Halloween is almost upon us….Boo!

Need something to do on Halloween???  Well here is what is happening in Calaveras County…


Halloween Day, October 31st:

9:45am – 10:45am: Zip Line Pumpkin Smash registration in Visitors Center, $55 entry fee; limited to only 40 zippers! Click here for the Zip LIne Pumpkin Smash Rules and Entry Form! All bullseye target winners get a FREE Zip Line ride AND the full entry ticket price will be donated to the Salvation Army to help the Butte Fire victims.
10:00am (FREE): Adventure Unimog Rides start and continue every 30 minutes until 3pm. A twist to the typical hayride.  Riders on the Adventure Unimog Ride will be placed in the back of a big, Unimog transport vehicle. The ride around the Moaning Cavern property will include traversing “Haunted Hill” which may be scary for young children. Free if riding in the back, but one person per trip may pay $5 to ride “shotgun” and the proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army for the Butte Fire victims.
10am – 11:30am: The Zip Line Pumpkin Smash!!!
11:30am (FREE): Register for the Decorated Pumpkin Contest – Bring your pre-decorated pumpkin to enter in the contest.  All entries will receive a treat. Click here for the Decorated Pumpkin Rules and Entry Form.
12:00pm: Decorated Pumpkin Contest
12:30pm (FREE): Register for the Homemade Costume Contest – Come in your homemade costume (no age restrictions) and enter to win one of several different categories.  All entries will receive a treat. Click here for the Homemade Costume Contest Rules and Entry Form.
1:00pm: Homemade Costume Contest
The Pumpkin Plunder is another unique activity.  Think Easter Egg hunt, but with tiny pumpkins and gourds.  Just like community egg hunts, there will be three hunts based on age.  Each age group will have a hidden “Golden Pumpkin” that will earn it’s finder a prize!
1:30pm (FREE): Pumpkin Plunder ~ ages 3 to 5 years old
2:00pm (FREE): Pumpkin Plunder ~ ages 6 to 8 years old
2:30pm (FREE): Pumpkin Plunder ~ ages 9 to 12 years old
3:00pm (FREE): Guess the Giant Pumpkin’s Weight 

Pumpkins At Wholesale Prices at Moaning Cavern

Get A Screaming Good Deal On Pumpkins at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

Halloween is just a week away, which means it’s time to start putting some serious thought into the critical element of the holiday that you shouldn’t neglect: The pumpkin!

Those beautiful orange squash are ignored for most of the year, but as soon as fall arrives, pumpkins are everywhere- in our pies, in our lattes, and even the occasional beer! And most importantly, they are on the stoops of our neighborhoods, preferably carved with smiles as Halloween approaches.

With that in mind, Moaning Cavern Adventure Park has dropped the price of their pumpkins down to wholesale cost!

“Even with the pumpkin shortage in California, we are now selling our pumpkins at a spooktacular price, said Carolee White, Moaning Cavern’s events coordinator. Our pumpkin selection is a bewitching bevy of pumpkin sizes and heirloom varietals that we chose from a local pumpkin farm just outside the county. These pumpkins are different from what you might find at some of the chain stores that bring pumpkins in from out-of-state and it’s more fun picking a pumpkin in a patch.”

For a frightfully good time, guests and ghosts can wander through the Moaning Cavern pre-picked pumpkin patch to search for the perfect pumpkin and then, to round-out the afternoon, visitors can take a family picture in the photo-op character board, wind through the kid-friendly hay maze and guess the weight of the giant pumpkin.

Moaning Cavern is hosting the pre-picked pumpkin patch and free kid-friendly, small hay maze each weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wholesale Pumpkin Prices:IMG_0633

Regular Pumpkins:

   -Small $3.00
   -Medium $4.00
   -Large $6.00
   -Extra large $10.00

Heirlooms Pumpkins:

   -Small $5.00
   -Medium $7.00
   -Large $9.00

And don’t forget, on Halloween Day you can drop a pumpkin from the zip line when you purchase a ticket for the ZIP LINE PUMPKIN SMASH and enter FREE events like homemade costume contest and decorated pumpkin contest, as well as, the pumpkin plunder!

Moaning Cavern also offers family-fun activities every day like the 32-FT Climbing Tower, Gemstone Mining, the 1500-FT Twin Zip Lines and Cave Tours.


Harvest Haunt Express

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This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 SHP combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country.

Witches and Wizards — October 31 & November 1.

Park and train ride guests are encouraged to come dressed in themed costumes and the crew will pass out a special toy treat for each child.

Train Ride Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Train Ride Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for youth (ages 6-17); children 5 and under ride free

Annual Trick Or Treat Street!

October 31 @ 4:30 pm8:00 pm

Are Your Ready for Our Annual Trick or Treat Street?!!! Come on Out on Saturday, October 31st from 4:30-8pm for a great fun-filled event!! Trick or Treating, Costume Contests, Bounce House and Much More! This year we have added some exciting things for your enjoyment!! Old Skool Pizza-Pie will be here with their awesomeness!! Live Music by The Copper Renegades!

Skeletons & Spirits Halloween Bash!

October 31 @ 8:00 pm1:00 am| $5

Join us for live music with the Jank Tones, costume contest with cash prizes & tarot readings! Cover charge gets you one free beer.

“Rockin Bones Halloween Party” ~ The Historic Hotel Leger

October 31 @ 9:00 pm| $10

Saturday October 31, 2015 – Historic Hotel Leger’s “Rockin Bones Halloween Party” 9pm to 1am / 21 and over, must have valid id / Cash prizes for best costumes / Live Music by “After Dark and  popular local DJ, DV Music Productions / $10 cover chargeFun, Frockling & Fright!Call or vist www.hotelleger.com for more information.

Halloween Party at Sequoia Woods Country Club!!!

Oct 31 at 8:00pm to Nov 1 at 11:30pm ~FREE~

Sequoia Woods Country Club

1000 Cypress Point Drive Arnold, California 95223

Halloween party with The Sammy Leverone Band at Sequoia Woods Country Club. Lauren Leverone on fiddle and mandolin. Dance the night away in your favorite costume!

Saturday, October 31at 8:00pm – 11:00pm
V Restaurant & Bar
402 Main St, Murphys, California 95247
Come party Halloween style with us outside on the patio rain or shine at the V Bistro in Murphys. Costume theme is villians and super villians….scary!!!!!!