NOW THROUGH OCT. 31
Carve out some fun at the corner of Technology Way and Brentwood Boulevard at the inaugural Pumpkin Fest, which features a pumpkin patch, pony rides and a haunted house. The festival is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
Smith Family Farm Pumpkin Festival
The Smiths’ month-long festival – open Mondays through Fridays from 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – features a hayride to the pumpkin-picking patch, a corn maze and a barnyard petting zoo. Admission (which includes a pumpkin) is $8 on weekdays and $9 on Saturdays and Sundays. Smith Family Farm is located at 4430 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood.
Sanctuary of Fear
Sanctuary of Fear, formally known as the Sanctuary of Evil, has moved from Oakley to Brentwood and is now held at Sunset Plaza, 7750 Brentwood Blvd. The event, which includes a haunted house and coffin ride, is held Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m.; Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, visit www.sanctuaryoffear.com.
Little monsters are invited to the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., at 4 p.m. for a Halloween party sponsored by the Friends of the Brentwood Library. Families will be treated to crafts, games and spooky snacks at this free event, so come in costumes or orange-and-black wear. The 45-minute event is intended for kids in grades K-6. Younger children are welcome with parental supervision. For more information, call 925-516-5290.
OCT. 25 to OCT. 27
Antioch Haunted House
Enter the Antioch Haunted House if you dare. The thrills are available Thursdays through Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at this “abandoned” warehouse located at 2120 W. 10th St. Admission is $5 ($2 for re-entry to the fright fest). Proceeds go toward the fund to rebuild the playground at City Park. For more information, visit www.antiochhauntedhouse.com.
Discovery Bay Elementary, 1700 Willow Lake Road, hosts BOOville – a joyous Halloween event for the whole family – from 4 to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy game booths, a haunted house, bounce houses and delicious treats such as caramel apples. Admission is free, but canned food donations are encouraged. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Liberty High School Playmakers open the doors to their annual haunted house from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Allan E. Jones Performing Art Center, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. The haunted house will also be open Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $8.
Pumpkins and Pancakes
Adams Music Boosters hosts an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 West Country Club Drive. Seatings are held at 8:30 and 10 a.m. The event also features a costume contest, games and crafts. Tickets are $10. For tickets and more information, call Diana Daijogo at 925-640-3090 or e-mail email@example.com.
Monster Dash 5K
Discovery Bay Elementary School’s Running Club hosts the inaugural Monster Dash 5K run from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cornell Park. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. The fee is $30 for adults; $15 for children 14 and under. Cornell Park is located at the corner of Willow Lake Road and Discovery Bay Boulevard. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Costume Contest
The Cypress Veterinary Hospital in Oakley hosts a pet costume contest during its open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event includes hospital tours, free hot dogs and a raffle. Cypress Veterinary Hospital is located at 2037 Main St. For more information, call 925-625-5330 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Oakley Library’s Movie Saturday event, from 3 to 5 p.m., presents a Halloween-themed Disney double feature. Admission is free; no registration is required. The Oakley Library is located at 1050 Neroly Road. For more information, call 925-625-2400.
Trunk or Treat
St. John’s Lutheran Church and La Petite Academy host Trunk or Treat from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes trick-or-treating, games and a pumpkin patch. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. St. John’s church is located at 1360 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch. For more information, call 925-755-3070 or 925-779-0110.
Knightsen School Fall Carnival
Knightsen School, 1923 Delta Road, hosts its annual fall carnival from 5 to 10 p.m. The event features face painting, food, carnival games, a petting zoo, 4-H bake sale and haunted house created by a professional design company. Tickets to the haunted house are $10. Game punch cards are $5. Proceeds benefit the Knightsen Parent Teacher Club and Step 2 This Dance.
Fine tune your trick-or-treating skills at Brentwood’s premiere Halloween event, held from 5 to 8 p.m. at First and Oak streets. Hometown Halloween is perfect for all the ghosts and goblins in your house. Take a stroll through downtown and visit the many merchant booths, and don’t forget to pop your head into local businesses for treats at this safe-and-sane Halloween event.
Halloween at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, begins at 11 a.m. The event features a costume parade for children and pets and trick-or-treating throughout the lifestyle center. For more information, call 925-516-8500.
Trick-or-treaters will find bewitching fun from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sand Creek Crossing Shopping Center in Brentwood. The center’s stores, restaurants and retailers will be handing out free Halloween goodies while supplies last. For more information, visit www.sandcreekcrossing.com.
Halloween Howl La La Boo
The Oakley Library hosts a special, spooky storytime at 6:30 p.m. Come dressed in costume for stories, crafts, treats and loads of fun. The library is located at 1050 Neroly Road. For more information, call 925-625-2400.
Oakley resident Dawn Bahrenfuss shares her Halloween display with the public from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bahrenfuss annually designs a Halloween village using Department 56 collectables. Her collection includes more than 50 major pieces in a 12x8 display. Catch all the fun at 1820 Concannon Drive.
Enjoy a safe-and-sane alternative to Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harvest Time Assembly of God Church, 2200 Ventura Drive in Brentwood. The event features candy and games for the kids. Admission is free. Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and other snacks will be available for $1. A bike will be given away every 30 minutes. For more information, call 925-516-1908.