It is that spooky time of year again and we’ve put together a list of all the best parties, concerts, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches in the Bay Area!


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LIVE 105’s Spookfest Subsonic Halloween Massive is coming to Oracle Arena in Oakland … and this year it is on Halloween! Don’t miss the biggest Halloween event in the bay! Be at ORACLE Arena on Friday October 31, 2014 for a night of Subsonic music with: Alesso, Chromeo, Gareth Emery, Duke Dumont, Henry Fong, Slaptop, Aaron Axelsen and St. John. Tickets are on sale now at LIVE 105’s Spookfest is an 18+ event.


haunt-use225Halloween Haunt at Great America
Each weekend night, California’s Great America transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and can’t wait to experience. Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 7pm-midnight. Located at California’s Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Admission is $30.99-$34.99; not appropriate for audiences under 13. For more details click here.


ScareCo Inc’s Platform 13
All tracks end at the abandoned station in West Oakland where the most sinister of ghouls make their connections…Platform 13. Where all types of sinister creatures long to hear your screams. It’s the Bay Area’s scariest haunted house ever. Platform 13 will bring you three uniquely haunted attractions located within Oakland’s Historic 16th Street Station at 1601 Wood Street, Oakland, CA 94607. From the terrifying Platform13, the interactive paranormal investigation of Contact, and the nightmares of a twisted journey with Kaiju Encounter, each attraction is packed with special effects that will both amaze and terrify patrons over and over again. There will be ghouls, zombies, monsters, creatures and more thrills than ever. Now open through November 1st. Tickets are available at the door or at


fright-fest225Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest Presented by Snickers
Experience Six Flags Fight Fest Presented by Snickers. Thrills by Day and Fright by Night! Six Flags Fright Fest presented by Snickers is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday thru November 1st. Buy 4 or more and they’re only $54.99 each, and we’ll also give you free upgrade to Gold Passes that includes FREE season parking on every pass! For more details click here.


SFzoo150Boo at the Zoo
Bring your family to Boo at the Zoo for incredible thrills and chills! Roam the Zoo in search of candy, see special animal enrichment, create take-home crafts, take your picture with Casper the Friendly Ghost and much more. Oct. 25, 11am-3pm. FREE with paid San Francisco Zoo admission. For more details click here.


Haunted-House-of-Horrors225Haunted House of Horrors
San Francisco’s first-ever haunted house attraction! Mentally brace yourself for the most terrifying, near-death, run for your life, live-interactive, ‘Live the Horror Movie’ experience through one of SF’s oldest, spookiest, most historical landmarks. 25 terrifying chambers of horror and 2 scary mazes of screams. Additional family entertainment for all ages. Located at The Old Mint, 88 5th St., San Francisco. Oct. 26-31, Sat. noon-midnight; Sun. noon-11pm; Mon.-Wed. 5pm-11pm; Thurs. 5pm-9pm. $14.99-$49.99; all ages. For more details click here.


scaregrove225Scaregrove Halloween Festival
Celebrate Halloween with Rec and Park on October 24! Our annual Scaregrove event at Stern Grove is fast becoming one of the city’s premier Halloween destinations for families. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy carnival rides, a haunted house, live entertainment, music, food for sale, hay rides and much, much more! Cost is $8 per person; children under 2 years old are free. Advance tickets are available at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street) through 10/24 or by phone at 415-831-6800 through 10/20. For more details click here.


Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch
Three generation family owned pumpkin patch. In addition to pumpkins of all sizes, there are gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn. Crawl through a hay maze after picking out your pumpkins. Oct. 1-31, 9am-10pm. Admission is free! Located at 1620 7th Ave in San Francisco. For more details click here.


The Great Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patch with a small haunted house, scarecrows, music, and moderately-priced pumpkins. Oct. 4-31, 11am-9pm. Admission is free. Located at 317 Sloat Blvd. in San Francisco. For more details click here.


clement-st225Clement Street Trick or Treating
Stroll Clement Street between Arguello and Park Presidio and spot the signs on the sidewalk for merchants with treats! Sponsored by the Clement Street Merchants Association. Oct. 31, 2pm-6pm. Admission is free. For more details click here.


Ghost-walk-City-Hall225Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall
Disinterred remains, assassinations and other ghostly lore form the focus of this tour, plus little-known facts such as the cemetery that once covered Civic Center. Hear snippets from interviews with city employees that detail chilling paranormal activity. Oct. 31, 6:30pm. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. Located at SF City Hall (Polk St. entrance). For more details click here.


Berkeley-Thrills-and-Chills225Berkeley Thrills and Chills Haunted House
Get ready to scream as you enter the scariest haunted house in Berkeley. Come join in the fun as you have a ghastly and ghoulish good time! Get your best Halloween outfit ready for an evening of music, food, fun, and fright. Oct. 31, 6pm-9pm. Located at MLK Jr. Center, 1730 Oregon St. in Berkeley. Admission is free and fun for ages 5-15. For more information click here.


