We’ve found the best kids Halloween events in Sacramento to keep you and your family in the Halloween spirit!
Enjoy live entertainment, carnival games, face painting, holiday shopping at the vendor craft fair, and other fun activities at the 11th Annual Antelope Crossing Spooktacular. Plus, attendees receive free raffle tickets for some really cool prizes. Come early to sign up for and participate in the highlight of the day: the Children’s Costume Contest!
When: Saturday, October 12, 11am to 3pm
Where: Summerhills Plaza
This delightful, not frightful, train is just the ticket for the whole family. On weekends in October, guests will enjoy exciting on-board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. The whimsically decorated and diesel-powered train ride is crawling with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks, and staffed by a “skeleton crew.” Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to fun weekly themes!
When: Weekends in October from 11am-4pm
Where: California State Railroad Museum
Since 1991, Halloween Haunt has offered a unique setting and safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating for families with young children. Set in Safetyville USA, the unique miniature city, the event features carnival games, a costume parade, safety demonstrations and activities, and of course, trick-or-treat stations!
When: Saturday, October 26, 2018 from 11am-3pm
Where: Safetyville, Safety Center Inc.
Four-legged friends will strut their stuff and show off some creative costumes for a chance to win prizes! The event will also highlight Midtown’s popular mobile off-lease “Pop-Up Dog Park” and include family-friendly activities, such as face painting, a bounce house, hands-on arts and crafts and entertaining live music.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2018 from 1pm-3pm
Where: Marshall Park
This fun festival includes great family fun with themed games, prizes, and a great silent raffle auction, a doggy costume and pumpkin carving contest, and more! There will also be chef demos, a band, a gourmet food court, beer and wine corral and over 150 farmers, food, specialty and artisan/crafter vendors.
When: Sunday, October 13, from 9am-2pm
Where: Carmichael Park
Follow the Yellow Brick Road for four nights of trick-or-treating and family fun at the 33rd annual Safe & Super Halloween. You'll get a chance to meet all your favourite Wizard of Oz characters. But watch out: the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys might make an appearance.
When: October 19, 20, 26 & 27
Where: Fairytale Town
Join for this FREE family event! Candy and prizes, face-painting, and a live performance will be part of the fun. A "trunk or treat" is essentially "door-to-door" trick or treating from one car to the next in a safe parking lot environment. Great for younger kids!
When: Friday October 25 from 7pm-9pm
Where: St Mark's Lutheran School, Citrus Heights
A pumpkin that weighs as much as a small car and giant pumpkins being carved into canoes and raced across a lake—the Elk Grove GIANT Pumpkin Festival has all of this and more. Kids will love the pumpkin patch, Kids Zone, and Children's Arts and Crafts Area while adults get in on the pumpkin pie-eating contest action.
When: October 5 & 6 from 10am-5pm
Where: Elk Grove Regional Park
Why not try something a little different this Halloween? The New Aquatic Center is hosting its annual Splashing Pumpkins event, where you get to swim to your favourite pumpkin. After, stick around for Spookfest in the Pat O'Brien Community Center for carnival games, a candy walk, photo booth, costume contest, and more.
When: October 12 - Splashing Pumpkins from 1pm-3pm, Spookfest from 3pm-6pm
Where: New Aquatic Center & Pat O-Brien Community Center
More events will come your way when you visit ChatterBlock's Events Page. Happy Halloweeen!
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