October has arrived, and we’re celebrating Halloween! Join in the Halloween spirit and enjoy fun-filled family festivals, entertainment, and activities in Sonoma and Napa County. Bats, pumpkins, spiders, and other spooky items are decorated all over wine country.
The events below are all family friendly and not to spooky for the younger children. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Enjoy displays of pumpkins, face painting, cake walks, cookie decorating, and much more!
Pumpkin Nights: October 10th- November 3rd
5:30 pm to 10:30 pm, daily
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
At Pumpkin Nights you will venture through seven pumpkin themed lands on a quest to preserve the spirit of Halloween. The lands were built using 3,000 carved real and artificial l pumpkins. The different lands include: Forbidden Pumpkin City, Great Pumpkin Hall, Pumpkin Pirate Cove, Pumpkin Reef, Maravilla Lane, Enchanted Pumpkin Forest, and Monster Mash. The trail is half a mile long and you can venture through as many times as you would like.
The pumpkin themed trail is not the only entertainment. You will find food and beverages, photo- ops, The Spirit of Pumpkins fire show, watch live carving of pumpkins by professional artists, and more.
This is a family friendly event for all ages. You will not find gore or anything to make you jump and scare. The spooky elements are some fog machines and giant pumpkin spiders and skeletons hanging around.
Purchase tickets online, only a limited number are sold at the door.
Tolay Fall Festival: October 12-13th & October 19th-20th
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tolay Lake Regional Park
5869 Cannon Lane
Petaluma, CA 94954
The Tolay Fall Festival is a seasonal celebration of the beauty and history of the Tolay Lake Regional Park. The activities are hands on and educational for families.
Some of the fun activities include a hayride through a pumpkin patch, pet barnyard animals, find your way through a straw maze, sample food and desserts, and much more. You can enter a world record pumpkin seed spitting contest or compete in gunny sack races. Or for some creepy fun explore the Nighttime Creatures Barn, which has native and exotic snakes and birds of prey. Or find your way to the Creepy Crawly room which has tarantulas and scorpions under black lights.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger. Free for Regional Park Members! Parking is $7
Family Fall Fest at the Village: October 26th
12 pm to 7 pm
Vista Collina Resort
850 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558
Celebrate Fall with family fun at the Village at the Vista Collina Resort. Family can partake in carnival games, face painting, cookie decorating, Halloween crafts, and more while you enjoy live music and food from food trucks. Costumes are encouraged.
Free Admission, with tickets available on-site to enjoy carnival games and other activities. Food and beverage is also available for purchase.
Cookie Decorating and Halloween Craft Party/Pumpkin Decorating tickets are available in advance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-fall-fest-at-the-village-tickets-71720787807
14th Annual Harvest Festival: October 27th
11 am to 2 pm
300 Via Archimedes
Geyserville, CA 95441
Join in the fun at the Francis Coppola Winery for a day of costumes and games! Enjoy games, chalk art in the Pavilion, gift bags, dancing, music, and the Pumpkin Fairy Godmother! Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Pool Café.
Tickets are limited to 500 children, and proceeds will go to benefit the Santa Rosa Symphony. Tickets are $12 for children 12 years and younger and free to parents. Purchase tickets here: https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/en/visit/winery-events#123
Safari West Halloween Spook-tacular: October 27th
10 am to 2 pm
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Visit the Trek-and-Treat at the Safari West Halloween Spook-tacular! Come in costume and you will receive a goodie bag while you visit the Conservation Pumpkin Patch! This year Safari West is partnering with organizations like Wild Care, the East Bay Vivarium, and NorCal Bats. To add their own unique animals to the seasonal sites. On the serengeti bus trek, you will meet antelope, rhinos, amazing Watusi longhorns and giraffes! Select a departure time and reserve a seat!
Pumpkins will be available for purchase at the pumpkin patch or you can donate one to one of the animals at Safari West. Pumpkins make great items for the animals to either play with, eat, or smash. The money for the pumpkins will be donated to the Vulture Conservation Foundation, who work to protect some of the world’s most amazing and least appreciated birds.
The fun begins at 10 AM with Safari Treks departing every hour till 2 PM!
Adults $50 and Children 4-12 years old are $25.
- Barbecue Lunch: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
- Serengeti Bus Trek, depature times are 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm.
- Activities for the whole family
Reservations can be Booked Online.
Harvest Festival at Connolly Ranch: October 27th
11 am to 4 pm
Connolly Ranch Education Center
3141 Browns Valley Road
Napa, CA 94558
The Connolly Ranch’s Annual Harvest Festival is fun for the whole family. Arrive in costume, meet the farm animals, explore the gardens, participate in the activities, or have lunch in the grove while enjoying live music. Activities include: cake walk, face painiting, wool spinning, bracelet making, spider rock painting, pumpkin painting, haunted greenhouse, scarecrow making, apple pressing, and spooky story-time.
First 500 tickets are FREE or $5 per person after. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-festival-2019-tickets-73602056733
Copia Commuinity Trick or Treat: October 29th
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (followed by a movie after at 6:45 pm)
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559
Bring your family dressed in costumes to CIA at Copia for a fun filled trick-or-treat trial! Don’t forget to bring a trick-or-treat bag to fill with goodies. The event is FREE!
When you arrive, pick up a treat-trail passport. One passport per family, all children must be accompanied by an adult. If you collect all the stamps along the trail, you will be entered in a contest to win a special prize!
After the event, keep the Halloween spirit going with a Cinema Under the Stars screening of Hocus Pocus! The movie will play in the Copia Gardens at 6:45 pm. Bring a blanket and get cozy on the lawn. No outside food or beverages, but you can purchase popcorn and movie snacks at the Grove.