Ghoulish gal pals and gents, fun-loving bolt-necked Frankensteins, vampires and pirates, damsels and vixens: come and feast your fangs on these upcoming spectacular 2013 Halloween events in the North Bay. From Geyserville to Healdsburg, the events on tap in this region of wine country are sure to treat you to a night of gobbling good times and fiendish foods.
19550 Geyserville Ave.
Geyserville, CA 95441
This October will be the 4th Halloween extravaganza that will not only scare your vampire teeth crooked, but will also put a warmth in your heart for children in need. Get your tickets now to the Annual Halloween party and benefit before they sell out. The event proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County and the Geyserville Education Foundation. Live music by DJ Dray Lopez of Y 100.9 and live music by Crazy Famous will be playing the event. A silent auction, photo booth, wine and ghastly costumes will complete the night. The Trione Winery specially crafts its estate wines, which include Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast wines. From a Pinot to a blend, these are all wines to savor with your ghostly friends.
902 Main St.
Napa, CA 94559
Date: October 31, 2013
Drop by Downtown Joe’s with your group on the go, because Halloween night is as good as any to throw down a few brews while listening to great live tunes. As the friendly staff at Downtown Joe’s will admit, “We don’t need an excuse to have a good time.” And Halloween at this hoppy hour is sure to be a knee-slapping chuckle fest with your costumed pals and glammed up gals. For a detailed list of the bar’s happy hour menu, click here.
7415 Saint Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558
Date: Oct. 12, 2013
It’s not only a Halloween celebration, but it’s also a moment to herald this season’s harvest – and Cosentino Winery is letting us in on a sample of its newest releases of signature library wines. For each non-perishable item brought to Cosentino’s event, a raffle ticket will be given for entry into the great gift giveaway. Food donated will go to the Napa Valley Food Bank. Halloween and harvest celebrations are what makes October at Cosentino’s a perfect blend.
9825 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
It’s not a pumpkin patch party until you go to this winery’s pumpkin patch party. Instead of the grapes, gallivant over to where the gigantic orange squash globes grow on the Kunde Family Estate. The Estate will host this Giant Pumpkin Contest and reward cash prizes for first place ($1,000), second place ($500) and for the overall heaviest pumpkins. There will also be a Junior Pumpkin Carving Contest and a Best Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Contest. To download an entry from, click here.
850 Rutherford Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
For more low-key ghostly festivities, gather a group of ghouls and fools and flaunt your most fabulous Halloween get-ups at Honig Vineyard’s Tasting Room. Enjoy tricks, treats and last but not least, the finest of Honig wines. Honig is one of the well-known, sustainable vineyards and wineries in this region. Its practices to keep the winery green include the use of owl boxes for rodent control (instead of using beastly poisons), using non-ghastly bio fuels, using only drip irrigation and refraining from spraying wicked herbicides. Ghouls and goblins will turn green with envy if they miss out on this event.
6195 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Date: Oct. 19, 2013
Dazzle all this year with your best bloodcurdling looks and join Chateau Diana Winery for its annual Zombie Party. Enjoy ghastly good food and drink the Zombie Zinfandel. Click here to order a bottle of the winery’s delicious Zombie Zin, which is said to taste of a brew of blackberries, powdered cinnamon, cola and cherry jam with a hint of black pepper. There will also be a host of eye-popping door prizes and a zombie costume contest with awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Put on your best zombie boots, spruce up your deathly pallor, pick up your head from the kitchen counter and come join the festivities at this winery’s 2013 Halloween gala.
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