Halloween Fun

October 30, 2009


It’s that time again when our little calves go pasture to pasture looking for Halloween treats. There are many fun activities and goings on in our neck of the farm. Planning ahead for a safe, fun Halloween weekend? Check out our Moo-tastic guide for a barn raising good time.

It’s that time again when our little calves go pasture to pasture looking for Halloween treats. We used to have our own little Haunted house and fun night right here in Town at several locations including the last few at Woodside Village Church. We hope some day someone here in Town will have another but until then there are many fun activities and goings on in our neck of the farm. Planning ahead for a safe Halloween weekend? Below we have a list of local events and information from San Francisco to San Jose from several different sources including Haunted Bay, SFgate, and ABC7news.

Check out our Moo-tastic guide for a barn raising good time!

For family’s and kids of all ages:

Night of the Living Dead – Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
October 29 – November 7, 8 pm-10 pm; Halloween show starts at 9 pm
1305 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 463-4970

This creepy tale from the crypt is brought to life with amazing Costumes, fantastic special effects makeup and a talented cast of zombies and more. The story begins in a Pennsylvania graveyard with teens Johnny and Barbara who are out to pay their respects to a lost love one. This all changes, however, when they discover the flesh eating zombies about who are out to get them! Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults.

The Creature: A new type of Frankenstein’s monster is shambling onto the stage in this Black Box Theater version of the Mary Shelley icon. Part love story, part horror story. Through Nov. 7. Thick House, 1695 18th St., San Francisco.

Exploratorium Creature Features: The Exploratorium goes frenetic for Halloween, with exhibits and events designed to haunt and frighten, including the Neverwas Haul, a three-story haunted house on wheels; the Cemetery of Dead Science, a creepy graveyard; plus a display of giant insects, “mad scientist” experiments (with plenty of slime), monster machines and much more. 3-8 p.m. Sat. 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco.

California’s Great America’s Halloween Haunt
Fridays and Saturdays, October 2 – 31, plus Sunday, October 25 7pm – 12am
4701 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408)988-1776 x8848
Six spine-tingling haunted mazes, four themed scare zones, one themed attraction, four head-turning live stage shows, plus the park’s collection of world-class thrill rides

Winchester Mystery House Flashight Tours

525 S. Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 247-2101
Special 65 minute Flashlight Tours of the Winchester Mansion are given every Friday the 13th and at Halloween. 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. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as tours do sell out.

Family Halloween Day: Ghoulish games, creepy crafts, a haunted maze and Zombie Zone are on the agenda. Come in costume. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco.

Ghosts, Terror & Evil in Opera: Fremont Opera singers will bring monsters to life in this collection of operatic tales of the supernatural. 4 p.m. today. Mission Coffee Roasting Co., 151 Washington Blvd., Fremont.

Haunted Hornet – Monster Bash: The USS Hornet, docked at Pier 3 in Alameda, will get into the spirit of things with music by the Cocktail Monkeys, tours of the Haunted Hospital, Elvira’s Fright Simulator and a costume contest. 7:30 p.m.-midnight Sat.

The Time Outs: These four musical ghouls will stage a macabre dance party featuring old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll and “kid-centric indie pop.” Kids and adults are encouraged to wear costumes, sing along, learn new dance moves and walk like a monster. 11 a.m. Sat. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, Sausalito.

Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree: Children’s Fairyland caps its 30th annual Halloween event today with a Monster Mash Parade, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Other events (featuring the Blue Fairy and Buki the Clown) are sprinkled throughout the afternoon. 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.

San Francisco Ghost Hunt: Jim Fassbinder guides you to the city’s most notorious haunted sites. 7 p.m. daily (except Tues.). Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter St., San Francisco. www.sfghosthunt.com.
San Francisco Halloween Festival: Stage performances, arts and crafts booths, a haunted house and a drag queen contest – it’s all here. 4-11:30 p.m. Parking Lot A at AT&T Park, San Francisco.

For the adult part of the herd wander over to some of the clubs and bars that have adult costume contests and decore to liven up your Halloween. Check out the sources above for what’s available.

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