Kids Halloween Events in South Bay

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Published Sep 25, 2017

Whether it’s pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, or haunted houses you’re after this Halloween, there are a ton of Kids Halloween Events in South Bay during the month of October, so we thought we’d tell you about a few…

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Whether it’s pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, or haunted houses you’re after this Halloween, there are a ton of Kids Halloween Events in South Bay during the month of October, so we thought we’d tell you about a few…


The Great Pumpkin Fest

The Great Pumpkin Fest includes Halloween activities for kids and the entire family. Kids 12 and under can wear their costumes and Trick-or-Treat with the PEANUTS Gang, race through a hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, color PEANUTS™ pictures, dance in a foam pit and more.

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5:30pm, September 30-October 29
Great America

The Pumpkin Train

The train runs through the pumpkin patch at the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. Pick from a variety of locally grown pumpkins,then enjoy evening rides on the train and carousel!

Fridays through Sundays, 5:30pm-8:30pm,  October 13th-29th
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad

Pumpkins in the Park

Pumpkins in the Park is a harvest fair for families with a strong environmental education component. It is designed to promote awareness of the Guadalupe River Park and celebrate the fall season. Pumpkins in the Park is held to raise funds and enlist supporters for Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. But, just as importantly, its purpose is to create awareness of the park and gardens and to bring families into the park for a day of learning and fun.

October 14, 10am-4pm
Guadalupe River Park Conservatory

Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party

Little engineers won’t believe their eyes—or their ears! Percy will be joining Thomas the Tank Engine on the rails! Also, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans! Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas™ and Percy™, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family.

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm, October 14th-29th
Roaring Camp Railroads

Famous Monsters Halloween Convention

With celebrity guests from films and TV shows such as Hellraiser, A Clockwork Orange, American Gods, Pan's Labyrinth, Face Off, and even the upcoming Star Trek, the show is packed with star power! And that's not all: FM's Halloween Convention also includes haunted houses, VR arcades, a totally live Rocky Horror Show production, and trick-or-treating for the kids!

October 27-29
San Jose Convention Center

Family Night at the Museum

Spellbound: A Celebration of Books and Make-Believe: celebrate the season of make-believe through the fun of dress-up and the joy of reading. Don your costume and take part in our “all treats, no tricks” bash featuring healthy treat stations, science magic, and a book giveaway.

October 31, 6pm-8:30pm

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose



For more awesome fall events check out ChatterBlock Popular Events page!


Written by Francesca Stahl

Currently in my final year at University I divide my time between school, work and play. I'm a lover of the west coast, yoga, spending time in the outdoors, entertaining family and friends, tea dates and spontaneous adventures.  Live, Love, Learn.

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