Things to Do This Halloween in Pleasant Hill


Find out about all the spooky events and haunted happenings this Halloween in Pleasant Hill.

The weather is cooler, the sky a deeper blue. The sunlight has taken on a distinctly golden hue, and leaves crunch underfoot, confirming that autumn is well underway. It's time to carve your pumpkin and give Halloween season the ghoulish welcome it deserves! From floating pumpkin patches to spooktacular parties and exciting outdoor events, there's plenty of fun for the whole family this Halloween in Pleasant Hill.

Read on to learn about 4 fabulous Halloween & autumn events plus tips on finding Halloween costumes in Pleasant Hill, COVID-safe trick-or-treating, and more.

What do you wanna do tonight?
Credit: Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash

1. G&M Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

G&M Farms in Livermore is so much fun it's been featured on the David Letterman Show - - twice! There’s Halloween fun for all ages at G&M Farms, where you can choose your own pumpkin and wander through a haunted corn maze. On weekends visit for Hayrides, Pedal Carts, Cow Trains, Jump Pillows, and Pony rides! The farm is a 30 minute drive from Pleasant Hill and is easy to find, right off I-580 at Isabel Avenue in Livermore.

When: The Pumpkin Patch is open Wednesday to Friday from 3 to 7 pm, Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The Corn Maze is open Wednesday/Thursday from 3 to 8 pm, Friday 3 to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.

487 East Airway Blvd, Livermore, CA

Tip: Pleasant Hill is a great place for families, whether you are residents or just visiting the area. For information on 15 family-friendly attractions near Pleasant Hill, click here.

The haunted corn maze at G&M Farms (photo from

2. Pumpkin Splash

Instead of in a field, why not search for your perfect a pool? At Pumpkin Splash, kids of all ages can jump into a floating pumpkin patch, splash around, choose their favorite pumpkins and then paint a silly face on them at a nearby decorating station. You don't have to be a resident of the local area to participate in this event. Tickets are $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents.

When: October 8, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Please click here to register or for more information.

Tip: After all that splashing around, you'll probably be hungry! Check out our restaurants page to find out about dining options in the area.

Pumpkin Splash! (photo from Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Facebook page)

3. Haunted Trail

When: Friday, October 27 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Pleasant Hill Park (Fields behind Teen Center)

Spine-tingling sights and sounds await you on the Haunted Trail in Pleasant Hill Park! This Halloween-themed stroll is a frightfully fun trick-or-treating park-in-the-dark adventure that you and your family will not soon forget. All ages welcome. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Not too scary!

  • Crafts
  • Activities
  • A goodie bag for each child.
  • Food and drinks available for purchase to help support the Pleasant Hill Teen Center.

The event is FREE for Trick-or-Treaters (sealed donations appreciated) but you do need to register your Halloween display or vehicle for the event. Click here for more information.

Tip: Are the kids on a sugar high after all that candy? Take them on a hike sometime in the following days to get them back on track. There are many wonderful family-friendly hikes in the Pleasant Hill area.

Trick or Treat!
Credit: Image via Rachel Nunes, Patch

Pleasant Hill Halloween: Q&A

Q: Where can I buy a Halloween costume in Pleasant Hill?

A: Try Spirit Halloween or Party City in Pleasant Hill or Halloween Outlet, which has several locations near Pleasant Hill.

Q: Is it safe to trick-or-treat and participate in other community events this Halloween in light of COVID-19?

A: Know that a Halloween mask does not offer the same protection from viral transmission as a medical mask. We encourage you to follow the CDC's guidelines about participating in holiday events. Please find those here.

The final takeaway: be safe and have tons of spooky fun this Halloween in Pleasant Hill (lone wolf howls in the distance...)