Looking for something fun to do around Halloween time this year? Here’s a variety of fun events for the whole family!
Danville Fall Craft Festival
Children’s Halloween parade, “safe trick-or-treating” with participating merchants, 200 artisan booths, children’s games and a popular Glass Pumpkin Patch. Oct. 20–21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free. Downtown Danville, Hartz and Prospect, Danville, 925-837-4400, www.danvilleareachamber.com.
Children’s Fall Festival
An evening of arts and crafts, carnival games, face painting and trick-or-treating. Children encouraged to wear costumes. Pre-registration required. Oct. 26, 3:30–7 p.m., free. Danville Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville, 925-314-3400, www.danville.ca.gov.
East Bay SPCA Trick or Treat
Bring costumed kids for trick-or-treating, games, crafts and a scavenger search. The animals will be waiting with their tricks. Oct. 27, 1–3 p.m., free. East Bay SPCA, 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, 925-479-9670,www.eastbayspca.org.
4th Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival
Event includes carnival booths and arts and crafts. A $5 pass gives kids 5 and under access to scream contest, surprise fun at Flag Pole Plaza and the costume contest. Oct. 27, 1–5 p.m., $5 for activities, free entry. Downtown Livermore, 925-373-1795, www.livermoredowntown.com.
G&M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Tackle the 6-acre cornfield maze then hop on the cow train, ride a pony, purchase decorative gourds and fresh produce and visit the farm animals. Oct. 1–31, 2–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat.–Sun. free entry, $7–$10 maze. 487 East Airway, Livermore, 925-447-FARM, www.gmfarms.com.
Dancing with the Stars: Orionids Meteor Shower
Yearly starshow viewed from the top of a hill. Bring flashlights, blankets, jackets, warm beverages and fascination for the cosmos. Oct. 20, 8:30–10 p.m., free. Del Valle Regional Park, Intersection of Del Valle and Mendenhall roads, Livermore, www.ebparks.org.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Main Street makes an exciting location for a fall scavenger hunt. Dress the kids in costume to get into the Halloween spirit. Oct. 27, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., free. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton,
Beginning Fly Casting
National champion tournament caster teaches knot tying, roll casting, equipment selection, fly rod set up and more. Ages 15 and over. Registration required. Oct. 6, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., $60–$66. Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton, 510-544-3230, www.ebparks.org.
Storytime with the Farmer
Children and their caregivers gather for stories, songs, Halloween crafting and a visit to the pumpkin patch, which is open all month. Pre-registration required. Oct. 29, 10–11 a.m., $5–$6. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Road, San Ramon, 925-973-3284, www.sanramon.ca.gov.