Halloween Family Fun 2009!

Halloween is only a day away. Are you spooked because you still don’t know what fun things there are to do with your family on Saturday’s Fright Night? Fear no more, I have compiled a list of the best bets for some ALL DAY Halloween enjoyment!  Be sure to also check my list for best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, as well.

All events listed here are Saturday, October 31st.

Get scary on Halloween with the Red Cross   They’ll help you with the best Halloween costume ever and you can help the Red Cross! Get gashes, bruises, broken bones, poked-out eyeballs and more applied by Red Cross moulage (make up) artists. Adults and older kids welcome. Your donations to American Red Cross help people recover from life’s emergencies.
$5 – $15 per fake wound
10am – 5pm
Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa

Best Yard Haunt in Sonoma County  Their annual Haunted Graveyard started Oct. 3. The show features a walk through crypt, an automated execution chair, and over 100 other props that turn our yard into one of the best yard haunts in Sonoma County. The entire lighting system has been upgraded this year, and they have sequenced their lights to over 10 new Halloween songs.
Free
6:30p to 12:00a
Haunted Graveyard is at 472 Jose Ramon Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Free Harvest Party  Hope Chapel Santa Rosa presents a FREE Harvest Party complete with carnival games, photo booth, chili cook-off and costume contests for all ages! If your family’s costumes share a common theme, your family could win an incredible prize.
Free
4:30p to 7:00p
Hope Chapel (look for the big yellow barn on Sonoma Highway)
5680 Sonoma Highway in Santa Rosa.

Trick or Treating at Skyhawk Village  Come down to Skyhawk Village Market on Halloween at 3pm for trick or treating. Each merchant in the shopping center will open their doors from for early trick or treating. Skyhawk Village Market will be setting up a small Halloween tent to hand out candy in, also get your picture taken in front of the pumpkin wall.
Event is free, pizza dinner is $5 – $12.
3:00p to 6:00p
Skyhawk Village
Just ½ mile East of Calistoga Road on Hwy 12.

Chops Halloween Carnival  Come to Chop’s Halloween Carnival for an evening of safe and ghoulish fun! Activities include trick or treating, a jumpy house, game booths, face painting, costume contest, mask making, cake walk and more.
$3 per person
5pm – 9pm
Chops Teen Club
Corner of West 6th and Adams St, Santa Rosa (near Railroad Square).

Family Day of the Dead & Halloween Party  Join in on a fun filled afternoon at the museum with Halloween & Day of the Dead themed arts, crafts & goodies! Contact (707) 579.1500 x17 for more info.
Free
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sonoma County Museum
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa

14th Annual Spooktacular Trick-or-Treating  Free trick-or-treating at Petaluma Village Premium Outlets at participating stores. Children must be accompanied by an adult Call (707) 778-9300 x 0 for more information.
Free
5:30p to 9:00p
Petaluma Village Premium Outlets, Petaluma, CA

Petaluma Downtown Trick or Treat Trail  Join your local Downtown merchants for Halloween at our annual Trick or Treat Trail. A fun and safe community environment for collecting goodies with your little goblins (for children 12 and under, please). Look for the orange & black balloons and posters in participating businesses. Merchants will be handing out candy to costumed children. Call for more information.
FREE
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
All over Historic Downtown Petaluma
Contact Marie or Jenny at 707-762-9348

The Knack™ Free Halloween Event  
Kids Halloween Fun at Michaels
Come and get your FREE trick-or-treat pail! Plus enjoy a free coloring activity, FREE Crayola® Model Magic® Fusion™ and a Make-It Take-It Halloween frame. Children will also receive a balloon and candy. While supplies last.
Michael’s Craft Stores
Free
10 am to noon
1359 N. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma
2775 Santa Rosa Ave. Santa Rosa

Kid Friendly Ghost Hunt at the Slaughterhouse Haunted House  Bring the Lil Caspers out for facepainting, photos, and of course trick or treating! End the night with a ghost hunt through our kid friendly haunted house (ages 1-10)
15 Copeland, Petaluma (between Grocery Outlet and the Transit Mall)
707-332-6171.
5:30- 7 pm

Dr. Evil’s House of Horror Free Haunted Maze for Kids  On Halloween Night there will be a safe & free Haunted Maze for little ghouls and boys.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
16101 Neely Road, Guerneville (J’s Amusements)

Carnival and Pumpkin Run  Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Parkpoint Health Club are hosting a Harvest Carnival and Pumpkin Fun Run for the kids at the winery! The carnival is free, and includes games, face painting, and a whole lot more. Carnival foods are available for purchase. The Pumpkin Fun Run costs $20, and includes a t-shirt and goodie bag. Sign up at http://www.runhealdsburg.com. Open to children ages 4 – 12, awards for top 3 runners in each category. Race segmented by age group. Ages 4 – 6 only run 1.8 of a mile.
Carnival 12pm – 2:30pm free
Pumpkin Run 12:30pm – 1:30pm $20 (includes goody bag and t-shirt)
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville Ca
Take Hwy 101 to the Independence Lane Exit, go west.

For more information on what to do around Sonoma County for Halloween, be sure to check out these sites.
Press Democrat’s Halloween events
sonomaonthecheap.com
BiteClubEats.com
Sonoma.com  
santarosa.about.com

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