Halloween Haunts, Fun & Pumpkin Patches 2020: San Ramon, East Bay

SAN RAMON, CA — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween still is a go in 2020 — with haunted houses, hay rides, corn mazes, trunk-or-treats, pumpkin patches and Day of the Dead festivities, in-person and virtual, throughout San Ramon and the East Bay.

While some annual activities were canceled, sweet and spooky events still abound.

Check out our annual Halloween event guide to find what’s going on near you. And Happy Halloween, from Patch!

NOTE: Do double-check with organizers to ensure events are still proceeding as posted.

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  • Albert H. DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Redline Ave., Alameda, CA

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ALBANY:

OCT. 29: Choose Your Halloween Adventure. With participant-created, Halloween-themed story.

  • Online via City of Albany, CA

OCT. 30: Virtual Senior Halloween Extravaganza. Featuring costume contest & spooky games.

  • Online via City of Albany, CA

OCT.: Halloween Carnival. Not planned for 2020.

  • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA

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BENICIA:

Through OCT. 31: Downtown Scarecrow Display. The sweet, Main Street tradition continues.

  • Downtown Benicia, CA

OCT. 23-31: Haunted Depot. Canceled.

  • Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, 90 First St., Benicia, CA

OCT. 24: Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll. Canceled.

  • Downtown Bencia, CA

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BERKELEY:

OCT. 23-31: Halloween Fun on Fourth. Snap a pic, send it in & children will be sent a prize.

  • Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA

OCT. 30-31: Halloween Drive-Thru Light Show. Load up the kids for fun light display.

  • Fourth Street, between Hearst Avenue and Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA

OCT. 31: Howl-O-Ween Pawty 2020: Healthy Spot Rockridge. This one’s for furry family members!

  • Healthy Spot Rockridge, 3206 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

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CASTRO VALLEY:

Through OCT. 31: Trick-or-Treat & $500 Shopping Spree Contest. Participating merchants will have candy for the kids.

  • Castro Village Shopping Center, Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley, CA

Through OCT. 31: Moore Pumpkin Patch. Relocated from Rowell Ranch, CV, to Livermore.

  • 2180 Cayetano Ct., Livermore, CA

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CLAYTON:

OCT.: Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm. Closed for 2020.

  • Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm, 1060 Pine Lane, Clayton, CA

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CONCORD:

OCT. 26: Halloween Pumpkin Contest Deadline. Top “liked” pics win gift cards!

  • City of Concord, CA

Through OCT. 31:Oktoberfest ‘Porch Party Pour’ – Not boo-themed, but nice way to celebrate autumn!

  • Participating tap houses & restaurants, Concord, CA

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DANVILLE:

OCT. 17-18: FallFest & Costume Parade. Canceled.

  • Downtown Danville, CA

OCT. 22: Virtual Halloween with Alamo Cemetery. With historical stories & virtual tour.

  • Online via Museum of San Ramon Valley,205 Railroad Ave., Danville CA

OCT. 24: Halloween Monster Mash Drive-By: Diablo Vista Park. Features spooktacular tunes & costumed characters.

  • Diablo Vista Park, 1000 Tassajara Ranch Drive, Danville, CA

OCT. 25: A SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Experience for your Kids. Reserve your spot!

  • Danville Cornerstone Fellowship, 2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA

OCT. 28: Spooktacular – Drive Thru Carnival. Registration required.

  • Danville Community Center & Library, 420 Front St., Danville, CA

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DUBLIN:

OCT. 10: Harvest Day Celebration. Canceled.

  • Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA

OCT. 23-24: ‘Ghosts of Dublin’ Cemetery Tour. Canceled.

  • Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA

OCT. 31: East Bay SPCA’s Howl-O-Ween Drive-Thru. Kids & pups in costumes welcomed!

  • East Bay SPCA, 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA

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EL CERRITO:

OCT. 22: Halloween ‘Busy Boxes’ Pick-Up. Register in advance for fun kits for the kids.

  • El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito CA

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FREMONT:

OCT. 10-30: Candle Lighters Ghost House 2020. Canceled.

  • Williams Historic Park / Chadbourne Carriage House, 39169 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA

OCT. 16: ‘Ghostbusters’ Drive-In Movie. With bucket of candy for the kids.

