuned!
AND WHEN THOSE PUMPKINS START TO GO SOFT…?
DON’T WASTE, DONATE YOUR PUMPKINS
STARTING 10/23 – Drop at Soot Sprite Gate, or schedule a free pick up in Mckinnleyville. There is no end date, we will accept as long as the community wants to participate. All pumpkins are used for animal food or compost… Recycle, reuse, grow 3040 Central Ave Mckinnleyville CA- 310-673-9000
HAUNTED KINETIC LAB OF HORRORS
10/26-10/31 – A nightly scare-fest benefiting the Kinetic Lab. Ages 13 and over recommended. Dates TBA.
HAUNTED HOUSE – A TRIP THE YUCATAN GONE HORRIBLY WRONG
10/27-11/2 4P-12A **LIMITED TICKETS** AVAILABLE FOR RESERVED TIME SLOTS!! All other tickets will be at the door. The 2nd Annual Scare-Tacular Haunted House, ‘A Trip in the Yucatan Gone Horribly Wrong!’ will be a unique experience that will harness the imagination and bring out the good spirits in all who visit us this Halloween season! This is an ALL-AGES Haunted House! We will have $5 little-kid friendly earlier time slots available and $15 spookier later time slots available (age 13 & over recommended). ‘A Trip in the Yucatan Gone Horribly Wrong’ haunted house will be more theatrical than most common haunted houses…but it’s going to be spooky, scary, and creative! This experience will take you through a guided tour in the Yucatán jungle in search of a missing family that was on kayaking trip on their vacation. There will be a Mayan Temple maze, eerie jungle scenes, scary actors, and performers in costumes ready to scare you throughout the whole experience!! We will have an onsite taco truck and our upstairs ballroom will serve as the waiting room and includes a beer and wine bar, ping pong tables and music on select nights! More details coming soon… Hope to see you all there!!
Visit our SPECTACULAR, HORRIFYING, DEATH-DEFYING array of collected species from man eating toads to man eating men and all ghouls in between. Our collection of the odd will SHAKE your sense of reality, present you face-to-face with TRUE EVIL, and TERRIFY you to your core. Indulge your dark side on our extremely guarded, heavily protected, security supervised ONE OF A KIND museum tour where absolutely nothing will go wrong. 10/28-10/31. Check the link for more details and to purchase tickets in advance.
HALLOWEEN PHOTO DAY AND HAUNTED HOUSE
10/29, 11A-4P: Come get your Halloween portrait! Win prizes for best costume… Proceeds from photos go to care for Ferndale’s Living Christmas Tree.
10/31 3P Join us in Downtown Arcata for a fun and family-friendly Halloween Party on Arcata Plaza and with surrounding merchants! This year we invite folks from the community to sign up to decorate their trunks and help make the Trick or Treating extra fun. Cars will be parked on the closed 8th Street side of the plaza. Register at www.arcatamainstreet.com! Businesses will be part of the party too, and of course we’ll have costume contests, music, the Halloween Fairy, and fun for the whole family! Also seeking volunteers and sponsors. Excited to make this a fun an spooktacular event!
TRUNK-OR-TREAT CAR & BIKE SHOW
10/29 1P – Join Redwood Harley-Davidson as we celebrate the month of October with a Family friendly Trunk or Treat Car and Bike show with HAND MADE CUSTOM TROPHIES!! This year we are switching it up, and combining the car and bike show with trunk or treat. If you are participating in the car and bike show, we ask that you decorate your ride and have candy for the kido’s to pass out during the event. We ask that you sign up via QR code, or call the store for registration (707) 444-0111 Redwood H-D will be providing food and drinks for all customers who attend! Registration link: https://forms.gle/JmQSz15GxgNUDuUT6
10/29-10/30 10A – Halloweekend kicks off with the Great Pumpkin Hunt, a replacement for the annual Trick-or-Treat event Downtown and Old Town Eureka.
