Halloween is next week, and there are lots of festivities happening throughout the Valley. There are haunted houses, coffin races, pumpkin-carving, trick-or treating, arts & crafts, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and more. We’ll update our list of events for Napa County as we find more, and if you have an event you’d like to see added to the list, please contact us.
Saturday, October 27 and Tuesday October 30, 9:30 am-11:30 am
(market is 8:30 am-1 pm)
Napa Farmers’ Market, Napa
Something spooky will be in the air at the Napa Farmers’ Market this week! Enjoy special fall-themed produce and food tastings at the Education Station. Costumes are encouraged and kids of all ages can win prizes at our costume contest.
Chocolate Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, October 27, 9-10 am
Kollar Chocolates Shop, Yountville
Children are invited to decorate pumpkins but these are chocolate! $20 per child includes one chocolate pumpkin and six-color palette Plus, lots of treats to snack on!
The Great Pumpkin Swim
Saturday, October 27, 1-4 pm
Makai Swim School, Napa
It’s like a floating pumpkin patch! Bring the whole family for the great pumpkins float! Swim with pumpkins, take one home, sweet treats, and games!
Kids Club Monster Bash
Saturday, October 27, 10 am-noon
Three projects and face painting are free or purchase a craft pumpkin and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. Ages 3+.
Saturday, October 27, 11 am-2 pm
Enjoy a safe afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Napa. Visit stores with orange and black balloons. Sleeping Beauty and other Disney Characters will be on-hand for photos.
OxBoo Fall Festival
Saturday, October 27, 11 am-5 pm
Oxbow Commons, Napa
The OxBOO Festival celebrates Halloween fun and raises money for community youth programs. You’re invited to participate in – or just watch – the Coffin Races and the Pumpkin Races — and enjoy other festivities throughout the day.
Halloween Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 27, 11 am-2 pm
Bel Aire Plaza, Napa
This annual event features trick or treating around the plaza, a spooktacular costume contest and photos, face painting, and balloon artists. Visit the Halloween booth at Copperfield’s Books to find out which shops are handing out sweet treats and get your picture taken for the costume contest.
Yountville Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 27, 2-5 pm
Yountville Community Center
Your little ghouls and goblins can play carnival games, create their own potions and wands, paint a pumpkin, and decorate a sugar skull at this free family-friendly event. Although attendees will go home with plenty of prizes and loot, they will not receive any candy. The Yountville Elemetary School PTA will be selling hotdogs and popcorn and healthy snacks will be available as well.
Howl-O-Ween Haunt at Evil Vines Cemetery
Saturday, October 27, 7-9 pm and Wednesday, October 31, 6-9 pm
Evil Vines Cemetery, Napa
Each October the Evil Vines Cemetery appears, filled with tricks and treats for all ages. Evil Vines Cemetery is a free, outdoor yard haunt benefiting benefiting Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR).
Guests can brave a trip to the treat bowl and venture through eerie cemetery paths. Stop by for a ghostly good time and bring a donation or an item from JARR’s Wish List — because there’s nothing scarier than a homeless pet!
Día de los Muertos Celebration
Sunday, October 28, noon-4 pm
Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, St. Helena
Do not miss this amazing cultural tradition: a wonderful chance to share in community altar exhibits, special art installations, music, dance, delicious culinary delights, historical displays, and free traditional crafts for the whole family!
Family Funday Special Edition: Spooky Treats
Sunday, October 28, 1:30-2:30 pm
CIA @ Copia, Napa
Spend a afternoon at the Ghoulinary Institute of America for some spooky Halloween sugar-filled fun! In this demonstration-style class, you’ll learn how to make some of our favorite Halloween treats the CIA way. Witches Fingers, Halloweenies, and Sorcerer’s Brew, oh my! Come in costume! All superheroes, princesses, and superhero princesses, welcome! Warning: This class contains nuts and lots of sugar.
The Ghoulinary Institute at Greystone
Sunday, October 28 4-7 pm
The CIA at Greystone, St. Helena
The Ghoulinary Institute of America at Gravestone hosts its 6th annual Harvest Festival and Haunted House, featuring fun for kids of all ages! Enjoy a special haunted house, savory and sweet treats created by CIA Greystone students, mulled cider, crafts, face painting, and more.To gain admission, you are encouraged to bring a canned good (or non-perishable food item), which will go to the Napa Valley Food Bank or a cash donation, which will go or cash donations to the William Briwa Memorial Scholarship are highly appreciated!
No Sweet Trick-or-Treat
Wednesday, October 31, 10-11 am
Community Resources for Children, Napa
The popular No Sweet Trick or Treat is back! Bring your children, come in costume, and trick-or-treat (for non-food/candy items). Children who participate will trick-or-treat through the building, vote for their favorite decorated pumpkin, and enjoy some spooky stories. Requires pre-registration.
Trick or Treat & Sight Night
Wednesday, October 31, 3-7 pm
Napa Premium Outlets, Napa
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls are invited to have a spooktacular time trick-or-treating at participating merchants throughout the center. The event is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a pair of used children or adult prescription eyeglasses and/or sunglasses. All glasses are refurbished, donated to underprivileged youth and those in need, benefiting the Lions Club International and the Give the Gift of Sight Foundation.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley Halloween Carnival
Wednesday, October 31, 4:30-8 pm
Napa Clubhouse, Napa
The 37th annual Halloween Carnival is a free, fun, and safe evening for everyone in our community. The Napa Clubhouse transforms into a ghoulish arena that is appropriate for kids of all ages, featuring carnival game booths, face painting, fortune telling, and contests. Game areas include basketball shots, golf, mummy wrapping, and bean bag toss.
Candyland Trick or Treat
Wednesday, October 31, 6-8 pm
Hillside Church, Napa
Candyland is an opportunity to bring your kids to a safe place to trick or treat. The Hillside campus will be transformed into the Candyland game board. Visit the different lands, and follow King Candy’s map as you meet the characters, and get tons of candy and prizes along the way.
Dia de los Muertos
Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm
St. Helena Public Library
Join us for a craft and movie night celebrating Dia de los Muertos. Come decorate sugar skulls, watch the movie Coco and enjoy some traditional refreshments!
Day of the Dead
Saturday, November 3, 1-7 pm and Sunday, November 4, 1-5 pm
Harvest Middle School, Napa
The Napa County Hispanic Network Latino Heritage Committee & Napa Valley Unified School District Present the Day of the Dead.
November 3: altars, music, dancing and craft activities; performances by Danzates Aztecas Nanahuatzin and Ballet Folklorico “El Valle” St. Helena; food for sale
November 4: altar exhibit