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Halloween & Fall Family Fun in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach

All things fall and Halloween in the North County area!

By Macaroni KID Carlsbad-Encinitas-Solana Beach September 19, 2021

Fall and Halloween are always such a fun time of year. The weather is nice and there's always lots of things going on in the area... fall festivals, fall crafts, Halloween, and more! We've gathered up some great seasonal fun for you and put them all together to make it easier to find. If you know of an event we've missed, please submit here.

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Thru October 31st

πŸ‘» Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Diego

Tuesday, September 28th

πŸŽƒ Virtual Kids Club: Fun Drawing and Painting Classic Monsters in Glorious Black and White! with Michaels

Friday,October 1st

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 2nd

πŸŽƒ Pumpkin Decorating at Michaels Stores

πŸŽƒ Brick-or-Treat at Legoland - Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Monday, October 4th

πŸŽƒ Virtual Paint Night Live: FolkArt “Witch Way to the Candy” with Michaels

Tuesday, October 5th

πŸŽƒ Virtual: Halloween Decoration Watercolor Cards for Ages 13+ with Michaels

πŸŽƒ Virtual Kids Club: Tassel Ghosts with Michaels

Friday, October 8th

πŸ‚ Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 9th

πŸŽƒ Halloween Treat Bags Take and Make at Michaels Stores

πŸ‚ Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

πŸ‚ Fall Treasure Box Craft (Pick up) JCPenney Kid's Event at JCPenney

πŸŽƒ Brick-or-Treat at Legoland - Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 10th

πŸ‚ Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Tuesday, October 12th

πŸŽƒ Virtual Kids Club: Spider Garland with Michaels

Friday, October 15th

πŸŽƒ Haunted Hotel & Trail with Scout Troop 2000 in Encinitas

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 16th

πŸŽƒ Trunk or Treat Drive Thru (REGISTER) at North County Square

πŸŽƒ Pumpkin Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center

πŸŽƒ Haunted Hotel & Trail with Scout Troop 2000 in Encinitas

πŸŽƒ Brick-or-Treat at Legoland - Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Thursday, October 21st

πŸ’€ Dia de los Muertos Altar Workshops at the Encinitas Library

Friday, October 22nd

πŸŽƒ Trunk or Treat at Carlsbad Christian Academy

πŸŽƒ Haunted Hotel & Trail with Scout Troop 2000 in Encinitas

πŸŽƒ Halloween Parent's Night Out (REGISTER) at Code Ninjas in North Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 23rd

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño Special Day at the San Diego Botanic Garden

πŸŽƒ Halloween Pony Bead Bracelet Take and Make at Michaels Stores

πŸŽƒ Halloween Spooktacular at Plaza Paseo Real

πŸŽƒ Virtual Kids Club: Halloween Bats with Michaels

πŸŽƒ Pumpkin Carving Party (REGISTER) at West Arrow Trading Post in Encinitas

πŸ‚ Fall For Autumn Fest at The Shoppes at Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Hotel & Trail with Scout Troop 2000 in Encinitas

πŸŽƒ Brick-or-Treat at Legoland - Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 24th

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

πŸŽƒ Halloween for Heroes at Carlsbad Strawberry Company

πŸŽƒ Candy Corn Painted Mason Jar at Michaels Stores

πŸŽƒ Halloween Treat-Fest at The Square at Bressi Ranch

Monday,October 25th

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Tuesday, October 26th

πŸŽƒ Virtual Kids Club: Pom-Pom Eyeball Wreath with Michaels

πŸŽƒ A Sleepy Hollow Evening

Wednesday, October 27th

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

πŸŽƒ Virtual: Draw & Color a Kawaii Witch for Halloween with Michaels

πŸ’€ Dia de los Muertos Altar Workshops at the Encinitas Library

πŸŽƒ A Sleepy Hollow Evening

Thursday, October 28th

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Friday, October 29th

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

πŸŽƒ Trunk or Treat (REGISTER) at MeBe Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Hotel & Trail with Scout Troop 2000 in Encinitas