  • Central Park Softball Complex, 1110 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA

Through OCT. 23: Halloween Coloring Contest – All Ages. Sounds like great family activity!

  • City of Fremont, 3300 Capitol Ave. Building B, Fremont, CA

OCT. 25: Family Halloween Train Ride: Sunol-Niles. Will fill up quickly, so save your seats.

  • Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol, CA

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HERCULES:

OCT. 26-30: Scarecrow Contest. Oct. 13 is deadline to enter.

  • City of Hercules, CA

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LAFAYETTE:

OCT. 27: Halloween Dress-Up Drive. The official town tour is Oct. 31.

  • City of Lafayette, CA

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LIVERMORE:

OCT. 1-31: G&M Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Canceled.

  • G&M Farms, 487 East Airway Blvd., Livermore CA

Through OCT. 31: Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch. Visit with critters, pick a pumpkin & dine at cafe. But hay & train rides and maze not open this year.

  • Joan’s Farm, 4351 Mines Road, Livermore, CA

OCT. 14: Witches Night Out. Socially distanced good time!

  • Downtown Livermore, CA

OCT. 17-18: Free Pumpkin Drive-Thru: G&M Farms. While supplies last.

  • G&M Farms, 487 East Airway Blvd,, Livermore CA

OCT. 23: Halloween Decorating Contest. Sponsored by Realty One Group Today.

  • Livermore, CA

OCT. 24: Halloween ‘Trunk & Boo’ – Decorate your vehicle’s trunk & bring the family. Registration required.

  • Robert Livermore Aquatic Center, 4448 Loyola Way, Livermore, CA

OCT. 24: Halloween Trick-or-Treat in the Park. With Weekend Ranger Program.

  • Sycamore Grove Park, 1051 Wetmore Road, Livermore, CA

Through OCT. 31: Moore’s Pumpkin Patch. With animal corral.

  • Moore’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees, 2180 Cayetano Ct., Livermore, CA

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MARTINEZ:

OCT. 7-19: ‘Eggtober’ – Super cute & limited to first 100 registrants.

  • Residences, Martinez, CA

OCT. 16-25: Halloween Virtual Costume Contest. The community will vote!

  • City of Martinez, CA

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MILPITAS:

OCT. 17: ‘Pumpkins in the Park’ Drive-Thru. Purchase the kit by Oct. 15.

  • Barbara Lee Senior Center, 40 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA

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MORAGA:

OCT.: Annual Hacienda Holiday Faire. In its 6th year & going virtual.

  • Online Shopping via Hacienda Holiday Faire, Moraga, CA

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NEWARK:

OCT. 23: Drive-Thru Halloween Spooktacular. If registration is full, waitlist option is available.

  • Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA

OCT. 30: Halloween Eve Paint Night & Costume Contest. Go online, and save your seat!

  • Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA

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OAKLAND:

OCT. 16-18: 9th Annual Autumn Lights Festival. A virtual format to enjoy the local tradition.

  • Online via Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

OCT. 24-31: Boo at the Zoo & Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Each day has costume theme. Advance tickets required.

  • Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA

OCT.: College Avenue’s Halloween Parade. Canceled.

  • Rockridge Neighborhood, Oakland, CA

OCT. 25: Annual El Día de los Muertos Celebration. Event includes papel picado lesson. Free with RSVP.

  • Online via Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA

OCT. 29: Halloween Cooking Fun For Kids. Mummy mini-pizzas and spaghetti & eyeballs on the menu.

  • Zoom via Cooking Around the World, Oakland, CA

Through OCT. 31: Piedmont Ave. Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Store. With delivery options, too!

  • Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch, 4414 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA

Through OCT. 31: Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch Fun. With giant slides & zorb balls for the kids.

  • 1911 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids’ Fun. Featuring inflatable slides & paint ball.

  • 4311 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA

OCT. 31: East Bay SPCA’s Howl-O-Ween Drive-Thru. Kids & pups in costumes welcomed!

  • East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, CA

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ORINDA:

OCT. 16: Orinda Halloween Tot Parade: Ghoulishly Virtual Memory Lane. Get your fave photos in by the deadline.

  • Online format via City of Orinda, CA

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PIEDMONT:

OCT. 23-30: Halloween Treasure Hunt. For ages 5-11. Registration required.

