October 2021

Pumpkin Picking

Sunnside Produce Pumpkin Patch
2831 Daubenbiss ave, Soquel
185 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Post Street Farm
122 Post St., Santa Cruz
Capitola Produce Pumpkin Patch
700 Bay Ave., Capitola
Rodoni Farms
4444 Coast Road (Highway 1)
Crystal Bay Farm
40 Zils Road, Watsonville
Gizdich Ranch
55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
Live Earth
1275 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Halloween movie countdown

  1. Addam’s Family
  2. Beetlejuice
  3. Casper
  4. Coraline
  5. Corpse Bride
  6. Hocus Pocus
  7. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  8. Frankenweenie
  9. Nightmare Before Christmas
  10. Paranorman


Saturday 2
Roaring Camp: Harvest Faire & Steam Festival 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Step into the incredible world of steam power at the Harvest Faire & Steam Festival presented by Kinetic Steam Works and Roaring Camp Railroads. Welcome Fall with heritage children’s activities like scarecrow making, pumpkin patch picking, candle making, and gold panning. Behold a variety of steam and belt-powered equipment on display. Admission is free for the whole family.

Sunday 3
Fall Leaf Garland 12:00 PM-4:00 PM $20 All materials provided for making a 5 ft. garland to decorate the house with. Registration not required, first come first served through out the month, during open hours. Thurs. & Fri. 3-6, Sat. 12-6, Sun. 12-4.

Roaring Camp: Harvest Faire & Steam Festival 11:00 AM-5:00 PM See Oct 2.

Thursday 7
Evergreen At Dusk: Cemetery History Tours 4:00 PM Every Thursday. We invite you to discover the stories and secrets found within Evergreen Cemetery, one of the oldest public cemeteries in California, on a self-guided or private tour of the grounds. Bring your curiosity as you explore the final resting place of Santa Cruz’s early settlers. The 45-minute tour uncovers the stories and tombstones of the people who made Santa Cruz what it is today. Designed for the daring, the curious, and the history-loving.

Sunday 10
Watercolor and Pen Cat Painting 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Crooked Beauty 6225 Highway 9, Felton Come in during hours of operation to paint a simple but lovely cat silhouette. All materials will be provided to make this spooky and fun project. $20 For more information, go to www.crookedbeautyart.com/workshops-events/

Saturday 23
Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch 10:00 AM-4:00 PM The Live Oak Glass Pumpkin Patch at Live Oak Grange returns with golden leaves and autumn breezes!

The Halloween Experience 12:00 PM-8:00 PM Haunted House and Mask Making Festival. Mask Making from 12-4pm Family-friendly Haunted House from 12-3pm (FREE) Scary Version of the Haunted House 6-8pm ($5 admission) Join the Thrill the World Dance at 3pm

Intro to Tarot: Magic in the Cards 2:00 PM-4:00 PM It’s the perfect, spooky season for tapping into the magic of tarot cards! Learn a short history of the tarot, basic meanings of the 78 cards, how to ask them questions, and a special card spread for checking in with our thoughts and feelings and learning to make empowered decisions. The best part? You’ll learn that the magic’s all in you! Join Sarah from Hawthorn Mountain Tarot for this FREE CLASS for teens. This program will be capped at 10 teens; first come, first serve.

Sunday 24
Trick or Treat Tote Decoration 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Crooked Beauty, 6225 Highway 9, Felton Come in during operating hours and decorate a tote bag to Trick or Treat with! All materials provided, including tote. $15 For more information, go to crookedbeautyart.com/workshops-events/

Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch 10:00 AM-4:00 PM See Ocr 23.

Tuesday 26
National Pumpkin Day Pumpkins are so much more than just a fun holiday accessory. Not only are they one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene (an antioxidant converted to vitamin A in the body), but pumpkins are loaded with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Try some on National Pumpkin Day (and of course have a little fun carving them).

Friday 29
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Drive-in Movies 6:30 PM-10:00 PM Enjoy a screening of The Lost Boys movie on the beach in front of the arcades! Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk are forever linked to this cult classic and there’s nothing like watching it right where it was filmed with the smell of corn dogs and saltwater taffy filling the air.

Sunday 31
Halloween Halloween on October 31 is undoubtedly the creepiest, most ghostly holiday of them all. Children dress up as Batman, the Joker, Wonder Woman, or some other favorite character; go to parties or walk their neighborhoods with jack o’ lanterns full of sweets as they go trick-or-treating. Spooky decorations fill windows and porches and screams can be heard in living rooms up and down the country as we collectively binge our favorite horror movies.

Magic Day Magic Day actually takes place during National Magic Week, which is an entire week dedicated to celebrating the art of allusion and the craft of magicians everywhere! And while Harry Houdini may be the most famous illusionist out there, there is plenty to celebrate this week and day!

National Caramel Apple Day As if October 31 wasn’t awesome enough with costumes, ghouls, candy, and spooky things galore – it’s also National Caramel Apple Day! Caramel apples and Halloween go together like ghosts, goblins, tricks, and treats. The tradition stretches back decades to the day a creative Kraft confectioner invented the wonderfully simple recipe while trying to figure out what to do with a bunch of excess Halloween caramels. We say, “Bravo, sir! Excellent idea!” And then we take a big, sweet, crunchy bite.

Halloween at the Boardwalk 12:00 PM-7:00 PM Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating and spooktacular Boardwalk fun! Spooktacular Fun: Costume Contest: Stop by Neptune’s Stage to take your photo and enter the costume contest for your chance to win a MyBoardwalk Card. Frightwalk: Are you brave enough to venture under the Boardwalk? Get spooked with this walk-through attraction.

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