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 30th

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

πŸŽƒ Creepy Creatures for Ages 5-13 (REGISTER) at Leo Carillo Ranch Historic Park

πŸŽƒ Virtual Kids Club: Halloween Headband with Michaels

πŸŽƒ Haunted Hotel & Trail with Scout Troop 2000 in Encinitas

πŸŽƒ Brick-or-Treat at Legoland - Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Haunted Corn Maze at Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch

Halloween ~ Sunday, October 31st

More Halloween events to be added ASAP!

πŸŽƒ Creepy Creatures for Ages 5-13 (REGISTER) at Leo Carillo Ranch Historic Park

πŸŽƒ Howl-o-Wine Live Music & Dog & Cat Costume Contest at Witch Creek Winery

πŸŽƒ Trick-or-Treating at The Shoppes at Carlsbad

πŸŽƒ Safe Trick or Treat in Encinitas

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño Special Day at the San Diego Botanic Garden

πŸŽƒ Halloween GoKart eSkate at K1 Speed

Monday, November 1st

πŸ‚ Fall Festival/Festival de Otoño at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Carlsbad Strawberry Company Pumpkin Patch
1050 Cannon Road, Carlsbad 

  • Dates: September 18th to November 8th
  • Hours: Daily 9 AM to 7 PM; in October Friday and Saturday hours are 9AM to 10PM
  • Activities: Corn maze, apple cannons, tractor rides, photo ops, and pumpkin fun. On the weekends, you will find games and food. And Friday and Saturday evenings, the Haunted corn maze for teens and adults.
  • Price: $5; children 5 and under are free; activities available at additional cost

Palomar Pumpkin Palooza
1200 Laurel Tree Lane, Carlsbad

  • Hours: Monday through Thursday from 2 PM to 8 PM, Friday 2 PM to 9 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 8 PM
  • Activities: Fun zone
  • Price: Free admission; activities available at additional cost

Bates Nut Farm 
15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center

  • Hours: September 18th-30th: 9 AM to 5 PM and October: 9 AM to 5PM 
  • Activities: Pony rides, interactive petting zoo, tractor hayride, straw maze
  • Price: September free parking and free admission; October weekends: $8 entrance fee per car; activities available at additional cost     

Peltzer Pumpkin Farm 
39925 Calle Contento, Temecula

  • Hours: Monday through Friday 10 AM to 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Activities: Petting farm, gem mining, pony rides, tractor garden, face painting, train ride, John Deere mini carts, carnival games, and pumpkin painting
  • Price: Weekday entrance $2 per person; weekends $3 per person; children under 2 are free with a paid adult; activities available at additional cost

Julian Farm and Orchard 
4381 HWY 78, Santa Ysabel

  • Hours: Now through October 31st, open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM; most Fridays for just pumpkin picking (no activities) from noon to 4 PM
  • Activities: Hayride, cider press, farm animals, ax throw, tent store, pumpkin picking
  • Price: Weekend admission requires all guests to purchase 10 activity tickets for $10 per person (2 and under free)

Fallbrook Pumpkin Patch 
1924 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook

  • Hours: October 1st to October 31st - Tuesday through Friday from 3 PM to 8 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM, Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Activities: Fresh produce stand, carnival games, arts and crafts, petting zoo, face painting, live entertainment, and more (dog-friendly - on leash)
  • Price: Free admission

Tom's Adventures Pumpkin Patch
1360 Discovery Street, San Marcos
707 West Vista Way, Vista

  • Hours: Opening October 1st - Monday through Thursday from 1 PM to 8 PM, Friday 1 PM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Activities: Petting zoo, inflatable pyramid, giant slide, obstacle course, game area, and more
  • Prices: Free parking, outside food and drinks allowed; activities available at additional cost

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