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Halloween / Fall Activities 2017
for Livermore, Pleasanton, and the Tri-Valley

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Contents:
All Events in Chronological order
Special Events
Places to Visit
Religious Celebrations
See Also:
October Event Calendar   Holiday Information
See also Our Christmas Events Page Livermore History Section
This page is a community service of eLivermore.com

Halloween Trick or Treating:

There are no "Official Hours" for Trick or Treating according to both the Livermore and Pleasanton Police departments.
7:00 to 8:00 is probably the prime time.  After 9:00 should be avoided.

Sundown is at 6:09, so it will be dark for most of this time.  The moon will three days from full, so there will be a lot of moonlight.  Sun and moon information is available on our calendar pages

All Events in Chronological order
Click links for details below
     
October 1-31 every day Joans Farm and Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31 every day G&M Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Sept 30 - Oct 31 See schedule below Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park
Oct 4 Wednesday Witches Night Out - Martini Tasting
October 14-15 Sat-Sun Alden Lane Fall Festival
October 20, 21, 27, 28 Friday, Saturday Pleasanton Ghostwalk
October 28 Saturday Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day
October TBD Saturday Mom's Haunted House
October 31 Monday Reformation Day
October 31 Monday Halloween

 

Special Events

 

Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park
September 30 - October 31, 2017 (See Schedule below)

 

Pirates of Emerson - Haunted Themed Park

The award winning Pirates Of Emerson are bringing chills, thrills a cut throat terror to the Bay Area for the 23rd year. Consuming over 4 acres including 6 haunted Attractions:
Beneath the Darkness, Trick or Treat, Pirates of Emerson, Farmageddon, The Dark Gauntlet, Terror-tories

In addition to the Haunted Attractions, tickets include: Live Music, Mazes, Misfortune Tell, Frightmares Sideshow, Nightly Entertainment, and more.

Not recommended for children under 13.
Doing our best to make Pleasanton UN-Pleasant!

Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  See below
Admission:
General Admission - $30.00  Six acres of scares, mazes, games, nightly entertainment and, of course, award winning Haunted Houses!

Group Admission - $26   Groups of 20 or more
Speed Pass - $10 per ticket
Twice Thru - $10 per ticket
VIP Admission - $60  VIP allows you to skip all lines AND go thru any attraction as many times as you want! The ultimate Speed Pass

More info: Pirates of Emerson website - 510-657-2121 - Alameda County Fairgrounds,

 

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Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting
October 4, 2017 - 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday

Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting
Witches Night Out Tickets go on sale on-line on September 5th at 12:30 PM!

New this year is our "Hocus Pocus" Flash Mob! YES!!! You get to be in a Flash Mob!! Liz Roberts of Livermore School of Dance has choreographed a dance for us to "I Put A Spell on You" and it is fun, easy and good for all ages!!!

Watch Liz's Training Video to get ready and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!

Our shops will host the best of our Downtown bartenders showcasing their martini creations and special cocktail brews! Witches Hat and Cackle Contest offers opportunity to win fabulous gift certificates and prizes!

If you miss out on the tickets that do sell out every year... never fear... you are still invited to the party! Our restaurants, bars and shopping locations are ready to serve you AND you can still participate in the Flash Mob and Hat Contest!

Looking forward to another amazing, witch filled night!!!!

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6pm to 9pm
Admission: Martini Tasting @ Culinary Treats is $40.  Culinary Treats only:  $20.
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 


Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day
October 28, 2017
Saturday

Livermore Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day
Downtown trick-or-treating, costume contest, games, activities, and entertainment for children in the 5th grade and younger.

Join us for the Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day – Livermore's favorite, family tradition!

The Downtown hosts Halloween fun activities for families with children in the 5th grade and younger! Kids will enjoy the costume contest, Halloween themed activities, downtown business trick-or-treat and more!

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza.
Times:  1:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission:
More info: Livermore Downtown Association
 

 

See Photos from: 2002 - 2003 - 2016 Photos


Pleasanton Ghostwalk
October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2017
Friday, Saturday

Ghost Walk 2017 - Museum on Main
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past in this uniquely spooky annual event held by Museum on Main. Ghost Walk is a 90 minute guided tour of Pleasanton’s most haunted sites along Main Street in the downtown area...and you never know what spirits you might encounter along the way!

After a short introduction about the history of paranormal activity in the area, your Ghost Host will guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night! This family-friendly tour, held for over ten years, continues to be a popular event during the Halloween season!

