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Halloween / Fall Activities 2014
for Livermore, Pleasanton, and the Tri-Valley

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All Events in Chronological order
Special Events
Places to Visit
Religious Celebrations
See Also:
October Event Calendar   Holiday Information
See also Our Christmas Events Page Livermore History Section
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Halloween Trick or Treating:

There are no "Official Hours" for Trick or Treating according to both the Livermore and Pleasanton Police departments.
7:00 to 8:00 is probably the prime time.  After 9:00 should be avoided.

Sundown is at 6:10, so it will be dark for most of this time.  The moon will be one day after the 1st quarter, so there will be some moonlight.  Sun and moon information is available on our calendar pages

All Events in Chronological order
Click links for details below
October 1-31 every day Joans Farm and Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31 every day G&M Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Sept 27 - Nov 1 See schedule below Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park
Oct 1 Wednesday Witches Night Out - Martini Tastine
October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 Sat-Sun Alden Lane Fall Festival
October 17, 18, 24, 25 Friday, Saturday Pleasanton Ghostwalk
October 25 Saturday Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival
October 31 Friday Mom's Haunted House
October 31 Friday Reformation Day
October 31 Friday Halloween


Special Events


Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park
September 27 to November 1, 2014 (See Schedule below)


Pirates of Emerson - Haunted Themed Park
The award winning Pirates Of Emerson are bringing chills, thrills a cut throat terror to the Bay Area for the 21th year. Consuming over 4 acres including 6 haunted.
Attractions: Bumpkin Patch, Carnevil, Bone Ball, Fields Family Corn Maze, Misfortune Teller and more!

Special Features: An event not to be missed for any true adventurist! Featured on the Discovery Channel as one of the 7 scariest haunted housed in the country, The Pirates of Emerson is a very intense atmosphere, with extensive use of smoke, strobe lights, animatronics and scores of freaky costumed characters. Not recommended for children under 13.

Doing our best to make Pleasanton UN-Pleasant!

Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  See below
General Admission $25.00   -  This ticket will allow you entrance into all 4 Haunted Houses, both Mazes and the Bumpkin Patch!
Speed Pass add $10.00   -  Tired of waiting in lines? A Speed Pass will allow you to bypass the normal lines and use a special entrance into the Haunted Houses. The only other people in these lines are other Speed Pass holders. With your General Admission ticket, it will allow you priority entrance into all 4 Haunted Houses, both Mazes and the Bumpkin Patch!
Combo Ticket add $5   - This option will give you 10 Monions for $5.00 (a $5 savings). Monions are the coin of the realm. They can be used for re-entry into haunts, games and other activities.
V.I.P. Ticket $75.00   -  This super Speed Pass ticket allows you UNLIMITED access into absolutely EVERTHING we offer! (except items for sale)
Group Sales available for 20 or more tickets.  Generally 20% off.

More info: Pirates of Emerson website - 510-657-2121 - Alameda County Fairgrounds,

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday






Sept 27
Oct 1
Nov 1


Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting
October 1, 2014 - 6pm to 9pm

Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting
Grab your BFF's for a night of Shopping, Martini Tasting, and fun, fun, fun!
Our shops will host the best of our Downtown bartenders showcasing their martini creations and special cocktail brews!
Win fabulous gift certificates and prizes in the Witches Hat and Cackle Contest!

The Witches Night Out Martini Tasting Tickets have Sold Out!
However, the downtown will still be a perfect place for your Girl’s Night Out. Bars and Restaurants will have special things happening and you can still enter your Hat in the Witches Hat Contest! Come join the hilarity!!!

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6pm to 9pm
Admission: Martini Tasting is $25. (sold out)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795


Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival
October 25, 2014

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival.
Join us for the 5th Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm!

Activities for families with children in the 5th grade and younger! Kids will enjoy the Costume Contest, Carnival Games, Activities and some Surprise Entertainment.

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza.
Times:  1:00 to 5:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Downtown Association


See Photos from: 2002 - 2003

Pleasanton Ghostwalk
October 17, 18, 24, 25, 2014
Friday, Saturday

Ghost Walk 2014 - Museum on Main
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past in this uniquely spooky annual event held by Museum on Main. Ghost Walk is a 90 minute guided tour of Pleasanton’s most haunted sites along Main Street in the downtown area...and you never know what spirits you might encounter along the way!

After a short introduction about the history of paranormal activity in the area, your Ghost Host will guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night! This family-friendly tour, held for over ten years, continues to be a popular event during the Halloween season!

