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2018 Halloween Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, Trunk or Treat and More Fun!
In the Santa Clarita Valley

Grab the family and explore a corn maze, a pumpkin festival, go on a hay ride, pet some barn animals, crawl through a giant pumpkin, see a ghost or dodge a zombie. October is the main month for Halloween fun, but some events occur September through November.

Please note that some activities are noted as not suitable for children.

Check our Calendar of Events for new events added daily which may not appear on this page.

Updated for 2018, the most complete list of all things Halloween in Valencia and Santa Clarita.

Hauntings - Fiction

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Jack the Ripper Santa Clarita


Jack The Ripper Virtual Reality Haunted House
A cutting-edge experience that combines elements of virtual reality, haunted houses and escape rooms. Groups of up to four are transported back in time to London during the late 1800s to unlock clues and try to solve the Jack The Ripper case. We are partnering with the Mountasia Family Fun Center to bring the experience to life. Tickets available for dates through October 31.
21516 Golden Triangle Rd, Santa Clarita (Mountasia Fun Center)

Lazer Street Dark Ops Lazer Tag
Your mission has changed; the stakes just got higher. Do you have what it takes? We're dying to find out! Not intended for children under 9 years of age. open daily in October.
21516 Golden Triangle Rd, Santa Clarita (Mountasia Fun Center)

Beware the Dark Realm
28621 Sugar Pine Way, Saugus
A full maze walk through styled in a medieval theme, created to raise money for the food pantry. Nonscare version is available from 6-7pm; scare version is open 7-11pm.
28621 Sugar Pine Way, Saugus

Candlelight Tours
Ft. Tejon State Historic Park
This thrilling, family, fun event brings history back from the afterlife. Period games and crafts. Fort Tejon's residents, in period attire, will celebrate Peter LeBeck, the first recorded pioneer of Kern County.
4201 Fort Tejon Rd, Lebec

Coffinwood Cemetery Home Haunt
27159 Waterford Drive, Valencia
A family-friendly interactive Halloween haunt with one night specifically geared to younger children (minus the scaring) with games and prizes for the little ones. Coffinwood Cemetery began in Canyon Country approximately 20 years ago in the Caravilla Mobile Home park. Tony and his friend Tom have created this free entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
27159 Waterford Drive, Valencia

Fright Fest
Fright Fest includes a total of seven electrifying mazes, seven dare-to-enter scare zones, and a terrifying corps of roaming zombies around every corner. Six Flags Magic Mountain adds a sinister element to some of the theme park's monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears in total darkness--literally. Not recommended for children under 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Ghost Walk
Santa Paula
Runs weekends in October Guided tours for ages 7+ (no infants or strollers allowed). Walk nearly a mile through an hour-long tour. Advanced reservations recommended and personal flashlights mandatory.
125 S. Seventh St, Santa Paula (Santa Paula Theater Center)

Harry Carey (Game Clue) Halloween Tours
Tesoro Adobe Historic Park
Free. Select dates.
Family-friendly tour of a haunted 1930's Adobe Mansion, geared for kids. Tours every 15 minutes.
29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia

Haunted Jailhouse
Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station
A Santa Clarita tradition, kids of all ages will enjoy outdoor games, activities, entertainment and food. Don't miss this great family event!
23740 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Pumpkin Jacks
The Landeen family create movie set-inspired haunts each year for over a decade, opening on select nights for visitors to enjoy. The first two hours of Halloween night are geared to younger children. See The Signal's excellent 2018 article here.
28603 Natalie Lane, Saugus

With Kids in Mind

Trick or Treat!

Turn your porch light on when you are receiving Trick or Treaters, or they will pass you along for the next house on your block. Trick or Treat in Santa Clarita begins at dusk and continues until the kids get tired and go home or all of the porch lights are turned off. Have fun and be safe!

Stay Safe While Trick or Treating

Megan's Law Registered Sex Offenders Website
Before sending your children out, ensure they only meet up with make-believe monsters. On this website, once you agree to the terms, you can enter in your zip code and find exact addresses, photos and offense information on registered sex offenders. Maps are also available.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips From the FDA
Avoid those decorative contact lenses (unless purchased through an eye care professional), drink only pasteurized cider at parties, learn which makeup is approved by the FDA, avoid houses without outside lights on...and why.