Tours depart the museum each 30 minutes between 6pm and 8pm on the nights of Ghost Walk. The walks take place rain or shine - so dress appropriately! Costumes are encouraged!

Tickets purchased online will be kept at Museum on Main Will Call. Please arrive at Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566 at least 10 minutes prior to your tour time to collect your tickets and check in.
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton       Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Times:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00pm
Admission: $18 Adults, $13 Children 12 & under.
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766


 

 

   

Mom's Haunted House
October TBD, 2017
Saturday

Mom's Haunted House
Join us if you dare
For a Halloween scare
We're calling all Goblins, Ghosts, and Creatures of the night so creep, float, or crawl on over for a Halloween Fright
May be a little too scary for kids six and under.
Location:  At the end of Kathy Court in Livermore
Times:  7:00pm to 11:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: https://www.facebook.com/MomsHauntedHouse

 

 

   

 

Places to Visit

Alden Lane Fall Festival
October 14-15, 2017
Sat & Sun

Alden Lane Fall Festival  (Some info below is from last year)
Come and enjoy these activities each weekend:

  • Visit our Farm Animals-here for the month of October only!
  • Apple Fishing -fun for kids and adults!
  • Farm Fresh Apples and Apple Tasting from Dave Hale's Apple Farm in Sebastopol
  • Antique Farm Equipment with the Van Arkle/Hole Families.
  • Candy Cart- Your Old Fashioned Favorites!
  • Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins- Pink, Blue, White and of course, Orange!
  • Hay Maze
  • Fresh Apple & Pumpkin Pie For Sale by the Slice or Whole Pies from Sweet & Savory Bakery & Café.
  • Craft Activity with the Scouts- a different activity each weekend for kids!


 

Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery
Location:  981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Times:  11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Alden Lane Nursery

See additional eLivermore.com photos:  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3


Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch
October 1 to 31, 2017
Daily

Maze, Old West Town, Hay Ride, Farm Animals, Gem Panning, Antique Museum, Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, Corn Stalks, Straw Bales, Nuts, Refreshments, Gift Shop, and more.
Location:  4351 Mines Rd in Livermore
Times:  9am to 6pm
Admission: Free.  Group tours are available for a fee.
More info:  Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch

 


G&M Farms
Fall Pumpkin Patch
2017 Dates Oct 1-31 (every day)

It’s the G & M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Livermore, the farm that is so fun it has been featured TWICE on the David Letterman Show! Bring the whole family – there’s harvest fun for all ages at G&M Farms, and it’s easy to find, right off I-580 at Airway Drive in Livermore.

Find your way through the maze, then enjoy G&M Farms’ huge Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins of all sizes – the kids can pick their own! For Mom, there’s fresh produce, decorative gourds and Indian corn. Your little ones will love G&M’s farm animals and the free straw bale maze, pony rides on the weekends, and don’t forget to ride G & M Farms’ famous Cow Train!

G & M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch was voted “Best Seasonal Attraction” in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, and when you see it, you’ll believe it!

2006 maze is shown.
Location:
  487 East Airway, Livermore
Times:
    Pumpkin Patch:
          Weekdays:  2pm-6pm (morning reserved for field trips)
          Weekends:  10am-6pm
    Corn Maze:
          Mon-Thurs:  4pm-8pm
          Friday: 4-10pm
          Saturday: 10am-10pm
          Sunday:  10am-8pm
Admission:
    Corn Maze:
       Monday-Thursday
          Adults: $8    6-11: $7
       Friday, Saturday, Sunday
          Adults: $10    6-11: $9
      5 and under are free.
      Coupon is available on their website.
   Pumpkin Patch:  free admission
More info: G&M Farms


   

 

 

 

Religious Celebrations
 

Reformation Day
October 31

October 31 is Reformation Day!!
On Saturday, October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany.  This set in motion the Protestant Reformation, although Luther's intention was to reform the church.  It may have never happened if it were not for an unrelated invention at about the same time:  Guttenberg's Printing Press brought Luther's writings to a much wider audience.  The date is significant, as it was on the eve of the All Saints Festival.

Reformation Sunday is always the last Sunday of October.

For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. (Romans 3:28)

Luther the Movie is available on VHS and DVD.  This 2003 production chronicles the life of Martin Luther.


All Saint's Day
November 1

Celebration of all Saints.  Started in 835 by the Roman Catholic Church.  Also known as "All Hallows Day".  Thus the origin of "All Hallows Eve"
All Saint's Sunday is the first Sunday in November.