Halloween/Fall Fests

If you have a community-wide October Halloween or Fall Fest 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.

I am finished this page with the 2018 events, but would be happy to add more!.

First neighborhood Halloween party for these babies!

baby pumpkinHalloween Baby

Fall Fests and Other Celebrations

Rotary Community Pumpkin Patch
October 17-31, 2018. 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd. (In the MUSD Parking Lot) Hours of operation are 11 AM to 7:00 PM on weekends and 4:30-7 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!

Halloween Sing-A-Long for Families @ Milpitas Library
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7-8PM. Sing those fun (but not so) scary tunes at our Halloween Sing-A-Long with Bingo Schmingo (Kathleen Rushing). All Ages and singers are welcome! 160 N Main St.

Puppet Show: Spooktacular
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7-8PM. Join us for a special series of puppet performances this fall by Fratello Marionettes. There will be fables and fun for the whole family! This month we will enjoy a family-friendly Halloween program called SPOOKTACULAR. Milpitas Community Library, 160 N Main St.

Randall Elementary School Halloween Parade/Free Dress Day-maybe
5 PM, Thursday, October 25, 2018. Harvest Festival. 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.

Pumpkins in the Park
10am – 12pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018. 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

All Treats, No Tricks
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1pm to 3pm Guest Services, in from Entrance 2 at The Great Mall, southwest corner near Red Robin.
Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your favorite Disney Junior pals! Share your Disney Junior Play Dates photos on social media using #DisneyJuniorPlay!

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 27, 2018, from 2-4pm in Augustine Park at Coelho Street, Milpitas.

Rose Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 8:30-9:30AM Annual Halloween Festival Presented by the PTA. Games, prizes, treats, and costume contest. 250 Roswell Dr.

Family Fall Festival
6 – 8 PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Christ Community Church, 1000 S Park Victoria of Milpitas. For more info call the church office, 408-262-8000 x7921. Join us for an evening of games, trick or treating, candy, jumpy houses and fun competition games. This is a great event to invite family, friends and neighbors to! Wear your favorite costume if you’d like! Contact reneed@cccmilpitas.org for any questions.

Haunted Houses

Due to my lack of mobility, I will be lightly  decorating my front yard for Halloween at the east end of Grand Teton Dr. this year. It will still be fun for the younger set.

Past well-decorated houses in Milpitas

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.

Check out the house at 1841 Crater Lake which is decked out for Halloween.

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

Northern California Haunters
Each month, normally on the third Saturday of the month, a member will volunteer to host the meeting at their house (or workshop in some cases) and they or another member will volunteer to teach the ‘Make-n-Take’ leaving everyone with a working item and the knowledge of how to do it again!

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.

Spinning Pumpkin
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. Open 9am to 9pm. You never know what you might become!
311 W Calaveras Blvd.
408-262-4131

Michael’s
Make your own spooky decorations or buy already to go.
153 Ranch Dr.
408-785-9998

Spenser Gifts
In the Great Mall has costumes merely for teens and adults. but some for pets, babies and kids, too. Online, there is a 20% discount on one item. Lots of props and decorations, too. All items ship free.

Spirit Halloween
Open September and October only for your holiday costume and haunted house needs. Open all the time online. Not in Milpitas this year. Here is nearest store in Fremont:
46547 Mission Blvd. Next To Ross
Fremont, CA 94539

866-586-0155

Best Halloween Costume Stores near Milpitas
Yelp reviews of nearby Halloween costume stores.

Should we add your Milpitas store? Contact GoMilpitas.com.

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