Events and Activities for October

I live in Los Angeles and am amazed at how often I sit at home and do absolutely nothing. But, once it is Fall, I am out a lot more. Maybe it is because it is less likely to be 90 degrees.

Here are some great Fall and Halloween activities. There are a lot of scary movie screenings around town as well.

Dust Bowl Festival
October 20
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunset School, 8301 Sunset Blvd
Bakersfield, CA 93307

If you read “:Grapes of Wrath”, then you know about the migrants that came to California to escape the dust bowl disaster that was happening in the plains of America. Every year, there is a festival in Weedpatch at Sunset Camp (Arvin), where they lived and worked, honoring them and their plight. The old buildings are opened so you can actually walk in them. Photos, books and artifacts from the time are displayed. This event is free.

Haunted Hayride
Through October 31
Griffith Park (OLD ZOO)
4730 Crystal Springs Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Travel Town
Open all year around
Depot Day is October 14
5200 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Underwood Farms
Open Year Round
21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival runs through October 31
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

They have a pumpkin patch, lots of activities for kids, including a petting zoo, food booths, live bands, gift shop, fresh vegetables and fruit for purchase. It does cost $15-$20 on weekends, but only $6 on weekdays.

The Best Halloween Store Ever
225 N. Moorpark Rd., Suite A,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
It is in a small mall.
This is a pop up store, so get there fast! They sell a lot of props for your home or if you are having a Halloween Party and I was in HEAVEN!

Thousand Oaks Street Fair
October 21
October 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Moorpark Road (between Hillcrest and Wilbur)
Thousand Oaks, CA
Free Admission

Ghost Walk
Through October 28
AG Museum of Santa Paula
926 Railroad Ave
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Admission is $10-$15, depending on when you go. You can make reservations online

Fillmore Halloween Train
364 Main St
Fillmore, CA 93015

HalloweenTown
Open all year around
Three locations:
2921 W Magnolia Blvd
3021 W. Magnolia Blvd.
3013 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Rob Zombie’s store!! It has great Halloweeny things, including costumes, and is great if you need a fix in the middle of the year.

Dia de Los Muertos
October 25-November 2
Olvera Street, across from Union Station

Grand Park Dia de los Muertos
October 29
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
200 N. Grand Park, Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Dia de Los Muertos
October 27
$25
Walking Tour
October 13

Cinespia
Most weekends
6000 Santa Monica Bvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
I recommend taking Lyft to this cemetery for their events

Alpine Village Oktoberfest
Through October 27
833 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502

Sherman Oaks Street Fair Oktoberfest
Sunday, October 21
House of Billiards
14662 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Castle Haunted Mansion
October 31
9001 Bermuda Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Los Angeles Italian Festival w/ Joe Mantegna
October 21
1761Vermont Avenue
(it is on a stretch of Vermont/Franklin)
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$10

13th Annual LA as Subject Archives Bazaar
presented by The Art Deco Society
Saturday, October 20
9am-5pm
Doheny Library
USC Campus
3550 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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