Halloween activities going on in San Diego

October 23, 2020
KyXy Halloween

Here are a few things happening around San Diego to help get you in the Halloween spirit!


Pumpkin Patches

Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin patch and corn maze start Sept. 18-Nov. 8. Open 9 am-7 pm daily. 1050 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad. www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com/pumpkin


Pumpkin Station. Locations in Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley and Bonita. Rancho Bernardo: Oct. 1-Oct. 31, Mission Valley: Oct. 1-31, Bonita: Oct.1-31. Corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides and u-pick sunflowers available at Rancho Bernardo and Bonita farms. Free parking and admission. Face masks required. Visit website for hours and more information. www.pumpkinstation.com; 858-566-7466. 


Bates Nut Farm. Pick from an array of pumpkins and enjoy tractor hayrides, a petting corral, straw maze and pony rides. Open daily, Sept. 19-Oct. 31. Weekends include live entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly attractions. Free parking and admission on weekdays. $5 cash only parking on October weekends. 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center.  www.batesnutfarm.biz.


Mountain Valley Ranch. Pumpkin patch opens Sept. 26. 842 Hwy. 78, Ramona. www.mountainvalleyranch.com/pumpkin-patch


Peltzer Pumpkin Farm. Opens Sept. 26. Open weekdays Mon.-Fri. from 11 am-8 pm and weekends Sat. and Sun. from 9 am-8 pm. Entrance fee is $2 per person. Free admission for kids under age 2 with paid adult. Pumpkin Pass available for multiple visits. Please follow all posted instructions when visiting Peltzer Pumpkin Farm to ensure the safety and comfort of guests and staff. 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula. www.peltzerfarms.com


Oma's Pumpkin Patch. Sept. 29-Oct. 31; open 10 am-7 pm Tues.- Sat. All tickets, including tickets for the wagon ride, must be purchased online prior to arrival. No tickets will be sold on-site. 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside. www.omasfamilyfarm.com


Summers Past Farms. Wander through the pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin. Sept. 25-Oct. 31. Visit website for dates and times. 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs.  www.summerspastfarms.com


Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch. Visit the pumpkin patch in person or order online with curbside pick-up and delivery drop off. Oct.3-Oct. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 11 am-8 pm; Fri. & Sat., 10 am-9 pm. 6710 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. http://www.mrjackolanternspumpkins.com


Family Friendly Halloween Events


Family Fright Nights at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Enjoy a safe, socially-distanced Halloween-themed evening (costumes encouraged). Includes admission to the Museum, dining in the open air Pavilion of Flight, access to the holiday-decorated Space Exhibit and Galleries, Scavenger Hunt for Kids, Magic Wall and candy bag at end. Oct. 23 & 24, 5:30–8 pm. Adults, $60-65; 12 & under $40. Register at www.sandiegoairandspace.org.

SeaWorld Spooktacular

Spooky surprises for kids, like a pumpkin scavenger hunt, a candy trail, cookie decorating and a Spooktacular dance party. Fri., Sat., & Sun., Oct. 2–Nov. 1. Online reservations required. Visit website for hours and prices. SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego. www.seaworld.com


Haunted Aquarium Remix at Birch Aquarium 

A Halloween-themed experience where kids learn about and touch spooky creeps of the deep including slimy seaweed, small sharks, rays, and more, a haunted kelp maze and hidden pumpkins. Oct. 1–31, 9 am–5 pm. Included with admission. $15–$19.50; 2 & under free. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. http://www.aquarium.ucsd.edu


Halloween at the Station
Festive backdrops with haystacks and pumpkins galore available throughout Liberty Station for family photo ops. Oct. 1–31. 2850 Womble Rd. http://www.libertystation.com


Fallbrook Scarecrow Days
Come face to face with scarecrows of all shapes and sizes on display throughout Fallbrook. Oct. 1– 31. http://www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org


Halloween in Miniland At LEGOLAND California Resort
This special outdoor experience features character meet and greets, virtual costume contests, a Miniland scavenger hunt, LEGO building activities, and a goody bag filled with candy and a LEGO surprise. Oct. 2–4, 9–11, 16–18, 23–25, 30 & 31. Fri., 3–7 pm; Sat. 10 am–2 pm or 3 pm–7 pm; Sun., 11 am–3 pm. $12.99, purchase tickets online in advance to reserve dates and time to visit. LEGOLAND, One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad. http://www.legoland.com/california.


Pumpkin Express At Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
Take a vintage train ride through the San Diego County mountains, then walk through the Display Building featuring two haunted trains, a pumpkin patch, ghosts and ghouls. Oct. 3–31, Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am, 1:15 & 3 pm. For tickets, visit website. Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot St. www.psrm.org

Scary Events for Adults


Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours
Each ghost bus includes a costumed master storyteller to take you on a historic tour with a haunted twist. Oct. 1–31, 7 & 9 pm. $39. 2415 San Diego Ave., Old Town. www.hauntedsdgaslamptours.com


Haunted Corn Maze “Field of Screams”

The perfect thrilling experience guaranteed to get your heart thumping. For teenagers and adults. Oct. 2–Nov. 7, Fridays & Saturdays, 7–10:30 pm. $25. Carlsbad Strawberry Fields at Cannon Rd. & Interstate 5. http://www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com


Drive-Thru Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds - SOLD OUT!

San Diego’s favorite fright fest, the Scream Zone, is taking the scares to the streets in Drive-Thru Scream Zone: Road Kill, Oct. 1-31 at the Del Mar ‘Scaregrounds’.  To comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, guests will experience the frights from the dis-comfort of their own automobile. Vehicles will weave through a mile-long course transformed into scenes from classic horror films and the demented minds of the Scream Zone’s imaginative creators.​