Tours depart the museum each 30 minutes between 6pm and 8pm on the nights of Ghost Walk. The walks take place rain or shine - so dress appropriately! Costumes are encouraged!

$18 Adults
$13 Children 12 & Under

Tickets will go on sale July 1 1st! Purchase your tickets early! This event sells out!
Float on down to the museum at 603 Main Street, reach out to the spirits at 925-462-2766 or get caught in our web by ordering tickets on their website
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton       Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Times:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00pm
Admission: $18 Adults, $13 Children 12 & under.
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766



Mom's Haunted House
October 31, 2014

Mom's Haunted House
Join us if you dare
For a Halloween scare
We're calling all Goblins, Ghosts, and Creatures of the night so creep, float, or crawl on over for a Halloween Fright
May be a little too scary for kids six and under.
Location:  At the end of Kathy Court in Livermore
Times:  7:00pm to 11:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: https://www.facebook.com/MomsHauntedHouse





Places to Visit

Alden Lane Fall Festival
October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 2014
Sat & Sun

Alden Lane Fall Festival
Come and enjoy these activities each weekend:

  • Visit our Farm Animals-here for the month of October only!
  • Apple Fishing -fun for kids and adults!
  • Farm Fresh Apples and Apple Tasting from Dave Hale's Apple Farm in Sebastopol
  • Antique Farm Equipment with the Van Arkle/Hole Families.
  • Candy Cart- Your Old Fashioned Favorites!
  • Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins- Pink, Blue, White and of course, Orange!
  • Hay Maze
  • Fresh Apple & Pumpkin Pie For Sale by the Slice or Whole Pies from Sweet & Savory Bakery & Café.
  • Craft Activity with the Scouts- a different activity each weekend for kids!

Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery
Location:  981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Times:  11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Alden Lane Nursery

See additional eLivermore.com photos:  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch
October 1 to 31, 2014

Maze, Old West Town, Hay Ride, Farm Animals, Gem Panning, Antique Museum, Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, Corn Stalks, Straw Bales, Nuts, Refreshments, Gift Shop, and more.
Location:  4351 Mines Rd in Livermore
Times:  9am to 6pm
Admission: Free.  Group tours are available for a fee.
More info:  Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch


G&M Farms
Fall Pumpkin Patch
2014 Dates Oct 1-31 (every day)

It’s the G & M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Livermore, the farm that is so fun it has been featured TWICE on the David Letterman Show! Bring the whole family – there’s harvest fun for all ages at G&M Farms, and it’s easy to find, right off I-580 at Airway Drive in Livermore.

Find your way through the maze, then enjoy G&M Farms’ huge Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins of all sizes – the kids can pick their own! For Mom, there’s fresh produce, decorative gourds and Indian corn. Your little ones will love G&M’s farm animals and the free straw bale maze, pony rides on the weekends, and don’t forget to ride G & M Farms’ famous Cow Train!

G & M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch was voted “Best Seasonal Attraction” in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, and when you see it, you’ll believe it!

2006 maze is shown.
  487 East Airway, Livermore
    Pumpkin Patch:
          Weekdays:  2pm-6pm (morning reserved for field trips)
          Weekends:  10am-6pm
    Corn Maze:
          Mon-Thurs:  4pm-8pm
          Friday: 4-10pm
          Saturday: 10am-10pm
          Sunday:  10am-8pm
    Corn Maze:
          Adults: $8    6-11: $7
       Friday, Saturday, Sunday
          Adults: $10    6-11: $9
      5 and under are free.
      Coupon is available on their website.
   Pumpkin Patch:  free admission
More info: G&M Farms





Religious Celebrations

Reformation Day
October 31

October 31 is Reformation Day!!
On Saturday, October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany.  This set in motion the Protestant Reformation, although Luther's intention was to reform the church.  It may have never happened if it were not for an unrelated invention at about the same time:  Guttenberg's Printing Press brought Luther's writings to a much wider audience.  The date is significant, as it was on the eve of the All Saints Festival.

Reformation Sunday is always the last Sunday of October.

For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. (Romans 3:28)

Luther the Movie is available on VHS and DVD.  This 2003 production chronicles the life of Martin Luther.

All Saint's Day
November 1

Celebration of all Saints.  Started in 835 by the Roman Catholic Church.  Also known as "All Hallows Day".  Thus the origin of "All Hallows Eve"
All Saint's Sunday is the first Sunday in November.