SAN MATEO, CA – Fall is in the air, bringing Halloween haunted spots, pumpkin fields, tricks and treats, DÃa de los Muertos, community festivals, and harvest / holiday boutiques.
Read our annual city-by-city guide and find fun near you in San Mateo and across the peninsula.
Bookmark this page: as more events are announced we will add them. And if we missed your city or organization’s Halloween or Fall celebrations, send an email to [email protected] with details and online links.
NOTE: Events can be changed or canceled at short notice. Therefore, always confirm with the organizers that the activities are going as planned.
Enjoy the season and Happy Halloween from Patch!
SEPT .: Pet parade. Cancelled.
SEPT. 17-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch – Inflatables & Games. Entry to the patch is free; Activities extra.
OCT. 29: Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat. Register online.
OCT. 9: 8th annual Community Fall Festival. Pumpkin patches, trick or treating and more with Via Services.
OCT. 29: ‘Monster Mash’ Halloween Bash. Registration is in progress.
SEPT. 18-19: SOL Festival on Santa Cruz Mountain. Two day music festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Roaring Camp Meadows.
OCT. 2-31: Thanksgiving Day & Halloween Fun: Roaring Camp Railroads. With pumpkins, scarecrow crafts, train travel and more.
OCT. 30: Halloween Festival. Designed for the little ones, from preschool to fifth grade.
HALF MOON BAY:
SEPT. 4-OCT. 31: Pumpkins, hay carts, petting zoo & haunted house: Lemos Farm. Scary and non-scary haunted house options.
OCT. 1-31: Arata Pumpkin Farm, Labyrinth Howling Maze, Haunted Barn & Petting Zoo. Don’t miss the stunning, “world-famous” two-acre howling maze of the Minotaur Labyrinth.
OCT. 16: HMB Pumpkin MiniFest. The extravagance has been reduced, but returns in mini form with fun for everyone! (UPDATE: CANCELED)
OCT. 16: Annual Senior Coastsiders Pumpkin Run. This year personally and virtually with 5 km, 10 km, half marathon and children’s races.
OCT. 23-24: HMB Fall Antiques Show & Sale. A portion of the entrance fee goes to the Sweet Farm Foundation animal rescue.
OCT. 21-23: ‘Hallow-Window Painting’ for individuals and families. Gather the gang together and get creative!
HILLS OF LOS ALTOS:
OCT. 18-NOV. 1: “Guess the weight of the pumpkin” – Estimate the weight of the giant pumpkin for the chance of prizes.
OCT. 29: Halloween family movie night: Purissima Park. “Bring a blanket, flashlight, deck chair and laze under the stars.”
OCT. 3: Christmas market at the Allied Arts Guild. Get a head start on Christmas shopping!
OCT. 13: Mystery Readers Group: Ghostly Mysteries. Online via library. Newcomers welcome.
OCT. 29: Dia de los Muertos & Frida Kahlo festival. Places are limited & tickets are on sale in advance.
SEPT. 18: Mid-Autumn Festival. With live music, food, vendors & karaoke.
OCT. 17: Halloween Carnival & Costume Contest for Children. Planned from 10 years.
OCT. 29: Halloween drive-in theater. The pre-registration opens on October 15th.
VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS:
SEPT. 18: Harvest History Festival: Heritage Park. The morning includes fun and art projects for kids, live music, and more.
OCT. 30: Halloween ‘Monster Bash’: Rengstorff Park. A costume party with music, a winding maze, games and a Day of Dead homage.
SEPT. 25-26: Fog festival on the Pacific coast. Cancelled.
SEPT. 24-26: Paly Theaters “Something Wicked This Way Comes”. Outdoors and interactive with fools, ghouls, witches and fairies.
OCT. 2-3: Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: Art Center. A patch with thousands of handcrafted glass pumpkins.
OCT. 22: Ives Collective Autumn Concert. A live performance.
