October fun in our Capitol city-spooky and silly…there is something for all!

By, Heather Crivellone
October is full of all sorts of fun activities for us Sacramento families. You can choose to enjoy the beautiful outdoor fall weather and find an outdoor event (check out the local pumpkin patches and apple orchards). Take the family on some “spooky” adventure, enjoy some “Safe” Halloween fun and even check out he “creepy creatures this month.
Here is a quick list of some of the fun happenings in the areas- so open up your calendar, and pencil is some fun- this is going to be an exciting month…

The Bounce Spot– October 8th 6:30-9:00pm
2939 Promenade Street, West Sacramento; 916-371-2386
“Halloween Trunk or Treat”- this is a FREE event where the kids can “trick or treat” and bounce the night away (and the sugar highs). Come in costume and don’t forget to wear socks.

“Spookmomotive” train rides– October 15th-30th
11am-4pm/ Saturday and Sunday
Old Sacramento
916-322-7112
Enjoy a train ride along the Sacramento River- but beware of the “ghosts and goblins” that may be on the train with you . It’s sure to be a “howling” good time on this 40 minute train ride. Train departs at the Central Pacific Freight Depot in Old Sacramento.
$8 adults $3 children ages 6-17 and under age of 5 is free
Fairytale Town- Safe and Super Halloween– October 21st-24th
3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento
5pm-9pm
“The Magical World or Harry Potter”
Kids can “trick or treat” at different candy stations, while exploring the world of Harry Potter.
Trick or treat candy stations, costume parade, hands on activities and more….all relating to the the Harry Potter theme!
Visit website for more information and ticket prices.

Safetyville USA– October 22nd 11am-4pm
20th annual “Halloween Haunt”
3909 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento  916-438-3351
Join other families as Safetyville takes on a harvest theme with activities for the whole family! Enjoy live music, costume parades, trick or treating, games and a magic show! This is a great event for even the youngest of children.
Admission into the event is $6 per person

Governor’s Mansion After Dark- October 22nd-29th
Corner of 16 and H streets, Downtown; 916-323-5916
6:00-9:00pm
Visit this historical mansion and experience talks of ghosts, bats, pumpkins and other sorts of Halloween stories. Fortune tellers will be on site to predict your “creepy” future. An event worth going to- especially to experience in the mansion in a completely different setting. $5 adults, $3 youth, children under 5 are free.

Funderland Park– October 29th-30th
1350 17th Ave- in Land Park (across from Fairytale Town and the Zoo)
Spooktacular Halloween
The amusement park comes to life with a spooky Halloween theme. Kids can enjoy a “Silly Haunted House”, “Not so Spooky” train ride and activities including crafts, games, stories and more.
Trick or treating is $3, admission into the park is free.

Sacramento Zoo- October 30-31st
Landpark Drive and 16th Street- in William Land Park; 916- 808-5888
“Boo at the Zoo”
Kids can trick or treat throughout the zoo and enjoy a costume party, dance party, magic shows, crafts and more.
$10 general admission

Old Sacramento Ghost Tours– October 14-29th
925 Front Street, Old Sacramento 916-808-7059
6:30pm-9:00pm
$15 adults, $10 children. Advanced reservations required.
Travel back into time and hear ghost stories about those who lived and died here in Sacramento. Hear stories of murderers, train robbers and more. Not intended for children under the age of 5.
$15 adults, $10 children.

So however you decide to spend your fall festivities, there is something for everyone. Be it creepy and spooky or just fun and silly…you are bound to have a good time at whatever you choose.

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