Fall is a beautiful time of year in northern California. The air is cooler, the Fall colors are on display in northern California with Autumn leaves in Hope Valley and Markleeville, and people are getting into the Halloween spirit. In Sacramento, it’s one of the busiest times of the year as there are a number of things to do for Halloween in Sacramento.
There are concerts, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, Halloween parties for adults only parties, Halloween community celebrations, of lots of trick or treating. In previous years, I have written some Halloween events guides for Sacramento for happenings all over the city for the entire month of October.
11 free events for Halloween in Sacramento
Since this is Halloween weekend, here’s a look at some family-friendly fun with these fun activities for Halloween in Sacramento.
Funderaland’s 2011 Spooktacular Halloween - Bring a game or art supplies for the River Oak Center for Children and receive free admission and ride tickets on October 29 and 30 10 am – 5 pm. Help out the kids, get in free, and enjoy some trick or treating ($3 per person), some fun rides, a silly Haunted House, a train ride, and more. Get more information here.
Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch - Located in Plymouth, CA, this is a little over an hour away from Sacramento. However, it has a great pumpkin patch and maze as well as flowers, a beautiful area for picnics, and is a great place to spend the day with the family! It’s also free and the pumpkin patch is open through October 31. Get more information on the Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Halloween at Apple Hill - Enjoy free trick or treating Oct 29 and 30 at Apple Ridge Farms, a haunted maze at Grandpa’s cellar, and Halloween fun all weekend long in one of the busiest weekends of the year for Apple Hill.
Halloween Harvest Carnivals - A number of churches in the Sacramento area invite families to come celebrate Halloween with bounce houses, music, trick or treating, and more. All of these carnivals are free for everyone who attends. Many of these events also accept donations to give back to their communities.
Check out the Harvest Carnival at First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova Oct 30 5 – 8 pm, Lakeside on Halloween in Folsom Oct 31 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Trunk or Treat at Bayside West in Roseville Oct 29 4 pm – 7 pm, Pumpkin Patch Bash at East Valley Church Oct 31, Family Fun Fair at Capital Christian Center Oct 31 6 – 9 pm are just a few of the MANY free church events for Hallowen in Sacramento.
Halloween Blackout Skate and Canned Food Drive - Bring a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Placer County to the Roller King in Roseville Oct 29 8 pm – 11 pm and get free admission. Skate rental is $3 for roller, $4 for inline but bring your own and skate for free. Wear costumes and you may win a prize! Get more information here.
Rocklin Halloween Festival - Enjoy games, trick or treating, a costume contest, wagon rides, balloons, a pumpkin carving contest, and more with free admission for everyone at the Rocklin Sunset Center Oct 29 10 am – 4 pm. Get more information on this event here.
Night of 1000 Pumpkins - Every year Folsom hosts the night of 1000 pumpkins where 1000 jack-o-lanterns are lit for this family friendly event. Enjoy a pumpkin raffle, movies, and a costume parade as this even takes place on October 28. Get more information here.
Fallfest in Folsom - Costume contests, parade, face painting, vendors and more in Folsom on Oct 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Contact Stephanie at 916-985-7452 for more information or visit historic Folsom.
Westfield Family Spooktacular and Trick or Treating - Enjoy a costume contest, scavenger hunt, crafts, and trick or treating for kids of all ages on Oct 29 from 12 – 3 pm at The Galleria in Roseville. On October 31, enjoy free trick or treating and a coupon for up to 50 free prints from 5 pm – 7 pm. Visit Westfield Galleria for more information.
Trick or Treat Night at IKEA - Celebrate Halloween with FREE trick or treating at IKEA in West Sacramento. Open to ages 3 – 12, kids can walk through the store and have fun trick or treating on Oct 31 from 5 pm – 7 pm. On October 29 from 2 pm – 4 pm, enjoy a free Children’s Halloween craft event. Get more information on these here.
Safe Trick or Treat Midtown - Enjoy safe trick or treating for the whole family on September 29 from 11 am – 4 pm at the j27 Art Gallery in Midtown. Call 916-400-4238 or visit the j27 Art Gallery for more information. It is locate at 2728 J Street Suite C in Sacramento.
Enjoy a safe, happy Halloween in Sacramento and share your free Halloween events in Sacramento here!