Halloween Haunts & Pumpkin Patches 2020: Mill Valley & North Bay

MILL VALLEY, 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 Mill Valley and the North Bay.

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

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

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

  • 4225 Broadway St., American Canyon, CA



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

OCT. 23-31: Haunted Depot. Canceled.

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

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



OCT. 31: Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat. Don your costume & deck your car!

  • Multiple locations, Calistoga, CA



OCT. 3: Oktoberfest & Courtney’s Pumpkin Patch. Canceled.

  • Downtown Plaza, Cloverdale, CA



OCT. 28-31: Lark Drive-In Halloween Movies. Choose your favorite flick & get tickets!

  • 1557 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera, CA



OCT. 17 & 24: Pink Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser. Donations support breast cancer-awareness & research.

  • E Street Plaza, Davis, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Zombie Bike Parade. Free, community celebration.

  • Davis Bike Loop, Davis, CA



OCT. 16: Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece Workshop: Barn & Pantry. Fun class. Save your seat!

  • The Barn and Pantry, 151 West A St., Dixon, CA

Through OCT. 31: Cool Patch Pumpkins & Corn Maze. Corn maze with widened paths for social distancing.

  • Cool Patch Pumpkins, 6150 Dixon Ave. West, Dixon, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Duck Rides & Tree Maze: Silveyville Farm. Don’t miss the ATV-train ride!

  • Silveyville Farm, 6248 Silveyville Road, Dixon, CA



OCT. 10: Biketoberfest Marin. Canceled.

  • Fairfax Plaza, Downtown Fairfax, CA

OCT. 31: Annual Halloween Parade. Canceled.



OCT. 25: Fall Colors Festival & Vintage Car Show. Details still underway.



OCT. 26-31: Farmers’ Market Pumpkin Fest & Costume Contest. You can still put wheels on pumpkins!

  • Online via Healdsburg Farmers’ Market, North & Vine Streets, Healdsburg, CA

OCT. 31: Sonoma County HalloWine Run. Virtual goes all month, or in-person Oct. 31.

  • Coyote Sonoma, 44 Mill St, Healdsburg, CA



OCT. 17: Fall Citrus Gardening with UC Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings. Learn secrets to autumn planting.

  • Online via Larkspur Library, Larkspur, CA

OCT. 28-31: Lark Drive-In Halloween Movies. Choose your favorite flick & get your tickets!

  • 1557 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera, CA



OCT. 25: Nick’s Carve: Pumpkins on Pikes: Nick’s Cove. Free & “sure to be a very spooky and beautiful sight!”

  • Nick’s Cove & Cottages, 23240 Highway 1, Marshall, CA



OCT. 30: ‘Spooky Street’ – Space is limited, and advance registration required.

  • Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA



OCT. 17-29: Halloween Home-Decorating & Pumpkin Contests. Deck your house, carve your pumpkins & join citywide fun.

  • Online via City of Napa, CA

OCT. 25: Halloween Costume Walk 2020: Kennedy Park. Dress up & enjoy some family time.

  • Kennedy Park, 2295 Streblow Drive, Napa, CA

OCT. 25 & NOV. 1: Afternoon Tea Ceremony. Menu boasts autumn inspiration.

  • Ackerman Heritage House, 608 Randolph St., Napa, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat. With social-distancing protocols in place.

  • Las Flores Community Center, 4300 Linda Vista Ave. and Drive-Thru Stations, Napa, CA



Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Picnics & Big Jim’s BBQ. A local favorite with BBQ on weekends.

  • Nicasio Pumpkin Patch, 5300 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio, CA



OCT. 24: FRIGHT NIGHT: Evening of Magic, Music & Mayhem. A fun & full slate of entertainment & free!

  • YouTube via Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Drive, Novato, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat. Canceled.

OCT. 31: Halloween Edition: Virtual Magic Show. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

  • Virtual format from City of Novato, CA



OCT. 16: “Hocus Pocus” Drive-In Movie. Sold out.

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA

OCT. 24: Clucktown Collective Fall Gathering. “Join us for some fall fun in the old Kresgie Warehouse on the Petaluma River.”

  • 429 1st St., Petaluma, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Trick or Treat Trail. Canceled.

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkin Patch & Farmstand: Gambonini Family Ranch. Pick the perfect pumpkin & shop for fall decor.

  • Gambonini Family Ranch, 7149 Old Lakeville Road No. 3, Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Peter Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides & Corn Maze. Great setting on a family farm.

