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Halloween/Fall Fests

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Costume Contests
Fall Fests
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From A to Z Home's Cool
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Haunted Houses
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Halloween/Fall Fests

 
First neighborhood Halloween party for these babies!

If you have a community-wide October Celebration that you'd like to publicize here, please email your Go Milpitas guide, Ann Zeise. All events that will welcome most Milpitans and are located in the city or in nearby Silicon Valley cities may list their event. Please specify if for adults, youth, or families with small children. Include web site URL, email or phone number for more information.


Costume Contests

Furry Friends Rescue, Howl-loween Dog Costume Contest @ Big Dog Vineyards
Sunday, October 30, 2016 Show off your dog's HOWL-LOWEEN costume!
Join us for a Spooktacular Fun Dog Day!
Dog Costume Contest
Snacks
Yappy Hour healthy dog treats
Dog Adoption Showcase
Raffles
Wine Tasting: Purchase from Big Dog Vineyards
Dog Howl-loween Costume Contest 1:30 pm. Special guest MC Charly Kayle!
4545 Felter Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 935-9194

Weller Halloween Carnival
October 31, 2016. Presented by the PTA. Games, prizes, treats, and costume contest. 11 a.m. Halloween Parade. 345 Boulder Street. 408-635-2876.

Fall Fests

Rotary Community Pumpkin Patch
October 15-30, 2016. 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd. (In the MUSD Parking Lot) Hours of operation are 11 AM to 7:00 PM on weekends and 5-8 PM on weekdays. Presented by The Milpitas Rotary Club. Enjoy the Jump House, Maze and Slide and the best pumpkin selection in Milpitas. Face Painting, too!

Pumpkins in the Park
11am - 2pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016. Bring your family and your pumpkins to our newest Halloween event! This event will have you and your youngster carving or painting your pumpkin to the silly, spooky sounds of Halloween! Holiday-themed crafts, petting zoo, Costume Parade, Trunk-or-Treat stops, Food Trucks, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Vendors and more will also be there to delight and fright you. Pumpkins and carving kits may also be purchased at the event.
Cardoza Park
Park Victoria & Kennedy Drive

Randall Elementary School Halloween Parade/Free Dress Day
5 PM, Friday, October 28, 2016. Harvest Festival. 10 AM, Monday, October 31, 2016. This is a great evening for all your family members. Enjoy the BBQ, games for all ages, a pumpkin patch, and a scary haunted house! Admission is just $2.00 and you will receive 4 tickets to get you started. Addition tickets are just 25 cents each. 1300 Edsel Drive. 408-635-2662.

Kidgits Halloween Spooktacular
October 28, 2016. Halloween is here and Great Mall is calling all little ghosts, goblins, witches and boo'tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Boo Bash event. Come enjoy all the tricks and treats we have up our sleeves! Attendees are encouraged to wear their cutest, scariest, or fluffiest costumes! We promise you and your parents all treats and no tricks. No masks or weapons allowed. You won't want to miss all of the fun activities and giveaway!

Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association Halloween Party
Welcome to all Sunnyhills neighborhood friends! Come have fun and learn about safety precautions for Halloween as well as the Neighborhood Watch Program. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, and to give our children a chance to show off their costumes. Children?s Costume Contest - judging at 3:15pm. Adults can come in costume too! The event is free and will be held on Saturday, Oct 29, 2016, from 2-4pm in Augustine Park at Coelho Street, Milpitas.

Family Fall Festival
6 - 8 PM, Monday, October 31, 2016. Christ Community Church, 1000 S Park Victoria of Milpitas. For more info call the church office, 408-262-8000 x7921. Everyone is welcome! Children preschool -5th grade can participate in our 'trick or treat' doors! Cheerful costumes for children are welcome! (NO witches, goblins, scary, violent or questionable costumes. AND NO toy weapons, please) Bring 1 bag of individually wrapped of candy for each child attending. There will be corn dogs, caramel apples, and hot cider for sale.

Haunted Houses


Haunted house at east end of Grand Teton Dr.
Several homes on this street go all out with haunted yards... ours included at 1949 Grand Teton Dr.. The Kearins, who had the really scary house pictured above, have moved away. They will be sorely missed on Halloween especially.

There is also a large free Haunted House at 593 Printy that collects donations for the American Diabetes Society.

Check out the house at 1601 Yellowstone Ave. Across from Rancho, near entrance to Murphy Park.

Haunted Places

These places in Milpitas may really be haunted! Visit at your own risk.

Ed Levin Park Cemetery
The cemetery is now closed, but even in the daytime, electronics will shut off, start on own, loud moans can be heard, flashes of lights and car problems. Very cold in spots.

Empty Lot next to Arco on Abbott
Whole area is large, ancient burial ground for maybe hundreds of people who all died suddenly and were stacked like cordwood in this make-shift cemetery. Did they die from an epidemic or attack? No one knows. The City inspectors have some information about this, as they prevent further development in that area.

River's Edge
In 1981 a Milpitas High School student killed his girlfriend, then brought his buddies to see the body. No one told the cops. We'd prefer to forget this crime, but it was made into a movie in 1987. Our "river" here being but that small creek that runs along side of Calaveras Blvd. The film was made up on the American River.

Advice and Tips

Pumpkin Recipes
Our cookbook is filling up quickly with recipes for pumpkins of course. Please contribute your favorite recipe. And, don't forget to tell others about our recipes!

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories
Stories to send chills down your spine.

From A to Z Home's Cool

Ghost Town - Bodie, California
Homeschoolers haunt this historic gold mining town on a fine October day. An online field trip.

Gory Goodies

Halloween At Home
It can be a fun-filled, learning time for the whole family.

Halloween Spook School
Welcome to our homeschool for little spooks. Our haunted house needs to meet all the state requirements for being a haunted home school.

Shopping for Scary Things

Goodwill
Discover the possibilities at Goodwill. You never know what you might become! 91 S. Abbott Ave.

Orchard Supply Hardware
We have found some of the "coolest" stuff here to scare the daylights out of Trick-or-Treaters coming to the GoMilpitas Haunted Yard, east end of Grand Teton Dr.

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Come Trick or Treat at east end of Grand Teton Dr. Be prepared to be REAL scared!

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