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Halloween, Trick or Treat and Fall Events

Pumpkin Patch in San Luis Obispo

October 22, 2022 (Sat) - Get your best costume ready and bring the entire family out to a not-too-scary evening at Zoo Boo from 5PM - 8:30PM at Charles Paddock Zoo! I went to this Zoo Boo event! See my video reel to see our experience. Address: 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422 

October 22, 2022 (Sat) - Pumpkins in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach. Free event (Time TBD). Address: 2701 Price St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449 

October 28, 2022 (Fri) - Halloween Bash Dana Adobe in Nipomo (Times TBD). Show off your awesome costumes in their costume parade, trunk or treat at all the trunks, then grab some popcorn and stay for the movie!! Grab your ghouls and goblins for a spooktackular good time. Parking fee per car. Address: 671 S Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444 

October 29, 2022 (Sat) - Halloween Carnival and Haunted Maze at Elm Street Park in Arroyo Grande from 4:30PM - 7:30PM. This is a ticketed event by the City of Arroyo Grande. It is not free. Address: 1221 Ash St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

October 31, 2022 (Mon) - Trick or Treat on Entrada Avenue in Atascadero from 4PM - 6PM. People and pets of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy family, children, hay ride and pet costume contests. Trick or Treating! Event is free to attend and is sponsored by Downtown Atascadero's Business Improvement District and the City of Atascadero.

All of October - Scarescrows on display in Cambria and San Simeon. Hundreds of unique creations are expected to be on display between the 2 towns. This is family-friendly and best viewed during the day.

As more events are announced, I will add the Halloween and Fall events here.

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Fall in San Luis Obispo 

Fall is a tremendously eventful season for all of San Luis Obispo county. There are many fall and harvest events, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, trick or treating opportunities and the weather is still usually nice! 

Pictured below is the Spirit Halloween Store in San Luis Obispo on Madonna Rd. They don't open until September. In the past, It's in the same shopping center as the Bed Bath and Beyond that's near Madonna Inn. It's always fun to walk around the store and get a little scare! Scroll down to see a video clip from my Spirit Halloween visit in San Luis Obispo.

Get Ready for Halloween!

Haunted Houses

The Haunt in Atascadero

They usually open starting on Oct 1. It's 3,200 square feet of terror. In addition to their scary evening shows.  Address: 5805 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93433

Spirit Halloween Store

It's not a haunted house but they have a lot of scary things inside for you to look and interact with while you're costume shopping! The Spirit Halloween Store does not open until September, every year! Address: 323 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

This year's newest Disney/Marvel favorite is Wanda, Red Witch:

Pumpkin Patches and Farm Fun

List of Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Farms in San Luis Obispo County with Pumpkins

  1. The Pumpkin Patch in Edna Valley is usually open full time through Halloween with pumpkins you can cut yourself or ready cut; corn maze available too. Address: 2315 Biddle Ranch Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  2. SLO Creek Farms is usually open from Sept - Nov. See my video reel at SLO Creek Farms from my visit this season. Address: 6455 Monte Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  3. Avila Valley Barn The Avila Valley Barn has pumpkins for fall during the fall season and also offers hayrides for a cost. You can visit farm animals for free! This barn is open year round. Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  4. Tar Creek Ranch is usually open between late Sept through October with pumpkins, hay rides, hay mazes and more. See my video reel of my personal visit at Tar Creek Ranch this season. Address: 2514 Huasna Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  5. Nipomo Pumpkin Patch is usually in Oct. Address: 662 Eucalyptus Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444
  6. Jack Creek Farm usually have pumpkins in the fall. Address: Jack Creek Farms, 5000 CA-46, Templeton, CA 93465
  7. Brookshire Farms They usually have night mazes here during the weekends of October.  Address: 4747 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  8. River "K" Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze is usually open in October. They also had a corn maze in the past! Address: 5670 N River Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  9. Willow Pumpkin Patch is usually open in October. Located off of Willow Rd & Hetrick Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444
  10. Arroyo Grande Pumpkin Patch is usually open from late Sept through October. Address: 1451 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  11. Chesebrough Farm Family Fun usually have 60 varieties of pumpkins and winter squash starting Oct 1 through Oct 31. Address: 790 Moss Lane, Templeton, CA 93465

More About Pumpkin Patches in the Area

Some pumpkin patch places allow you to cut the pumpkins you've selected off the vine or they have already been cut and you can just pick from their pile! A few places have corn mazes and kid-friendly activities too. Pick from a dozen places I've found this year from the above list. Have fun, guys!