This All Hallows’ Eve, are you on the hunt for the most enchanting festivities in SLO County? Search no more! Dive into our curated list of the season’s must-visit Halloween events, ensuring a spine-tingling experience. May your October nights be filled with mystery and magic!
#1 Scarecrow Festival (Cambria) – ALL OCTOBER
This October, more than 400 imaginative and lively scarecrows will line the streets of Cambria’s East and West Villages, Moonstone Beach, and San Simeon.
#2 Brookshire Farms (San Luis Obispo) – ALL OCTOBER
Brookshire Farms will be opening for the 2023 season! Come one, come all to enjoy all their fall festivities. You can enjoy their corn maze, night maze, cart rides, pedal carts, corn hole, hay rides, hay maze, and more!
#3 Zombie Hunt 2023 (San Luis Obispo) – October 13/14, 20/21, & 27/28
Make your way on a mission throughout the 10 acres armed with a ZOMBIE GellyBall Blaster the entire time!! You will ward off the ZOMBIES at every turn while you try to collect serums and other necessities to make it out alive.
#4 Pumpkin Sculpting Demo (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 14 @ 4p
Spooktacular event alert!!! Jordan Hockett is back with his pumpkin sculpting demos! Instead of carving pumpkins in a traditional style, Jordan uses a sculpting technique to create complex three-dimensional characters.
#5 Halloween Candle Making Party (San Luis Obispo) – Wednesday, October 18 @ 5:30p
Visit Opulence in downtown San Luis Obispo. They will be bringing all the spooky vibes and candle making!
#6 Ghosts Galore at The Sunset Drive In (San Luis Obispo) – Wednesday, October 18 at 6pm
In what is becoming an annual tradition, we are here to help you kick off your Halloween festivities at the Sunset Drive-In with a double feature of the ghostly classics, CASPER and POLTERGEIST. Join us under the stars with this cinematic experience and family-fun event by sporting your favorite ghostly costumes and trick or treating at the snack bar.
#7 18th Annual Great Pumpkin Contest (San Luis Obispo) – Thursday, October 19 @ 12pm
Come to Mission Plaza for fun, education, tractors, face painting, and of course giant pumpkins!
#8 Halloween Painting Experience (Paso Robles) – Thursday, October 19 @ 6p
Join ArtSocial 805 art the Creative Campus for a Halloween themed painting experience.
#8 Golden Oak Honey & Pumpkin Festival and Kids’ Flea Market (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 21 @ 10am
Learn all about the magic of bees! This family fun event will feature education on backyard beekeeping and best practices. Of course there will be honey tasting too! Bring the entire family out for this fun event!
#9 Halloween at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market (San Luis Obispo) – Thursday, October 26 @ 6pm
Kick off the Halloween weekend at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market for a fun-filled evening of costumes, candy, and karaoke!
#10 Boo Bash (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, October 27 @ 5pm
Join SLO Parks & Recreation for Boo Bash, a free family event! Come enjoy a costume party, haunted house, food trucks, music, and more.
#11 Annual Trunk or Treat (Grover Beach) – Friday, October 27 @ 5:30 pm
If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly way to get into the Halloween spirit, look no further than the Grover Beach Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition. This beloved event takes place every October at Ramona Garden Park and offers a day of pumpkin-filled fun for people of all ages.
#12 Zenaida Cellars Halloween Paint & Sip (Paso Robles) – Friday, October 27 @ 5:30 pm
Please join us at Zenaida Cellars for a Halloween themed paint and Sip event. Painters will have the option to paint either the “Bride of Frank” or “Frankenstein”
#13 Murder Mystery Dinner at The Castle (Paso Robles) – Friday, October 27 @ 6pm
Castle & Crime, Murder & Wine. Who did it? How and why? Help us catch the killer on the loose.
#14 Marathon Monster Mash (Arroyo Grande) – October 27-29
The City of Arroyo Grande is having a 3 day Marathon Monster Mash at Elm St. Park. Scary Maze, water walking balls obstacle course, carnival games, FREE trick or treating, rock wall, DJ, food trucks and more!
#15 Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing (Harmony) – October 28 & 29
Swing by and TREAT yourself to a Halloween candy and wine pairing flight! Harmony Cellars will show you the TRICKS of pairing wine with sweets, so you can come up with your own pairings at home.
#16 Zombie Invasion SLO (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, October 28 @ 10 am
The Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center presents Zombie Invasion SLO! This is an untimed 5K walk or run for the whole family! Come and be a zombie, a survivor, or stay and do both!
