Fall and Halloween Events in Southern California | October 2021

Fall is in full swing, and that means plenty of festive things to do and spooky events in Southern California October 2021. From Halloween haunts to food festivals and more, there’s so much to look forward to. 

It’s time to get into the fall spirit and these events are the perfect way to do just that while staying safe. Hey ghoul, hey!

Orange County Events: 

626 Night Market

Oct. 1-3, Oct. 8-10 & Oct. 22-24
Fri & Sat, 4-11pm | Sun 4-10pm
www.626nightmarket.com/tickets-oc

The ultimate food truck festival, the 626 Night Market is the perfect way to enjoy a wide variety of fun foods for a lively night under the stars. 

Boo Ha Ha – A Haunted Oktoberfest

Friday, October 29th – Saturday, October 30th
6pm – Midnight
www.theboohaha.com

Knott’s Scary Farm

Thursday, September 16th – Sunday, October 31st
Select dates,
www.knotts.com/events/scary-farm

If you’ve never visited Knott’s Scary Farm during the Halloween season, it’s time to see what you’re missing. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park.

Old World Oktoberst

Sunday, September 19th – Sunday, October 31st
Every Wednesday – Sunday
www.oldworld.ws

Silverado Days

Friday, October 15th – Sunday, October 17th
Free parking & entrance
www.silveradodays.com

Los Angeles County Events:

Smorgasburg LA

Sundays September 12th – November 7th
10am-4pm
la.smorgasburg.com

LA Haunted Hayride

September 24th – Sunday, October 31st
7pm – 10:30pm
losangeleshauntedhayride.com

The Hayride is back at Griffith park for 2021 but will be held just down the hill from the previous location in a new larger location. 

Street Food Cinema

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
Locations Vary
Streetfoodcinema.com

Haunt’oween LA

Friday, October 1st – Sunday, October 31st
5pm – 11pm
socalhauntoween.com

Haunt O’ Ween is an immersive family-friendly playground full of Halloween adventures and fun! For 31 days, this haven welcomes families into a massive celebration with everything that Halloween has to offer! Explore 150,000 square feet of pure haunted fun.

Immersive Van Gough

Now – Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Day and Night Packages available
www.vangoghla.com

Inland Empire Events:

Halloweekend Corona

Saturday, October 16th
Begins at 5pm
www.coronaca.gov

The weekend of fun hosted by the city of Corona includes a Treat Trail with free candy and goodies and family movie night on Saturday playing Frankenweenie, as well as a ticketed Escape Room available all weekend long.

Modernism Week Fall Preview

Thursday, October 14th – Sunday, October 17th
8am – 8pm
Visitpalmsprings.com

Temecula Blues Festival

Saturday, October 16th
Doors open 10am
www.visittemeculavalley.com

Escape Halloween

Friday, October 29th – Saturday, October 31st
Show begins at 4pm
escapehalloween.com

Temecula/Vail Lake Halloween Haunt

October 30th – November 1st
*Mask

Friday, October 1st – Sunday, October 31st
Fridays – Sundays
koa.com/campgrounds/temecula/events

Weekends include site decorating contests, a pumpkin patch, costume contests of multiple ages, pet costume contests, golf cart decorating contests, Halloween-themed Barrel Train, pumpkin carving/painting, and Halloween crafts and activities for kids. The village will also be decorated throughout with a variety of Fall and Halloween-themed items to purchase in the store!

San Diego Events:

Taste of North Park

Friday, October 8th
11am – 3pm
northparkmainstreet.com

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 9th – Sunday, October 10th
www.ljawf.com

Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Open 7 days a week 9am-7pm
In October, Fri & Sat open 9am-10pm

www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com

Festivities for fall include a haunted corn maze “Field of Screams” every Friday and Saturday from 7 pm – 10:30 pm, bounceland, tractor rides, a pumpkin patch, and apple cannon. The haunted corn maze begins on October 2nd.

Ladies at the Lake Fall Market

Saturday, October 16th
10am – 3pm
www.santeelakes.com

SoCal Taco Fest

Saturday, October 23rd
11am – 10pm
socaltacofest.com

Entrance to the SoCal Taco Fest includes live music, live Lucha Libre Wrestling, Chihuahua Races, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, A Bumpin’ Margarita Tent & More!

Oceanside Dia de los Muertos Festival

Sunday, October 24th
Held in Downtown Oceanside
www.friendsofoceansidediadelosmuertos.org

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