  • Petaluma Creamery, 4235 Spring Hill Road, Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins On Pikes 2020 Canceled: Farm Open: Tara Firma. Sad news on annual Pikes event, but pumpkins still for sale.

  • Tara Firma Farm & Farmstore, 3796 I St. Ext., Petaluma, CA

Through OCT. 31: Pumpkins, Pony Rides & Haunted Village: Pronzini. Enjoy & don’t miss the haunt!

  • Pronzini Pumpkin Patch, 3795 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA



OCT. 30-31: Free Halloween Weekend Drive-In Movies. Fun includes in-car, family crafts.

  • SOMO Village, 1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA



OCT. 31: Halloween Bike Parade. (Check to confirm this is still proceeding as planned.)

  • Carnegie Building, 1360 Oak Ave., St. Helena, CA



OCT. 26-31: Halloween Costume, Story & Pumpkin Contests. A full week of festive fun!

  • Online via Town of San Anselmo, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA

OCT.: Goblins’ Spooktacular. Canceled.

  • San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza & Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA



OCT. 12: Thriller Routine (ages 8 & up). Kids can learn the fun, spooky dance.

OCT. 16-31: SF Ghost Hunt Online: Fireside Stories. Get the scoop on the scary!

  • Zoom via San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 22-25: The Guardsmen Pumpkin Patch. Festive atmosphere with carving contests & more to support at-risk, Bay Area youth.

  • Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 24-31: SF Zoo’s Sloth-oween & Sloth Haunts. With five sloth-themed haunted houses, including “Franken-sloth’s Fort.”

  • San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd. and Great Highway, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 28: Shadow Circus: The Void Beyond the Veil. A frightfully good time.

  • Online via Shadow Circus Creature Theatre, San Francisco, CA

OCT. 31: Graveyard Row Halloween Pub Crawl. Tickets on sale.

  • The Blue Light + Various Venues, 1979 Union St., San Francisco, CA

OCT. 31: ‘Blue Moon’ SF Bay Halloween Sail. “Distinctive sail in honor of the full moon and Halloween!”

  • Schooner Freda B, 100 Bay St., Sausalito, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Pet Costume Stroll. Family friendly & socially distanced.

  • Folsom Street between 7th and 11th, San Francisco, CA



OCT. 23-NOV. 1: Halloween Fair Food Drive-Thru Spooktacular. Starring ghost-themed candy apples, black and orange cotton candy, plus your fave food from the county fair.

  • Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. CA

Through NOV. 1: Dia de los Muertos’ Month Of Events. “A month of learning and family activities.”

  • Online via Facebook and Zoom, San Rafael, CA



OCT. 9-NOV. 1: Blind Scream Haunted House. Canceled.

  • Santa Rosa Plaza, 98 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. Tolay Fall Festival. Canceled.

  • Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Lane, Petaluma, CA

OCT. 16-24: ‘Murder on Orient Express’ – SRJC Theatre Arts. A classic mystery for the season!

  • Online via Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. 22-NOV. 8: Día de los Muertos Sculpture Garden. Unique, outdoor exhibit.

  • Museum of Sonoma County, 475 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. 24: Virtual ‘Hoot ‘n Howl’ & Family Crafts. With crafts & trivia led by Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation.

OCT. 29: How to Draw Peanuts Halloween. Celebrate Halloween with cartoonist & Peanuts Gang.

  • Zoom via Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Full Moon Paddle. Book soon, as expected to sell out.

  • Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa, CA



OCT. 24-31: Goblin Jamboree: Bay Area Discovery Museum. With Monster Mash-Up Dance Party, Gourd Patch, Hay Mountain & more.

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA

OCT. 31: ‘Blue Moon’ SF Bay Halloween Sail. “Distinctive sail in honor of the full moon and Halloween!”

  • Schooner Freda B, 100 Bay St., Sausalito, CA



OCT. 13: Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls Virtual Workshop. Led by acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios.

  • Online via Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St., Sonoma CA

OCT. 30: VIRTUAL Wine & Halloween Candy Tasting. Sweets meet wine.

  • Online via Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA



OCT. 24: BrewBash in a Box. Fundraiser for Fairfield Suisun Rotary Club.



OCT. 17-NOV. 1: BOO 2020! Marine World, Six Flags. With trick-or-treat trail & costume parade.

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA

OCT. 18: Halloween Costume Walk: Blue Rock Springs Park. Trick-or-treating with costumed characters along the way.

  • Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Pkwy., Vallejo, CA





Brenda J. Quinlan

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