#17 Pumpkins in the Park (Pismo Beach) – Saturday, October 28 @ 10am
City of Pismo Beach Recreation presents Pumpkins in the Park. There will be Downtown trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, costume contest and more!
#18 Wiggle Waggle Fall Festival (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, October 28 @ 12pm
Come out for a special community pet celebration. Woods Humane Society will be hosting kids’ and canines’ costume contests, canine carnival activities, local food and shopping, and photos in the Pup-kin Patch or with Santa Paws.
#19 Paso Brew Halloween Party (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 28 @ 5 pm
Don’t miss the Paso Brew Co. Halloween party! They have a costume and pumpkin carving contest, each with the chance to win a $500 gift card.
#20 Zoo Boo at Charles Paddock Zoo (Atascadero) – Saturday, October 28 @ 5pm
It’s Halloween fun for all ages at the Charles Paddock Zoo! Get your best costume ready and bring the entire family out to a not-too-scary evening at Zoo Boo!
#21 Wineries of 46 East “Taste or Treat” Halloween Poker Run (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 28 @ 5:30 pm
Visit Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery for our “Taste or Treat” Halloween Poker Run Wine & Candy Pairing event! Enjoy your Poker Run Passport and commemorative wine glass and stroll around to each station to be treated to 3 wine tastings, paired with Halloween candy from each of our participating member wineries.
#22 46 West Harvest “Hallowine” Block Party (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 28 @ 6 pm
Join the Wineries of the 46 West on Saturday, October 28th at Barton Family Estate as we celebrate the harvest and our first ever, “Hallowine” Harvest Block Party!
#23 Haunted House of Wine – (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 28 @ 7pm
Tooth & Nail Winery’s epic Costume Ball is back and we’re ready for all you witches and warlocks to STORM THE CASTLE. Come dressed in your Halloween best to be entered into the castle costume contest.
#24 Monster Brass Mash (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, October 28 @ 7p
The Bang the Drum Halloween party is back! They are celebrating this creepy time of year, with the Brass Mash Band.
#25 Molly Ringwald Project 80’s Halloween Party (Morro Bay) – Saturday, October 28 @ 8:00p
Molly Ringwald Project returns for their annual Halloween celebration! Always a sellout so get your tickets and your 80’s costume asap!
#26 Halloween At The Alchemists’ Garden (Paso Robles) – Saturday, October 28 @ 9pm
You are invited to celebrate a spooky night at The Alchemists’ Garden in Downtown Paso Robles. Come dance the night away with their DJ and enjoy the cocktails at each of their 4 different horror themed bar stations.
#27 Marathon Monster Mash – (Arroyo Grande) – October 27-29
Bring the entire family and enjoy a night of carnival games, costume contests, bounce houses, Haunted Maze, Laser Tag, live DJ, and more!
#28 BAY LOVE Oktoberfest (Baywood-Los Osos) – Sunday, October 29 @ 9am
This free family friendly annual festival is always awesome, and this year we are adding to the experience by providing live music during the morning Fun Run and pancake breakfast provided by the Kiwanis Club!
#29 Witches and Warlock Paddle (Morro Bay) – Sunday, October 29 @ 11 am
This bewitching event is open to the public and benefits the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Don your favorite witch or warlock costume and meet at Coleman Park
#30 Dia De Los Muertos (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, October 29 @ 12 pm
A celebration of Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mission Plaza. The event will include altars, folkloric dancers, a mariachi concert, non-profit information booths, face painting, and a costume contest.
#31 Camp Ocean Pines Harvest Festival (Cambria) – Sunday, October 29 @ 1pm
Select your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and decorate in some spooky way. Play carnival games, or try your hand at ax throwing. Kids can enjoy some ooey-gooey caramel apples, and adults can sample some local wine and bee
#32 Fall & Halloween Cookie Decorating Class (Paso Robles) – Sunday, October 29 @ 3 pm
Come learn all the tips & tricks to being a Cookie Decorating aficionado this season with local cookie artist, Lauren Engler.
#33 Hocus Pocus Outdoor Movie Night at the Cliffs (Pismo Beach) – Sunday, October 29 @ 6:30 pm
Experience the beauty of the sun setting on the Pacific coast as our featured film starts on the BIG screen.
#34 Safe & Fun Halloween Downtown (Paso Robles) – Monday, October 31 @ 3pm
Celebrate Halloween day in Downtown Paso Robles for a safe & fun event. Costumes, photos with witches, dance demos, Trick or Treat, and more!
#35 Trick or Treat Downtown (Atascadero) – Monday, October 31 @ 5pm
Downtown Atascadero is celebrating Halloween! People and pets of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy family, children, and pet costume contests, hay maze, and of course, Trick or Treating!