Frightful (Well, Not Really) Festivals & Fairs

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Halloween is Monday, October 31st, but, don't just settle on one evening of frightening fun. With so many exciting Halloween events and activities happening this month, there's no better time to find family friendly spooky events everywhere. So much family fun it's scary! 

Saturday, October 1

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Sunday, October 2

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Tim Cain every Sunday 11am-12pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Friday, October 14

Halloween Harvest Festival! 5-7pm, ages 2-12, Carnival Games, Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, Face Painting, Trick or Treat Bag Decorating, Carmel Apples, Bounce House, Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael.

Saturday, October 15

Goblin Jamboree Sponsor Breakfast, 8am & 9am, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Goblin Jamboree, 10am-4pm, explore the haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Harvest Festival, 11am-4pm, Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley.

Tolay Fall Festival, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, 9am-5pm.

Sunday, October 16

Goblin Jamboree Sponsor Breakfast, 8am & 9am, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Goblin Jamboree, 10am-4pm, explore the haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

MALT Day, 10am-6pm, Tim Cain every Sunday 11am-12pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Tolay Fall Festival, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, 9am-5pm.

Saturday, October 22

CMLMC's 2016 BOO-FEST, 3:30-6:30pm, Dinner & Drinks, Arts & Crafts, Bouncy House & Slide, Tricks & Treats, Fun & Games, 4:45pm - Magic Show & Balloon Art by MR.SHAP, Corte Madera Community Center.

Boo Bash, 5:00-7:00PM - Trick or Treat down Tiburon's Main Street with our downtown merchants 6:00-9:00PM - Follow the jack-o-lantern lit trail to Belvedere Park for a carnival & movie in the park, “Hocus Pocus” beginning at 7pm sharp.

Tolay Fall Festival, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Sunday, October 23

Skeletonfest, 1-3pm, free, make sugar skulls, screen print a T-shirt or flag (bring your own clothing or fabric), make a cool or scary mask, and enjoy the Dia de Muertos decor and snacks throughout the Art Center! New this year: Make pom-pom skulls and eyeballs, Richmond Art Center.

Tolay Fall Festival, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Friday, October 28

Trunk or Treat, Mill Valley Community Center.

Scream on the Green Faire, 10am-5pm, Haunted House, Costume Contest, Music, Artisan Booths, Children's Play Area, Food & Beverages, Novato.

Scaregrove, 3-9pm, costume contests, haunted houses, hay rides, carnival rides, giant inflatables, food for sale and live entertainment, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Super Natural Halloween Party, 6:30-9pm, Grab your costume and have yourself a ghoulishly great time trick-or-treating your way through the Academy at night—among spooky skulls and spine-tingling specimens! California Academy of Science.

Saturday, October 29

Scream on the Green Faire, 10am-5pm, Haunted House, Costume Contest, Music, Artisan Booths, Children's Play Area, Food & Beverages, Novato.

Halloween - Boos, Bones and Walking with the Dead, trick-or-treat through the new skeletal exhibit, enjoy the Spirited Halloween Fun plus a Hauntingly Tasty Taco Bar, Safari West, Santa Rosa.

Halloween Bash, 11am-3pm, Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat, Pet Parade and Costume Contest at Woodlands Pet Food & Treats, Pumpkin decorating at Bank Of Marin, Live Music, Facepainting & Balloon twisting, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

Horse Hollow, 12am-5pm, live band, horse painting for children and families, a BBQ, and a show including a headless horseman, Presidio Riding Club, Marin Headlands-Fort Barry, Building 901-Bunker Road, Sausalito.

Pirates in the House! Aargh, 12pm & 3pm, Come dressed as your favorite Scallywag,eat, drink and be merry with ourpirate crew. Join our pirates for a feastto remember, a treasure hunt, and a great time! Falkirk Mansion, San Rafael.

San Raphael School Halloween Festival and Haunted House, 12-4pm, San Rafael.

Pup Parade, 1pm, George, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Woodland Pet Food Halloween DOGtoberfest & Costume Contest, 3-6, interactive-pet related resources including free pet photos, pet sketch artist, animal rescue organizations, a police K-9 unit, pet games, clinics and workshops, a pet psychic plus Trick-or-Treating and our famous Pet Costume Contest to benefit a local Animal Rescue organization, My favorite sweets shop, SweetE, will have several delicious, organic chocolate and fruity at the Mill Valley event! Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Pumpkins on Pikes, 2–10 pm enjoy great food, music, and pumpkin carving. Display your jack-o-lantern on a pike in the corn field. When the sun goes down the pumpkins are lit, Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma.

Sunday, October 30

Halloween Faire, 11am-12:30pm, Come in costume to celebrate All-Hallows-Eve with other wizards, witches, ferries, astronauts and cartoon characters. Play carnival games, bounce in the jump house, enjoy the candy & prize hunt and costume parade! Strawberry, Mill Valley.

Harvest & Halloween Carnival, 11am-2pm, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville.

Halloween Hoopla, 12-1:30pm, Unique Derique, Venezuelan Music Project, Pi Clowns, palm reader Madam Z, crafting with Trash Mash-Up and the Children’s Creativity Museum, games, photo booth and parade! Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco.

Kids Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating, 1pm, pumpkin decorating with the princess at The Poppy Store, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

5th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party & Trick or Treat Parade, 1-5pm, Japantown, San Francisco.

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, October 31

Family Halloween Day, 10am-2pm, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Halloween Festival! 3:30-5:30pm, Pacheco Plaza, Novato.

Halloween Sausalito, 5–5:30pm, child friendly Haunted House, BBQ, trick-or-treat, dog costume contest and more, Sausalito City Hall.