CUTIE AND THE BEAST TRICK-OR-TREAT
10/29 3:30 – 7P Goblins, ghouls and creatures of the night. Join us for some Halloween fun, and fight! Sequoia Humane Society Animal Shelter is hosting our annual Trick or Treat. Test your bravery in our Witch’s Kitchen or paint and create your own pumpkin pup in our Adopt-A-Pupkin. Eat, Drink, and be Scary – Enter our Pet Costume Photo Contest at www.gogophotocontest.com/shscutieandbeast Photo contest winners will be announced at the event.
FRIENDLY HENDERSON CENTER TRICK-OR-TREATING
10/29 12-2P Kids 12 and under can trick or treat in Friendly Henderson Center!
10/31 3-5P Join us on October 31st from 3-5pm for the Downtown Fortuna Trunk or Treat!
10/31 At the Garberville town square – Enjoy traditional trick or treating downtown, plus a costume contest.
BONUS HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Beginning 10/4 After school, every Tuesday in October – Calling all witches, ghouls, and young writers of creepy things. Unleash the spooky stories inside of you. Each workshop will help you develop writing techniques and you’ll have plenty of writing time to get your spine-tingling tales onto the page. On Tuesday, 10/25, we’ll have a small celebration and reading to creep each other out, just in time for Halloween!
COMMUNITY OFRENDA AT THE JACOBY STOREHOUSE
ONGOING until 11/2 11A-9P – Arcata Main Street, in partnership with Los Bagels, Centro del Pueblo, El Centro Académico Cultural, Playhouse Arts, Jacoby’s Storehouse, and the City of Arcata, invite you to come celebrate Dia de los Muertos. There is a downtown Ofrenda at Jacoby’s Storehouse October 23rd-November 2nd. Bring pictures, decorations, and learn the traditions of this community alter. All are welcome!
10/27-10/31 – The carnival is back in town…and something has gone horribly wrong. Mayhem at Macktown presents: Dark and Grimmly’s Carnival of Fear, a terrifying experience not for the faint of heart. In the McKinleyville High School Multipurpose Room: Doors open at 6:30, and close at 10. Tickets are $10, all proceeds benefit MHS Drama. While you wait for us to terrorize your soul, you can also play a game, or enjoy a tasty treat! Dark and Grimmly’s Carnival of Fear! Fun, Food, and Abject Horror!
10/28 6-9:30P Whale Gulch School PiE invites you for a night of fun, food and karaoke! The Sisters Arredondo will be serving up some delicious Mexican dinner, while Host Roland keeps the music rolling. Dress to impress for the Costume Contest! All proceeds from dinner go to funding WGS art, yoga, drama, music, “snack” programs and field trips. Shelter Cove Campground & Deli will have the Buoy Bar open for refreshments.
10/29 12-3P – Please join us for the UIHS Harvest Festival held at Potawot Health Village in Arcata at 1600 Weeot Way. This is a drive-thru event where trick or treating will be available!
HALLOWEEN PARADE – MCKINELYVILLE
10/29 11A – After 3 years The McKinleyville Shopping Center is back with our family fun Halloween event. Open to children of all ages. –Meet us at the signs, parade around the shopping center, and get lots of free candy and snacks from our amazing merchants. Central Avenue and City Center Roads
10/29 7P – Join us for the 10th annul anniversary of the McKinleyville Zombie Walk. 10 years ago we arranged a zombie walk and would love to pull it off again! Starting Location: Old Rays Food Place Parking Lot. Come dressed as the best you can and join us for a fun filled zombie walk with your whole family! Ending Location: Safeway.We will be doing a Thriller dance at Safeway. Gift cards for the 3 best zombies!
10/29 6:00 Bar, 7:00 Dinner~Dancing~Silent & Live Auction. With The Lucky Buck Band from Redding. At Belotti Hall, Ferndale.
10/29 – 10A Join us for a family-friendly costume bike ride! ¡Venga para un paseo de disfraces en bicicleta para la familia! CLICK the link for full details.
