Halloween in Monterey

Fridays & Saturdays through October + Halloween

Welcome To Your Nightmare – A Haunted House At The Pumpkin Patch

Looking for a fright? Ghouls and goblins age 12 and up can head to this Haunted House at the Monterey County Fairgrounds for bone chilling, skin crawling thrills of their worst Halloween nightmares! Across the way is Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees, a one-stop shop for all types of pumpkins, gourds, and other harvest-time decor, and on select nights, harvest-themed snacks, arts & crafts, and activities for families will be available. Find more information here.

Saturday, October 16

Annual California State Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Festival

Borchard Farms in Salinas Valley hosts its Annual California State Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Festival on October 16th. For a full-on fall experience you can also visit daily from 11am-8pm through October 31 to pick your favorite of 50 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squashes, get lost in their 5-acre corn maze, and even make friends with a variety of farm animals. 

Friday, October 29

Virtual Halloween Cooking & Wine Event

Dawn's Dream Winery is hosting a Virtual Halloween Cooking & Wine Event at 5pm.  Each participant will receive an at-home dumpling making kit with their choice of wines to cook along virtually with our team and dumpling host, Emily Lippe.  Dumpling Kits can be purchased online and the event is limited to 40 participants.

Friday, October 29 - Saturday, October 30

Pumpkin Carving and Pinot

Pumpkin Carving & Pinot is back! Join for an evening of holiday fun as you carve pumpkins and drink a little vino. $25.00 cost includes all carving materials, a pumpkin, and a glass of your choosing.

Saturday, October 30

Downtown Salinas Trick or Treat

Bring your kids for this family friendly event and enjoy the ease of trick or treating at your local businesses at the FREE Trick or Treat in Downtown Salinas! There will be  costume contests for kids AND adults, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt and more.

Halloween: Sunday, October 31

Hallowine Party

The Wine Experience will be having it's annual Hallowine party ON Halloween night! Cruise down to Cannery Row, across from Monterey Plaza Hotel for Wine, Beer, Chocolates and a costume contest! There will be limited space, so plan ahead to get there early.

105th Carmel-by-the-Sea Birthday Party & Parade

Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country's favorite costume-and-candy holiday with a Halloween Parade at 4 p.m. through downtown. City dignitaries, VIPs, costumed dogs and kids, and residents and visitors alike gather for this upbeat annual affair! Following the parade, the village's charming shops will be open for trick-or-treating and other fun fall festivities.

Halloween on the Wharf

Trick or Treat by the Bay on Old Fisherman's Wharf! Come in costume and enjoy this free family-friendly event with trick or treating available at participating merchants on the Wharf. 3pm-7pm. 1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Free event. 

Halloween Costume Party & Cocktails

Something’s brewing at Estéban Restaurant and it’ll be ghoulishly fun! Dress up with your 4-legged friends and celebrate a howling good time this Halloween. Festivities are on the restaurant’s lively patio, where a roaring fire-pit will light the night as pets indulge in Executive Chef Mario Garcia’s Tasty Treats menu and humans savor Estéban seasonal dinner menu and sip Spooky Beverages.

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