Haunted houses, pumpkin patches, Octoberfest, oh my! There are so many fun and exciting events starting this month that will surely get you in the spirit to kick off what is an exciting few months to come! Below I have included some spots whether you want to enjoy this month with a spooky scare or a hometown feel at the pumpkin patch; there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Attend a Scare Night
Many places are hosting "scare nights" for you to voluntarily pay for living out your wildest nightmares with all kinds of monsters, scary music, and fog machines! Attending any of the following will get your heart pumping and your vocal cords strained by all the screaming you are sure to do! Here are a few favorites to check out:
• Knott's Scary Farm
Knott's Scary Farm is advertised as "Southern California's largest haunting Halloween event!" So let it be known that Knott's Berry Farm is no longer the family-friendly and Snoopy-loving land you find to be during the day! Instead, the fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park during select nights throughout October. To find out further details regarding ticket sales, click here.
• Halloween Horror Nights
Named "Best Halloween Event by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards for 12 years (2006, 2008-2018). It's time to summon your scream squad to Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights with 8 haunted houses, the Terror Tram, scare zones, a live show, and exhilarating attractions." This will be a night you will not forget as you walk through the night with many of your favorite cinema horror monsters. Try and sleep that night if you dare!
They are offering their Halloween Horror Nights throughout October on select nights. To find out more information along with ticket prices, click here.
• Nights Of The Jack (Family Friendly Event)
Looking for a more mellow way to spend the night celebrating spooky festivities? Look no further to make some much-loved festive memories with the kiddos and attend Nights Of The Jack, located in the Santa Monica Mountains. So get excited and brace yourself with a hot cider or seasonal cocktail from their "Spookeasy" bar and fortify your little ones with some of their festive fall treats! With nearly a mile of festive gourds and lights decorated throughout, you will want to ensure your camera is ready to snap away! To find out more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Go to a Pumpkin Patch
To make the month of October complete, the one thing you need to mark off on your checklist would have to be going to a pumpkin patch! But, of course, going to a pumpkin patch is more than picking out your favorite iconic gourd. These days many pumpkin patches will have petting zoos, Carnaval rides, and tasty treats to devour while selecting the perfect pumpkin for your carving or decorating pleasures! One of my favorites is the beloved Tom's Farms, located in the Glen Ivy Village in Temescal Valley. They have been open since 1971, bringing pleasure and community together for all to enjoy! Not only do they have some of the best pumpkins to choose from, but they have live music every weekend. But they have cute shops to check out, two delicious restaurants, a mining station, and pony rides, just to name some of the fun they have to enjoy! Check out more information here.
Enjoy an Oktoberfest Celebration
There's no better time to embrace your inner German ancestry than at an Oktoberfest celebration! Not German, you say? No worries! Many who attend lack German heritage, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy its festivities! There are many Oktoberfest to choose from during October. Still, one you may want to check out is the Oktoberfest located in the Oxnard Historic Farm Park! Live, Authentic German Music, German Food, Dessert, Drinks, Children's Crafts and Activities, And a Scarecrow Contest, to boot! So come enjoy the fun and gain a free beer if you dress in German attire! Find out more fun details here!