10/29 – 11A-1P – Join us on a Halloween Dune adventure during our Spooky Dunes Tour. Start the quest at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila, there you will find Sand Hopper Helpers that will give you a treasure map. Follow the map and learn about the incredible biodiversity and ecology of the dunes. Complete the quest and receive magical ocean treasure. Costumes are strongly encouraged! Drop in anytime between 11am and 1 pm. This is a free, Spanish bilingual event geared for families with young children (ages 3-10). This event will take place outside. Please come prepared for the weather and a short hike in soft sand. R.S.V.P. is recommended, contact Friends of the Dunes at (707) 444-1397 or [email protected]
10/29 11A-2P Sequoia Park will host a The Spooky Scavenger Hunt on October 29th from 11am to 2pm! This is a FREE all ages event! Come down and join the festivities: – Pumpkin scavenger hunt with a prize at the end – Performances and activities by A. O’Kay and Nani Nature Clowns – Games for prizes and candy – Photo contest – And more! Happy Halloween to all! For more information please contact Jim Thomas at 707-441-4080.
10/29 12- 4P Crafts and exploratory activities about bats, identifying shark teeth, making a deep sea creature, glow-in the dark rocks and more. New specimens including a grizzly bear and a Nile crocodile. Costumes encouraged and please wear a mask. (707) 826-4479
10/29 12-3P Spooky treats, entertainment, goodie bags, prizes, games and more. Costumes encouraged! For ages 12 and under.
10/29 2P – Skulk over to the Hall for our Halloween Family Carnival! All are welcome and entry is free of charge. We will have face painting, interactive games and art tables, a photo op setup, and food. Costumes encouraged!
GATHER ROUND – A HARVEST FESTIVAL
10/29 4-7P The Humboldt UU Fellowship’s Halloween Festival with outdoor carnival-like experience in the Memorial Garden featuring games, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. Also, campfire skits, songs, stories and more. Proceeds go to the OWL program
10/29 7P – Let’s ride around and check out Eureka’s best decorated houses! Costumes encouraged! Helmet and safety lights required Bring a lock and cash in case we stop at the end for an adult beverage. If you know of an amazing location we must visit, give the address in the discussion and we will try to add it to the route. This is a slow and easy ride with stops to regroup. Approximate mileage: 7-10 miles.
HALLOWEEN PARTY – KID AND DOG COSTUME PARTY
10/29 1-6P Lost Coast Boooo-ery. Halloween Fun plus Dog & Kid Costume Contest! • Games & Prizes • Family Friendly • Patino’s Food Truck • The Krazy Baker Dessert Truck • 20 taps for you to choose from. Come early for the costume contest. Judging begins at 4:30pm. CALL 707-267-9651 for more details! EVENT LOCATION: LCB TAPROOM 1600 Sunset Dr., Eureka
10/30 12-4P Humboldt County’s FAVORITE Halloween Event! Boo at the Zoo will feature a Trick-or-Treat Trail sponsored by local businesses, a Spooky Science Lab, Animal Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp, and more!
HALLOWEEN AND HAUNTED HOUSE FESTIVAL
10/30 12-5P Costume contest, vendors, carnival games, food court, dunk tank and more fun activities. At Hensel’s Ace Hardware in Arcata.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION
10/30 4-7P A procession from Cal Poly Humboldt to Los Bagels, with a stop at 11th and F streets at the Sanctuary Garden, ends at Los Bagels with a community potluck, a community street mural with Centro del Pueblo, music by Danza Azteca, Ballet Folklorico de Humboldt, and Humboldt Mariachi, as well as puppets from Arcata Playhouse.
35TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
10/31 3-4:45 Main Street, Garberville. Costume Contest with multiple cash prizes!!!! Also, one cash prize for a SCREAM contest.
10/31 10A – The Discovery Museum will be OPEN on Monday, October 31st for a very special family-friendly Halloween event! There will be spooky science experiments, Tricks or Treats, and a costume contest at noon. Admission for the Discovery Museum is $6 per person age 2-99. Members are free!
10/31 12-3P Come and enjoy a fun time with games, candy, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and hot dogs.
