Halloween in San Jose and Nearby

Happy Halloween! Looking for frights, food, or family friendly fun? This year there are more in-person events across Silicon Valley!  Remember to check ahead and read all instructions before you attend any of these events.

Pumpkin Patches

Schools and churches often have patches. Grocery stores and hardware stores are open and regularly have pumpkins for sale, and you might spot a pumpkin or two among the other squash at a farmers market. ABC Tree Farm’s Pick of the Patch Pumpkins is operating per county and state ordinances and have patches throughout the Bay Area. This year, they’re once again offering a pumpkin delivery service within the San Francisco Bay Area, so you can remain home and still participate.

We’re keeping this list strictly Halloween (and pumpkins), however there are plenty of wonderful Octoberfest, Dia De Los Muertos, Diwali, Harvest Festival, and many more seasonal celebrations and activities happening in the Silicon Valley throughout October in addition to these Halloween events.

Halloween events by area in Santa Clara County & Silicon Valley

LOS GATOS

Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch – Sunday, Oct 23rd 10am – 5pm at Los Gatos High School

Los Gatos Halloween Pet & Kid Parade – Sunday, Oct 30th 3pm – 5pm in Downtown Los Gatos

 

CAMPBELL

Succulents and Pumpkins Workshop – Saturday, Oct 22nd 10am

Cloud City’s 2nd Annual Pet Howl-oween Costume Contest – Friday, Oct 28th 6pm

Creepy Crawly Halloween Trick-or-Treat – Sunday, Oct 30th 4pm – 6pm in Downtown Campbell

Westmont High School’s Super-Scary Fright Nights – Friday, Oct 28th & Saturday, Oct 29th every 30 min from 7pm – 9pm

 

CUPERTINO

Monster Mash – Friday, Oct 28th 7pm – 8:30pm at the Quinlan Community Center, a party for families with children ages 12 and under

Halloween Lego Workshop by inPlay – Saturday, Oct 29 2pm – 4pm Portal Park Building

 

SARATOGA

Queen’s Pumpkin Patch – Open every day in October

Doggy Halloween Parade and Costume Contest – Friday, Oct 28th 4pm – 6:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce

Witchy Walk-A-Bout – Saturday, Oct 29th 2pm – 4pm in Saratoga Village

 

SANTA CLARA

Great America’s Halloween Haunt – Select Dates Sept 23 – Oct 30th

Santa Clara Library Halloween Storytime and Parade – Friday, Oct 28th for Central and Northside, and Monday, Oct 31st for Mission

Halloween Spooktacular at Rivermark Village – Friday, Oct 21st 4pm – 6pm

 

SAN JOSE

Winchester Mystery House – Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse – Select nights from Friday, Sept 30th – Monday, Oct 31st

Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch – Open every day in season, hours may vary (check online for exact dates and hours)

Leigh High School Haunted House – the 13th annual haunt, “Swamped” is an outdoors haunted maze theatrical experience, beginning on Friday, Oct 14th 7-10pm with the final show on Saturday, Oct 30th.

Gando Feed and Pet Supply in Willow Glen – they often have a Pumpkin Patch, open during store hours every day in October

J&P Farmstand in Cambrian – this year-round farmstand and orchard has had a growing collection of pumpkins each year and now has it’s own dedicated pumpkin patch and ocassional weekend events! Pumpkin Decorating event on Sunday, Oct 16th 10am – 1pm. Check their Instagram for the latest. We have a blog post about the farmstand if you’d like to read more.

TeenTober: Upcycled Book Pumpkin with the San Jose Public Library – Thursday, Oct 20 4pm – 5pm

TeenTober: Halloween Tea Lights with the San Jose Public Library – Thursday, Oct 27 4pm – 5pm

 
 
Halloween Program & Parade with SJPLFriday, Oct 28th 4pm – 5:30pm at the King Library
 
Lowrider Trunk O’ Treat 2022 with SJPLFriday, Oct 28th 4pm – 7pm at Hillview and Alum Rock branches
 
Evergreen Halloween Costume Parade with SJPLSaturday, Oct 29th 2pm – 3pm
 
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA with SJPLSaturday, October 29, 2022 – Monday, October 31th 2pm – 4pm, Berryessa branch
 
Happy Halloween with SJPLFriday, Oct 28th 3:30pm – 4:30pm at the Village Square branch
 

History Park Halloween Haunt and Light Show – Friday – Sunday, Oct 21st – 23rd and Oct 28th – 30th 5:30pm – 8pm

History Park Halloween Haunt Slash & Sip – Fridays, Oct 21st & Oct 28th 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM 21+ hard cider and pumpkin carving

History Park Children’s Halloween Haunt – Sundays, Oct 23rd & Oct 30th 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions – CLOSED this year, but will reopen in Milpitas in 2023

Halloween in Japantown – Monday, Oct 31st 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Willow Glen: Trick or Treat Trail along Lincoln Ave – Friday, Oct 28th 11 am – 12:30pm: Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids in Strollers, 3 pm – 4:30 pm: School-Aged Kids in Costume

Zombie Run – Sunday, Oct 30th  8:30am

 

GILROY

Gilroy Gardens A Bigger Better Boo! – Oct 1st – 31st times vary by day

 

LOS ALTOS

A BOO-tiful Downtown Halloween – Monday, Oct 31st 12pm – 4pm with trick or treating, games, crafts, and more

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Monster Bash – Saturday, Oct 29th 10am – 2pm with music, games, performers, and more