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Halloween Events in Monterey County

Monterey County is overflowing with Halloween events (and lots of candy)! Get into the spooky spirit with an event suited for grown goblins and tiny scarecrows.

Saturday, October 5

Carmel's Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest is always a unique crowd-pleaser! Participants can pick up a pumpkin on Ocean Avenue at Santa Fe Street and roll it down a specially constructed course as spectators cheer you on. 12pm-3pm. Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero Streets, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event. 

Saturday, October 19

Take a Pumpkin Plunge at the Pattullo Swim Center in Seaside. Kiddos can hunt for their perfect pumpkin in the pool and then decorate it! 1:30pm-3pm. 1148 Wheeler Street, Seaside. Free event, $7 per pumpkin.

Saturday, October 26

Did you know the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween? This year they spend their 103rd birthday in style with a Halloween Parade down Ocean Avenue at 11am. Following the parade, the Sunset Center will host an after-party with a hot dog lunch and birthday cake. 11am-2pm. Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Things get creepy at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History today. Science Saturday will be full of all sorts of bats, spiders and snakes sure to give you the heebie-jeebies. Daring tots can make a spider web, trick-or-treat around the museum and enjoy crafts. 10am-3pm. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Sunday, October 27

The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel celebrates Halloween and Harvest this afternoon with a fun family festival. Stroll through its unique boutique shops and enjoy a costume parade, candy, pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting, giveaways, kids crafts and live music. 2pm-4:30pm. 3652 The Barnyard, Carmel. Free event.

Thursday, October 31

Celebrate Halloween with your family at the Del Monte Shopping Center during Pumpkin Pandemonium! There will be a pumpkin patch, trick or treating, and a balloon artist. 2:30pm-4:30pm. 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free event.

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. 

It's a special for night for all beasts and beauties at Northridge Mall in Salinas! The Halloween Bash is fun for the whole family with trick or treating, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating and more! 4:30pm-7pm. 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas. Free event.

The City of Seaside invites children 10 and under to their Annual Halloween Bonanza at the Oldemeyer Center. The spooky family event includes a haunted house, game booths, costume contest, photo booth and candy bags. 6pm-9pm. 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. Free event.

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