Saturday, October 11, 2014


Check out all the Fall Family Fun in the Elk Grove and Greater Sacramento region! Everything from spooky train rides to safe Trick Or Treating events to local pumpkin farms!

And be sure to check out all the great FALL DINING DEALS!  Lots of fun Halloween freebies for the kiddos!

(ELK GROVE) The 20th Annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival is always tons of fun! Admission is FREE, but parking will run ya $5!  If you've never been, be sure to see our review and tips for planning your visit!

(OLD SACRAMENTO) Spookomotive Train RideSaturdays and Sundays, October 11 and 12 (Superheroes), 18 and 19 (Pirates & Princesses), 25 and 26 (Witches & Wizards)- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family.  Ride the train along the levees of the river and listen to a whimsical Halloween story while the "skeleton" crew passes out a special toy treat for each child.  On the return trip, rock to the music of the "Monster Mash" and other creepy, crawly Halloween songs.  The diesel-powered train is decorated for the season with cornstalks, scarecrows, skeletons, bats and spiders.

*Regular Coach: $10 adults, $5 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free 
*First Class El Dorado Car: $20 adults, $15 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free

If you are a member if the California State Railroad Museum you may reserve your free Coach tickets or purchase discount First Class El Dorado tickets online.

To purchase tickets and for more information, go HERE

(WOODLAND) Take a ride along the Sacramento River on the Pumpkin Train!  Always lots of fun and SO much cheaper than those Polar Express tickets!  See our review and all the ride details HERE.   Discount tickets still available!

Dress up your littles and bring them to Babies R Us on Saturday, October 18th for a very special Baby’s First Halloween Event

(RANCHO CORDOVA) Safetyville USA's Annual Halloween Haunt harvest festival offers a unique setting for a safe alternative to Trick-o-Treating!  Saturday, October 18th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(RANCHO CORDOVA) The Sacramento Children's Museum's Monster Bash (Saturday, the 18th from 6 - 8 p.m.) looks like a great time for ghouls and boys alike!

(SACRAMENTO - Land Park) Fairytale Town's 28th Annual Safe & Super Halloween is happening Friday through Sunday, October 24, 25, & 26 from 5 - 9 p.m.!  

(SACRAMENTO - Land Park) The annual Halloween Spooktacular at Funderland in Sacramento is coming Saturday and Sunday, October 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and you can score FREE TICKETS!

(ELK GROVE) Jump in and pick your pumpkin! Join CSD for the 1st Pool of Pumpkins event Saturday, October 25th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.! Adventure Bay and Splash Island will be transformed into a floating pumpkin patch! Pick your pumpkin, decorate it, then play fun carnival games and enjoy a fun photo booth! $6 entry fee and a $4 wristband to pick a pumpkin!

(ELK GROVE) The 21st annual Kids Care Safety Fair and Halloween Event will be Saturday, October 25th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Elk Grove Commons Shopping Center

(SACRAMENTO - Land Park) The Sacramento Zoo will be holding its annual Boo at the Sacramento Zoo Halloween celebration Thursday, 10/30 and Friday, 10/31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.!  You can purchase discounted tickets through 10/28!  See our review and ticket pricing HERE.

(WEST SACRAMENTO) Trick-or-Treat Night at IKEA

Friday, October 31 at IKEA, West Sacramento- 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Looking for a safe place to bring your children on Halloween? Bring them to IKEA West Sacramento on Halloween for a safe and fun night of trick or treating. Stroll thoughout the store and stop at various scary spots along the way where your little ghouls and goblins will find treats. This event is free and open to children 3 - 12 years old.

Saturday, October 25th
FREE Children's Craft Activity at Småland from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free and on a first come, first serve basis.

Wear your Halloween costume to the LEGO Store on October 31st and get a FREE LEGO Trick-or-Treat!

The Great Pumpkin  is coming to the Bass Pro Shop!

Come and celebrate Halloween with the Bass Pro Shop's "It's the Great Pumpkin" Event!

There'll be lots of spooky fun with daily activities through 10/31 that include FREE photos, crafts, coloring sheets, Trick Or Treating, costume parades, scavenger hunts, and MORE!


One of our favorite local patches: Fog Willow Farms in Wilton!

There are a ton of really great pumpkin farms in the area ranging from small family-owned (FREE - $) to larger almost Disney-like patches ($$$$)!  Check out my Pumpkin Farm Round-Up for all the info you'll need on patches in Yolo, Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado, Solano, and Yuba counties.  Plus, some local reviews, money-saving deals, and MORE!


(South Elk Grove) Keema's Pumpkin Farm is hands-down THE BEST local-owned family farm!  It really is a must-do to add to your family's fall "bucket list"!  Opening day is 9/27!

(Wilton) Fog Willow Farm is also a great place for pumpkin gathering!  With a holiday "boutique", BBQ faire, hay rides, pony rides, and a petting zoo your family will have a blast!  Be sure to sign up for the "Lil' Pickers Punkin' Club" for added savings and YEARS of FREE farm entry, a FREE pumpkin with EVERY visit during the month, t-shirt, and more great benefits!  


GREAT Deals for FaMiLy FuN at Dave's Pumpkin Patch in West Sacramento!

(West Sacramento)  

Be sure to check out my Round-Up of Fall Family Fun for lots of other great happenings!   
  • Local & National Family-Friendly Fall Activities & Events
  • Local Pumpkin Farms
  • Dining Deals & FREEBIES for the Kiddos
  • Halloween Books & Movies
  • Trick Or Treats: Deals, Coupons, & Buy Backs 
  • Party & Costume Coupons, Discounts, and Deals
  • Pumpkin Carving & Decorating
  • Fun Printables and Activities to Make at Home
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Recipes
  • & MORE!

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