The-Haunted-School225The Haunted School
The Arts Management Department of Oakland School for the Arts presents its annual haunted house. Due to content, children under ten must be accompanied by an adult. It’s dark and your heart is racing. You’re separated from your friends and lost deep within a house of terror. Fear escalates with each step you take. You’re not completely alone; there’s something ghastly lurking just beyond…Oct. 29-30, 7pm-9pm. Located at The Marion E. Greene Black Box Theatre, 531 19th St. in Oakland. Admission is $8, $5 for students under 18 years. For more details click here.


Alameda Teen Haunted House
Have a spooktacular time at Alameda’s haunted house, brought to you by Alameda Teens. Oct. 25-27, Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat.-Sun. 2:30pm-9:30pm. Located at Alameda South Shore Center, 523 S. Shore Center, Alameda. Admission is $7.00. For more details click here.


Walnut-Country225Walnut Country’s Haunted House
Every year the Walnut Country Clubhouse gets really spooky for Halloween! Volunteers turn the Clubhouse into the creepiest place around as ghosts and goblins make their annual appearance! Oct. 25-26, 2013, 6pm-8pm (lights on); 8 pm-10 pm (scary). Located at Walnut Country Clubhouse, 4465 S. Larwin Ave. in Concord. Admission is $7.00. For more details click here.


Fear-Overload225Fear Overload’s Scream Park
Fear Overload is back, featuring two horrifying haunted houses in San Leandro, ABUSEment Park and Ward 9. Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 23-Nov. 2, 2013, 7 pm-10 pm. Located at Bayfair Center, 15555 E. 14th St. in San Leandro. Admission is $19.50-$35; not recommended for anyone under 15 years of age, pregnant, or faint at heart. For more details click here.


Pirates-of-Emerson225The Pirates of Emerson
Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park features four haunted houses and two mazes, plus other entertainment. The scary fun includes Pirates of Emerson, Mental Maze, Dark Realm, Fractured Fairytales, Scareaton, Arachno, Corn Walk, and Bumpkin Patch. Plus a Carnevil, Bone Ball, Misfortune Teller, nightly entertainment, and more. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-Nov. 2, 2013, 7 pm-10 pm. Located at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Bernal Ave. and Valley Ave., Pleasanton. Admission is $25.00. For more details click here.


Windchester-Mystery-House225Winchester Mystery House
You’ll tour the rambling, mysterious mansion at night with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering maze of rooms and stairways. Guests are invited to dress up in their favorite costume as adults and children alike will be able to Trick or Treat in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Trick or Treat Gardens. Select nights Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 31, 6:30pm-midnight. Located at the Winchester Mystery House, San Jose. Admission is $48.00. For more details click here.


Worlds-Largest-Haunted-House225World’s Largest Haunted House
World’s Largest Haunted House promises scares and fun at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Oct 4-6, 7pm-midnight (Sunday 11pm); Oct. 11-13, 7pm-midnight (Sunday 11pm); Oct. 18-20, 7pm- 12midnight (Sunday 11pm); Oct. 25, 7pm-midnight; Oct. 26, 4pm-midnight; Oct. 27, 7pm-11pm; Oct. 31, 7pm-midnight, Nov. 1, 7pm-midnight. Located at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose. Admission is Children 12 and under $20; Adults $22. For more details click here.


Dead-Time-Dreams225Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions
The haunted adventure is a high energy, loud, and often frightening interactive attraction. Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 23-Nov.2, 7pm-11pm (open until midnight on weekends). Located at 2501 Tully Rd., San Jose. Admission is $20; Children 13 and under must accompanied by an adult. For more details click here.


Giordano Farms Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patch, petting corrals, loose caboose rides, corn maze, hay tunnel, and more! Oct. 1-31, 9am-8pm. Located at Giordano Farms, Snell Ave. and Chynoweth Ave., San Jose. Admission is free. For more details click here.


Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch
Old fashion pumpkin patch, Spina Pumpkin Express Train, homemade pumpkin bread, play area, picnic area, carving kits, hand-painted pumpkins, hay bales, and family fun! Oct. 1-31, 9am-6pm. Located at Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch, Santa Teresa Blvd. and Bailey Ave., San Jose. Admission is free. For more details click here.


Haunt The Hollow
Corn maze, inflatable fun houses, kiddie carivinal area, crafts and more. Plus Trick-or-Treating throughout the Park & Zoo for children (included with the cost of admission). Safe fun for the entire family! Bring a bag to collect your treats! Sunday, Oct. 27; Trick-or-Treating 1-4pm. Located at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Admission is FREE for Happy Hollow members; $12.95 general. For more details click here.


hmb-01Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
This PUMPKIN MECCA knows how to get its orange on! Every year, picturesque Half Moon Bay bursts into a brilliant sea of orange with the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. It’s the season’s signature event, drawing visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street featuring humongous pumpkins on display, talented “Picasso of pumpkin carvers”, harvest-inspired crafts by America’s top artists, an expanded Locals’ Artists Block featuring fine art and live music, the richest/creamiest/tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, three stages of entertainment, a home-spun parade and more! This year’s 44th annual festival will be held on October 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.


pikesPumpkin on Pikes at Terra Firma Farms in Petaluma
Come on out to the farm for Halloween fun with pumpkin carving, live music, dancing, a corn maze, and more. Pumpkins on Pikes takes place on Saturday, October 25, from 3 to 10 pm. Bring your pumpkin carving tools, blanket, and favorite treat for the dessert potluck. Free pumpkins for carving provided with admission. The carved pumpkins are placed on pikes out in the field, and when the sun goes down, the pumpkins are lit. It’s an amazing spectacle! A BBQ dinner will be available for purchase at the event, too. Admission is $20. Kids 6 and under are free. BBQ dinner costs $10. Get your tickets soon—this event often sells out early.


