Ukiah: Country PumpkinFest This, the largest street fair in Mendocino County, features plenty of fall activities, including a children's carnival, haunted house, pet costume contest, hoop tourney, craft vendors, fine art exhibitors, and the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off contest. The good times begin on October 21 at 10 a.m. with a parade that starts at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. The festival itself runs October 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and October 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in downtown Ukiah. The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off will be held on October 20, 4-7 p.m., in the plaza. See cityofukiah.com/pumpkinfest2017 for details.
Ukiah: Downtown Trick-or-Treat For a super safe Halloween experience--with no shortage of candy--stop by downtown Ukiah on October 31, 3-5 p.m., when merchants will be handing out goodies to kids 12 and under. For more information, call 462-6789.
Calpella: Enchanted Pumpkin Path Actors play out a children's story along a winding walk at this magical event, which will be held October 31, 5-8 p.m., at the Waldorf School of Mendocino County. Purchase tickets, which are $8 (babes in arms are free), at Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, Cat's Meow in Willits, or at waldorfmendocino.com/enchanted-pumpkin-path.
Fort Bragg: House of Horrors Get a good fright at the Lions Club's Jack the Ripper Castle of Murder haunt and help raise money for local youth projects. The thrills happen at 428 North Main Street, 7-10 p.m., on October 20-21, 27-28, and 31. Tickets are $13-$15 for adults, $8-$10 for youth under 16, and may be purchased at the door or in advance at hauntedhallofhorrors.com. The house is not recommended for young children; an adult must accompany kids under the age of 10.
Clearlake: Trunk-or-Treat Kids can get their kicks in a teen-run haunted house before raiding decorated car trunks for candy at this October 31 soiree at the Clearlake Youth Center. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with a parade that travels from Highland Park to Redbud Park, where the trunk-or-treating runs until 9 p.m. Prizes will be given out for the best costumes, and a free meal will be served.
Lakeport: Halloween Party One hundred pounds of candy will be given away at this annual Kiwanis Club celebration, which will be held on October 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Clear Lake High School. Harry Potters and ninja princesses can burn off their sugar rushes playing any of 20 games. They may even win a prize for their getups, too.