Halloween and Fall Events

Pumpkin Patch in San Luis Obispo

Oct 23, 2021 (Sat) - Zoo Boo at the Charles Paddock Zoo! Gates open at 5 pm and the fun continues until 8:30 pm on Saturday, October 23rd. Get your best costume ready and bring the entire family out to a not-too-scary evening at Zoo Boo! You can expect Halloween decorations throughout the Zoo along with Carnival games, a costume contest, Halloween activities, a Haunted House and tricks & treats to enjoy! Over 200 animals call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and more! Come celebrate an entertaining and memorable Halloween evening at Zoo Boo! Tickets are $13/ person Regular Admission; $12/ person Zoo Member; Ages 2 & Under are FREE! Tickets available at the Zoo.Address: 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422

Oct 28, 2021 (Thurs) - Halloween Festivities at The Downtown SLO Farmer's Market from 6PM - 9PM during the farmer's market. Participating merchants and vendors will be handing out treats to market-goers. A trail map will be available at the market info booth and online. There will be a contest for costumes by age. This is a free family-friendly event that spans several blocks within the farmer's market area. For GPS Address: Higuera St (between Nipomo and Osos streets), Downtown San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Oct 29, 2021 (Fri) - Halloween Bash Dana Adobe in Nipomo from 6PM - 9PM. Join us for our 2nd annual Halloween Bash!!! Show off your awesome costumes in our 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. 6pm Kids costume march 6:30pm Truck or Treat 7pm - movie starts Parking is $10 per car. Address: 671 S Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444 
Oct 29, 2021 (Fri) - Boo Bash at Meadow Park starts at 5PM. All ages welcome. Dress up! There will be a haunted house, activities and movie on the lawn. This is a free event by the City of Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department. Address: 2251 Meadow St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

October 30, 2021 (Sat) - 2021 Halloween Carnival & Maze at Elm Street Park in Arroyo Grande from 4:30PM - 7:30PM. There will be carnival booths, Haunted Maze, costume contest, prizes, DJ and so much more. You can also bring a carved pumpkin for a pumpkin-carving contest. Cost is $3 per child and $2 per accompanying adult. Admission to the Haunted Haze is an extra $3 per person. There will be food available for purchase. Address: 1221 Ash Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

October 31, 2021 (Sun) - 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, 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, 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 are open for 2021! 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!

Get Ready for Halloween!

Haunted Houses

The Haunt in Atascadero

They will open starting on Oct 1 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in October. For Sundays, they will also open in the afternoon. It's 3,200 square feet of terror. According to their website, face masks will be required. 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! Address: 323 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

This year's newest Disney Princess is Raya and the Last Dragon Warrior:

Pumpkin Patches and Farm Fun

List of Pumpkin Patches and Farms in San Luis Obispo County

(Note:  A few of them are ready for you to pick!)

  1. Rutiz Farms 
    Address: 1075 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  2. The Pumpkin Patch Address: 2315 Biddle Ranch Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  3. Avila Valley Barn Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  4. Nipomo Pumpkin Patch Address: 662 Eucalyptus Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444
  5. Jack Creek Farm Address: Jack Creek Farms, 5000 CA-46, Templeton, CA 93465
  6. Brookshire Farms (admission cost) Address: 4747 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  7. River "K" Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Address: 5670 N River Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  8. Willow Pumpkin Patch in off of Willow Rd & Hetrick Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444
  9. SLO Creek Farms Address: 6455 Monte Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  10. Tar Creek Ranch Address: 2514 Huasna Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  11. Arroyo Grande Pumpkin Patch Address: 1451 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  12. Windmill Farms Address: 1275 N Thompson Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 (may omit as their social media has been quiet so not sure if they are open)

More About Pumpkin Patches in the area

The Pumpkin Patch - Address: 2315 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, California 93401. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo and also has a corn maze! (not open yet but will open full time from the last week of September through Halloween)

Rutiz Farms - 
Address: 1075 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Their pumpkins are ready for 2021 season here!

Avila Valley Barn - Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. The Avila Valley Barn also offers hayrides  (for a fee) and you can visit farm animals for free! This barn is open yer round. They have pumpkins now!

Brookshire Farms - Address: 4747 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, California 93405. Brookshire has night mazes here during the weekends of October. Must bring your own flashlight! They also have a corn maze for a fee during the Halloween season. (You can buy produce here year round but the corn maze is not open yet)

Nipomo Pumpkin Patch - Address: 662 Eucalyptus Rd., Nipomo, CA 93433. (Their pumpkins are growing and the patch will open on Oct 1, 2021)

River "K" Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Paso Robles - Address: 5670 North River Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. Pumpkin Patch is open from 9AM - 8PM every day of October. They also have a corn maze! (They open on Oct 1, 2021.)

Jack Creek Farms 
In the fall we they have a u-pick pumpkin patch for the kids. It will be filled with just-the-right-sized pumpkins for little ones to load up in a wagon and take home with them. They usually have a haystack maze for the kids Address: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465 (Fall activities not announced to open yet)

Willow Pumpkin Patch will start opening on Thurs., Sept 30, 2021 and their hours are Thursday & Friday: 4PM - 8PM, Saturday: 12PM - 8PM and Sunday: 2PM - 8PM. Address: Willow Rd. & Hetrick Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444

SLO Creek Farms is open for pumpkin picking. They are open every day from 11AM - 5PM from Sept - Nov. Address: 6455 Monte Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tar Creek Ranch will open from Sept 24 - Oct 31, 2021 Thurs - Sun 11AM - 6PM with pumpkins and sunflowers. Address: 2514 Huasna Rd., Arroyo, Grande, CA 93420

Arroyo Grande Pumpkin Patch is open from Sept 22 - Oct 31, 2021 between Wed - Sun: 10AM - 6PM. Address: 1451 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Windmill Farms - Address: 1275 N Thompson Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Located on the south side of San Luis Obispo county is this well kept farm that usually has pumpkins out for the fall season. They also have farm animals you can visit and feed! This place is also an ideal spot as a private special venue for parties (In previous years, they had pumpkins but I am not sure about this year. Their social media has been quiet so I may remove this off the list soon.)