Halloween is just around the corner and there are many events going on in Sacramento. To celebrate Halloween, this is the start of the series on Halloween events for Sacramento 2010. From haunted houses to pumpkin patches to parties, concerts, and kids activities, I will try and cover it all.
As Halloween gets closer, more and more events will be going on in Sacramento. While it may seem impossible to keep up with them all, I will provide a guide for Halloween events in each of the communities in Sacramento – Elk Grove, Folsom, Davis, Orangevale, Roseville, events near Sacramento, and much more.
Get a sneak peak at what is coming for the Halloween events guide for Sacramento 2010 with a look back at the Halloween events guide for Sacramento recap of last year.
To follow the series this year, check out Halloween in Sacramento 2010 for all the articles in Halloween events in the area.
Halloween events October 15 – 17
Ghost Tours in Old Sacramento – Here the ghostly tales of the streets of Old Sacramento in these spooky tours of the streets and businesses of this historic Sacramento area. The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation offers these tours led by informative and fun tour guides.
What you need to know:
- Where: Old Sacramento starting at the Eagle Theatre, 925 Front Street
- When: This weekend, October 15th and 16th. 6 pm to 9 pm leaving every 30 minutes
- Cost: $15 adults, $10 ages 6 – 17, not recommended for those under 5. Purchase tickets here.
- Information: Old Sacramento Ghost Tours
Sugar Skull Making and Decorating / Day of the Dead – The Zanzibar Trading CO hosts this event on teaching kids and adults on how to make Mexican sugar skulls honoring Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) for altars.
- Where: 1731 L Street Midtown Sacramento
- When: There are classes for kids and one for kids and adults. Kids decorating classes are free (12 and under).
Current openings: October 16th 1 pm (kids only), October 16th 10 am, 4 pm (kids and adults)
- Cost: $10 for medium sized mask, $20 for large sized mask (materials fee). Kids classes are for demo only and are FREE.
- Information: Sugar Skull Making & Decorating Classes. Call 916-443-5601 for information and reservations
Haunted Hagan Scream Park (Rancho Cordova) – Enjoy two haunted houses, a spooky train ride through the haunted woods, and scenes from the old west at Hagan Park.
- Where: Hagan Park, Rancho Cordova, 2197 Chase Drive
- When: October 15 – 17, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm (last entrance 10 pm)
- Cost: Combo ticket (train ride, both haunted houses) Adult $17, Child (12 and under) $12; Reservation wrist band (no wait time) Adult $25, Child $20; Train Ride only Adult $8, Child $5
- Information: Get more info and tickets at Haunted Hagan ScreamPark
The Woodland Corn Maze – Everyone come out and try the Haunted Maze sponsored by Heidrick Ag History Center. Try the maze during the day without the haunt while nights are especially haunted. Haunted tail not recommended for kids under 12
- Where: Woodland, 2200 East Main Street
- When: October 1 – 31; October 15 4 – 10 pm, October 16 10 am – 10 pm, October 17 11 am – 8 pm
- Cost: Regular: Adult (12 & up) $10, Child (6 – 11) $8; Haunted: Adult $12, Child $10, Children 5 and under FREE
- Information: Get more information and directions at The Woodland Corn Maze
Keema Pumpkin Farm (Elk Grove) – Enjoy the farm, corn maze, animals, and of course pumpkins in this family friendly event.
- Where: Elk Grove, 6532 Point Pleasant Road
- When: 11 am – 6 :30 pm Tuesday – Sunday
- Cost: FREE admission and parking
- Information: Find the Keema Pumpkin Farm on Facebook
Amador Flower Farm and Pumpkin Patch – Enjoy a great weekend of fun mixing flowers, pumpkins, mazes, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, a tour of the area by tram, a corn maze and haystack maze for kids, as well as pumpkins and decorations for the whole family.