10/31 6:30-8:30P The Dows Prairie Grange is hosting a free Halloween carnival for children 12 and under. This will be their 25th year hosting this annual McKinleyville event although the previous two years during Covid, the Grange hosted a drive-thru event for the kids. There will be lots of carnival games, a witch’s kitchen cooking up spooky popcorn, fortune telling, photo opportunities as well as lots of candy and prizes. Community members are encouraged to bring canned food or other non-perishables to support Grange’s holiday food basket program to serve those in need.
11A-3P – Ongoing event happening all Fall! Bring your apples, containers and some friends. First come first serve. Donations accepted for use of our gear and labor.
HALLOWEEN MOVIES AT THE ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
All throughout the month of October, the ATL has a variety of your favorite Halloween Holiday flicks, from family-friendly to terrifying.
DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL OF ALTARS
11/2, 4-8P – Join us in celebrating our ancestors in this free community event in old town eureka. We will be honoring our loved ones in this Latinx Celebration with Día de Muertos Festival of Altars. There will be family Ofrendas, themed Ofrendas, & 1 larger community altar in the gazebo at the old town square. With Music, Dance, & Food + Face painting. (But please no costumes, this is a traditional, sacred cultural event) We are looking for volunteers NOW! This is a free community event put on by the community. We are looking for individuals or families to build family Ofrendas/altars. + We need volunteers with set up the day of. + We can always use help spreading the word! We welcome all people & nations. But please respect this cultural event, No alcohol or drugs. Family friendly.
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL AT HYDESVILLE SCHOOL
MORRIS ELEMENTARY FALL CARNIVAL
SUNNYBRAE MIDDLE SCHOOL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
10/27-10/29 8P On a dark and stormy night, Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle. Little do they know, they’ve arrived just in time for the premiere of mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter’s “perfect” creation. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. This show is a loving homage to classic horror with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilariously sexy, wild ride that no audience will soon forget. At the Ferndale Repertory Theater.
DAST BUNNY PRESENTS: GOTH NIGHT, EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN
10/28 – 6P-12A- All-ages 6-9pm / 18 and-up 9pm-Midnight /// Free for 17 & under///18 and up $5 at the DOOR! B&W Bar opens at 9 /// 21+ bring your ID if you plan to drink. Baby Bats Welcome! Join your host DastBunny as they welcome a bevy of ghouls and goblins to dance the night away with: Dj MalaGata Dj Vulvadon and your hosts Dj Zero One & Dj DastBunny. With A Special Performance by Amber Lust. Vending by: Armogeddon Candles, Rowan Moon, Kat Bones, Bad Cat Pomegranate. Tarot Card Readings by: Pin-up Priestess. Visuals by Norton Subtonic
10/28, 6P – A benefit for We are Up, a local non-profit, this evening is sure to delight, with dinner, dancing, costumes and fundraising. At the Sapphire Palace in Blue Lake
THE CLARK AND HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS CELEBRATE TEA&SPIRITS
10/28 Looking for something fun and spooktacular to do Halloween weekend? Join the Clarke and Haunted History Tours for Tea & Spirits, a Roaring Twenties jazz-themed cocktail party! Humboldt Distillery and Dutch & Dewey are creating tea-themed cocktails for your enjoyment, and locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres will be served. Mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages will be on hand for designated drivers. Tickets for this over-21 event include two drinks and a 45-minute walking tour led by Eric Vollmers of Haunted History Tours, Eureka’s only authorized Ghost Tour. Learn about Old Town’s bawdy past and the spooky residents who are still around today! There will be music from Young and Lovely, a jazz quintet featuring the vocals of three Penner siblings Elisa, Brianna, and Devin. The singers are accompanied by Mike LaBolle on drums and Nate Zwerdling on upright bass. Guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of things by wearing costumes—either Roaring Twenties finery or anything that makes them feel festive. And if you plan to take the tour, be sure to bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes along with your dancing slippers! More info in link.