Festivals and Fun

Block Party
The Church on the Way, Santa Clarita
A FREE family friendly event with games, inflatables, candy, a hay maze, petting zoo, kiddie train ride, pony rides, a rockwall, and of course, CANDY! Come dressed in a family friendly costume ready to have a fantastic evening with your family and friends enjoying live music and Food Trucks (food for purchase).
23415 Cinema Drive, Valencia

Fall Festival
Grace Baptist Church, Santa Clarita
Free--bring a bag of candy.
Games, CANDY, prizes, face painting, CANDY Crop (formerly Trunk or Treat), chili cook-off, shows, Kettle Corn, food, and CANDY, too!
22833 Copper Hill Dr, Santa Clarita

Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch
All October Daily
30116 Bouquet Canyon Road Saugus, CA 91390
A pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, straw bale maze, horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, weekend entertainment, fall festival food, face painting, crafts to make and buy, bake sale and more!
30116 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Saugus

Halloween at Real Life Church
Open to everyone--fun for the whole family! Trunk or Treat, petting zoo, indoor magic show, bounce houses, games. Food available for purchase.
23841 Newhall Ranch Rd, Valencia

Halloween Festival
Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, Stevenson Ranch
Free. All ages.
Free Games, costume contest and candy! Live music!
26233 Faulkner Dr, Stevenson Ranch

Halloween Festival
Val Verde Community Regional Park, Castaic
Games, Jumper & Refreshments
30300 Arlington St, Castaic

Halloween Fiesta
Newhall Community Center
The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club will host the annual Halloween Fiesta, a FREE event, featuring a children's costume contest, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, haunted house and lots of fun.
22421 Market St, Newhall

Sanctu-Scary Tour
Animal Tracks, Inc.
A special two-hour not-so-scary event for kids ages 1-8. Hands on fun with kid-friendly animals, a special "hello" from the monkeys, porcupine bobbing for apples, and pumpkin creation station.
10234 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce

Trunk or Treat
First Presbyterian Church of Newhall
Food, games, trick-or-treating, decorated trunks, costume contest, and lots of fun. All are welcome!
24317 Newhall Ave, Newhall

Trunk or Treat
Santa Kateri Parish
Treating and games! All are invited.
22508 Copper Hill, Santa Clarita

Trunk or Treat
Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, Saugus
Free. Lots of candy because there are a lot of decorated cars! Free hot dogs!
26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Saugus

Trunk or Treat
United Methodist Church, Valencia
Free. For kids through sixth grade, DJ, maze, candy, crafts.
25718 McBean Pkwy, Valencia

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, Canyon Country
Free. Santa Clarita's Depth-Defying Halloween Celebration! Watch as official pumpkin carvers in SCUBA gear create masterpieces underwater. Crafts, games, trick-or-treating around the pool and a costume contest
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

For Adults

Monster Mash Senses Block Party
Enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks and drinks from the on-street bar hosted by El Trocadero. Whether you come dressed in your spooky best or transform yourself into a monster onsite, be sure to participate in the Halloween costume contest for a chance to win ghoulish prizes.
24500 Main St, Santa Clarita

Rocky Horror Picture Show
This (R) 1975 cult classic shows up for its annual screening to kick off your Halloween festivities. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and bring props.
24266 Main St, Santa Clarita

For Your Pets

Halloween Dog Costume Contest
Golden Valley Park
Meet your neighbors and their dogs! Just dress up your dog or yourself and your dog. This event is a fundraiser the Castaic Animal Shelter.
Five Knolls Drive, Santa Clarita

Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkins and Memories
Lombardi Ranch
It's 2018 and the petting zoo, scarecrows, and special events are gone, but the Lombardis are reopening for two weekends in October (20-21 & 27-28) to sell pumpkins and photo ops with their long-time (and new!) customers. The giant pumpkin is back!
29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Pumpkins, Squash and Indian Corn
Nancy's Ranch
...are all for sale at Nancy's Ranch. Located on Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.
25039 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Updated October 19, 2018

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