- Where: Amador Flower Farm, 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth
- When: October 15 – 17, 9 am – 4 pm
- Cost: FREE
- Information: Get more information at the Amador Flower Farm (and stay tuned for a feature on the pumpkin patch later this week!)
Dial M for Murder (Folsom) – For a little murder mystery, check out this play about an ex-tennis pro looking to murder his cheating wife for the money and how things go wrong.
- Where: 717 Sutter Street, Folsom
- When: October 16 8 pm, October 17 4 pm
- Cost: $17 General Admission, $13 Child (12 and under), $15 Seniors and SARTA Members
- Information: Get more information and tickets at the Sutter Street Theatre
In the Footsteps of Dracula Book signing (Folsom) – Author Steven Unger will be at the Folsom Borders to sign his book In the Footsteps of Dracula: A Personal Journey and Travel Guide on Saturday.
- Where: Folsom Borders, 2755 E Bidwell St
- When: Saturday, October 16 1 – 3 pm
- Cost: FREE
- Information: Get more information from Folsom Borders
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins (Vacaville) – Enjoy inflatable entertainment for kids, obstacle courses, decorations, food, and pumpkins
- Where: E. Monte Vista Ave at Nut Tree Parkway
- When: October 15 and 16 – 9:30 am – 9:30 PM, October 17 – 9:30 am – 9 pm (hours may vary)
- Cost: FREE
- Information: Get more information at Pick of the Patch Pumpkins and get locations for other pumpkin patches in the Bay area as well
Pumpkin Patch Festival (Suisun City) – Celebrate the 13th year of this festival with electric trains, hay rides, music, games, the Pumpkin Patch Train, and pumpkins!
- Where: Western Railway Museum, 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City
- When: October 16, 9:30 am – 5 pm
- Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors (65 and up), $9 children ( ages 2 – 14)
- Information: Get more information about the festival and events at Pumpkin Patch Festival
Poppy Lane Christmas Pumpkin Patch (Auburn) – This Christmas Tree farm is turned into a pumpkin patch just in time for Halloween. Enjoy hay rides, a bounce slide for kids, and pumpkins.
- Where: Poppy Lane Christmas Farm, 12110 Poppy Lane, Auburn
- When: October 15 – 17, open at 9 am
- Cost: FREE (but call to confirm)
- Information: Check out their contact info and photos on Facebook – Poppy Lane Christmas Farm & Pumpkin Patch. Call 530-906-6988 for more information
Dracula – Imagine Theater (Placerville) – Experience the multi-media production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with a two hour performance in the Imagine Theater.
- Where: 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville
- When: October 15 and 16, 7 pm; October 17 2 pm
- Cost: $15
- Information: Get more information at the Imagine Theater
Harvest Haunt Express Train Rides (Jamestown) – Enjoy the Haunted train rides in historical Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. The steam powered trains will be decorated and run by a “skeleton crew” as visitors enjoy games and activities.
- Where: 18115 5th Ave, Jamestown
- When: October 16 and 17, 11 am – 3 pm. Trains are 6 miles, 40 minute rides departing every hour
- Cost: $13 adults, $6 Youth (6 – 17), 5 and under FREE
- Information: Get more information on the train rides at Railtown 1897 or call 209-984-3953
The Vampyre – Chatauqua Playhouse (Carmichael) – Before Dracula, there was Lord Ruthven. He gains the attention of Aubrey and works his charm to seduce young women to his vampire ways.
- Where: La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael
- When: October 15 and 16, 8 pm; October 17 2 pm
- Cost: General Admission $18, Student $16, Senior (60 and over) $16, Group (20 or more) $15
- Information: Get more information on this play and purchase tickets for The Vampyre or call (916) 489-7529 (PLAY)
While Halloween is around the corner, Halloween events are in full swing this weekend. If you are looking for a scary good time, check out some of the events going on this weekend in the Sacramento area. Make sure you check back for the rest of the series for Halloween events in Sacramento!
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