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Pumpkin Nights is a travelling mini-carnival featuring over 3,000 real pumpkins hand-carved by local artists.

Pumpkin Nights is a lovely pumpkin-themed date night

October 31, 2019

Featuring over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights boasts games, eats and entertainment to make any evening feel spooky and spectacular.  While the event is mid-sized, tickets cost $20, as much as entry to a county fair. The price is for good rea...

Vibe-O-Ween: Four free horror films and a Halloween playlist

Vibe-O-Ween: Four free horror films and a Halloween playlist

October 31, 2019

As if the real life of Kincade Fire week wasn’t frightening enough, the grand finale of our oh-so-beloved season of haunts, bewitchment and pumpkin-spiced everything has arrived—and we’re here to help conjure up spooky vibes.  The public’s fasc...


A horror movie must: “Scream” (1996)

October 31, 2019

Though not complex or thought-provoking, “Scream” is a classic slasher film whose charm and chills will make you want to watch multiple times for its over-the-top jump scares and gore. Blood and guts aside it also holds a special place in Sonoma Count...

At every Shone Farm Fall Festival, the pumpkin patch attracts crowds of guests from all over Sonoma County and volunteers assist guests with cutting and carrying their pumpkins to the checkout stand.

SRJC kicks off 2019 Shone Farm Festival

October 14, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College kicked off its seventh-annual Shone Farm Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, opening its doors at 10 a.m. with fun-filled rides, games and festivities for the local community.  Guests at Shone Farm enjoyed hayride tours...

Image courtesy of Blind Scream

Blind Scream Haunted House comes back to haunt Sonoma County

October 4, 2019

Blind Scream Haunted House returns from the dead its tenth consecutive year on Oct. 11 with a new location by Santa Rosa Plaza.  Blind Scream will introduce a new haunted house this year. “Witch House,” is a new direction for Blind Scream whil...

Jamie Lee Curtis reprieves her role as Laurie Strode 40 years later in Halloween: 2018.

Murder, She Wrote: Halloween adopts real themes

November 6, 2018

The scariest thing about Michael Myers isn’t his knife or the fact that he murdered five people while hunting down his long-lost sister--it’s the trauma he left behind. Just ask Laurie Strode, reprised by Jamie Lee Curtis, who still suffers fro...

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