5 Halloween events for teens to attend


Photo Courtesy of Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch

Alyssa Rockey, Staff Writer

While many teens may be lamenting they’re past the age of trick-or-treating at this time of year, there are a number of seasonal Central Valley events coming up in the next few weeks they might enjoy. From family friendly to downright frightening, these five venues offer teens, their families and even their dogs a dose of Halloween fun.

Hobbs Grove Halloween Haunt, Sanger

Hobbs Grove is a perfect location if you’re looking to be frightened this Halloween, with attractions such as the Haunted House, Forest, Hayride, and The Portal.  Spooky gift shops, food booths, fire pits, and roaming ghouls make this a great Halloween hang-out before and after touring an attraction.

The event runs from Sep.28-Oct.31. Parking and ticket booths open at 6:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the closing time is midnight. Tickets for single attractions run $16.00, while a Black Combo ticket, including all of the attractions, costs $48.00. Tickets may be purchased online.

For more information visit: Hobb’s Grove

Horror Movies at Historic Crest Theatre, Downtown Fresno

The Historic Crest theater located in Downtown Fresno is showing classic scary movies for the next week and a half. The venue offers 1940’s theatre charm while patrons catch their horror film favorites on the large screen with the all the movie popcorn and candy they can eat.

The remaining movie showings: Psycho: Oct.20, The Exorcist: Oct. 26, Halloween (2018): Oct. 27. Tickets are $6.00, Food and Beverages will be available.

For more information visit: The Crest Theatre

Raisin Hell Ranch Haunted Corn Maze, Madera

Raisin Hell Ranch offers three terrifying attractions: Haunted Holidays, a haunted cornfield tour and the Synd’s Sideshow of oddities which centers around bizarre characters or scenes, and the classic Blackout corn maze, which is exactly what it sounds like – patrons are lost in the dark until they find a way out.

The event runs from Oct.5-31 and is open from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Holidays and Sideshow attractions each cost $15.00 while Blackout Corn Maze runs a little less at $10.00. Food and beverages are available. Tickets may be purchased online.

For more information visit: Raisin Hell Ranch

Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch, N.W. Fresno

A pumpkin patch is a great idea if you’re looking for a fright-free experience. It’s the spot if you want to find the perfect jack-o-lantern or just want to partake in the festive October spirit and snap a great photo with family and friends.

The patch is open from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on weekends. This is a perfect venue for families as activities include professional photography sessions, a straw bale maze, face painting, pony rides, and a bounce house. Entrance is free.

For more information visit: Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch

Pooch Parade & Canine Carnival, Fresno’s Tower District

If you’re a dog lover or just looking for some peculiar Halloween fun, the Pooch parade is perfect for you. You can attend the event for free, or even enter your own costumed pup in a competition for $10.

The event will be held on October 28th, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The carnival runs from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and the pet costume contest and pooch parade start at 3:00. Vendors will offer human and doggy products as well as food during the carnival. The parade will offer a chance to see adorable dogs in Halloween-themed costumes.

For more information: Pooch Parade & Canine Carnival