The Halloween season is one of the most awaited seasons for a lot of kids. And why not? They get to dress up in their favorite costume, carve pumpkins, given candies, and for some, even spend some time with their friends trick-or-treating or going to the various Halloween-themed events in the area.
Speaking of which, we've gathered some information for you on what's happening and what to check out in the next 3 weeks. Do email us if you find more Halloween events in the area that are not in our list, or if you have an event you want to advertise with us.
Oakley's Third Annual Harvest Festival is scheduled on Saturday, October 22nd at Oakley's Civic Center Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. This free event has exciting activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin decorating contest, costume parade, pie-eating contests, kids make-n-take craft and pony rides. For more information, check out the Oakley City community calendar at the Oakley City website or contact the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041.
Brentwood's Hometown Halloween is also on October 22nd, and it's from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. so there's enough time to go to both! The Hometown Halloween, presented by the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will be held in Downtown Brentwood, along First Street and Oak Street. Kids, don't forget to bring your trick or treat bag! And check out Little Miss Everything's booth - they will be face painting for free! More information here at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce website.
On October 27 (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m., the Oakley Library Youth Squad teens will have a special spooky storytime, Halloween Howl-La-La Boo at the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. Come dressed in costume for stories, crafts, fun and treats! All kids welcome, no registration required. Check out more information at the Oakley City website.
The Brentwood Senior Citizens Club's Halloween Masquerade Ball will be held on Friday, October 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center. This is open to both members (tickets at $8) and non-members (tickets at $10). Brace yourself for a night of dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and Halloween fun "spirits". Music provided by Note Worthy. You can purchase your tickets at the Senior Center or the Parks and Recreation Department.
Spend October 29 (Saturday) morning with a princess at Little Miss Everything in Downtown. Dress up in your vanity closet or wear your Halloween costume and enjoy goodies while listening to a story, learning how to be a princess or prince and getting your face painted. All ages welcome! Due to limited space, Brunch with a Princess is a RSVP and pre-pay event only. Cost is $25 for a family of 2, and $10 per additional family member. Call 925-513-4700 for details or to make a reservation.
Also on Saturday, October 29th, the Streets of Brentwood will have various Halloween-themed activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a Pet Costume Contest, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and Pet and Children's Costume Parade. The complete schedule and more information about the various events are on the Streets of Brentwood events page.
And on Sunday, October 30th from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., you can head on over to the Sand Creek Crossing for the Witches Brew Family Festival - an afternoon of trick-or-treating, face painting and balloon animal magic.
The Harvest Time Assembly Church gives us a safe and fun alternative to Halloween with their Circus Night on October 31 (Monday) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Harvest Time Church at 2200 Ventura Drive. This free event has all sorts of fun for kids like a rock wall, jump house, hayrides, games, clowns, and prizes. Check out their website event page for more information.
Likewise, the Golden Hills Community Church at 2401 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood offers a family-friendly alternative through their 26th Annual Harvest Carnival on October 31st (Monday) from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This is a fun place to be with plenty of child-friendly games and carnival jumpy houses. Parents are asked to bring a bag of sealed candies per child as an entrance fee. Food will also be available at a reasonable cost, and all proceeds will go directly to the Young Adult Ministry. If you have questions, you can call 925-516-0653 for more details.
This article was posted in October 2011 so may be outdated after some time. Please note that we at EverythingBrentwood.com are not the organizers of any of these events. We created the article as a service to our readers but do not have more information about them. If you need more details or to make sure that the information is up-to-date, we recommend that you contact the organizers directly.