OCT. 23: The great pumpkin hunt: Gamble Garden. Includes scavenger hunt, games, prizes and free ice cream!
SEPT. 24-OCT. 31: Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch, Haunted House & Mini Corn Maze. Weekend fun with a petting zoo and tractor rides on this family-run farm.
OCT. 8-NOV. 21: Italian family circus ZoppÃ©. The autumn tradition returns.
OCT. 22: Deadline for the Halloween home decoration competition. Out-boo your neighbor!
OCT. 23: Halloween biscuit and cupcake decorating class. Make Halloween masterpieces to take away.
OCT. 24: Halloween on the library square. For pre-K up to class 3.
SEPT. 24-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch & Inflatables. Paintball range & games, too.
OCT. 28: Halloween ‘Jinxed Joyride’: Tanforan. Creepy good time! Reservation required.
OCT. 2-31: ABC Pumpkin Patch & Inflatables. With paintball & games.
OCT. 9: Annual autumn wine and art fair. Cancelled.
OCT. 22: Halloween Movie Night: Burton Park. Mister Softee & Games are also on the program.
OCT. 23-24 & 30-31: Haunted hangar & Halloween carnival: Hiller Aviation Museum. Helicopter pumpkin drops scheduled on October 30th & 31st.
OCT. 29: Halloween “Goblin Walk” – In downtown Laurel Street.
NOV. 5-7: ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’: children’s theater. A seasonal classic for the whole family!
SEPT. 23-OCT. 31:‘Immortal Reckoning’ Halloween Haunt: San Francisco Mint. “Something goes terribly wrong during the tour and the gates of hell open.”
OCT. 1-31: SF ghost hunting tour. “A valued favorite of visitors and locals for over two decades!”
OCT. 14-24: Guardsman Pumpkin Field: Fort Mason. Family fun events, cocktails & food for a good cause.
OCT. 30: ‘Dinner Detective’s Halloween Show: Le Meridien Hotel. “Solve a hilarious mystery while enjoying a fantastic dinner.”
SEPT. 10-OCT. 31: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows’ Eve Tours. “Paranormal Investigation Adventure” Spook!
SEPT. 24-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch, inflatables & pony rides. This offers a petting zoo, paintball, duck boats and more.
OCT. 15-31: Grimms Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow theme. Wicked Woods is not recommended for teenagers.
OCT. 16-31: Dead Time Dreams Haunt. If you dare, stroll through the ultimate horror zone.
SEPT. 17-OCT. 31: ABC Pumpkin Patch – Inflatables & Games. Duck boats & paintball too!
OCT. 1- 31: CuriOdyssey Pumpkin Days. With scientific experiments on Halloween, animal ambassadors, pumpkin patches and more.
OCT. 9: Dia de los Muertos festival: Royal Park. “Live music & performances, make-up, artisans, fun for the whole family!”
OCT. 16: Fall Festival & Pick-A-Pumpkin Patch. Includes games, crafts, and bouncy castles.
NOV. 12-14: Art and craft exhibition for Thanksgiving Day: Exhibition grounds. Hundreds of artisans with handmade crafts, jewelry, specialties, glass and more.
SEPT. 24-OCT. 31: Halloween Haunt: California’s Great America. “Killer Clown Town, Tooth Fairy and Backwoods return in all their terrifying glory.”
SEPT. 25-OCT. 31: Great Pumpkin Festival: California’s Great America. Sweet fun with the peanuts gear.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO:
OCT. 23: ‘The big pumpkin’ festival. With a pumpkin patch, games and food.
NOV. 6: Annual vacation boutique. Get a jump on Christmas shopping.
SEPT. 25-OCT. 31: Filoli Estate Orchard Days. Stroll through the stunning Gentleman’s Orchard during harvest time. For all ages.
FOR THE ENTIRE SF BAY AREA: SF Bay Area Halloween Events 2021: Trick or Treat & Haunts