2ND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH WITH DESTROY BOYS
10/28 9P 2nd Annual SAC Halloween Bash will be headlined by Destroy Boys! They are a San Francisco-based punk band identifying as majority female, non-binary, LGBTQA+, and POC. Destroy Boys are known as a band that uses their platform to be outspoken advocates for a myriad of social justice issues, especially when it comes to racial equality, LGBTQA+ rights and inclusion for all. The punk trio have been redefining West Coast punk over three albums. Opening the show will be the shoegaze and punk influenced band Margaritas Podridas from México.
10/29 – A non-profit benefit for KMUD and The Mattel, featuring Perro Bravo from So.Cal and Hijinx from Santa Cruz. Costume Contest with prizes. An all ages event, dinner is at 7P, full bar for 21+.
10/29 6P – 10/31 8A – Join us at Scotia Lodge for Spooky Halls Harvest Time Festivities October 29, 30, 31st. All Are Welcome To Enjoy and Gather. Scotia Lodge is hosting a historic and slightly spooky tour of the 100 year old Scotia Lodge in Scotia, Ca. Learn about the past, present, and future iterations of this great lodge and nearby historic company town. The tour is 1 hour and includes 3 choice beverages (2 ounces for adult beverages), a tour of the famed Scotia Lodge 3rd floor hostel rooms (still intact from the 1920s), a small behind the scenes amuse-bouche kitchen tasting and a chocolate tasting. This tour traverses all 4 floors (96+ stairs) of the historic Scotia Lodge and concludes with a bit of a spooky finale. Pricing: for Scotia Lodge Historic Tour $25 with Adult Beverages (2 ounce pours) $20 With All Ages Beverages
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST PARTY
10/29 4-10P Start your Halloween weekend off with a scary good time! Join us at the Redwood Hotel Casino! Hot Seats once per hour for Rewards Members! Hot seats will be for $50 in Free Play. Costume contest starts at 8:30pm. 1st place gets $125, 2nd place gets $75, and 3rd place gets $50. Abalone Bar & Grill will have Halloween themed drink specials. Bobbing for apples contest starting at 8PM! Prizes will be $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5.
HALLOWEEN PARTY 2: THE BOOZENING
10/29 5-9P A pay-as-you-go “pub crawl.” Bars and restaurants will be offering Halloween-themed specials for the weekend. Details TBA.
10/29 8P-11:30P That’s right. The Stallions are back at The Logger Bar after 2+ years for a haunted evening of Ween songs! Let’s get Brown AF!
5TH ANNUAL EAGLE HOUSE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
10/29 9P Fraktal Productions, Burningleaf Productions, and The Historic Eagle House present the 5th Annual Eagle House Haunted Halloween on Saturday, October 29th 2022! Beetle Juice! Beetle Juice! Beetle Juice! & Other Things that Go Bump in the night! Time to get spooky y’all! We are ready to keep you dancing all night at Humboldt’s Haunted Mansion The Eagle House this Halloween.
10/29 It’s Object Heavy Halloween!! Come out for a night of Halloween fun with proceeds going to local Non profit Black Humboldt!! Through this collaboration and in honor of Black Humboldt’s project “Arts For Black & Brown Bodies” Object Heavy will also be hosting 6 local BIPOC artists to open the show and a handful of BIPOC performers & vendors during the show! Openers include: Youth Arts Will Succeed Soul Tribe/S0ul of City Hippie /Kemistree /R.U.D.E Music Entertainment &&& Local poetry readings. Vendors to be announced!! Purchase pre sale tickets at: https://tickets.vemos.io/…/-NCuy…/object-heavy-halloween Contact Black Humboldt via IG or at [email protected] for VIP discount options for the BIPOC community!
10/31 – 7P the fun begins. The contest is followed by Paranormal Open Mic
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT THE MATEEL
Friday, November 4th the Mateel hosts a Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead event with Humboldt’s own red hot Cumbia band Makenu plus Latin beats from DJ Amaru Chia, doors are at 7pm. Dinner will be served from the Mateel kitchen, and a full bar will serve those 21 and over. Tickets are on sale now for $10 both in advance through Eventbrite and at the door.
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