Not Afraid of the Dark Hike
Old St. Hilary, Tiburon
Friday, October 10, 6–7:30pm
Halloween is coming but we’re not scared; come enjoy Old St. Hilary’s at night Old St. Hilary in Tiburon on October 10th from 6-7:30pm. Join Ranger Felicity Hartnett for a short one-mile hike at sunset with beautiful views of San Francisco. This hike is ideal for young adventurers and their families as an introduction to night hiking. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required . Meet at the gate at the end of Lyford Drive in Tiburon.


Get Ready for the Goblin Jamboree at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Come get a jump on Halloween at the 28th annual Goblin Jamboree at the Bay Area Discovery Museum! in Sausalito. Bring your little goblins to this year’s spooky fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19 from 10 am–4 pm. Come in costume and explore the Bay Area Discovery Museum transformed into a haunted Halloween wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. General Admission is $16.00.

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San Francisco Pumpkin Patches:

Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch
1620 7th Ave

The Great Pumpkin Patch
San Francisco 317 Sloat Blvd

Oakland and East Bay Pumpkin Patches:

Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch
4414 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland

Wildwood Dads Club Pumpkin Patch
873 Moraga Ave in Oakland

Bay Street Pumpkin Patch
5600 Christie Ave in Emeryville

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
15555 14th Street in San Leandro

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
1 Southland Mall Drive in Hayward

Moore’s Pumpkin Patch
9711 Dublin Canyon Road in Castro Valley

G and M Farms
487 East Airway in Livermore

Joans Farm
4351 Mines Road in Livermore

Perry’s Family Pumpkin Patch
34600 Ardenwood Blvd in Fremont

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
4020 Fremont Hub in Fremont

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
2086 NewPark Mall in Newark

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
1096 Oak Grove Road in Concord

Shadelands Ranch Pumpkin Patch
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek

Moore’s Pumpkin Patch
19901 San Ramon Valley Boulevard in San Ramon

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
4000 San Pablo Ave in Hercules

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
5041 Blum Road in Martinez

Mangini Farms Pumpkins
24 Mangini Drive in Pleasant Hill

Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm
1060 Pine Ln in Clayton

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
4650 Delta Fair Blvd in Antioch

Smith Family Farm
4430 Sellers Ave in Brentwood

Enos Family Farms
Marsh Creek at Walnut in Brentwood

Byron Pumpkin Stand
Byron Hwy and Balfour Road in Byron

Peninsula Pumpkin Patches:

Kevin Pringle’s Pumpkin Patch
4625 Cabrillo Hwy in Pacifica

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
855 El Camino Real in San Carlos

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
1301 Broadway in Redwood City

Farmers Daughter
Cabrillo Highway in Moss Beach

Farmer Dom’s Pumpkin Patch at Harbor Village
270 Capistrano Road in Half Moon Bay

Tunitas Creek Family Farm
333 Tunitas Creek Road in Half Moon Bay

Aratas Pumpkin Patch
185 Verde Road in Half Moon Bay

Bob’s Pumpkin Farm
Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay

Andreotti Family Farm
329 Kelly Ave in Half Moon Bay

Farmer Johns Pumpkin Patch
800 Cabrillo Hwy N in Half Moon Bay

Marsh and Sons Pumpkin Patch
12950 San Mateo Road in Half Moon Bay

4-Cs Pumpkin Patch
12371 San Mateo Road in Half Moon Bay

Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch
12320 San Mateo Rd in Half Moon Bay

Pastorino Farms
12391 San Mateo Road in Half Moon Bay

Repettos $5 or Less Pumpkins
12511 San Mateo Road in Half Moon Bay

Repettos Pumpkins
12592 San Mateo Road in Half Moon Bay

Webb Ranch Farm Pumpkin Patch
2720 Alpine Road in Portola Valley

San Jose and South Bay Pumpkin Patches:

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
2310 Canoas Garden Ave in San Jose

Giordano Farms Pumpkin Patch
Snell Ave and Branham Lane in San Jose

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
444 North Capitol Ave in San Jose

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Tully and Capitol Expy in San Jose

Moreland Pumpkin Patch
4385 Doyle Road in San Jose

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
1832 Hillsdale Blvd in San Jose

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
3590 Benton Street in Santa Clara

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Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
803 W El Camino Real in Sunnyvale