Temecula Fall Family Activities
Fall is in full swing, so why not celebrate the spooky season with these fall family events in Temecula? From spooky favorites like a ghost hunting tour to kid-friendly activities like Pennypickle’s Workshop, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the season. Let’s look at some of Temecula’s top fall family events, from pumpkin patches to Halloween bashes and everything in between!
Ghost Hunting Tour in Old Town Temecula
Before you get too worried about this spooky stroll through Old Town Temecula, it’s safe for kids and includes ghost-hunting equipment to help you on your way. This Ghost Hunting Tour is perfect for true believers and skeptics alike. Take your fate into your own hands as you explore Old Town Temecula in search of ghosts, specters, and all other forms of ghastly undead.
Come prepared with comfortable shoes, a warm jacket, and your supernatural senses as the tour guide takes you through some of the most haunted locations in Temecula. Learn about real hangings, ghostly disasters, and haunted wooden staging on this heart-racing ghost tour. Tickets include ghost-hunting tools, but you should be prepared to tip your tour guides for a well-done, spooky experience. The ghosts, unfortunately, only take tips in screams.
Peltzer Pumpkin Farm
Peltzer Pumpkin Farm is open every day until October 31st, giving you plenty of time to pick out that perfect pumpkin. You can choose the next Great Pumpkin and attend fun events like a petting zoo, family-friendly train rides, and, of course, pumpkin painting. While dogs aren’t allowed at the farm, the rest of your family is welcome to explore this fall wonderland. There are also John Deer mini-carts, carnival games, and even shaved ice, so be sure to bring your imagination and sense of adventure when you head to the Peltzer Pumpkin Farm.
Headless Horseman Carriage Ride
The Headless Horseman is on vacation from the East Coast and spotted in Temecula this Halloween. Temecula Carriage Co. runs group carriage rides through Wine County Hollow, this famous specter’s new haunting grounds. Riders of all ages are welcome on this spooky 20-minute carriage ride that takes on Halloween themes without being too scary for younger riders. If you’re looking for a group activity that allows you to sit back and let the Halloween scares come to you, this carriage ride is just the thing. Tickets are $15 each and going fast, so be sure to check out this ride early…if you dare.
Big Horse Corn Maze
What’s a fall celebration without a visit to a corn maze? Big Horse Corn Maze features a giant patriotic corn maze this season, with tickets at $15 for explorers over five years old. Any visitors under five can explore the maze free of charge. The corn maze is near the Harvest Festival run by ABC Tree Farms, which features inflatable fun, a pumpkin patch, giant slides, an obstacle course, and even a bungee ride. Parking is $10 on the weekends, so have cash on hand. Remember that the maze closes at 4 PM every night except for Halloween, when it closes at 3 PM to give everyone time to go trick-or-treating.
Pennypickle’s Workshop is hosting a Magical Funhouse Party this Halloween. Visitors are encouraged to dress up for the event in their favorite costumes and prepare for kid-friendly fun. Events include mind-boggling experiments and a scale model of the Haunted Mansion from Disney. While you can buy tickets the day of this event, you’ll want to order them in advance, as you never know how busy Pennpickle’s Workshop will be.
Temecula Valley Halloween Carnival
Spooky games, fantastic vendors, and a costume contest round off this incredible Halloween Carnival. If you’re looking for a family-friendly event perfect for all ages, the Temecula Valley Halloween Carnival is sure to please. People interested in participating in the costume contest don’t need to worry about preregistration. However, be sure to check out the website to find out the line-up times for the costume contest, as each group has a different time based on their age range.
Paws on the Promenade Spooktacular
We can’t forget four-legged family members when we say Temecula fall family events! Paws on the Promenade Spooktacular is a free pet parade held in support of all our furry friends. The event has a pet costume contest, raffle prizes, and, of course, local vendors. There are even shelter pets on parade if you want to add a new four-legged friend to your family this Halloween. Be sure to visit their website early for costume contest registration and vendor forms if you’re going to sell at the Promenade.
Beachside Fall Fest at Belmont Park
Belmont Park gets ready for Halloween with the Beachside Fall Fest. Free trick-or-treating, festive fall entertainment (including live music), and a pumpkin patch set this fall festival apart from other Halloween events. You can take advantage of the other fun things to do at Belmont Park and enjoy seasonal workshops for the arts-and-crafts lover in your family. Plus, using the code KIDSFREE gives you a free kid’s wristband with the purchase of an adult park pass. You can even enjoy savory fall treats throughout the park between rides. What’s more festive than that?
If you want to see Southern California this fall but aren’t sure where to start your adventure, check out Best Coast Tours. Our tours take you through some of the highlights of California, allowing you to see classic sights as you’ve never seen them before. With private tours available, as well as custom pickup locations, taking a tour has never been this easy. Check out our “tours” tab for more information or to register now.