For anyone and everyone, there is something to celebrate the Halloween season. All sorts of activities from the happiest to the scariest are available to provide Sonoma County with terror and delight through October.
Please note: Some events are subject to change due to the fire in Sonoma and neighboring counties.
Through Oct. 31
Blind Scream Haunted House: Through Halloween, be prepared to jump out of your skin with two horrifying haunted houses; Carnevil, crawling with clowns and carnies, and Slaughter Shack, home to the torturous Hunter family. The funhouses of hell are for the bravest of souls in the county. If you dare, you can find it at 1500 Valley House Drive in Rohnert Park with tickets going for $15-35. Their website is blindscream.com/hauntedhouses.
Through Oct. 31
Haunted Wine Country: The bold documentary uncovering the secrets of paranormal events in luscious wine country hits Summerfield cinemas on October 13 through the Halloween season. Located on 551 Summerfield Road, learn about your county’s mysterious and creepy past. Find out the spooky details at hauntedsonomacounty.com.
Oct. 11, 14, 25 and Nov. 1
Haunted Vacaville Ghost Walk: Learn about Vacaville’s dark and eerie history through the eyes of historians. Everyone in attendance will need to step in the role of a paranormal investigator’s shoes to find and discover the mysteries and scandals the town hides under its skin. On October 11, 14, 25, and November 1; learn the truth about the not so peaceful town. Tickets are $25 at visitvacaville.com/events/haunted-vacaville-ghost-walk.
Oct. 13, 27
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: A three course meal has never been so complex as you and your family investigate crime solving while diving in to a delicious salad. This dinner experience is like none other as a play is performed over dinner with your participation. You’ll find suspicion, greed, love, hate, jealousy and revenge hidden in your mashed potatoes. Located at Charlies Restaurant at Windsor Golf Club, tickets are $68 per person. The Gumshoe Murders is this month’s show starting October 13 and 27. Their website is getaclueproductions.com.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Costume Do-It-Yourself: Costumes are pricey so why not make it yourself to create a prized possession that is unique from the mind and creativity of the individual. The Santa Rosa Central Library, located 211 East Street in downtown Santa Rosa, have a helping hand guide your next costume idea from the banks of imagination into a reality that you can wear. The costume session starts on October 14 from 1-3:30 p.m.
Ghostbusters: The Sebastiani Theatre is continuing their vintage film series with another Halloween cult classic movie, this time with Bill Murray! Watch the four heroes set off in New York in an escapade against ghosts. Tickets stand at $10 starting October 16 through the Halloween season. Details at sebastianitheatre.com.
Wednesday, Fridays until Halloween
Sonoma Plaza Ghost Walking Tour: “Come for the Wine, Stay for the Spirits!” On most Wednesdays and Fridays before Halloween at 8 p.m., walk the grounds of Sonoma to find and listen to ghost tales based in wine country. Listen to mysterious anomalies of Native American tales, bank robberies gone wrong, a disappearing mass grave and many more spine tingling stories. Tickets go for $28 at napaghosts.com/untitled.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Beetlejuice: The goofy and eccentric Tim Burton classic is in theaters at the Rio Theatre and Café this Halloween season. Watch the influence of one of the most popular Halloween costumes of all time as Michael Keaton dazzles in his classic zebra striped suit. The theater is located at 20396 Bohemian Highway in Monte Rio for the showing on October 21 at 8 pm. Find out more at riotheater.com.