Can you feel it? The air is becoming...spookier. Stock up on candy, don your most creative costume and check out some of SLO CAL's ghostly Halloween happenings. Whether you're curious as to how large a pumpkin can actually get or want to show off your pumpkin carving skills, these events have everything your bewitched heart desires.


A Safe and Fun Halloween - Oct 31


Trick or treat at downtown businesses from 4 - 7 p.m., enter your own carved pumpkin into the carved pumpkin contest and take photos with witches.

While you're in town, be sure to check out these local pumpkin patches



Nightmare on Main Street Haunted House - Oct 5 - 31


Nightmare on Main Street is the Central Coast's scariest haunted house. Located at 99 S. Main Street, Templeton in a 120-year-old abandoned house.

Trick or Treat on Main Street - Oct 31


Trick or treat at businesses on 1st - 8th Streets from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Visit the Chamber office at 321 S. Main for a bag, map and list of participating businesses.

Explore the variety of fall festivities at these local pumpkin patches: 



Zoo Boo at Charles Paddock Zoo - Oct 27


Dress up like a tiger then head over to the Charles Paddock Zoo for carnival games, Halloween activities, a haunted house and tricks and treats from 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Safe Trick or Treating on Entrada - Oct 31


Visit the stores of downtown Atascadero and enjoy trick or treating from 5 - 7 p.m.

Carve out some time for a pumpkin extravaganza at: 

  • Blue Sky Gardens



Halloween Festivities at Downtown SLO Farmers Market - Oct 25


Come trick-or-treating at participating businesses and get creative with your costumes to compete for prizes. 

Be sure to clear off time in the day to visit these three pumpkin patches in San Luis Obispo:



Annual Trick or Treat - Oct 31


Dress up as your favorite character, spooky or fun, and pick up your map at Grandma's Frozen Yogurt then head out to Morro Bay businesses for trick or treating fun from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Don't miss the parade and costume contest too!



Scarecrow Festival - Oct 1 - 31


All month long, scarecrows showcase the artistic creativity, whimsical spirit and sense of humor that is Cambria. Hundreds of scarecrows line the streets, shop windows and beach fronts of these coastal communities. Find them all!

Don't miss a chance to visit a pumpkin patch while in Cambria: 



Pumpkins in the Park - Oct 28


Participate in Halloween-themed activities at Dinosaur Caves Park including pumpkin decorating, costume contests, games, crafts and jump around in bounce houses from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Halloween in the Village - Oct 31


Stop by one of the shops in the Village for trick-or-treating from 3 - 5 p.m.

Find these patches on your way home!



Carved Pumpkin & Halloween Activities - Oct 27


Bring your already decorated or carved funny, scary, spooky or goofy pumpkin and enter it in the contest to win great prizes!