2020 GENERAL UPDATE
Many events have been canceled due to the pandemic, including many annual events, while others have gone virtual or socially distanced. Remember to check ahead and read all instructions before you attend any of these events.
Schools and churches often have patches, but this year they are significantly scaled back. 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
Screen on the Green presents Hocus Pocus – Friday, Oct 1st Civic Center Lawn
Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch – Saturday, Oct 1st – Sunday, Oct 3rd at Los Gatos High School
Immersive: Los Gatos presents “The Haunted Dinner” / The Haunted Bar – Various experiences most nights from Wednesday, Oct 6th – Saturday, Nov 6th
Cornucopia Fruit Stand – Sadly, this Los Gatos favorite is permanently closed as of early this year, so no more pumpkin patches.
Pumpkin Planting Party – Wednesday, Oct 6th at 5:30pm and Wednesday, Oct 13th at 5:30pm
The Campbell Museums: Why the Salem Witch Hunt Still Matters Today with Tony Fels – VIRTUAL EVENT. Friday, Oct 8th at 6pm – 7pm
VinoPaint Country Crow Barrel Stave Virtual Online Painting Class – VIRTUAL EVENT. Monday, Oct 25th 5:00pm
Petite Petal Company: DIY Succulent Pumpkin Workshop – Monday, Oct 25th 6pm – 7:30pm
Monster Mash – Friday, Oct 29th 7pm – 8:30pm at the Quinlan Community Center, a party for families with children ages 12 and under
Marketplace Cupertino’s Halloween Event – Sunday, Oct 31st. “Show off your costume for a special treat!” not all stores participating
Queen’s Pumpkin Patch – Open every day in October
2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest – October 1st – 31st
Northside Library, Online: Spooky Science – VIRTUAL EVENT. Friday, Oct 8th 4pm – 4:30pm recommended grades 3-6
Santa Clara Library, Online: Learn to Draw Creepy Doodles – VIRTUAL EVENT. Tuesday, Oct 12th 4pm – 5pm. Recording will be posted online.
Santa Clara Library, Online: Haunted House Storytime – VIRTUAL EVENT. Saturday, Oct 16th 10:30am – 11am. Recording will be posted online.
Santa Clara Library, Online: Creepy Crawlies – Bug Science with the Beetle Lady – VIRTUAL EVENT. Saturday, Oct 23rd 10:30am
Santa Clara Library, Online: Freaky Phonics (Ages 3-5) – VIRTUAL EVENT. Wednesday, Oct 27th 4pm – 4:30pm
Santa Clara Library, Online: Beware: Spooky Stories! (grades 3+) – VIRTUAL EVENT. Thursday, Oct 28th 4pm. Recording will be posted online.
Winchester Mystery House: All Hallows’ Eve events – Select nights from Friday, Sept 10th – Sunday, Oct 31st activities include a Jack O’ Lantern Trail, a paranormal performance, and a supernatural mystery adventure tour of the house.
Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch – Open every day in October, opens 9am and closing hours vary
Leigh High School Haunted House – the 12th annual haunt, “Valley Fear Mall” is outdoors and 9 days only, beginning on Thursday, Oct 14th 7-9:45pm with the final show on Saturday, Oct 30th.
Gando Feed and Pet Supply in Willow Glen: Pumpkin Patch – Open during store hours every day in October
TeenTober Scavenger Hunt with the San Jose Public Library – VIRTUAL EVENT. Every day in October
History Park Halloween Haunt and Light Show – every weekend in October 5:30pm – 9pm
Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions – Select nights Oct 14th – 31st presenting the first ever open-air Dead Time Dreams attraction: The Meat Factory
History Park Children’s Halloween Haunt – Oct 24th 11am – 4pm
Find Skelly! organized by the San Jose Public Library – Oct 25th-29th at the Hillview branch with a raffle on the 30th
Grab & Go Craft: Halloween Goodies Bags & Free Books with the San Jose Public Library – Friday, Oct 29th 1pm – 6pm at the Tully branch
VIRTUAL Halloween Storytime with the San Jose Public Library – VIRTUAL EVENT. Friday, Oct 29th 3:30pm – 4:30pm
In-Person Halloween Storytime & Costume Parade with the San Jose Public Library – Friday, Oct 29th 4pm – 5pm at the King Library
VIRTUAL Halloween Storytime and Craft with the San Jose Public Library – VIRTUAL EVENT. Saturday, Oct 30th 10am – 11:30am
Lowrider Trunk O’ Treat with the San Jose Public Library – Saturday, Oct 30th 2pm-5pm at the Alum Rock and Hillview branches
Halloween in Japantown – Sunday, Oct 31st 3:30-6:30pm
Willow Glen: Trick or Treat Trail along Lincoln Ave – Friday, Oct 29th 11 am – 12:30pm: Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids in Strollers, 3 pm – 4:30 pm: School-Aged Kids in Costume
Halloween at the Purple Museum! at the Children’s Discovery Museum – Sunday, Oct 31st
Zombie Run – Sunday, Oct 31st 8am
Gilroy Ostrich Farm 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular – Open during normal business hours every day in October, featuring pumpkin patch, hay maze, and more
Gilroy Gardens It’s a Whole New Boo! – Oct 1 – 31st times vary by day
Downtown Los Altos Halloween Spooktacular – Friday Oct 29th 12pm – 4pm with trick or treating, games, crafts, and more
Monster Bash – Saturday, Oct 30th 10am – 2pm with music, games, performers, and more