  • Public Parks, Piedmont, CA

Through OCT. 31: Piedmont Ave. Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Store. With delivery options, too!

  • Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch, 4414 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA

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PINOLE:

OCT. 17: Halloween Costume Contest & Raffle Deadline. Dress to impress for a win!

  • City of Pinole, CA

OCT. 24: Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Food Drive. Support community, deck the cars & goodie bags handed out to kids.

  • Tiny Tots Facility, 2454 Simas Ave., Pinole, CA

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PLEASANT HILL:

OCT. 24: Trick ‘R Treat Halloween Drive-Boo. Advance registration required.

  • Pleasant Hill Community Center Parking Lot, 320 Civic Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA

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PLEASANTON:

Through NOV. 1: Pirates of Emerson Haunted Drive-Thru. Fright and fear on 10-acre compound.

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

OCT. 16-17, 23-34 & 31: Virtual Ghost Walk 2020: Museum on Main. “Two ghosts hosts will be live on Zoom.”

  • Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton, CA

OCT. 22: Spooky Street Halloween Event. Space is very limited. Sign up soon!

  • Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Bernal Avenue & I-680, Pleasanton, CA

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RICHMOND:

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids’ Fun. Featuring inflatable slides & paint ball.

  • 2200 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond, CA

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ROCKRIDGE:

OCT.: College Avenue’s Halloween Parade. Canceled.

  • Rockridge Neighborhood, Oakland, CA

OCT. 31: Howl-O-Ween Pawty 2020: Healthy Spot Rockridge. This one’s for furry family members!

  • Healthy Spot Rockridge, 3206 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

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SAN JOSE:

OCT. 16-31:’Dead Time Dreams’ Open-Air Haunt Walk. Be brave!

  • ABC Pumpkin Patch, 2501 Tully Road at East Capitol Expressway, San Jose, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Flashlight Tour 2020: Winchester Mystery House. Tickets will go fast.

  • Winchester Mystery House, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA

OCT. 23: Pumpkin Decorating Contest 2020: Happy Hollow Zoo. Tap your creative side, and have some Halloween fun.

  • Online, virtual format

OCT. 28-31: SJ Stage Co.’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – “A virtual re-imagining of George A. Romero’s legendary classic.”

  • Online via San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA

Through OCT. 31: Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Kids’ Fun. With slides, paint ball. Tully Road site has haunted walk.

  • 1832 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA
  • 2501 Tully Road, San Jose, CA
  • 605 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA

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SAN LEANDRO:

OCT. 4-NOV. 7: Fear Overload Horror Haunts. Scary is back for 2020!

  • Bayfair Center, 15555 E. 14th St., San Leandro, CA

OCT. 8-30: Halloween Craft Kits for Kids. While supplies last.

  • San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA

OCT. 17: Halloween Puppet Show. “Special Halloween version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

  • Online YouTube format via City of San Leandro, CA

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SAN RAMON:

OCT. 15-31: Moore’s Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins only at this site.

  • Moore’s Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees, 9901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA

OCT. 25: A SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Experience for your Kids. Reserve your spot!

  • Danville Cornerstone Fellowship, 2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA

OCT. 26-31: Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt. Fun & free fall outing for the family.

  • Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA

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SUNOL:

OCT. 25: Family Halloween Train Ride: Sunol-Niles. Will fill up quickly, so save your seats soon.

  • Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol, CA

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UNION CITY:

OCT. 23: ‘Hocus Pocus’ Family Drive-In Movie Night. Limited space & tickets on sale.

  • Union City Parking Lot 2, 34800 11th St., Union City, CA

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WALNUT CREEK:

OCT. 17: Movies on the Roof: ‘Hocus Pocus’ – Reserve your free ticket!

  • Lesher Center Parking Garage, 1625 Locust St., Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 23-25: Snoopy Scavenger Hunt 2020: Heather Farm Park. Registration required.

  • Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 24-25: Pumpkin Patch & Mini-Monster Mash Party. Tickets on sale.

  • Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 30-NOV. 1: Nightmare Before Christmas Scavenger Hunt. For ages 10 and younger.

  • Tice Valley Park, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA

OCT. 31: A SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Experience for your kids. RSVP to save your spot.

  • Cornerstone Fellowship, 535 Walnut Ave., Walnut Creek, CA

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