Top Halloween Events 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 fabulous Halloween & autumn events plus tips on finding Halloween costumes in Pleasant Hill.

two skeletons illuminated by orange and purple lights during Halloween in Pleasant Hill, CA
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 to Friday 3 to 7 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 $16 for residents and $20 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. Zombie Brew Crawl

Put on your best zombie costume and join the hoard for a downtown takeover of Martinez while sampling over 30 craft beers from different brewery stations. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Bring your ticket to check-in to receive a tasting glass, map, and wristband.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: Main Street, Martinez, CA

Tip: If beer is not your thing, how about checking out one of the local wineries?

Stroll Main Street with other zombies during the Zombie Brew Crawl.

4. Z Is For...Zombie! An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse: Presented by Synergy Theater

Get ready for a night filled with non-stop laughter as you find yourself in an impromptu zombie apocalypse. Even the performers are in the dark about who is a zombie. Can you predict who will be the last survivor standing?

When: October 19 to October 29, 2023

Where: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA

Tip: Explore local art and culture all year at these Pleasant Hill hidden gems.

Z Is For...Zombie! An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse

5. Witching Wine Walk

Witches put on your pointiest hat, hop on your broom, and descend upon downtown Benicia for an afternoon of wine tasting and tasty treats. Each ticket includes 15 tastings. Participants must be age 21 and over.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Where: Main Street, Benicia, CA

Tip: Is craft beer more your speed? Check out the best breweries in Pleasant Hill.

6. Contra Costa Halloween Con

Admire toys, collectibles, artwork, comics, anime, art, apparel, games, LEGO and much more at this family-friendly show hosted by Bay Area Festivals and American Brick Builders. The event culminates in an exciting costume contest with cash and merch prizes for participants in different age groups.

When: October 22, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA

Tip: There is always something exciting happening in Pleasant Hill, stay up to date with the events calendar.

Contra Costa Halloween Con

7. Pups & Pints Halloween Costume Contest

Costumes aren't just for humans! Dress up your pup and bring them to Morgan Territory Brewing for the chance to win prizes for you and your furry friend during the pet costume contest.

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Morgan Territory Brewery, 40 Crescent Dr Suite B, Pleasant Hill, CA

Tip: Visiting from out of town? Pleasant Hill has dog-friendly accommodations.

Pups & Pints Halloween Costume Contest
Credit: Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash

8. Haunted Trail

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.

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

Pleasant Hill Park (Fields behind Teen Center)

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.

jack-o-lanterns hand from trees along the Haunted Trail at Pleasant Hill Park
Trick or Treat!
Credit: Image via Rachel Nunes, Patch

9. Halloween Drive-In Movie

Put your creativity to the test by transforming a cardboard box into a custom car for a fun drive-in experience and enjoy watching Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman from the comfort of your new ride. BYOB (bring your own box), decorating supplies will be provided. Best suited for ages 8 and under with a caretaker, all ages and abilities welcome.

When: October 31, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:45 pm

Where: Pleasant Hill Library, 2 Monticello Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA

Tip: If your little one loves the magic of the big screen check out the top movie theaters near Pleasant Hill for endless cinematic adventures.

Halloween Drive-In Movie

10. Downtown Pleasant Hill Halloween Spooktacular

Have a spooktacular Halloween in Downtown Pleasant Hill! Get your arms painted, snag some awesome balloon creations and score a free goodie bag packed with treats while supplies last.

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Where: Downtown Pleasant Hill, near Jack's Restaurant and Bar

Tip: Fall doesn't end with Halloween! Keep enjoy the cool weather with these fun fall activities.

Where to purchase a Halloween Costume in Pleasant Hill

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

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